Episode 30: More thoughts on guns

Inside the gun rally at the Capitol

  • Katie Meyer/WITF

This week, the state Capitol hosted hundreds of gun rights supporters for an annual event they call the Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Over the years, there have been lots of efforts to tighten Pennsylvania’s gun laws—like creating universal background checks, starting a gun registry, or banning bump stocks—accessories that help semi-automatic weapons fire like automatic ones.

Most proposals haven’t gotten very far, in large part because the state legislature is pretty sympathetic to gun owners.

But if you talk to the people at the rally, you get the sense that they feel a crackdown is coming.

In this episode, we take you inside the event, and then you’ll hear extended interviews with some of the people who spoke with us.

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