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License-to-Carry Applications Have Skyrocketed In Philly — Even More Than You’d Think

It didn’t surprise me a bit to learn that license-to-carry applications in Philadelphia have risen over the past year. First, you have the constant reports […]

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Philly Just Surpassed 500 Homicides. Can We Admit Gun Buyback Programs Aren’t Helping?

With a month to go in 2021, Philadelphia has already hit 500 homicides. At an average of one homicide every 16 hours in the city, […]

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These Penn Students Say the University Is Thwarting Their Efforts to Start a Hunting Club

After you pay your tens of thousands of dollars in tuition at the University of Pennsylvania, you are eligible to sign up for all sorts […]

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Philly Gun Store Sales “Booming,” But City Says the Shops Must Shut Down

There has been a lot of confusion over the last couple of days after the city announced that all “non-essential” businesses must close during the […]

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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 […]