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PA Gun Owners Take Aim At Philadelphia Gun Control Group

Western Pennsylvania gun owners have aimed their sights at a Philadelphia gun control advocacy group.

04/20/2014

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Pa. Lawmakers Move To Tighten Gun Control Laws For Philadelphia

The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill, sponsored by Rep. John Taylor (R-Phila.), which will create a minimum two-year prison sentence for someone who carries an unlicensed gun in Philadelphia.

03/18/2014

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It’s The Bill Of Rights, Not The Bill Of Needs

So, why is okay for a state to restrict your right to protect yourself in public?

02/14/2014

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Research Claims Access To A Firearm Significantly Ups Risk Of Suicide, Homicide

A new study suggests people who have access to a gun are three times more likely to commit suicide and nearly twice as likely to be murdered.

01/31/2014

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Pa. Universities Say New Weapons Policy Needs Work

A proposed policy to allow weapons in limited areas of the 14-campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education needs more work and won’t go before the system’s board later this month, officials said Thursday.

01/10/2014

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Villanova Display Memorializes Philadelphia’s Victims of Gun Violence

Villanova students couldn’t help but pause at the hundreds of t-shirts comprising the “Memorial to the Lost,” each with the name and age of a victim.

12/05/2013

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Advent of Owner-Only Handguns May Force Gun Law Changes in N.J.

A German gunmaker called Armatix is ready to sell the iP1 pistol in the US, which links to a wristwatch. Without the encoded wristwatch, the gun won’t fire.

11/22/2013

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Medical Research Addresses Gun Violence

Medical researchers have identified a very small population being subject to most gun violence, which may help tackle the issue.

11/19/2013

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Phila. City Council Eyes Threat of Guns Made Using 3-D Printers

It may sound like science fiction, but Philadelphia City Council is considering whether to regulate 3-D printers because the technology allows do-it-yourselfers to use the devices to manufacture a working firearm.

11/07/2013

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Gun Control Group Calls For Starbucks Boycott On Saturday

Earlier this month, gun owners held a Starbucks Appreciation Day, conspicuously packing heat while sipping caramel macchiatos.

08/23/2013

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Federal Court Panel Affirms NJ’s Need-to-Carry Handgun Provision

But opponents vow to carry on their fight.

08/02/2013

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Trenton Violence Cited In Push For New NJ Gun Laws

Gun-control advocates are calling attention to the violence plaguing Trenton as they urge the governor to sign a package of gun bills on his desk.

07/24/2013

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Mother of Newtown, Ct. School Shooting Victim Urges Pa. Lawmakers to Tighten Gun Controls

Francine Lobis Wheeler, a native of the Philadelphia suburbs, asked the Pa. House Judiciary Committee to subject the sale of long guns by private sellers to background checks.

07/17/2013

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Philadelphia Contingent Travels to Harrisburg for Gun Control Rally

About two dozen people, determined to make their voices heard, boarded a bus in North Philadelphia for the ride to Harrisburg.

06/05/2013

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NJ Legislature Sends 3 Gun Control Bills To Governor Christie

The New Jersey Senate has passed 10 gun control bills, three of which received a final legislative vote and now head to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

05/30/2013

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