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Kenney doubles down, refuses to declare state of emergency over gun violence

BY: - July 21, 2021

There have been 1,263 shooting victims as of Sunday, up 26 percent compared to the same time last year, while shooting victims were down 10 percent in the police department’s Pinpoint areas, according to police.

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Don’t be surprised if the GOP tests its anti-crime message in Virginia. But will it work?

BY: - July 20, 2021

July is on its way toward being the deadliest month because of a grisly Independence Day weekend in which more than 150 people were fatally shot in 400 separate shooting incidents.

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Rural or urban, we all bear the economic cost of gun violence. Here’s how to fix it | Opinion

BY: - July 8, 2021

Let’s work together to end gun violence, save lives, and make sure all our communities are safe and thriving.

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Our streets are awash in guns. To stop the violence, cut off the supply of weapons with a 20-year ban on new guns | Opinion

BY: - July 8, 2021

The problem is there are just too many guns, hand guns, shot guns, assault rifles, machine guns, and now, ghost guns.

Philadelphia officials demand more action to reduce gun violence

BY: - July 7, 2021

Sen. Sharif Street choked up discussing his cousin-in-law’s murder. April, Street’s wife, left the news conference at one point, sat beside a nearby statue, and cried.

‘We need more help’: Philly city, state leaders press Biden for further aid to reduce violence

BY: - July 3, 2021

While city’s homicide rate is reaching historic highs, a state law prevents Philadelphia from putting its own firearm regulations in place.

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Pa. Att’y Gen. Shapiro is putting the focus on ghost guns – but that’s the wrong place to look for a solution to Philly’s violence problem | Opinion

BY: - July 1, 2021

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said her department took 5,000 illegal guns off the street last year: 99 of them were ghost guns.

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Philly Mayor Kenney stands by his violence prevention plan as homicides show no sign of ebbing

BY: - June 23, 2021

The mayor defended his approach to reducing gun violence in Philadelphia on Wednesday at a time when the homicide rate was up 38 percent.

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‘We carry each other, we help each other’: These Pa. moms lost sons to gun violence. They want Harrisburg to help | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 23, 2021

New legislation would give a financial hand-up to Pa. families living with the cost of gun violence.

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This Pa. budget season, we must invest in safer communities | Opinion

BY: - June 22, 2021

Lawmakers must make this reducing gun violence a top priority in this year’s budget. Lives are depending on it.

A year after George Floyd protests, Philly Mayor Kenney details progress on racial, police reforms

BY: - June 16, 2021

By Michael D’Onofrio PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney says his administration is making progress at rooting out systemic racial inequities, and enacting police reforms a year after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked nationwide protests. Yet while acknowledging more progress was needed, Kenney stressed that surging gun violence in the city was […]

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Gun violence stopped my mom’s music. It won’t silence my voice | Opinion

BY: - June 5, 2021

We have the power to show our neighbors that gun safety isn’t a red or blue issue, it’s a life or death issue. We have the power to change our country’s culture of gun violence.