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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

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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

Police investigate shots fired into Democratic Party office in Norristown

Police are investigating after gunshots were apparently fired through the front window of a Democratic Party office in a suburban Philadelphia county.

By The Associated Press

High political tensions keep Pa. gun sales booming

Dealers from Northampton to York counties all say they’re serving dozens of customers per day.

By Sam Dunklau

DA in Erie to review probe of fatal gun range shooting

State police said earlier that a man firing shots at the State Gamelands gun range in Greene Township on Dec. 22 began firing at another man and was then shot to death by a third man.

By The Associated Press

Updated: November 19, 2020 | 4:42 pm

Wolf to veto bills on carrying, selling guns amid disasters

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat who has advocated for broader gun control measures, opposes the bills.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press