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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

Four Philadelphia men arrested for making and selling untraceable ‘ghost guns’

In 2020, Philadelphia authorities recovered 99 ghost guns out of the almost 5,000 “crime guns” police removed from city streets.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Record for firearm background checks in Pa. shattered. Again.

“Anytime people think that the laws and regulations around firearms might change they want to get their firearms purchased before those changes happen,” said State Police spokesman Ryan Tarkowski.

By Julia Agos

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