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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.

Elected offcials, gun crime activists call on voters to elect gun reform candidates

BY: - September 27, 2022

The rally, organized by the anti-gun violence group Giffords, came as the statewide races for U.S. Senate, governor and lieutenant governor near the final month before  Election Day. Giffords is named for former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot at an event with constituents in 2011. 

Tougher federal rules crack down on ghost guns in Pa., nationwide | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 26, 2022

'Gun deaths are at an all-time high across the nation and right here in Pennsylvania,' Gov. Tom Wolf said.

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Shapiro, state AGs, back feds’ effort to close ‘ghost gun loophole’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 12, 2022

In comments connected to a new court filing, Shapiro said Pa. has seen an 'exponential increase' in the  untraceable weapons.

DOJ rule cracks down untraceable firearms known as ‘ghost guns’

BY: - April 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has unveiled the Department of Justice’s plan to regulate untraceable firearms known as ghost guns, as well as announced his nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Department of Justice’s final rule bans the business of manufacturing ghost guns, such as “buy build shoot” kits that […]

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Our streets are awash in guns. To stop the violence, cut off the supply of weapons with a 20-year ban on new guns | Opinion

BY: - July 8, 2021

The problem is there are just too many guns, hand guns, shot guns, assault rifles, machine guns, and now, ghost guns.

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Pa. Att’y Gen. Shapiro is putting the focus on ghost guns – but that’s the wrong place to look for a solution to Philly’s violence problem | Opinion

BY: - July 1, 2021

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said her department took 5,000 illegal guns off the street last year: 99 of them were ghost guns.

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In Harrisburg and D.C., fresh pushes to reduce gun violence. Will they work? | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 16, 2021

As he heads for the exits, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey makes one more push on gun violence reduction.