gun-violence-prevention

‘The future of Philadelphia is at stake’: New coalition to tackle Philly’s gun violence

BY: - November 21, 2022

'As a city, we have the resources, support and commitment to save lives,' Sharmain Matlock-Turner, of the Urban Affairs Coalition, said.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro gets a trim -- and an earful -- from the crowd at Philly Cuts, a barber Shop in West Philadelphia on Saturday, 10/22/22 (Capital-Star Photo by John L. Micek).

‘I feel the weightiness of the moment’: Pa.’s Shapiro says as governor race enters its final days

BY: - October 24, 2022

Pa. Dems are putting a lot on Josh Shapiro's shoulders. Is he up to it?

COMMENTARY

To prevent shootings, teachers needed to be armed with information, not guns | Opinion

BY: - August 10, 2022

The idea that more police officers, more metal detectors, more drills, and more guns will stop school massacres has stretched the bounds of credulity.

Pa. budget adds money for gun violence prevention programs; bigger reforms are left undone

BY: - July 12, 2022

More substantive initiatives, such as an assault weapons ban, red flag law remain in committee.

COMMENTARY

We cannot wait any longer to disarm hate | Shira Goodman

BY: - June 30, 2022

The new gun reform law passed by Congress, and signed by President Joe Biden, is a first step. We still have much work to do.

States want to make it easier to use red flag laws | Analysis

BY: - June 28, 2022

Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., have such laws. Pa. buried its bill in committee.

COMMENTARY

No, hardening schools doesn’t make students safer | Opinion

BY: - June 22, 2022

Surveillance cameras, metal detectors, door-locking systems and armed guards have not prevented school shootings.

U.S. Senate GOP leader McConnell ‘comfortable’ with framework for gun control bill

BY: - June 15, 2022

“For myself, I’m comfortable with the framework,” the Kentucky Republican said during a press conference. “And if the legislation ends up reflecting what the framework indicates, I’ll be supportive.” 

Biden, Dems praise Senate’s bipartisan gun deal

BY: - June 13, 2022

The last time Congress passed major gun control legislation was the Clinton-era assault weapons ban 1994

COMMENTARY

Here in arsenal America, everything old is new again | Dick Polman

BY: - May 30, 2022

We’ve lost the mental and moral capacity to prevent these bloodbaths.

COMMENTARY

Pass Red Flag laws, which have bipartisan support, and reduce firearms deaths | Opinion

BY: - May 29, 2022

Read this and see how you can make a difference, and change history.

PHILLY HOUSING AUTHORITY ART

Philly city officials, Philly Housing Authority collaborate for violence prevention

BY: - May 26, 2022

"Our objective is to provide ... social services support and resources,' PHA President and CEO Kelvin Jeremiah said.