Gun Control

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When Donald Trump Blames Mass Shootings on Mental Illness, He’s Blaming People Like Me

Last week, Donald Trump responded to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, by saying that “mental illness and hatred pulls the […]

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Amazon Won’t Ship a Toy Slingshot to My House in Philadelphia

It’s Cyber Monday, so naturally, like any good American consumer, I’m planning on doing some Christmas shopping on Amazon Prime. We use Amazon Prime quite […]

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South Philly Diner Takes On the NRA, Pro-Lifers, and Donald Trump

While most local businesses tend to stay out of polarizing political issues, there’s one South Philadelphia restaurant that isn’t shy about letting the world know […]

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Here’s Why We Didn’t Walk Out of School Yesterday

On Wednesday morning, many thousands of students in the Philadelphia area left their classrooms and marched outside as part of a national school walkout organized […]

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Why We’re Walking Out: These Students Are Done With Your Guns, America

On Wednesday morning, students across the United States will participate in a national school walkout that was announced in the wake of the Parkland school […]

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How Racial Bias Is Skewing the Gun Control Debate

Fact: If Black people were to legally purchase assault rifles en masse this week, gun control would come up for a vote next week. That’s […]

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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 […]