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9 October 2008

Philadelphia Inquirer

HARRISBURG — A bill targeting illegal purchases of firearms like the one used last month in the shooting death of Philadelphia Police Officer Patrick McDonald won unanimous approval yesterday in both houses of the Pennsylvania legislature. House Bill 1845 stiffens the penalty for shooting — or shooting at — police officers and increases the punishment for many offenses related to so-called straw purchases of firearms that often end up being used in violent... (

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