Gun Control

Philadelphia

Jim Kenney’s ban on guns in parks, rec centers criticized as ‘meaningless’ amid state’s firearms laws

Even those with permits to carry could be charged with trespassing – or worse – if caught with guns in city parks.

Criminal Justice

Two children per classroom will lose a parent or sibling before age 18, experts say

State panel reports gun violence, overdoses and suicide are affecting children and youth more than ever before.

Capitol Beat

House votes to hold Krasner in contempt for subpoena refusal

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has declined to produce documents requested by the committee via subpoena, stating their investigation is not being done ‘in good faith.’

Policy

‘They are coming after you’: GOP lawmakers vow to defend gun rights at annual rally

The 17th Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms rally featured Second Amendment advocates from across Pennsylvania.

News & Politics

President Joe Biden touts public safety policy in visit to Wilkes-Barre

The president also knocked Republicans who have defended the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Criminal Justice

Larry Krasner refuses to comply with state committee subpoena leading an investigation into his job performance

Krasner’s attorneys sent a letter to the committee stating that it serves ‘no legislative purpose.’

Jim Kenney

UPDATE: Kenney’s comments following Fourth of July shooting spark outrage among local officials

Some City Council members have called for the mayor’s resignation. Kenney sought to clarify his comments Wednesday afternoon.

Gun Control

Gun control bill once again amended and replaced with GOP concealed-carry legislation

The House Judiciary Committee voted to amend a firearm background check bill, changing it into a constitutional carry proposal.

U.S. Congress

Toomey, Senate colleagues applauded for bipartisan effort addressing gun violence

Pat Toomey was among the Republicans who worked behind closed doors to get the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act through the Senate.

News & Politics

Democrats fail in efforts to force votes on gun legislation in Harrisburg

In wake of recent mass shootings, Democrats accused Republicans of blocking action on gun-related reforms

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Business

In wake of South Street shooting, an existential threat to businesses

City officials and police are weighing options that ensure public safety while not hampering businesses on South Street

Gun Control

Democrats in Harrisburg call for gun law reforms after deadly Texas shooting

An effort to ban semi-automatic rifles failed in the state House on Wednesday

Capitol Beat

Wolf, lawmakers call for action on stalled gun law reforms

Republicans say some prosecutors in the state are failing to enforce current laws