Stories tagged: "gun safety"


FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo semi-automatic handguns are displayed at shop in New Castle, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Senate OKs Veto-Bound Bill Aimed at Killing Local Gun Laws

Despite a veto threat by Gov. Wolf, the state Senate approved a bill that would allow PA gun owners and gun-rights organizations to collect damages from cities that passed firearms restrictions in violation of state law.

FILE - Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Wolf followed through on his veto threat Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, rejecting Republican-penned legislation to allow people to carry a firearm openly or concealed, without a permit, adding to his total for Pennsylvania's chief executive with the most vetoes in more than four decades. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Wolf Vetoes Permitless-Concealed Carry of Guns

The bill he vetoed Thursday also would have wiped out a law, applying only to Philadelphia, that requires gun owners to get a permit to openly carry a firearm in the city.

Andrea Schry, right, fills out the buyer part of legal forms to buy a handgun as shop worker Missy Morosky fills out the vendor's parts at Dukes Sport Shop, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in New Castle, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
House Passes Bill to Allow Permitless Concealed Gun Carry

Gov. Wolf will veto the bill which critics say makes guns more readily accessible.

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo semi-automatic handguns are displayed at shop in New Castle, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
PA Senate Backs Bill to Allow Guns to Be Carried Without Permit

The bill faces a certain veto from Gov. Tom Wolf, along with another one the senate passed to punish municipalities that impose gun laws stricter than state law.

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So Many Pennsylvanians Tried to Buy Guns in March the Background Check System Crashed — Twice

The highest number of background checks—when the system scanned 8,346 buyers—came on March 20, a day after Gov. Wolf ordered a shutdown of all nonessential businesses.

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The Gun Lobby Is Profiting Off Your Coronavirus Fears and Putting Kids at Risk

The president of the American Federation of Teachers, along with a member who is a Sandy Hook shooting survivor, discuss how our new reality raises the stakes on the epidemic of gun violence in communities.