Pennsylvania gets C+ grade from national gun control group

BY: - February 26, 2019

The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence gave Pennsylvania’s gun laws a slightly better mark in 2018 following the passage of a bill restricting domestic abusers’ access to firearms. Passing the law improved Pennsylvania’s grade from a C to a C+. Judged by strength, the commonwealth’s gun laws rank 12th in the nation, according to […]

In Washington Post op-ed, Pa.’s Ryan Costello’s urges Republicans to vote ‘yes’ on gun background checks bill

BY: - February 26, 2019

With the U.S. House poised to vote on a major piece of gun-control legislation, a former Republican congressman from suburban Philadelphia is urging his onetime GOP colleagues to get on board and support it. Pending legislation that would require mandatory background checks on all gun sales “is not only consistent with the Second Amendment; it’s […]

What’s stopping municipal gun control laws across Pennsylvania? Costly lawsuits, for starters

BY: and - February 17, 2019

As the state Legislature stalls on gun control, there seems to be no shortage of local officials who want to pass gun control laws at the municipal level.


Parkland, One Year Later: You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution to gun violence | Opinion

BY: - February 14, 2019

We shouldn't be celebrating just because the U.S. House holds a hearing on gun violence. We're setting our expectations too low. And we owe our children more than that.


Parkland, One Year Later: This is what these South Florida high school shooting survivors want you to know

BY: - February 14, 2019

To relive what I experienced every single day and be saddled with the guilt of survival, leads to an excruciating existence. But I know I’m not alone. All of us at MSD are inexorably linked to a frighteningly growing list of mass shooting survivors.


School shooters usually show these signs of distress long before they open fire | Opinion

BY: - February 10, 2019

By Jillian Peterson James Densley Two years before he lined his schoolmates up against a classroom wall and executed them one by one, the student, who would become the gunman, tried to show his English teacher something important. He had quietly slid up his sleeves to reveal the cut marks running down his arms. The […]

Can doctors and rising suicide rates convince Pa. lawmakers to act on guns?

BY: - February 5, 2019

When more than a dozen moderate Republican lawmakers lost their re-election bids in 2018, some advocates worried that the new makeup of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly could stymie legislation on progressive policy issues. As one of the state’s leading advocates for gun-control, Shira Goodman, executive director of CeaseFire PA, knows that moderate lawmakers can drum up […]


Pa. made progress on gun control in 2018. Here’s what has to happen next | Sean P. Quinlan

BY: - February 4, 2019

It’s in the single digits outside right now. but we all know it will warm up soon. And when it does, it will mark the rebirth, the reawakening of all manner of plant an animal species. Warmer temperatures bring brighter spirits and new beginnings. Here in Pennsylvania however, the coming season holds peril as well. […]