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A man shoots AR-15 rifles and other weapons at a shooting range during the “Rod of Iron Freedom Festival” on October 12, 2019 in Greeley, Pa. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).

U.S. Supreme Court’s gun rights decision upends state restrictions | Analysis

BY: - July 11, 2022

Six states will have to rewrite their gun laws after a landmark Supreme Court ruling.

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Do to guns what we did to cigarettes — make them culturally repellent | Opinion

BY: - July 1, 2022

We can say with clarity that too many guns leads to shootings just like too many cigarettes leads to lung cancer.

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey speaks during a live-streamed 6/27/22 press conference

Pgh Mayor Gainey pleads with lawmakers to fight gun violence

BY: - June 28, 2022

By Ladimir Garcia PITTSBURGH —  Following a string of mass shootings that have shaken the nation this year, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey is urging state lawmakers to take action on gun reform. During a Monday news conference, Gainey joined a slate of community leaders to press for change at the state level. “We are begging […]

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Red flag laws saved 7.3K Americans in 2020 alone – and could have saved 11.4K more | Opinion

BY: - June 24, 2022

In Florida, where the request must come from police, an average of five of these orders are granted every day.

U.S. Supreme Court expands gun rights in striking down New York concealed carry law

BY: - June 23, 2022

“[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.

U.S. Senate moves forward on gun safety legislation

BY: - June 22, 2022

The bill 'protects the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens while taking steps to make our communities safer,' U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said.

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Raising the red flag over Pa. | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - June 18, 2022

Earlier this week, a Republican-controlled House committee buried a proposal that would have helped reduce suicide deaths among veterans.

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Want to really honor Pa. veterans? Pass a red flag law | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 17, 2022

About 17 veterans die by suicide every day, mainly by firearms. The laws save lives and preserve due process.

A man shoots AR-15 rifles and other weapons at a shooting range during the “Rod of Iron Freedom Festival” on October 12, 2019 in Greeley, Pa. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).

Few states seem ready to raise the age to buy semi-automatic rifles

BY: - June 16, 2022

As with buying alcohol, lawmakers consider gun limits for people under 21.

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Growing up with school shootings hardened my generation in ways you don’t understand | Opinion

BY: - June 14, 2022

If you think a child is too young to learn about other kids being murdered in their classrooms, you’re flat wrong.

As Washington acts, Pa. House panel moves to strand gun violence-reduction bills

BY: - June 13, 2022

Rep. Jared G. Solomon, D-Philadelphia, told his colleagues that he believed the panel had a "moral imperative" to take action on the bills.

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Let’s move to Australia, where they confiscate weapons of mass murder | Dick Polman

BY: - June 13, 2022

The Australian reform law has been, in the words of a 2011 Harvard study, 'incredibly successful in terms of lives saved.'