[adapted from press release]
CeaseFirePA Executive Director Shira Goodman participated in today’s meeting of the President’s Gun Policy Task Force with Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder.
In the meeting, Goodman raised the troubling fact that while Pennsylvania has 500,000 mental health records in the Pennsylvania Instant Background Check System, only one of those records has been shared with the national database. She explained that the failure of Pennsylvania and other states to fully participate in the national instant background check system puts Americans everywhere at risk.
CeaseFirePA is holding a Day of Action in Harrisburg on January 23, 2013 at 12 p.m. in the East Wing of the PA State Capitol.