HARRISBURG, March 24 – State Rep. Josh Siegel offered the following statement in response to the double fatal shooting that occurred early today, according to Allentown Police.
“I join the families of both victims who are mourning the loss of their loved ones. May they eventually find peace during this difficult time.
“These horrible and deadly shooting situations are unfortunately becoming all too common across Pennsylvania. We must do more at the state level to stem the tide of gun violence. This week, the House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on this very topic, and I offer my full support to these efforts, which include reporting ‘lost or stolen’ firearms, requiring child-proof gun locks, and expanding background checks to include the sale of long guns.
“Additionally, we must ensure that adequate state funding is provided for mental health treatment because that often is associated with gun deaths,” said Siegel, D-Lehigh.
Information provided to TVL by:
House Democratic Communications Office