Stand your ground? How a simple mistake can get you shot or killed | Opinion

BY: - April 24, 2023

‘Stand your ground’ laws empower armed citizens to defend property with violence.


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. 


This knock-knock is no joke | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - April 22, 2023

We've seen a string of shootings by people who shoot first and may not ask questions later.

Police tape near the scene of a mass shooting in Dadeville, Alabama on April 16, 2023. (Jemma Stephenson/Alabama Reflector)

More dead in Alabama. It’s the guns | Brian Lyman

BY: - April 18, 2023

Did parenting make this? Or a lack of prayer? Or poor mental health services? Or the big cities? No. It’s the guns.

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.


In the face of unrelenting terror, teacher unions nationwide should force gun reform

BY: - April 12, 2023

As a teacher, I’m tired of waiting my turn. I’m tired of wondering which of my students will graduate alive.

(Photo via the Tennessee Lookout)

A Mom’s Plea: ‘How is this still happening? How are our children still dying?’ | Dick Polman

BY: - April 3, 2023

They are dying, and will continue to die, because America’s spineless 'leaders,' cowed by the gun lobby, have given up.

‘We can never let up on this’: Pa. Rep. Lee talks assault weapons ban, gun violence reform

BY: - March 31, 2023

U.S. Rep Summer Lee, D-12th District, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday night, imploring Republicans to “stop putting your politics over our children’s lives.”  Her remarks came the same day two Pittsburgh high schools were locked down for active shooter threats that turned out to be part of a larger hoax […]

Marge LaRue speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia on Thursday, March 30, 2023 (Pa. House Democratic Caucus photo).

She lost her grandson to gun violence: ‘It’s so hard to live with the silence’ | Friday Coffee

BY: - March 31, 2023

As House Democrats push for changes to Pa.'s gun laws, Marge LaRue doesn't want anyone else to endure her pain.

Michigan State University students and members of surrounding communities pay their respects for victims of the mass shooting on MSU’s campus at the Spartan Statue on Feb. 14, 2023. (Andrew Roth/Michigan Advance)

What we owe our children after the horror at MSU | Susan J. Demas

BY: - February 23, 2023

Too many times, kids are told it’s up to them to build a better world. But we owe them so much. And it’s really on all of us to stop failing them.

Temple U. president asks for help to fight gun violence after campus police officer is killed

BY: - February 22, 2023

'We can’t fulfill our mission if we cannot keep our students safe,' Temple President Jason Wingard said.

Philadelphia City Hall

How do Philly’s mayoral candidates plan to fight gun violence? | Analysis

BY: - February 20, 2023

Most of the candidates running for mayor have said they would declare some type of state of emergency.