gun-safety

Philly to hold gun buy-back event on Saturday

BY: - January 21, 2021

By Michael D’Onofrio PHILADELPHIA — Get rid of your gun this weekend and get paid for it. City officials and community stakeholders will hold a gun buy-back on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yesha Ministries, 2301 Snyder Ave. and Greater Exodus Baptist Church, 704 North Broad St. Individuals can turn in working […]

Gun-toting voters? Erie Co. officials clarify open carry rules at the polls

BY: - November 2, 2020

With open carry organizations threatening to “monitor” the polls on Electiom Day, county officials here are moving to make sure polling goes as smoothly as possible in the swing county.

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We can’t forget the victims of gun violence. Here’s how you can honor them | Opinion

BY: - January 31, 2020

February 1-8 is National Gun Violence Survivors Week, a week that amplifies and honors the individual stories of America’s gun violence survivors

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We need to get serious about stopping gun deaths like we did traffic fatalities. That’s the way to true change | Opinion

BY: - October 25, 2019

Americans agree that gun deaths are a national crisis. We would do well to take a page from the way our nation handled a similar crisis, highway fatalities, decades ago.

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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How one week in the Capitol drove home our destructive paralysis on gun laws | John L. Micek

BY: - September 26, 2019

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — So here’s another one of those times when you get to see the unintended through-lines of policy. On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro held a roundtable with students in the sprawling Cumberland Valley School District, about 25 minutes from Harrisburg, to discuss the effectiveness of the state’s new “Safe2Say” hotline program, […]

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.

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Pa.’s ‘Safe2Say’ program is really something to talk about | Opinion

BY: - September 24, 2019

Recently released data demonstrates program’s value as a comprehensive touchstone for reporting varying types of potential security issues. 

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.

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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.