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Gun Safety

(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

(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)

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

(Mayor Nutter is interviewed by KYW's John McDevitt in City Hall.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says Gun Death of Overbrook Student Keeps Spotlight On Gun Control

“I’m angry anytime anyone gets hurt in this city, whether it be by guns or any other method. You know, it’s about violence. It’s about the culture of violence, and a mindset in that regard,” the mayor said.

04/12/2013

(Senators Pat Toomey, right, and Joe Manchin speak to the press about background checks for gun purchases in the US.  Credit:  Allison Shelley/ Getty Images)

Sen. Toomey Offers Measure To Expand Background Checks on Gun Sales

If approved, Toomey’s measure would expand the scope of background checks on gun purchases to include sales at gun shows and over the Internet.

04/10/2013

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Rendell, Nutter Say Sen. Toomey May Budge On Gun Control Legislation

“No reasonable person can object to universal background checks,” Rendell said outside Sen. Toomey’s Philadelphia office.

04/09/2013

(Joe Davis, seated in wheelchair, helps deliver petitions to Sen. Pat Toomey's office in Philadelphia.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Gun Safety Advocates Press Sen. Toomey To Support Stronger Gun Laws

About a dozen people came quietly into the lobby of the office building, carrying signs and stacks of petitions, where they were met by a representative from Sen. Toomey’s office.

04/05/2013

(Philadelphia officials gather around Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane as she announces changes to Pennsylvania's gun laws.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Pa. Attorney General Closes State’s ‘Florida Loophole’ for Gun Permits

If you are among the 4,000 Pennsylvania residents who has a Florida-issued “concealed carry” weapon permit, you have four months to get one from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or you will be in violation of the law.

02/08/2013

(Pennsylvania state representative Ronald Waters, D-Phila.   Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmakers Introduce Gun Safety Bills, Including Assault Weapons Ban

Acknowledging that they have an uphill battle, several Democratic members of the Pennsylvania House today introduced a package of gun safety bills, including a measure to ban assault weapons.

02/06/2013

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Gun Law Issue Takes Center Stage At Public Hearing In Camden

A public hearing by the New Jersey SAFE Task Force was held Tuesday night at Rutgers University Camden campus.

02/05/2013

(Dave Zeller, a firearms dealer and spokesman for Appalachian Productions.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Gun Show Will Go On, And Will Include Assault Weapons

A Philadelphia gun show is on for this weekend, even as a Harrisburg show is postponed after exhibitors balked at a ban on assault weapons.

01/25/2013

(Gun control opponents rally outside the Pennsylvania capitol.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Activists Converge on Pennsylvania Capitol For Gun Rallies, For and Against

Hundreds of activists on both sides of the gun control issue staged rallies on Wednesday at Pennsylvania’s capitol.

01/23/2013

(Bob's Little Sports Shop in Glassboro, NJ.  Credit: David Madden)

‘Gun Appreciation Day’ Getting Little Attention Across Delaware Valley

January 19th, is “Gun Appreciation Day” in America, and people are being urged to get out and show their support for their weapons and the Second Amendment that protects them.

01/18/2013

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