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Would “red flag laws” reduce number of shootings?

Red Flag laws allow family members or law enforcement officials to prevent an individual from accessing a gun if they believe the person is in crisis.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

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Episode 54: The headlines of 2019

As the year draws to a close, the reporters at WITF and PA Post been looking back at some of the state politics stories that have shaped it.

By Katie Meyer/WITF

Pa. gun rights groups marked key victories in 2019

The GOP legislature and courts were in their corner
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

She was shot by a stranger in Chester County. She thinks a red flag law might have prevented it.

Gun removal laws take effect in three states next month. But those efforts have stalled in Pennsylvania.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA and Katie Meyer/WITF

Updated: 2020-01-08 17:21:01

Two firearms safety instructors have a plan to prevent suicides among gun owners

The effort involves people voluntarily turning in their firearms during times of personal crisis.
By Brett Sholtis