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18 October 2008

Philadelphia Inquirer

Surrounded by the relatives of recently slain Philadelphia police officers, Gov. Rendell yesterday signed into law tougher gun penalties, including a mandatory 20-year sentence for anyone convicted of shooting — or shooting at — law enforcement officers. House Bill 1845 also increases penalties for other gun-related crimes and closes a loophole that allowed some mentally ill individuals to buy guns. But the General Assembly failed to support a provision that would... (GunPolicy.org)

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