Gun Violence

Michigan mother found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in son’s school shooting

BY: - February 6, 2024

A jury found that Jennifer Crumbley bore enough responsibility for the deaths caused by her son’s actions that she should be held criminally liable.

Pa. House Judiciary Committee debate on gun bills shows gulf between Democrats and GOP

BY: - January 19, 2024

House Democrats argued that GOP lawmakers are disconnected from the reality millions of Pennsylvania residents face.

Philadelphia leaders say SEPTA prosecutor would usurp DA Larry Krasner’s authority

BY: - December 18, 2023

Community and faith leaders spoke out Monday against a new law they say will strip Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office of its authority to prosecute crime in much of the city. The legislation, passed in the House and Senate and signed by Gov. Josh Shapiro last week, allows the state attorney general to appoint […]

Gun violence as a public health crisis explored by U.S. Senate Democrats

BY: - November 29, 2023

"We are turning into a nation of traumatized survivors,” said Megan L. Ranney, dean of the Yale School of Public Health.

Gun safety measures head to Pa. House over GOP objections

BY: - November 14, 2023

GOP lawmakers argued that measures holding parents responsible when children access guns and safe storage requirements would punish gun owners.

‘Nationwide gun emergency’ discussed by U.S. House Democrats at roundtable meeting

BY: - November 14, 2023

Democrats said they opted to organize the roundtable after being turned down in their request for a formal hearing to Republicans who control the chamber.

U.S. Supreme Court considers case dealing with gun rights and domestic violence

BY: - November 7, 2023

More than two dozen states, including Pennsylvania, prevent someone subject to an order in a domestic violence case from buying or possessing a gun and ammunition. 

On fifth anniversary of Pittsburgh synagogue shootings, lawmakers continue push for change

BY: - October 27, 2023

Friday is the anniversary of the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead and the Jewish community reeling, struggling to find answers in the wake of one the worst anti-Semitic attacks in the nation's history.

Rep. Golden of Maine calls for Congress to ban assault rifles, apologizes for his ‘failure’

BY: - October 27, 2023

A mass shooting at two locations in Lewiston, Maine on Oct. 25 left 18 people dead and 13 more wounded.

White House calls for stronger gun policy reforms after Maine shooting

BY: - October 26, 2023

Eighteen people were killed in a mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine on Thursday Oct. 26, 2023.

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Manhunt underway after 18 reported dead in Lewiston mass shooting

BY: - October 26, 2023

Local, state and federal law enforcement are searching central Maine for Robert Card, a person of interest in the Lewiston shootings.