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.
The state Senate version doesn’t go nearly as far as the Assembly version.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“No reasonable person can object to universal background checks,” Rendell said outside Sen. Toomey’s Philadelphia office.
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.
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.
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.
A public hearing by the New Jersey SAFE Task Force was held Tuesday night at Rutgers University Camden campus.
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.
Hundreds of activists on both sides of the gun control issue staged rallies on Wednesday at Pennsylvania’s capitol.
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.