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Gun Control Debate

(These guns were displayed by Upper Darby police prior to being sent for destruction.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Poll: Strong Support For New Gun Controls In Pennsylvania

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.

01/30/2013

(KYW's Larry Kane)

State Of Pennsylvania To Send Mental Health Records Of Those Prohibited From Buying Guns

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.

01/27/2013

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Local Expert Says Gun Violence Is Not A Mental Health Issue

One local expert says the connection between mental illness and violence is not as clear as one might think.

01/26/2013

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VP Biden Takes Gun Control Issue To Social Media

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.

01/24/2013

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Surprise Security Inspections To Begin At New Jersey Schools

Education and law enforcement officials in New Jersey plan to start conducting surprise security inspections at schools across the state.

01/18/2013

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Local Gun Owners React To SAFE Task Force Announced By Christie

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.

01/17/2013

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

Pennsylvania Officials Call For More Funding For Local Law Enforcement

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.

01/17/2013

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