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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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Pa. Stops Company From Distributing 3D Downloadable Guns Here

Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro led efforts over the weekend to block a Texas-based company from sharing to 3D downloadable gun files in the Commonwealth — for now, at least. […]

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“Weak” Gun Laws in Pa., Other States to Blame for N.J. Crime, Say N.J. Officials

In releasing the first of New Jersey’s new reports on crimes involving firearms, first-year Gov. Phil Murphy took the opportunity to blame the gun laws of other […]

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Cop Arrests 12-Year-Old Northeast Boy Seen Carrying an AR-15

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. As if we needed another alarming reminder of how easy it can be […]

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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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Art From the Heart

While students across the country on Wednesday walked out of school to protest the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High a month ago, a local […]

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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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Toomey Introduces Bill That Would Toughen Existing Gun Laws

On Monday morning in Old City, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey joined Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware to introduce a bipartisan bill that would allow […]

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PPD Announces First Gun Buyback Event of 2018

In the wake of an increased call for firearm safety and further regulation, the Philadelphia Police Department has announced that their first gun buyback event […]

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Metal Detectors Prevent Student From Bringing Gun to Northeast School

Metal detectors placed at the entryways of Samuel Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia prevented a young teen from bringing a .40-caliber handgun to class […]

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Philly Teachers Respond to Calls for Guns in Schools

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, one of the deadliest in modern American history, conservative legislators and others say they want to arm teachers […]

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Police: Teen Tried to Smuggle Gun Into North Philly School

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a teenage boy who attempted to bring a gun into a North Philadelphia charter school one day […]

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Police Charge 13-Year-Old Caught With Gun at Society Hill School

A Blue Ribbon school in Society Hill was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after a seventh-grade student was found with a gun on the […]

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Father, Grandmother Charged After 3-Year-Old Shoots Self

A three-year-old Philadelphia girl got hold of her father’s gun on Sunday and accidentally shot herself. Police say the child’s father, Terrance Williams, and grandmother, Barbara McGill, […]