State Senator Daylin Leach about a bill to remove someone's weapons if thy show warning signs of violence

Newsmaker Interviews
Wednesday, February 21st

PA State Senator Daylin Leach (17th Senatorial District) talks to Frank Andrews about a bill providing for the temporary confiscation of firearms from people who show warning signs of violence.


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Senator Daylon Leach is from Montgomery county and I don't tell you he's a friend of mine I sat next to him when he was just a lowly member of the House of Representatives. Now he's critics now is a big snooty senator but he is a friend of mine and he is very active in protecting our community Daylon how or if. I think at that time give crank and metro stated I think excuse oh yeah man telling you. So who's you know way of the world. I have seen you I have seen you debate and get up and defend the piece of legislation should you are sir a pimple Tommy tell me about your your on your bill here. Are regarding the school shootings and the. Would you see these mass shooting is you are still people on TV from the Q from a from the neighborhood thank. I think he would pop all the time about these warnings issued a you know we need to thank god they cover very threatening her head and a violent imagery that he. And then program in port and it's pretty you want to know why do all those warnings signs didn't someone do something about that anybody is very rare that someone lived. A total normal totally normal life and it just snaps one day in a bunch of people. And usually there. There are a lot of things leading up to that we need to create a mechanism where people who CD's getting out of control. Can communicate so well Michael doesn't have. Any kind of fanatic I think in competition with the court. And I don't I can allege that you'll have voted on our posts and are trying to nurse says things that lead me to believe you're a danger to the community in some way. There could be healing do you have like cal right to due process called examination of the way in the senate energy and then all of that. And it began at the judge could convince February threat he could separate you from your weapons at least temporarily. Some of the court to ban the certain thing or a or psychological counseling or testing or evaluation or anger management or not drinking. And then the line there is no criminal penalty there are no fine. The only thing you do you don't comply with the more words you don't get your gun back to know you know. Bomb blow to the very narrowly tailored thing you're no penalty in the other day and the oh and yes you lose your gun. And until the court that can then you're no longer threatened to serve the community a large. Daylon and it's such a common sense approach I mean I mean when when police went to this kid's home 39 times they should've had everything out of his out of his house that was a danger including sharp crayons and butter knives I mean he was just a threat but what what what's the future of your bill where is it now in committee India have a lot of co sponsors what's happening. Where. Tropical sponsor we opener of a bit of country should memo like yesterday. And I think hearing holidays I don't really know I do know senator really read quite I happened to excuse it. A Republican from Bucks County. Supports its ilk. Bombed we were in that group were bipartisan then at least until I haven't had time to check its sponsorship Dixon's life. Being that good that she's here we have our pain and should support. We don't want danger of being welcomed. People are welcome to go to. People probably dangerous who hate them and avoid double totally until they can show that there are no longer a danger to. Daylon thank you so much I know you had a busy day I'm grateful to you called and thank you for introducing the bill. Your credit and due to senator daily show and a Democrat from Montgomery county and his bill let me just reiterate his bill would grant anyone the ability to petition the court to remove someone's weapons if there is a preponderance of evidence that they are a danger.