Pat Toomey pushed for gun control after Sandy Hook. Can the Republican senator lead again?
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
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."
Did the assault weapons ban reduce mass shootings? Just look at the data | Opinion
By John A. Tures Former Vice President Joe Biden recently penned a New York Times column calling for the assault weapons ban to be reinstated. Critics argue that the ban did nothing to stop crime, gun violence, or mass shootings. In this column, I don’t just examine the evidence — I let you do so, […]
Gov. Wolf, state lawmakers join Philadelphia Mayor Kenney to call for gun control after six officers shot
Meanwhile, in a private email chain shared with every House lawmaker, Republicans pointed to the alleged shooter’s criminal record to question how additional restrictions would have made a difference.
Guns will be on the agenda during Sept. 24, 25 state Senate hearings
Sen. Lisa Baker, who took charge of the Senate panel in late 2018, announced her intent to hold hearings on gun control last week, after gunmen in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio killed 31 people in mass shootings.
How state-level preemption laws are getting worse, report | Monday Morning Coffee
Turns out Pa. has plenty of company
We have the momentum. Lawmakers have act now to fight gun violence | Opinion
Either in special session or as soon as we return in September, we need to immediately pass laws requiring universal background checks and implementing a “Red Flag” law giving family members and others the power to ask the courts to remove guns from people who may be a danger to themselves or others.
Our crisis of mass shootings is a national spiritual crisis | Bruce Ledewitz
Mass shootings are just one visible manifestation our anger and frustration. In other words, if you are angry about politics, you are part of the problem.
Gun violence is our national pathology. How do we cure it? | Editorial Cartoon
After Dayton and El Paso, where do we go next?
Here’s how Harrisburg can do its part to fight gun violence | Opinion
We must fight against the normalization of mass murder by renewed commitment to working together to enact meaningful change.
We have to keep fighting for these common-sense gun laws | Mary Gay Scanlon
Responsible gun ownership, supported by life-saving gun safety policy, is not an infringement on the 2nd Amendment.
After El Paso, Dayton, Franklin & Marshall poll finds strong support for new gun laws
Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of the 627 respondents contacted by the Lancaster County-based school say they "strongly" or "somewhat" favor "new laws that regulate gun ownership," compared to 33 percent who oppose new controls. Three percent of respondents were undecided.