gun-violence

COMMENTARY

When will our ‘pro-life’ leaders do something about gun deaths? | Opinion

BY: - May 18, 2022

By Randy Evans Aaron Salter Jr., 55, was on duty at the security job that supplemented his retirement income. Ruth Whitfield, 86, was buying groceries. Celestine Chaney, 65, stopped in for strawberries for the shortcake she and her sister were eager to enjoy. But their plans went awry Saturday afternoon. Salter’s work shift ended sooner than he […]

COMMENTARY

Curbing gun violence: Another plea for finding common ground | Rob Schofield

BY: - May 12, 2022

As a fast-growing mountain of news reports makes clearer by the day, gun violence of all kinds is out of control.

The scene of a deadly mass shooting at an Airbnb party in Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown neighborhood

New Pgh youth programs get a boost from state gun violence-prevention funding

BY: - May 11, 2022

The local groups who received funding took a variety of approaches to providing positive support.

Philly schools are screening middle schoolers for weapons

BY: - May 10, 2022

'We understand that there are mixed emotions about this,' district spokesperson Monica Lewis said of the move.

Mothers in Charge marches down Broad Street in Philadelphia to protest gun violence

In Philly, Mothers in Charge rallies for peace in the community

BY: - May 6, 2022

'Too many mothers cannot even say goodbye to their children and give a kiss on their forehead in the casket because the damage is so severe,' an organizer said.

How a Philly man is fighting the city’s gun violence epidemic — one drum line at a time

BY: - April 29, 2022

The Beloved Care Project, which recently marched around Philly's university campus, aims to address the root causes of gun violence.

COMMENTARY

As deaths rise, a new call for gun reform. Will Republicans listen? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 27, 2022

'Pennsylvania’s leaders must step up to do their part,' Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday.

Philly Sen. Haywood, Mayor Kenney to discuss gun violence solutions after sit-in

BY: - April 26, 2022

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA —  Pennsylvania Sen. Art Haywood, who has been holding a sit-in at City Hall, has reached one of his objectives: a meeting with Mayor Jim Kenney for later this week. The meeting is in response to a sit-in Haywood started last week in front of Kenney’s office.The Philadelphia Tribune reported that […]

DOJ rule cracks down untraceable firearms known as ‘ghost guns’

BY: - April 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has unveiled the Department of Justice’s plan to regulate untraceable firearms known as ghost guns, as well as announced his nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Department of Justice’s final rule bans the business of manufacturing ghost guns, such as “buy build shoot” kits that […]

COMMENTARY

This is exactly what white privilege looks like | Opinion

BY: - April 11, 2022

A police officer chided white journalist for not carrying his weapon. A Black lawmaker was arrested for carrying his.

City Council members sound off on gun violence efforts in Philadelphia

BY: - March 26, 2022

Councilmember Curtis Jones said City Council as a governing body has the unique opportunity to review the city budget and see how productive past allocations to departments have been.

Philly’s Black clergy gives Kenney an ‘F’ for gun violence response

BY: - March 21, 2022

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — One year after the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity introduced a Gun Violence Elimination Plan, it’s giving Mayor Jim Kenney a failing grade in addressing that epidemic. After a city record of 562 homicides in 2021, there have already been 106 homicides this year. According to the Rev. Gregory […]