A bill co-sponsored by State Rep. Todd Stephens of Horsham would increase penalties for people who buy guns for convicted felons.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The so-called Brad Fox Law is headed to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk, though it's perhaps not the one some gun control advocates might hope for. House Bill 898, which imposes a mandatory minimum five-year sentence for the second and subsequent violations of the provisions of state law governing the sale of firearms, was unanimously passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. The law also permanently revokes any license to sell, import, or manufacture firearms from such violators. The bill, now known as the "Brad Fox Law," was passed by the state House in April 2011. It amends the Pennsylvania Crimes Code to ensure that anyone convicted with more than one illegal sale or transfer of a firearm is subject to penalties associated with second or …
Police arrest a suspect in conjunction with a Hatboro burglary and attempted sale of stolen guns. Another suspect is being sought.
Police have arrested a man in connection with the attempted sale of numerous stolen assault rifles in the Hatboro and Hatfield area, according to a press release issued by the Montgomery County District Attorney's office. At the time Robert Johnson, aka “J” was arrested on Monday at 10:30 p.m. for his alleged involvement in the stolen gun sale, police said another suspect, Huett Kendall Johnson, aka “KG,” fled from police and is currently on the run. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Authorities allege that the men had tried to sell a collection of firearms which police said had been stolen from a Hatboro apartment sometime between May 29 and June 2. The following firearms were stolen from the victim's residence during a …