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INTERVIEW: The Philly-Area Man Hailed as a Hero in Las Vegas Shooting

As Sunday’s tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas unfolded and in its immediate aftermath, there were many, many heroes. And on Monday, the White House […]

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OPINION: It’s Time for Responsible Gun Owners to Come Over From the Dark Side

Stephen Paddock must have been insane. What else could explain the horror of Las Vegas? What else could explain 59 people killed and more than […]

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A Modest Proposal: Let’s Keep Guns Out of Kids’ Hands

Did you hear the great news? Philadelphia got through the Democratic National Convention in one piece, proving once again that it can host Big Events every […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: A Transgender Bathroom Ad Causes Big Buzz

A national TV ad depicting transgender bathroom discrimination will premiere during the Republican National Convention. A new ad spotlighting the bathroom discrimination struggles faced by […]

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Bob Casey’s Profound About-Face on Gun Control

In 2009, during his first term in the U.S. Senate, Bob Casey voted to allow guns on Amtrak trains. He was not a believer in […]

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Local Democrats Join Unprecedented House Sit-in For Gun Control

In a nod to decades-old, traditional-style protesting, several local Democrats were among more than 200 total to participate in a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. […]

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Both Pa. Senators Joined Filibuster Seeking Better Gun Control

Both of Pennsylvania’s Senators took park in a marathon filibuster that called for gun limits yesterday. Starting 11 a.m. yesterday through early this morning, Sen. Christopher S. Murphy […]

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You Can Buy an AR-15 in Philadelphia in About 5 Minutes

The vast majority of people who own guns use them in a perfectly legal and responsible manner, but folks who seek to maim and murder […]

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Jonathan Papelbon Owns an “Obama Can’t Ban These Guns” T-Shirt

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon after being ejected form the game for hitting Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado (not pictured) with a pitch […]

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The Brief: The Return of Local Gun Control

1. Now that the Commonwealth Court has overturned a controversial law making local gun control efforts harder to enact, will cities and towns get back […]

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Jersey Man Gets More Than 60,000 Signatures on Petition for Chris Christie to Pardon Him on Gun Charge

New Jersey is well known to have some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. Get caught with a BB gun that you didn’t […]

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The Continuing Fight Against Gun Violence: Can Smart Guns Keep Your Kid From Becoming the Next Adam Lanza?

Shortly after I finished writing about gun control for the January issue of Philly Mag, the American Psychological Association issued a report on the causes […]

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One Against the Gun

It seemed like such a reasonable argument. “The fact is,” the column on the back page of the December issue of Guns & Ammo magazine […]

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Guns, PTSD, Mental Illness and a Post-Navy Yard World

As the theories about what set Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis on his homicidal tear pile up, old policy clashes are re-emerging. Gun control advocates […]

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The Zimmerman Verdict and the Gun Control Debate

We’re fairly clear on the outrage that’s flowing from Twitter feed to city squares in the post-Zimmerman trial landscape. Fortunately, at least in the short […]