Stories tagged: "gun violence"

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.

Catie Jacobson (left), Mitchell Pinsky, and Talia LeVine. Images via subjects; graphic treatment by Denzel Boyd for COURIER
Why Students Organizing to End Gun Violence Are Helping to Register New Voters

Activists with Students Demand Action are working to register 100,000 new young voters before the November election.

Former State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-Philadelphia) stands with two of the many mothers who have lost children to gun violence who attended the Rally to End Gun Violence. Johnson-Harrell, who spoke at the rally, has lost several relatives to gun violence. Photo by Bill Foster
Gun Violence Is Spiking in Philly But Lawmakers Refuse to Address the Root Causes

This year, more than 300 Philadelphians have died due to gun violence, a 31% increase over the previous year.

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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.