Thursday, January 24, 2013
The State Police have complied with State Rep. Todd Stephens' request to have mental health records included in a national gun check database.
It took 18 months, but State Rep. Todd Stephens said the Pennsylvania State Police have begun sending the mental health records of people prohibited from buying firearms to a federal database. Stephens (R-151) of Horsham, has been working for a year and a half to prevent what he calls a “loophole” pertaining to the inclusion of mental health records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Without that inclusion, Stephens said anyone from Pennsylvania who has been involuntarily committed, or found to be mentally deficient - and thus ineligible to buy firearms - could travel to another state and buy a gun. Earlier this month, Stephens said he intended to introduce legislation that would require that the state's …
Friday, January 4, 2013
State Rep. Todd Stephens of Horsham plans to introduce legislation that would require the Pennsylvania State Police to upload information about people not legally permitted to buy guns in Pennsylvania into a national database.
As it stands now, anyone from Pennsylvania who has been involuntarily committed, or found to be mentally deficient - and thus ineligible to buy firearms - could travel to another state and buy a gun. State Rep. Todd Stephens (R-151) of Horsham is looking to prevent what he calls a “loophole” pertaining to the inclusion of mental health records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). “What I’m proposing is already the law in 17 other states,” Stephens said. “I’ve been working on this initiative for a year and a half urging the state police to add this data to the national database.” Currently, the Pennsylvania State Police include mental health commitments in the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS), according …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Football players and enthusiasts gathered in Horsham on Saturday to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012
Hundreds of football players and enthusiasts gathered at Dennis F. Landis Memorial Park in Horsham on Saturday afternoon with one goal in mind – to raise money and awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand during the fourth annual Lemon Bowl. Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a foundation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer. "We started with one team and it worked out and has grown to this," Lemon Bowl co-founder Jackie Maleno said of the 22 teams and more than 200 players. The flag football tournament is estimated to raise between $7,000 and $10,000 today alone. Every year since the inception of the Lemon Bowl the participation has grown with teams coming from Bucks and Montgomery counties, as well as Philadelphia, Lancaster, …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The driver died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash on County Line and Meetinghouse roads, police said.
An 18-year-old Warminster woman died Monday morning following a one-vehicle car crash at 3:38 a.m., Horsham Township Police said. Samantha Flaville, who had formerly lived in Bensalem, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on County Line and Meetinghouse roads. Police said the circumstances surrounding the vehicle accident are under investigation. Anyone with information on the crash is encouraged to call Det. Robert Waeltz or Sgt. Lawrence Bozzomo of the Horsham Township Police Department at 215-643-8284.