Gun Control Debate
Solid majorities of Pennsylvania voters favor background checks for all gun purchases and national bans on the sale of assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines, according to a poll released Wednesday.
It took 18th months and legislative pressure, but the state of Pennsylvania has agreed to sending the mental health records of people prohibited from buying firearms to a federal database.
One local expert says the connection between mental illness and violence is not as clear as one might think.
As Congress considers strict gun control legislation, Vice President Joe Biden took to Google+ Thursday to hear what some of what the social network’s users have to say about the Obama administration’s push for new laws.
Education and law enforcement officials in New Jersey plan to start conducting surprise security inspections at schools across the state.
Some gun owners, at Bobs Little Sports Shop In Glassboro, say stricter gun legislation in New Jersey or elsewhere isn’t the answer to violence in our society.
Senator Bob Casey says he’ll vote for a ban on assault weapons and large ammunition clips but there’s another measure he’d like to see to curb gun violence; he’s calling for full funding of federal programs for local law enforcement.