Bill Calls for Resources to Support Gun Violence Victims

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Hundreds of students from Alameda High School participate in a student walkout to protest gun violence, March 2018 (Shutterstock.com).

Two lawmakers from Pennsylvania are pushing a bill that would provide victims of gun violence with support and assistance when accessing resources.

US Senator Bob Casey and Congressman Dwight Evans introduced the Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act on Wednesday, May 8. While programs and resources for gun violence victims exist at the federal, state, and local level they can be difficult to find. The bill would create an advisory council to help those impacted by gun violence access benefits, resources, and programs that could help them meet medical, legal, financial, educational, and other personal needs.

“We can’t stop pushing for the common-sense measures that will help prevent gun violence from happening,” said Casey in a statement. “But we must also acknowledge the reality of our gun violence…

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