Pa. Lawmakers Move To Tighten Gun Control Laws For PhiladelphiaThe 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.
Mother of Newtown, Ct. School Shooting Victim Urges Pa. Lawmakers to Tighten Gun ControlsFrancine 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.
Pa. Lawmakers Take Another Step Toward Abolishing Troubled Phila. Traffic CourtThe House Judiciary Committee in Harrisburg has overwhelmingly approved a pair of bills already passed by the state Senate that would transfer the duties of Traffic Court, which adjudicates moving violations, to Philadelphia Municipal Court.