WEST CHESTER – Chester County Sen. Andy Dinniman has introduced legislation to ensure that gun buyers receive information, training, and proper instruction prior to purchasing a firearm. Senate Bill 1255 would require firearm purchasers to receive training in areas of safe storage, suicide awareness, child access awareness, domestic violence awareness, road rage awareness and prevention, and safe interaction with law enforcement while carrying a firearm. Dinniman said the legislation was born out of his conversations with gun safety groups and gun violence victim advocates as firearm sales increase across the state and nation. The training and certification program, to be developed and administered by the PA State Police, would include a safety manual, instructional materials, and a written test. The bill is currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

SEN. ANDY DINNIMAN