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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

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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

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

Krasner calls on Philadelphia leaders to invest $100 million to help curb gun violence

The Philadelphia Police Department reported 64 homicides as of today, a 33% increase compared this time to last year.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

Calls to ban firearms in government buildings intensify following Capitol insurrection

Current Pennsylvania law prohibits city governments from regulating the possession and transportation of firearms and ammunition. That means city councils do not have the power to restrict firearm access in government buildings.

By Julia Agos