tag | guns

Smart Talk Thursday: Record gun purchases in Pa.; School bus industry hurting; Drought watch expanded

Pennsylvania's school bus industry raise concerns about the future of school transportation
By Merideth Bucher

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

How gun control divides, and unites, some Western Pennsylvania voters

“There isn't a Republican (lawmaker) --who feels safe or supporting even the most common-sense type of gun reform because they're afraid of that grade that they'll get from the NRA.”
By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Philadelphia officials ask residents to turn in unwanted guns

City Council held a two-day emergency gun violence hearing this week as the number of shootings recorded this year has spiked to more than 1,100.
By The Associated Press

‘We’re tired of losing our loved ones’: Young Philadelphians rally against gun violence

As of last week, the number of people murdered in the city is the highest it’s been since 2007.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

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