Guzman to discuss key actions to stop gun violence in Reading

The legislator urges residents for a coordinated effort with local authorities.

State Rep. Manny Guzman, D-Berks, announced Monday that he will be discussing gun violence as part of an upcoming community meeting aimed at informing residents about public safety. Guzman said he will also elaborate on ways to take bold action and become active in the community.

The community meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Olivet Boys and Girls Club, 1161 Pershing Blvd. in Reading.

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“I am fully committed to restoring peace and safety in our neighborhoods,” Guzman said. “I firmly believe that by combining commonsense gun safety reforms, bolstering law enforcement and services, and getting our residents involved, we will be able to reduce gun violence on the streets.”

“We must encourage residents to cooperate with local authorities; we urge a coordinated effort,” he continued.

Other speakers at the community meeting will include, District Attorney John Adams, Sheriff Eric Weaknecht, State Police Commanding Officer Captain Robert L. Bailey and Reading Chief of Police Richard Tornielli.

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“We must fight back against this senseless gun violence epidemic,” Guzman said. “According to Ceasefire PA, 1,600 Pennsylvanians die from gun violence every year and 3,000 more are injured. The gun violence must stop. We can prevent it.”

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