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State House moves to keep people convicted of gun crimes in jail longer

The chamber narrowly passed a measure that would require judges to issue consecutive sentences for multiple crimes involving guns.
By Katie Meyer

Judge tosses Pittsburgh gun laws passed after Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

The ordinances would have restricted military-style weapons like the AR-15 rifle.
By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

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Commonwealth Court ruling on Harrisburg gun laws could set Pittsburgh’s efforts back

Last week, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that gun rights groups like Firearms Owners Against Crime and the National Rifle Association can challenge some local gun ordinances in court. 

By Ariel Worthy/WESA

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto joins bipartisan coalition of mayors in D.C. to push for tougher gun laws

"Each mass shooting is a solemn reminder that this could happen in any city, large or small, urban or rural.”
By Lucy Perkins/WESA