Gun safety measures head to Pa. House over GOP objections

BY: - November 14, 2023

GOP lawmakers argued that measures holding parents responsible when children access guns and safe storage requirements would punish gun owners.

U.S. Supreme Court considers case dealing with gun rights and domestic violence

BY: - November 7, 2023

More than two dozen states, including Pennsylvania, prevent someone subject to an order in a domestic violence case from buying or possessing a gun and ammunition. 

White House calls for stronger gun policy reforms after Maine shooting

BY: - October 26, 2023

Eighteen people were killed in a mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine on Thursday Oct. 26, 2023.

Pa. House votes on gun safety bills highlight Democrats’ ‘humble majority’

BY: and - May 22, 2023

‘There is no doubt in my mind that the shameful era of doing nothing is coming to an end,’ Rep Dan Frankel said.

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. House lawmakers show bipartisan support for Republican gun safety bill amendments

BY: - May 3, 2023

'What I think you saw today is some Republicans willing to work on real solutions to this crisis,' CeaseFirePA Executive Director Adam Garber said.

Legislative package to prevent shooting deaths heads toward Pa. House floor

BY: - April 26, 2023

The legislation, Republican committee members said, would do little to reduce crime and create legal pitfalls for gun owners.

Relatives of gun violence victims hold pictures of their loved ones at a CeaseFirePA and March For Our Lives rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol on Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall)

Survivors’ heartbreak points toward gun violence solutions, advocates tell Pa. House panel

BY: - March 23, 2023

'The Legislature has stood by and watched death after death, shooting after shooting with no action. Today, that changes,' Judiciary Committee Chairperson Tim Briggs said.

Pa. Gov. Wolf vetoes GOP-authored local gun law preemption bill

BY: - February 3, 2022

Wolf called the bill “an attack on local governments who take action to find common sense solutions to gun violence."

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.


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


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.