Gun Control

Gov. Phil Murphy
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Mike DeNardo
September 10, 2019 - 4:55 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order requiring that gun vendors the state buys from follow public safety principles. Read more here.
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Vigil outside El Paso Walmart after shooting
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AP News
September 03, 2019 - 1:23 pm
Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it.
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KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
August 17, 2019 - 9:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about mass shootings. The United States has seen an uptick in the number of mass killings involving guns, and recently President Donald Trump made statements...
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Governor Wolf Visits Philadelphia Police to Show Support After Shooting
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August 16, 2019 - 2:50 pm
PENNSYLVANIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order Friday taking aim at what he called the "public health crisis of gun violence." The action came just days after an armed suspect shot and wounded six police officers during a standoff in Philadelphia. "Too many Pennsylvanians...
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Democratic presidential candidate hopeful John Hickenlooper speaks during the Presidential Gun Sense Forum on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
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August 10, 2019 - 2:13 pm
By Alexandra Jaffe Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday placed responsibility for inaction on gun violence in the hands of President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, in the face of broad national support for some gun control...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Washington, as he prepares to leave Washington for his annual August holiday at his New Jersey golf club.
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August 09, 2019 - 12:06 pm
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same...
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The future of a law on renewable energy is being targeted by one of Pennsylvania's senators and the EPA.
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Mike DeNardo
August 06, 2019 - 1:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend that left 31 people dead, Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is hoping to revive the gun control legislation he proposed six years ago. After the Sandy Hook shootings, Toomey co-sponsored a bill toughening...
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President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington.
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August 05, 2019 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump on Monday called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions from Democrats about whether he had the moral authority to rally a nation against...
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Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya (11) celebrates after scoring a goal against the D.C. United during the first half at Audi Field.
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Tim Jimenez
August 05, 2019 - 7:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the Philadelphia Union happened to be in our nation's capital for a match Sunday night, team captain Alejandro Bedoya took advantage of the national spotlight to address Congress on the issue of gun violence. After scoring the opening goal against D.C. United in...
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New Jersey has been releasing information on illegal guns used in crimes for about a year now, including where those weapons came from
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Mike Dougherty
June 07, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of pediatricians from St. Christopher's Hospital for Children are hosting a gun buyback on June 8, the first of what they hope will be an annual event. "We're not talking about making guns illegal. We're talking about getting rid of guns that people don't want...
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