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Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the incidents of gun violence in Pennsylvania and across the county this past weekend.

“My prayers are with the families and communities in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and throughout the Nation who were impacted by gun violence over this past weekend. These incidents are emblematic of the unrelenting scourge of gun violence affecting our families, children and communities every single day.

“Last week President Biden took an important step in combatting this epidemic by cracking down on ghost guns, but there is still much work that must be done. In addition to further executive action, it is well past time for Congress to take the necessary steps to end the gun violence plaguing our Nation. We must pass commonsense gun violence prevention measures, including universal background checks, and Congress must also invest further in evidence-based Community Violence Intervention programs to help address the root causes of this violence, as well as enhance access to resources for survivors of gun violence.

“Gun violence has taken too many lives and destroyed too many families. We owe it to them to finally act.”