Gov. Wolf unveils gun violence effort, days after Philly shooting

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is directing state police and other agencies under his control to focus greater efforts on addressing gun violence, two days after a gunman shot and wounded six Philadelphia police officers.

The Democratic governor on Friday announced changes that include a new Special Council on Gun Violence, which will have six months to recommend how to reduce mass shootings, domestic violence, suicide and accidental shootings.

Wolf is setting up a new Office of Gun Violence Prevention at the state commission on crime and delinquency.

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He wants state police to expand and support gun buy-back programs and increase monitoring of hate groups and white nationalists.

The governor's office says more than 1,600 people in the state died of gunshot wounds in 2017.