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With over 400 homicides in Philadelphia, gun violence prevention activists look to Biden

Gun safety advocates are looking to a Biden-Harris administration for stronger gun safety laws and federal funding for violence intervention programs.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Annual gun rights rally on tap on the state Capitol steps

Preparations outside the state Capitol are underway for an annual gun rights rally that has drawn hundreds and hundreds of supporters in recent years.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Free speech and firearms raise tensions in suburban Pennsylvania

A protest last week in Wyomissing was an example of how fear — fear of Black Lives Matter protesters and Antifa, fear of an authoritarian police state, fear of neighbors who may sympathize with the “other” — has driven Americans to arm themselves.

By Anthony Orozco/PA Post

Pa. House passes bill to exempt guns from restrictions imposed during emergency declarations

“I really don’t think there’s reason for the governor to have this power over guns. We are given the ability to keep and bear arms by the Constitution.”
By Ed Mahon

Pittsburgh appeals judge’s rejection of firearm restrictions

The three ordinances were approved in April 2019 following the October 2018 mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue.
By The Associated Press

‘I’m an essential business’: Gun shops in Pa. packed ahead of coronavirus closures

“People are buying it like they’re buying toilet paper. I guess they went out and got toilet paper first, now they’re buying ammo.”
By Jen Kinney/Keystone Crossroads

Pa. gun rights groups marked key victories in 2019

The GOP legislature and courts were in their corner
By Ed Mahon