Democratic lieutenant governors, advocates, discuss solutions to prevent gun violence

BY: - October 24, 2023

Many of the speakers were survivors of gun violence themselves, including Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Austin Davis.

Police in Minneapolis unravel crime scene tape in 2020, a year marked by a stark rise in homicides. Community violence intervention programs offer a data-backed alternative to policing. Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Cities have ways to curb gun violence; feds are giving them more money

BY: - July 6, 2023

When shots ring out on the South and West sides of Chicago, Sam Castro and his team at the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago race to the scene of the shooting and to the hospital where emergency responders are treating the gunshot victim. Knowing most of the city’s gun violence is caused by a small cluster […]

U.S. Rep. Summer lee, D-12th District, on the floor of the U.S. House (Screen Capture).

Pa. U.S. Rep. Summer Lee hits GOP over vote to repeal stabilizing braces for pistols

BY: - June 14, 2023

U.S. Rep. Summer Lee, D-12th District, criticized House Republicans during debate on a bill to repeal a restriction on pistols that makes them easier to shoot.

Flowers, plush toys and wooden crosses are placed at a memorial dedicated to the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in June 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. The Lone Star State now requires an armed officer in every school. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Republican states arm teachers, fortify buildings in another year of school shootings | Analysis

BY: and - June 11, 2023

GOP lawmakers say empowering a quick response, not gun bans, is the key to preventing shootings.

Philadelphia Black clergy to hold summit on gun violence on Saturday

BY: - June 3, 2023

The summit Mt. Zion Baptist Church in North Philadelphia is part of a larger outreach effort stretching across the weekend.

On Uvalde anniversary, Pa. Dem’s bill looks to fortify schools | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 25, 2023

With the nation pausing to remember the first anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas this week, a Democratic lawmaker in the state House pleaded the case for his plan to avert a similar tragedy in Pennsylvania.


Trapped in unsafe neighborhoods, gun violence takes health toll on Black mothers | Opinion

BY: - May 4, 2023

The trauma of gun violence and systemic racism isn’t simply a Black mother’s story – it’s an American story.


Guns and vigilantes: Fear, paranoia has created a culture of violence | Opinion

BY: - April 24, 2023

I stand in solidarity with every other person out there who refuses to cower from their neighbors behind a gun. 


Here’s how we can deploy literacy as an anti-violence strategy | Opinion

BY: - March 13, 2023

This type of reading transformation will have lifelong impacts, making our schools and communities safer for decades to come.

Report: Philly’s Gun Violence Intervention program is making progress

BY: - March 2, 2023

Philadelphia's 'gun violence crisis has been years in the making,' and won't be solved overnight, an advocate said.

As the U.S. reels from more mass shootings, a renewed push for reform on Capitol Hill 

BY: - February 16, 2023

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, is among the backers of the effort

Estelle Richman is on board to help save lives … again

BY: - January 19, 2023

The onetime Rendell administration official has come out of retirement to help fight Philadelphia’s gun violence crisis.