Stories tagged: "guns"

John Parkin, co-owner of Coyote Point Armory displays a handgun at his store in Burlingame, Calif., Thursday, June 23, 2022. California's top law enforcement official said that he is working with the governor and legislative leaders on legislation to keep dangerous people from carrying concealed weapons in public, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision that imperils the state's current law. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
All But One PA Republican Congressman Voted Against Gun Safety Bill

Brian Fitzpatrick was the lone GOP Pennsylvania US Rep. to vote for the sweeping Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which President Biden signed into law Saturday.

HARRISBURG, PA - MAY 15: A man with an assault rifle reacts while joining demonstrators outside the Pennsylvania Capitol Building to protest the continued closure of businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic on May 15, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Pennsylvania’s GOP Lawmakers Really Want 18-Year-Olds to Have Assault-Style Rifles

For the second week in a row, state Republican lawmakers used their majority to defeat gun safety proposals that attempt to address the ongoing gun violence in the country.

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, takes part in a state Senate committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Doug Mastriano’s Plan to Combat School Shootings? Arm Pennsylvania Teachers

The Republican candidate for governor plans to introduce a bill that would allow school employees to carry guns on school grounds.

FILE PHOTO: Semi-automatic handguns are displayed at shop in New Castle, PA. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Bob Casey and Pat Toomey Support Senate’s Watered Down Gun Control Proposal

The bipartisan proposal offers only modest gun control measures and stepped-up efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs. It is expected to gain enough support to pass the Senate.

Jane Harman, of Takoma Park, Md., center, holds a sign with an AR-15 crossed out on it, as she attends a gun safety reform rally, Monday, June 6, 2022, outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Eight Republican Pa. Reps. Voted Against Raising the Minimum Age to Purchase an Assault Rifle

Brian Fitzpatrick was the only GOP Congressman from Pennsylvania to vote for the Protecting Our Kids Act, which would also ban the sale of large-capacity magazines, and institute new regulations regarding at-home gun storage.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, a Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, takes part in a primary night election gathering in Chambersburg, Pa., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Doug Mastriano Leans Into 2018 Comments Likening Gun Control to Nazism

Days after the elementary school massacre in Texas, the GOP gubernatorial candidate isn’t shying away from his remarks likening gun laws proposed by Democrats to Nazis taking guns from political opponents and Jews before World War II.

FILE PHOTO: Semi-automatic handguns are displayed at shop in New Castle, PA. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
How PA Republicans Voted on Gun Safety Bills Last Year and How Much Money They Got From Gun Groups

more than $1 million electing Pennsylvania Republicans to the House, where they’ve opposed gun safety laws supported by the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvanians.