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Headlines from Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia 16-year-old boy accidentally shot in the face by friend, 16 (5/5/2006)
  • Beaver Falls Pennsylvania 3-year-old boy shot by brother, 7 (2/28/2006)
  • Philadelphia 9-year-old boy accidentally shoots self in hip (12/6/2005)
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    Pennsylvania Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 130 firearm deaths of children and teens in Pennsylvania, including 41 suicides and 4 accidents.
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    Pennsylvania Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Firearm Injury Center at Penn
       ficap@uphs.upenn.edu, 215-615-0161
    Pennsylvania PTA
       infopta717@aol.com, 717-564-8985
    Pennsylvania State Police
       717-783-5599
    Pennsylvanians Against Handgun Violence
       Contact: Nathaniel Glosser, NGlosser@pahv.org, 412-322-1330
  • Other Local Resources
    Allegheny County - Goods for Guns
       info@goodsforguns.org, 412-322-4262
    Philadelphia - Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP)
       215-438-9070
    Philadelphia - Philadelphia Safe and Sound
       215-226-2501
    Phillipsburg - N-Care, Warren Hospital
       Contact: Cheryl Conradi, 908-859-6700
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Pennsylvania.
  • See if Pennsylvania or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.


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