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In this June photo, Ramona Reeves of Uniontown walks down Evans Street while holding an image of her son, Semori K. Wilson, who was killed in 2018. Reeves founded the SKW Foundation, which co-sponsors the Wear Orange Day (Herald-Standard photo).

SKW Foundation seeks to help those impacted by gun violence | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 4, 2022

'We need people to speak up and let people know what they have seen to get it under control,' Ramona Reeves said.

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Mass shootings prompt new calls for assault weapons ban. Will it happen? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 28, 2022

The talk isn't new. But has the political environment changed? Have Americans finally had enough?

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How Pa.’s incarcerated are doing their part to fight gun violence from the inside out | Opinion

BY: - November 26, 2022

Tens of thousands of Americans with criminal records are fighting to restore dignity to their communities.

Philly DA Krasner doles out $250K in gun violence prevention grants

BY: - November 12, 2022

Twelve community organizations received checks ranging from $10,000-$45,000.

Gun violence surges in Philadelphia despite recent efforts to tame it

BY: - August 9, 2022

The city’s murder rate appears to be on pace to match or exceed last year’s totals, recent data show.

A man shoots AR-15 rifles and other weapons at a shooting range during the “Rod of Iron Freedom Festival” on October 12, 2019 in Greeley, Pa. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).

U.S. House passes ban on assault weapons after spate of gun violence

BY: - July 29, 2022

With the 217-213 vote, the bill will head to the evenly divided Senate, but it’s unlikely to advance there.

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Philly lawmaker wants to give counties a new tool to fight gun violence | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 28, 2022

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With a series of gun-violence reduction bills bottled up in a House committee, it’s a safe assumption that another legislative session is going to come and go this year without lawmakers taking a serious crack at ending the epidemic of gun violence across the commonwealth. Yes, the Republican-controlled General Assembly did […]

Scott Charles (center) the trauma outreach manager at Temple Hospital, speaks with North Philadelphia residents about trauma (Philadelphia Tribune photo).

Pew awards $4.25M to Philly nonprofits fighting gun violence, creating jobs

BY: - July 25, 2022

'We know that violence is raging in some of the places that have the highest rates of chronic unemployment,' one advocate said.

A man shoots AR-15 rifles and other weapons at a shooting range during the “Rod of Iron Freedom Festival” on October 12, 2019 in Greeley, Pa. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).

U.S. House panel advances assault weapons ban on party-line vote

BY: - July 21, 2022

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District, slammed Republicans for refusing to address the fact that there are thousands of victims of mass shootings.

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Shapiro, state AGs, back feds’ effort to close ‘ghost gun loophole’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 12, 2022

In comments connected to a new court filing, Shapiro said Pa. has seen an 'exponential increase' in the  untraceable weapons.

A man shoots AR-15 rifles and other weapons at a shooting range during the “Rod of Iron Freedom Festival” on October 12, 2019 in Greeley, Pa. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).

U.S. Supreme Court’s gun rights decision upends state restrictions | Analysis

BY: - July 11, 2022

Six states will have to rewrite their gun laws after a landmark Supreme Court ruling.

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Do to guns what we did to cigarettes — make them culturally repellent | Opinion

BY: - July 1, 2022

We can say with clarity that too many guns leads to shootings just like too many cigarettes leads to lung cancer.