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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

(Francine Lobis Wheeler testifies alongside a photo of her late son, killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

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

(A Philadelphia contingent of gun control advocates boards a bus in North Philadelphia for a trip to Harrisburg.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

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

(An AR-15 rifle, similar to one of the firearms raffled off by the Chester County Deputy Sheriff's Association.  File photo)

Chester County Assault Rifle Raffle Nets $20,000 For K-9 Program

Chester County sheriff Carolyn Welsh took a lot of heat from anti-gun activists who said the department’s plan to raffle off guns — especially an AR-15 — at the annual Wild Game Dinner was insensitive.

05/15/2013

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

NJ Senate Committee OKs Compromise Gun Safety Bill

The state Senate version doesn’t go nearly as far as the Assembly version.

05/09/2013

(Governor Markell signs bill into law that strengthens gun background checks. Family members of Newtown school shooting victims stand behind him. Credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Gov. Markell Signs Expanded Gun Background Checks Into Law In Del.

Wednesday’s bill expands background checks on private party gun sales, and at gun shows, effectively closing the “gun show loophole.”

05/08/2013

(Gov. Chris Christie, in file photo.  Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

NJ Democrats Too Divided To Press Gov. Christie On Guns

New Jersey Democrats have an election-year issue that could make Gov. Chris Christie squirm — but they’ve been too divided so far to use it to their advantage.

05/05/2013

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Victim Of Connecticut School Shooting Honored In Gloucester County During Remembrance Ceremony

Thursday afternoon Gloucester County officials held a ceremony, in honor of National Victim’s Rights Week, to remember residents who’ve died because of violent crimes.

05/02/2013

(An AR-15 rifle, similar to one of the firearms raffled off by the Chester County Deputy Sheriff's Association.  File photo)

West Chester Mayor Lets Assault Rifle Raffle in Chester County Move Forward

The raffle was organized by the Chester County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, and the proceeds will help pay for programs in the department’s dog units.

04/30/2013

(Discussion about gun control spilled outside the hearing room.  Credit: David Madden)

NJ Lawmakers Get An Earful Examining Gun Control Issues

People on both sides of the gun control issue jammed a New Jersey state senate hearing room where a series of reforms sought by Democrats are being considered this week in committee.

04/30/2013

(US Sen. Pat Toomey.  File photo by Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Analysis: Gun Background Check Bill Round 2; Early Moves In 2015 Mayor’s Race

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that Republican Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania thinks he may have the votes to try and pass the legislation to intensify gun background checks that was recently defeated in the Senate.

04/30/2013

(US Sen. Pat Toomey.  File photo by Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Despite Compromise Failure, Pa. Voters Approve of Toomey’s Gun Legislation Effort

A new poll indicates that US senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has scored points with Pennsylvania voters for his stance on background checks for gun purchases.

04/26/2013

(Sean Parnell speaks to a gun rights rally in Harrisburg.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gun Rights Rally Draws Hundreds in Harrisburg, Pa.

The featured speaker at the rally was author and former US Army Ranger Sean Parnell (photo), who said the fight over gun rights is being waged not just in Congress but in state legislatures and courtrooms across the country.

04/23/2013

Stigall Show Log 4.18.13

Chris gives updates on the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas and discusses the failure of the Toomey-Manchin compromise to pass in the Senate, as well as, CNN’s wrongly reporting an arrest in the case of the Boston Marathon bombing. He talks to David Keene, the President of the NRA, J.D. Mullane from the Bucks County Courier Times, former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino, and body language expert, Dr. Lillian Glass.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/18/2013

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