Second Amendment

Pennsylvania Church To Bless Couples Toting AR-15 Rifles

Feb 21, 2018
Lisa Marie Pane / AP

A Pennsylvania-based offshoot of the Unification Church is encouraging couples to bring their AR-15 rifles with them to a commitment ceremony in the Pocono Mountains, a half-mile from an elementary school.

World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland said it planned the Feb. 28 ceremony months ago, well before last week's massacre at a Florida high school. Authorities say the alleged gunman used an AR-15 in the attack that killed 17.

PA Gun Legislation in Limbo

Jan 7, 2015
Keary O. / Flickr

Last November, Governor Corbett signed into law Act 192, which allows Pennsylvania gun enthusiasts and groups to sue communities that have "lost and stolen" ordinances -- local laws requiring gun owners to notify police when a firearm goes missing. The law has supporters and critics. Post-Gazette reporter Chris Potter joins us to look at both sides of the issue.

Crowd Rallies at Courthouse Steps for Open Carry

Mar 18, 2013

Citizens have rallied on the steps of a western Pennsylvania courthouse to call attention to their rights to openly carry weapons.

WJAC-TV reports more than 200 people turned out on the steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse for Sunday's rally in Brookville. That's about 75 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Raia (RAY'-uh) Gilbert, of Hazen held up a sign saying, "Nurse, Mother, Wife" and says, "That's what I am. I'm not some crazy person with guns in the basement. I'm a regular person who wants my Second Amendment protected."