Pa. Attorney General Says Some Public Schools Not Properly Checking Child Abuse DatabaseA recent investigation found that some public schools may not be properly checking the statewide child abuse database.
Attorney General Investigation Reveals Some Pa. Schools May Not Be Doing Enough Background Checks For EmployeesAttorney General Josh Shapiro is warning school districts in the state that background checks into employees' criminal histories are necessary after a recent investigation revealed some districts are not doing their due diligence.
Black Friday Saw The Second-Highest Number Of Gun Background Checks EverOver 200,000 background checks for gun purchases were initiated on Black Friday, making this the second-highest day of checks ever.
Mayor Peduto Visits Washington DC To Call For Senate Vote On Background Check LegislationPittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is visiting Washington DC today, joining with other mayors from across the United States to call for gun legislation.
Pa. Supreme Court Considering Criminal Background Checks For State-Owned University Faculty MembersThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider whether the 14 state-owned universities can compel all faculty members to undergo criminal background checks and inform the schools if they are arrested for serious crimes.
Congress Blocks Rule Barring Mentally Impaired From Purchasing GunsCongress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people.
Lawmakers Trying To Waive Background Check Fees For First RespondersWhen Pennsylvania lawmakers passed changes to the state child abuse laws, they never intended for it to place a new financial burden on first responders.
City Of Aliquippa Takes Stand Against Gun ViolenceThe city of Aliquippa is taking a stand against gun violence and they’re starting with legislators who make the laws to the people in the community.
Facebook Shuts Down Controversial Gun Shop Contest A McKeesport gun shop's contest to give away an AR-15 was shut down by Facebook, which claimed it violated their code of conduct.
Toomey-Manchin Background Check Bill Fails To Win Supermajority In SenateU.S. Sen. Pat Toomey took to the floor of the Senate Wednesday afternoon to defend his scaled back bill to require background checks of some, but not all, gun purchases.
Dem, GOP Senators Reach Background Check DealA Senate aide and a lobbyist say two senators have struck a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more firearms purchases. The agreement could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb gun violence.
NRA Study: U.S. Schools Should Train Selected Staffers To Carry WeaponsSchools across the nation should train selected staff members to carry weapons and should each have at least one armed security officer to make students safer and allow a quicker response to an attack, the director of a National Rifle Association-sponsored study said Tuesday.