Gun-law reform activist David Hogg is praising new legislation signed by Pennsylvania's governor that would require people convicted of domestic violence to hand over their firearms within 24 hours of being charged.
"The young people will win," Hogg wrote on Twitter, quoting a separate tweet from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) that showed him signing into law what Wolf described as "long-overdue reforms to keep guns away from domestic abusers."
The young people will win. https://t.co/hM53ksYcJs— Vote November 6th (@davidhogg111) October 15, 2018
"I want to personally thank the hundreds of advocates and citizens that made their voices heard and got this bill to my desk," Wolf said. "This important piece of legislation will make Pennsylvania a safer place."
The legislation is set to take effect in six months, according to CBS Pittsburgh.
I just signed into law long-overdue reforms to keep guns away from domestic abusers.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 12, 2018
I want to personally thank the hundreds of advocates and citizens that made their voices heard and got this bill to my desk.
This important legislation will make Pennsylvania a safer place. pic.twitter.com/PUPsett0Cl
Hogg became an outspoken proponent of gun control after a shooting at his school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., left 17 dead and several wounded.
The 18-year-old has said that he's interested in running for Congress when he's eligible.
He also told BuzzFeed News in September that he would like to speak with President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE at some point.
“I’ve learned over the course of traveling the country how to directly address the issues with the dissenting opinions on our policy and I would welcome the opportunity to tell the president to his face how he could save lives,” Hogg said.