Township Signs Ordinance To Reduce Gun Violence

Chester County Press

By a 3-0 vote, the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution at their April 4 meeting that lends the township's voice in urging state and federal lawmakers to enact laws to reduce gun violence in the United States.

Resolution No. 2018-11 spells out eight initiatives: To prevent known and suspected terrorists, those convicted of hate crimes and those with a history of domestic abuse from buying guns; to encourage lawmakers to fund research into the study of the causes of gun violence, and to support gun safety technology; to require trigger locks on guns in homes with children; to ban access to assault-style weapons; to reduce the number of cartridges allowed in a clip or a gun's magazine; to restrict those who are mentally ill from owning a gun; to ensure background checks on all sales, including those purchased online or at gun shows; and to preserve the provisions of the Pennsylvania Instant Check System, which provides instant access to background records.