U.S. Supreme Court expands gun rights in striking down New York concealed carry law
“[T]he Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual's right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote.
Senate OKs bill strengthening veto-bound firearm ordinance preemption
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Abortion opponents, gun right advocates, and spending hawks are all pushing for their proposals to be front and center
With attacks on voting, abortion access, GOP looks to post-Wolf era. Are Dems ready? | Friday Morning Coffee
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
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.
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, […]