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Senator Casey visits York to pitch gun safety laws amid recent violence

York, Pennsylvania (WHTM) – York has been a hotspot for gun violence this year and US Senator Bob Casey recently died safer community law Support communities like York.

The law, signed into law by President Joe Biden in June, strengthens background checks, closes the “boyfriend loophole,” and invests in mental health programs. Casey believes there is still “a long way to go” in combating gun violence in cities such as York.

“We have to pass background check laws across the country and make sure more states have these extreme risk protection orders. We have to keep the weapons off the streets,” Casey said.

The senator’s visit took place two days later 28-year-old Akwame Anderson shot dead There have been 17 murders in the city this year. The York County coroner’s office says he has investigated 25 murders in the county this year, many of which are gun-related.

When asked to address the city’s recent violence, Casey said Congress hasn’t done enough and that organizations like the National Rifle Association are very difficult to defeat.

“I think the fact that we had a breakthrough this year is a good sign.”

Casey said the gun death toll in York is horrifying and “reminds us that we still have a long way to go.”

“We still have a lot of work to do, but I think this was a sobering reminder as the mayor outlined the challenges ahead of us. But it’s important for people to know.” And it’s important to give people hope in the sea of ​​despair about gun control,” Casey said.

York City Police say they are working to remove illegal firearms from the city’s streets.

York City Police Captain Daniel Lenz said: “We need more focus and touch on the individuals who commit these types of crimes.”

Casey also next election Decide who will serve with him in the US Senate representing Pennsylvania. Democrats confirmed his belief that Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will win the next election. Polls put him ahead of Republican Mehmet Oz.

“It’s going to come after the kind of corporate attack I’ve never seen in the Senate campaign, where big business and their allies are taking the coffers to John, but it’s not going to work.

Casey also stressed the need to pass the Voting Rights Act, the Electoral College Act, and other electoral integrity laws.

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