gun-rights

Hunting in Pennsylvania on (some) Sundays moves closer to reality, as state House committee gives the OK

BY: - October 21, 2019

The measure, passed by the state Senate in June, was advanced Monday by the Pennsylvania House Game & Fisheries Committee in a 20-4 vote.

There’s a well-documented link between guns and suicide. Just what Pennsylvania should do about that is up for debate

BY: - October 11, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf and some moderate Republicans are calling for a red flag law, while another key member of the GOP has another idea.

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More mental health care won’t stop the gun epidemic, new study suggests | Analysis

BY: - October 9, 2019

A new study suggests there may be better ways to prevent shooting deaths than by pouring resources and energy into mental health treatment

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On a red flag law for Pa.: It’s the start of the fight in the House — not the final word | Opinion

BY: - September 29, 2019

House Republicans might be trying to end the debate on Red Flag laws. They just gave advocates a roadmap for the fight yet to come.

The big things we learned from the Pa. Senate’s marathon gun safety hearings

BY: - September 26, 2019

No. 1: A key Republican hasn't closed the door on a red flag proposal.

House Judiciary chairman says he won’t consider red flag proposal as panel advances mandatory minimums

BY: - September 24, 2019

The votes by the House Judiciary Committee marked the first legislative action on firearms after a summer dominated by mass shootings, including two in one August weekend that left 29 people dead. 

Pa. House committee will vote on mandatory minimums for gun crimes, much to Democrats’ chagrin 

BY: - September 23, 2019

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a package of 12 firearms or violence-related bills.

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

Everything you need to know about Pennsylvania’s gun laws and the debate to expand them

BY: - September 17, 2019

Gun violence will be on the Legislature's agenda this fall.

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 […]

Gun owners don’t need to break local firearm laws to bring a legal challenge, Commonwealth Court rules

BY: - September 13, 2019

A ruling issued by a state appeals court Thursday will allow gun owners to challenge locally passed firearms laws, regardless of whether they have been prosecuted for violating the ordinances.  In a 7-0 decision, Commonwealth Court ruled that the pro-gun group Firearms Owners Against Crime and three of its members may challenge the constitutionality of […]

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In states with red flag laws, critics are raising due process concerns. Are they right? | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 5, 2019

Pennsylvania could soon have its own red flag law. Advocates want to protect public safety - and protect civil liberties at the same time.

Pa. House Dems call for legislative special session to address gun violence

BY: - August 5, 2019

After 31 people were killed in less than 24 hours in mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, some state House Democrats are calling for Gov. Tom Wolf to call a special session to address gun violence. Under the state Constitution, the governor may call the Legislature back to debate and pass laws related to a […]