gun-control

A Pa. Republican backed gun restrictions for domestic abusers in Harrisburg. He didn’t in Washington D.C.

BY: - March 26, 2021

A little more than two years ago, then-state Rep. Fred Keller, R-Snyder, stood on the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with a message for his conservative colleagues. At the time, the chamber was considering a bill that would become Act 79, which makes it easier to take guns away from convicted domestic abusers, […]

How inaction in Harrisburg stalled a Philadelphia gun-control law until 2020

BY: - December 21, 2019

The General Assembly broke for the year without acting on a . bill authorizing 'Safe Haven' legislation, delaying any potential vote until 2020.

‘Red flag’ proposal popular among Pennsylvania voters, poll finds

BY: - October 31, 2019

Eighty percent of respondents to a Franklin & Marshall College poll released Thursday said they strongly or somewhat favor "giving courts the ability to seize a person's firearms if they are judged to be a threat to themselves or others."

‘I think it’s baby steps’: One year after the Tree of Life massacre, Squirrel Hill’s state rep. says stronger gun laws are inevitable

BY: - October 25, 2019

Rep. Dan Frankel has represented Pittsburgh's center of Jewish life in the state House for 20 years.

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It’s time to step up, and say ‘Enough is enough’ to gun violence | Opinion

BY: - September 26, 2019

How did we get to a point where private citizens need to carry firearms when they leave their homes? It's time to say enough is enough

Sen. Tom Killion, R-Montgomery, rallies in the Capitol for Senate Bill 90, which would create a Red Flag gun control law.

Everything you need to know about Pennsylvania’s gun laws and the debate to expand them

BY: - September 17, 2019

Gun violence will be on the Legislature's agenda this fall.

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Active shooter drills are traumatizing our children | Opinion

BY: - September 17, 2019

Just as schools should not be forced to abandon the drills, neither should they be required to have them. And let’s remember that when making districtwide policies, one size does not fit all.

Toomey: Beto O’Rourke’s plan to confiscate assault weapons is an ‘awful and extreme’ idea

BY: - September 13, 2019

(*This post has been updated to clarify Toomey’s position on O’Rourke’s comments) Confiscating assault weapons, as suggested by Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke, is an “awful and extreme idea,” that would derail “commonsense … efforts” to pass gun-safety reform on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Friday. O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, enraged […]

Pa.’s Toomey: ‘Too soon to call it quits’ on background checks

BY: - September 11, 2019

Toomey said he’s been talking to Trump, who’s open to the idea. He’s spoken to the president about a half a dozen times over the past month, Toomey said.

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

BY: and - September 11, 2019

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

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With U.S. House panel set to take up gun bills, Pa. Dem asks GOP: ‘What are you afraid of?’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 10, 2019

With lawmakers back in Washington, all eyes are on President Trump and the Senate.

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Pa. Dems blast Toomey’s ‘confidential’ talks on background checks bill | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 6, 2019

"Toomey would rather sell out to the NRA than take real action to prevent Pennsylvanians from being victims of mass shootings and gun violence," Dems charge