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. 


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.


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

Four Pa. Republicans voted for a landmark gun control law in 1993. Now there’s just one yes vote. Here’s what that means

BY: - September 1, 2019

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

Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans: Trump isn’t a ‘reliable’ partner on gun control

BY: - August 26, 2019

The Philadelphia Democrat says he hopes Congress can still get something done on gun control this fall. But the White House and Republicans need to help.

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

Red flag laws prevent gun suicides and mass shootings. Pa. needs this law now | Opinion

BY: - August 23, 2019

The simple truth is Red Flag laws keep dangerous individuals from causing bloodshed in our communities, schools and even in our own homes.


Will Pa. lawmakers move gun control from the third rail to the political fast track? | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - August 21, 2019

Action in Washington and Harrisburg could save lives. Will this time will be different?

Pat Toomey pushed for gun control after Sandy Hook. Can the Republican senator lead again?

BY: - August 18, 2019

Toomey is again attempting to position himself as a consensus builder on a polarizing issue that stands to dominate the discourse on Capitol Hill when lawmakers reconvene in September after a month-long recess. 

‘This is about organizing government’: Gov. Wolf signs executive order on gun violence

BY: - August 16, 2019

Joined by state lawmakers and advocates, Wolf on Friday signed what was called an unprecedented executive order to address gun violence. The governor said the plan aims to "strike a balance between freedom and safety."