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(Michael Henry is escorted from the courtroom following his guilty plea.  Credit: Brad Segall)

2013 IN REVIEW: ‘Straw’ Buyer Sentenced For Supplying Gun That Killed Cop

Michael Henry admitted he bought the guns used by Andrew Thomas, a convicted felon, to kill Plymouth Township police officer Brad Fox in September 2012.

12/27/2013

File photo by Tony Hanson

Stricter Sentences Coming For Straw Purchasers

A Philadelphia man and drug addict was sentenced to at least two years in prison this week for buying guns for his drug dealer last year.

12/15/2013

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Straw Purchaser Pleads Guilty To Buying Guns For 16-Year-Old

Luke Dercole, 32, admitted in court on Wednesday to buying numerous guns for a 16-year-old drug dealer in Philadelphia.

09/11/2013

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Man Sentenced After Posting Death Threat On Facebook Page

A Facebook page threat to kill witnesses resulted in a guilty plea in a Philadelphia courtroom this week. The threat grew out of a straw purchase gun conspiracy.

06/29/2013

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Northeast Philadelphia Man Charged With Buying Guns For 16-Year-Old

Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams announced the arrest of a 32-year-old man who bought guns for a 16-year-old.

02/14/2013

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2 People Arrested For Making Straw Purchases In Philadelphia

Philadelphia police have arrested two people in connection with the straw purchases of six different handguns.

10/19/2012

Pennsylvania State Representative Todd Stephens attending a hearing on House Bill 2031. (Credit: Pa. Rep. Todd Stephens' Office)

Pa. Lawmaker Pushing For Tougher Penalties For Illegal Gun Owners

A Montgomery County lawmaker is pushing legislation designed to take guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them by putting them behind bars for a longer period of time.

08/20/2012

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Judge Makes An Example Of Confessed Straw Purchaser

Authorities say a first time offender who admitted buying guns for criminal acquaintances has been sentenced and the judge sends a strong message to him and other potential straw purchasers.

08/07/2012

Bryan Lentz (file photo)

Bryan Lentz Takes Over Regional Gun Violence Task Force

After a failed bid for Congress, a former Delaware County State Representative has landed on his feet as the new head of a unit designed to reduce gun violence on the streets of the Philadelphia region.

02/21/2011

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