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As Legislative Session Nears End, Three Bills With Philly Relevance Advance

Pennsylvania legislators advanced three controversial bills yesterday involving gun rights, sanctuary cities and police transparency.

Split photo: Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, and a smart gun developed by NJIT
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Smart Guns Aren’t for Sale in America Because of a New Jersey Law

Chris Christie yesterday vetoed a bill that would have required New Jersey gun dealers to carry at least one “smart gun” for sale. Christie used […]

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Why Pa. Won’t Pass Stricter Gun Laws After the Orlando Massacre

We already know Congress probably won’t enact stricter gun laws in the wake of the worst mass shooting in United States history. It didn’t after Adam Lanza murdered 20 elementary schoolers in […]

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Senator Casey and Commissioner Ross: This New Smartphone Gun Must Be Stopped

Right now, when you picture a handgun, the silhouette doesn’t resemble the iPhone in your pocket. Sen. Bob Casey and Philly Police Commissioner Richard Ross want […]

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Why I Carry a Gun

It’s noon on a busy Friday in Rittenhouse Square, and I’m seated along the inside window at Rouge, one my favorite lunch spots in my […]

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Trends: Gun Ownership in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania

Stories like Peter Breslow’s aren’t uncommon. As the newly initiated gun owner himself recently learned, mass shootings like the ones in Paris and San Bernardino […]

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Police: Upper Dublin Resident Lost Her Gun While Jogging

Just yesterday we brought you a story about Kensington’s Urban Education Academy’s lockdown after a school officer’s gun was stolen from his car. The officer’s firearm has yet […]

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Philly School Under Lockdown After Officer’s Gun Was Stolen

UPDATE: The lockdown has reportedly been lifted. ORIGINAL: Kensington’s Urban Education Academy is under lockdown after a school officer’s gun was stolen. The officer was […]

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Tattoo Parlor Owner Shoots at Armed Robbers

Two men who allegedly tried to rob a Philadelphia tattoo parlor with a gun last Thursday night got a big surprise when it turned out […]

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Obama Talks Gun Violence and Executive Actions From White House

On Tuesday, United States President Barack Obama took to a podium at the White House to discuss the executive actions that the White House unveiled […]

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You Don’t Need a License to Own a Gun In Philadelphia

You’ve probably heard about the National Rifle Association‘s lawsuit against Philadelphia, which challenged several of the city’s gun laws that are more restrictive than Pennsylvania […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The NRA Took a Hit

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Jersey Man Gets More Than 60,000 Signatures on Petition for Chris Christie to Pardon Him on Gun Charge

New Jersey is well known to have some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. Get caught with a BB gun that you didn’t […]

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AG Kane Won’t Defend Pa. Gun Law That Allows NRA Suits

Kathleen Kane has decided not to defend a recently passed gun law that allows lawsuits against municipalities that enact gun laws harsher than state laws. […]

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Pennsylvania Bill Would Allow NRA to Sue Towns Over Gun Laws

Back in 2012, the NRA attempted to sue several Pennsylvania municipalities when they enacted gun laws stronger than Pennsylvania state laws. (Mayor Michael Nutter led […]