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Updated: December 2, 2021 | 7:21 pm

Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless-gun bill

According to online state records, Wolf has penned his 52nd veto with 13 months left in his second term. That’s more than any other governor since Milton Shapp, who left office in 1979.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Sam Dunklau

Updated: October 20, 2021 | 1:03 pm

Court breathes new life into Harrisburg gun laws challenge

The majority opinion said the plaintiffs do not have to wait until they are charged with violating the ordinances before challenging them on constitutional grounds.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Updated: October 8, 2021 | 5:00 am

Pa. teams up with 3 other states to share gun crime information

The governors of four northeastern states agreed to share information about firearms purchases to help detect and investigate straw buyers and other gun crimes.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

US appeals court revives lawsuit over gun club restrictions

An appeals court says a Pennsylvania federal judge shouldn’t have thrown out a legal challenge to township zoning rules that restricted operations at a gun range near Pittsburgh and limited “sportsman’s clubs” to nonprofit entities.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: June 9, 2021 | 5:46 pm

Future of Philly’s fight to enact local gun laws is now in the hands of state court

Amid a historic surge in gun violence, lawyers argue that regulations under the Firearms Act interfere with the city’s legal responsibility to “protect the health, safety and quality of life of its citizens.”

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

State House approves veto-bound bill to help block local gun laws

Under the bill, gun owners and gun-rights organizations would have standing in court to sue municipalities over firearms ordinances that they contend are more restrictive than state law. A city could also be ordered to pay damages.

By The Associated Press

After shootings in Colorado and Georgia, gun rights proponents and gun control advocates clash in Pa.

At a forum of gun violence survivors, advocates and gun owners, Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro called on legislative changes to restrict gun laws and implement common sense solutions to end gun violence.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive and Jan Murphy/PennLive