Gun Violence

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey
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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 […]

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

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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.
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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 […]

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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 […]

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Philly and the Nation React in Horror to Orlando Shootings

A mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando left at least 50 people dead and 53 wounded this weekend in what was the worst […]

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting Was a Hate Crime

“We find community and sanctuary on the dance floor. As Latino gay men, we teach ourselves to break tradition so that we can take the […]

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Shrine to Victims of Illegally Purchased Guns Pops Up in South Philly

Hanging on a fence around a parking lot right outside the Ellsworth-Federal stop on the Broad Street Line, more than 50 t-shirts flap in the […]

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Philly Police Will Likely Face Questions Over Fatal Overbrook Shooting

Update: The man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Overbrook has been identified as Richard Ferretti, 52, of Andreas, Schuylkill County, a town […]

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Police: Slaying Witnessed by State Rep. Candidate Result of Neighborhood Beef

Little by little, the sidewalk in front of a patch of weathered storefronts and takeout shops in Cedarbrook filled up Monday afternoon with middle-aged guys […]