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Fear of law changes keep gun sales soaring in Pennsylvania

In the first quarter of 2021, the Pennsylvania Instant Check System completed 427,450 background checks. That’s up 40.2 percent from January through March 2020.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive

Attorney General Shapiro: Pa. gun show promoter to bar ‘ghost gun’ assembly kit sales

Attorney General Josh Shapiro said the agreement with Eagle Arms Productions is the first his office is aware of in the nation to curb the sale of such “80% receiver kits” long popular among hobbyists and firearms enthusiasts.

By The Associated Press

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Pa lawmakers, gun control advocates rally to change state firearms laws

State Sen. Tom Killion and Rep. Todd Stephens – both Republicans from the Philadelphia suburbs – are sponsoring companion bills that would let people petition the courts to temporarily disarm a loved one showing they’re a danger to themselves or others.

By Emily Previti/PA Post