Background Checks

An outspoken survivor of the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is endorsing Mayor Bill Peduto’s effort to pass new gun restrictions in the city of Pittsburgh.
Joe DeStio
Joe DeStio
September 10, 2019 - 11:25 am
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is in Washington D.C. for a second day pushing for tougher gun control laws.
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Andrew Limberg
August 28, 2019 - 12:10 pm
According to a new study, seven areas around Pittsburgh are among the safest in Pennsylvania.
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9mm handgun with ar15 rifle and ammunition
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Joe DeStio
August 16, 2019 - 12:30 pm
HARRISBURG, PA (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Calling gun violence a public health crisis in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order to better coordinate prevention efforts on Friday. “Too many Pennsylvanians are dying from gun violence. We need to fix our weak gun laws and pass reforms...
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So-called “lie and try” legislation to tighten one loophole in criminal background checks for gun purchases is co-sponsored by Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey.
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August 06, 2019 - 1:22 pm
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – So-called “lie and try” legislation to tighten one loophole in criminal background checks for gun purchases is co-sponsored by Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey. The measure requires the FBI to notify state officials when it determines a buyer has lied about...
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Larry Richert and John Shumway
February 20, 2018 - 8:30 am
There are renewed calls for a ban on weapons like the AR-15 rifle, allegedly used in last week's massacre at a Florida high school.
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