State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

Episode 45: Guns, guns, guns

Written by Katie Meyer | Mar 5, 2018 1:24 PM

In the wake of the Florida shooting that killed 17 people, lawmakers around the country have been grappling with how--or if--to reform gun laws.

Pennsylvania's own US Senator Pat Toomey found himself in the thick of the conversation this week as he proposed moderate gun reforms to President Donald Trump, and was then immediately undercut as the president suddenly sided with Democrats on the issue.

PennLive Opinion Editor John Micek joins us to unpack the slew of gun proposals floating around, plus recap a debate he moderated between Pennsylvania's three GOP candidates for governor.

And bringing another angle to the gun story is Paula Knudsen of L&P's The Caucus.

She and colleague Brad Bumsted recently wrote about the general nonchalance lawmakers and other state employees appear to have about concealed weapons being carried in the state Capitol building--and the concerns some people have raised about that.

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