gun-rights

Senate OKs bill strengthening veto-bound firearm ordinance preemption

BY: - January 25, 2022

The Republican-controlled Senate has approved a GOP-penned — and veto-bound bill — that would punish municipalities for enacting firearm ordinances stricter than Pennsylvania law. The previously approved House legislation, authored by state Rep. Matthew Dowling, R-Fayette, makes towns and cities responsible for all legal costs in successful court challenges to local restrictions. The Senate on […]

Pa. Senate committee advances local firearm ordinance preemption bill

BY: - January 19, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, vowed to veto its companion bill, introduced by Sen. Wayne Langerholc, R-Clearfield, which passed the Senate in November.

Pa. legislators react to Wolf vetoing expanded concealed carry bill

BY: - December 2, 2021

As promised, Wolf vetoed a bill introduced by Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, that allows for concealed carry without a permit, lowers the legal age from 21 to 18, and grants open carry in Philadelphia.

Wolf vetoes bill to allow permitless concealed carry in Pennsylvania

BY: - December 2, 2021

In his veto message, the Democratic governor said the bill would "only exacerbate gun violence and jeopardize the safety of all Pennsylvanians." 

Pa. House sends permitless concealed carry bill to Wolf’s desk, who promises veto

BY: - November 16, 2021

Twenty-one states already have relaxed their gun laws to allow for concealed carry without a permit.

Pa. Senate OKs firearm legislation preempting local gun ordinances, expanding concealed carry

BY: - November 9, 2021

After three hours of debate on Tuesday, Senate voted to approve two pieces of legislation to expand concealed-carry rights and open the door for legal action against Pennsylvania municipalities that enact gun ordinances stricter than state law.

Pa. Supreme Court allows lawsuits over local gun ordinances to move forward

BY: - October 20, 2021

Now, individuals can challenge a city's firearm restrictions even if they haven't yet violated the law.

As Harrisburg Republicans craft fall agenda, their allies are asking for more

BY: - September 23, 2021

Abortion opponents, gun right advocates, and spending hawks are all pushing for their proposals to be front and center

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With attacks on voting, abortion access, GOP looks to post-Wolf era. Are Dems ready? | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 11, 2021

Voter suppression. Attacks on abortion rights. And science denial. The 2022 campaign matters more than ever.

‘We have an obligation’: House Republicans advance bills to restrict reproductive health, expand gun rights

BY: and - May 25, 2021

The opening salvoes of the 2022 culture wars sounded in committee rooms of the Republican-controlled chamber on Tuesday.

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, […]

Gun rights and gift ban grab lawmakers’ attention with set of Capitol rallies

BY: - September 29, 2020

The Pennsylvania Capitol echoed with the voices of the people Tuesday with two separate rallies, from two groups seeking very different things.