Local and state officials plan to join forces to introduce gun-control legislation in the coming months that would outlaw firearms and other weapons in the city’s recreation centers.Read More
HARRISBURG — A gun control activist is worried that an attempt to clarify training requirements for armed security in schools muddies the water about whether schools can arm teachers.Read More
Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Tuesday creating new training requirements for armed school security personnel, despite fears by gun-control activists and his fellow Democrats that it could allow teachers and untrained professionals to carry firearms.Read More
July 2 — CeaseFirePA and the Education Law Center were very disappointed that Governor Wolf today signed Senate Bill 621 into law. We stand with thousands of Pennsylvania parents, students and teachers who made their voices heard to urge legislators to oppose the bill and to ask Governor Wolf to veto this legislation. We believe it is misguided legislation that will not make our schools safer, and in fact, by introducing more guns into schools, will put our students, particularly students of color and students with disabilities, at risk.Read More
You have to keep your eyes wide open during budget season – things get hidden in code bills, deals get made, and bills that are supposed to do one thing all of sudden become vehicles to do something else.
HARRISBURG, PA — As the budget deadline looms, legislation that would put armed security guards back in Pennsylvania schools is the focus of debate at the Capitol.Read More
The state Senate’s consideration of a bill intended to address concerns that have arisen over which school security personnel could carry firearms erupted into a debate over the need for any firearms in school.Read More
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's Senate is backing legislation that supporters say give school districts and private schools more options to hire armed security guards.Read More
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf joined a group of lawmakers and gun control advocates Wednesday to call for renewed action on gun laws ahead of Gun Violence Awareness Day, which is on Friday.Read More
Northern York School District’s Superintendent Eric Eshbach absolutely hates everything about having armed school security personnel walk the halls of the middle and high schools.Read More
Legislation is on the move again in Pennsylvania to make it easier for gun owners and gun-rights organizations to challenge cities' firearms ordinances by requiring courts to grant them standing to sue.Read More
Congregation Or Hadash of Fort Washington and its Gun Violence Prevention Task Force hosted nearly 200 people for a town hall meeting addressing gun violence March 31.
Less than two weeks before he shot and killed his ex-wife, Brian Kennedy legally purchased the murder weapon — an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle.Read More
Hundreds of gun safety supporters rallied at the state Capitol on Monday for legislation sponsored by state Sen. Tom Killion, R-9th Dist., to help reduce shootings and gun suicides.Read More
Fresh from a victory in Pennsylvania last fall, anti-gun violence advocates are turning their attention to legislation to empower family members or police to ask a judge to order the immediate, if temporary, seizure of someone's firearms.Read More