Wolf, a Democrat, called for Pennsylvania legislators to remove the background check loophole that allows shotguns, sporting rifles and semiautomatic rifles to be sold at gun shows without a background check.
He also called for legislation to require Pennsylvania gun owners to report lost or stolen guns. The Trace, an investigative journalism site focused on guns, reported that the vast majority of the 23,000 stolen firearms recovered by police between 2010 and 2016 were connected with crimes.
In Pittsburgh last year, police officials reported that half of the guns seized in cases involving kids and firearms were stolen.
Gov. Wolf calls recent mass shootings ‘appalling,' reiterates call for gun reforms