Senate committee wraps up gun debate in the Keystone State

09.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

Today marks the last of a two-day Senate committee hearing on gun violence in Pennsylvania.

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced legislation to more swiftly take away guns from someone who was involuntarily committed for mental health treatment--changing the period from 60 days to 48 hours.

However, another bill, that passed the committee to make it harder and more expensive for municipalities to defend their firearms ordinances against lawsuits, swiftly drew a veto threat from Governor Wolf.

Gov. Wolf says his actions "strike a balance between freedom and safety."

The priorities of Governor Wolf and his fellow Democrats include expanding background checks.