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Bill Would Dismantle State Gun Background Checks

Newsworks reports that the PA House Judiciary Committee will vote today on a bill that would dismantle the state’s gun background check system, leaving officials […]

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Was There a Shooting at Woody’s? [UPDATED]

UPDATE 3/3/2014, 12: 11 p.m.: The answer is yes, there was a shooting at Woody’s, but it took place outside. I just got this from […]

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Second Suspect Arrested in School Shooting

6ABC reports: “Police have made a second arrest in connection with a shooting inside a Philadelphia school on Friday. Investigators say Donte Walker, 18, of the […]

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Student Brings Loaded Gun to Philly Charter School

CBS Philly reports a 17-year-old student of Dubois Collegiate Academy, a Philadelphia charter school, is in custody this morning after bringing a loaded gun to […]

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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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Philly Becomes First City to Ban 3-D Gun Printing

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George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
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Does Anyone Still Think George Zimmerman Was a Mild-Mannered Softie?

This summer, as George Zimmerman stood on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, one witness after another testified to the genteel nature of “Georgie,” […]

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Why Crazy Rightwingers and Bleeding-Heart Liberals Should Like Philly’s New Gang-Targeting Strategy

Fascinating story from the Inky’s Mike Newall over the weekend about how Philly Police are trying a new technique to reduce violent crime in the […]

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Alleged Gunman Kills TSA Agent at LAX (Updated)

Update: An earlier report was incorrect (see below)–the alleged gunman is not dead, but in custody. He is 23-year-old Paul Ciancia, of Pennsville, New Jersey. Update: The […]

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School Shooting in Nevada Kills One, Wounds Two

A Sparks, Nevada middle school teacher was killed while protecting two children from an armed student yesterday.

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Armed Standoff with Temple Student Ends Peacefully

A day of negotiation with a 26-year-old Temple University student that began early Sunday ended last night at around 2:16 a.m. after the student surrendered […]

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PA Republicans Think Gun Owners Have More Rights than Cancer Sufferers

Last year during a visit to New England my wife slipped on ice and dislocated her shoulder, leaving her in excruciating pain. It wasn’t the […]

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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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Are We Heading for a Civil War Over… Pot and Guns?

In the 19th century, it was tariffs and slavery that eventually triggered a Civil War here as devastating as the one we’re debating over in […]

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Lincoln Was Shot With a Gun Made in NoLibs

Today’s random history lesson, brought to you by Jason Nark of the Daily News: Abe Lincoln was shot by a pistol manufactured in Northern Liberties. […]