By Dana Grubb
Labor Day honors the American worker. What is the best or most rewarding job you’ve ever had?
Banning the sale of long guns will not stop someone hell-bent on killing large numbers of people in one horrific event.
Most who have committed mass shootings (the Oct. 1, 2017, Las Vegas massacre excluded) are young males in their teens or 20s.
I have no doubt if AK-15s or AK-47s were banned, the mass killings would continue, perhaps on a much larger and deadlier scale.
Take away the guns, and bombs could be next.
Instructions for making bombs are readily available on the Internet, and the components can be purchased easily at local hardware stores.
Some say the time following a mass killing is a time for grieving, not a time to talk about gun control. Perhaps we have grieved enough, due to the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. It is time to have a serious conversation about guns.
Governor Tom Wolf has signed an order to make sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence. The executive order is the result of months of work by the Wolf administration to focus on substantive steps that can be taken to reduce gun violence and make communities safer. Wolf was joined by Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Charles Ramsey, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.
By Dana Grubb
It must have been a Friday. I’m really not sure. But I am sure it was a counselors’ day off. Richly deserved and greatly appreciated. We were the counselors at Camp Shawnee, near Waymart, Pa., not to be confused with another Shawnee somewhere along the Delaware.
“The mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton are the latest, horrific examples of the violent scourge that is gripping America.
The perpetrators of these murders are cowards.
We must do more to keep guns out of the hands of psychopaths.
While no law will end mass shootings entirely, it’s time for Congress to act to help keep our communities safer.
We should start by passing bipartisan proposals such as my legislation with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, to expand background checks to all commercial firearm sales.