Lt. Gov Austin Davis kicks off Safer Communities initiative to highlight community efforts against gun violence

BY: - July 13, 2023

'We're gonna have to deal with the root causes of violence ... making sure young people have ladders of opportunity,' Lt. Gov. Austin Davis said.

Philly officials share results of report on anti-violence initiative

BY: - July 9, 2023

'I am proud of what this pilot program achieved right out of the gate as a first of its-kind program,' Mayor Jim Kenney said.

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 […]

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.


I’m a Republican and former straw purchaser who supports life-saving gun reform | Opinion

BY: - June 6, 2023

As the state Senate takes up gun violence reduction bills, I’m imploring my fellow Republicans to listen to my perspective.


Here’s how to stop Black gun crime – and white gun crime, too | Michael Coard

BY: - June 6, 2023

To end our plague of violence, we need to make it nearly impossible for Americans to own guns.

2nd Amendment Advocates Gather At The Rod Of Iron Freedom Festival

The AR-15 is ‘America’s Rifle.’ Ban it | John L. Micek

BY: - May 11, 2023

Legislation raising the minimum purchasing age for assault weapons just moved in Texas. It probably won't pass. But it's progress.

CIR Online/Wikimedia Commons Black Panther Party members at California State Capitol (1967)

Want to pass real gun reform? Give more law-abiding Black people guns | Michael Coard

BY: - May 7, 2023

It would happen faster than when Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday pulled their guns at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

As Pgh synagogue shooter trial begins, there’s new hope for changes to Pa.’s gun, hate crimes laws

BY: - April 23, 2023

'We feel more momentum now for life-saving gun violence prevention policy change than we've felt in years,' Josh Fleitman, of CeaseFirePa, said

Report: Black children in Philly, big cities, most at-risk for gun violence

BY: - April 12, 2023

That violence hit Black children from the nation’s four major cities 100 times more than usual, according to recent JAMA data.

Rep. Justin Jones, left, and Justin Pearson, right, were expelled from the Tennessee House. (Photo: John Partipilo/Tennessee Lookout).

The GOP won on Thursday in Tennessee. They’ll lose the fight on gun safety | John L. Micek

BY: - April 7, 2023

By expelling two Black lawmakers for protecting children, Republicans 'lost an entire generation of voters,' Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta said

Philadelphia City Hall

Philly Council seeks temporary halt to state’s preemption of local gun laws

BY: - April 3, 2023

“We’ve passed commonsense gun laws, but we’ve been held hostage [by state law],”  Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. said.