Gun Violence


LISTEN: A Philly Rapper Who Lost 45 Friends to Gun Violence

The latest episode of Pushback, the podcast co-produced by Philly Mag and WURD, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or […]


City Council Moves to Create Committee on Gun Violence

City Council members want to create a task force to fight gun violence in Philadelphia. Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Councilman […]


20 Shot, 4 Dead in Philly Since Good Friday

The warm Easter weekend brought a surge of gun violence to Philadelphia: 20 people were shot in Philadelphia – and four were killed – in the three-day span […]

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Today Marks 10 Years Since Milton Street’s Casket-Singing Debut

Ten years ago today, the 2007 Philadelphia mayoral primary was in full swing. Who would replace Mayor John Street? The list of qualified candidates was […]

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Philly Cop Charged With Attempted Murder of Son

When Dorion Young’s son walked away from him at the end of a holiday argument about the use of the car, the Philadelphia police officer […]


Reward to $50k for Suspected Shooter of 8-Year-Old Girl Killed in Camden

Camden County police are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot and killed an 8-year-old girl last […]


Anti-Gun Violence Advocate Gabby Giffords Endorses Pat Toomey

An anti-gun violence PAC led by U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords announced its endorsement of Republican Senator Pat Toomey yesterday. Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, wrote […]


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 […]

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey

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 […]

Pulse nightclub following a fatal shooting Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.

The Orlando Nightclub Shooter and the Agonizing Need to Know “Why”

We’d like it to be like Law & Order, or Criminal Minds, or CSI. On those shows, there’s always a clear motive. The boss killed his […]

Patience Carter, a victim in the Pulse nightclub shooting from Philadelphia, becomes emotional after giving her story during a news conference at Florida Hospital Orlando, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Carter, a 20-year-old Philadelphian, was visiting Florida for the first time, vacationing with her two friends.

Philadelphia Orlando Survivor Patience Carter Recounts Night of Tragedy

Patience Carter lay in a hospital chair Tuesday, surrounded by enrapt reporters during a news conference in an Orlando hospital, as she told details of the night […]


Why Pa. Won’t Pass Stricter Gun Laws After the Orlando Massacre

We already know Congress probably won’t enact stricter gun laws in the wake of the worst mass shooting in United States history. It didn’t after Adam Lanza murdered 20 elementary schoolers in […]

Mayor Jim Kenney speaks at the Philadelphia vigil for victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting.

Hundreds Gather in Philadelphia to Pay Tribute to Orlando Victims

Hundreds of LGBTQ+ folks and allies gathered last night at City Hall for an emotional candlelight vigil for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in […]

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Philadelphia Teenager, Prep Basketball Star Killed in Pulse Nightclub Shooting

One of the victims of the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando was a Philadelphia prep basketball star with a bright future. West Catholic Prep […]


Candlelight Vigil to be Held for Slain South Jersey Singer Christina Grimmie

A vigil will be held Monday night for South-Jersey singer Christina Grimmie, who was shot while signing photographs after performing Friday night in Orlando. She died at […]