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(Pa. Rep. John Taylor, R-Phila.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

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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PA Medical Society Says Gun Violence Is A Health Problem

Pennsylvania Medical Society president Dr. Bruce MacLeod says gun violence should be studied the same way doctors study diabetes and heart disease.

10/27/2013

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NRA Tapped To Run Nation’s Largest Sports And Outdoor Show In 2014

The National Rifle Association has been chosen to run the nation’s largest sports and outdoor show that was cancelled due to a gun controversy earlier this year.

04/17/2013

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Mayor Nutter Calls NRA ‘Out of Touch’ on Gun Control Issues

“Not even the insane people at the NRA can put forward a legitimate explanation” for not limiting assault weapon ownership, Nutter said Friday morning.

01/11/2013

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Nutter Hints That Nation’s Mayors Will Increase Fight For Gun Control

Spurred by both last month’s Newtown, Conn., tragedy and three fatal New Year’s Day shootings in Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter indicates that he is preparing a new effort to stem gun violence.

01/02/2013

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NRA Calls For Armed Police Officer In Every School In Wake Of Connecticut Shooting

The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”

12/21/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

12/19/2012

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Mayor Nutter Says It’s About TIme The Country Cracks Down On Guns

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is saddened by the Colorado theater massacre and says it’s about time the country cracks down on guns.

07/20/2012

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Bill To Close ‘Florida Gun Loophole’ Passes Phila. City Council

Philadelphia City Council has approved a bill that attempts to close the so-called “Florida Gun Loophole,” though the plan’s sponsors fully expect it to be challenged in court.

02/03/2011

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Philly Lawmakers Attempt To Block Fla. Gun-Carry Loophole

Now, Philadelphia residents who are denied a gun permit by the state of Pennsylvania can go online and obtain a permit from the state of Florida.

12/14/2010