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Beto O’Rourke’s inconvenient truth: Bans on assault weapons work | John L. Micek

So hang on for a second, what if Beto O’Rourke was right?The former Texas congressman enraged the right, and netted himself something that sounded an awful lot like a death threat, when he vowed...

Gun owners don’t need to break local firearm laws to bring a legal challenge,...

A ruling issued by a state appeals court Thursday will allow gun owners to challenge locally passed firearms laws, regardless of whether they have been prosecuted for violating the ordinances. In a 7-0 decision, Commonwealth...

SCI-Retreat Closing: Prisons should never be a community’s economic development strategy | Opinion

There are better ways to maintain and boost a region’s economy than through incarcerating human beings. Pa. needs to think creatively.

Former Philly fraud investigator indicted for allegedly taking $22k in bribes and kickbacks

The accused, Jeffrey Blackwell, 46, is a former fraud-buster, and a member of a well-connected Philly political family.

A Pa. state senator got the green light to start a school safety nonprofit...

Protect PA Schools will collect donations to help private and public schools get security upgrades, personnel, and consulting.

From town halls to police cruisers, here’s how 10 Pa. municipalities plan to reduce...

The Gun Violence Reduction Fund helps municipalities implement community- and evidence-based violence prevention programs.

Pa. U.S. House lawmakers split along party lines on gun safety votes

Prospects for gun control legislation in the Senate remained murky as lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill this week after a month-long recess.

Philly Black leaders: More cops fired over alleged racist, violent Facebook postings

“More people were involved in that. More people have been fired,” said Solomon Jones, who heads the Rally for Justice Coalition.

After nearly a decade, Pa. sentencing commission adopts risk assessment tool over objections of...

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing voted Thursday to adopt a controversial risk assessment tool designed to help county judges determine sentences and divert low-level offenders into alternative sentencing programs.The 7-2...

Four Pa. Republicans voted for a landmark gun control law in 1993. Now there’s...

Despite increased pressure from Democrats and gun safety advocates, it’s far from certain that lawmakers will enact significant legislation.