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Mayor Nutter Joins Anti-Gun Coalition

We told you yesterday that former PA Governor Tom Ridge was on the advisory board of Everytown for Gun Safety, a new group funded by […]

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Tom Ridge to Join Bloomberg’s Anti-NRA Campaign

The New York Times reports this morning that former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge will join a new effort by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg […]

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Jersey Man Shoots Self in Leg at NRA Event

Lehigh Valley Live reports: “A New Jersey man participating in a program at the Steel City Gun Club was injured today when he accidentally shot […]

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Anti-Gun Group Gives McGinty, Schwartz Perfect Scores in Gov’s Race

Newsworks reports that CeaseFirePA, a gun-control group, has scored the candidates in the Democratic primary for governor:

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Let’s Teach Philly Kids to Use Guns — Properly

Over the weekend, a 2-year-old boy in West Philadelphia shot and killed his 11-year-old sister. The gun —a .357 Magnum — had been stored on […]

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PA House Gets Bill to Crack Down on City Gun Laws

Newsworks reports: “Gun owners and groups including the National Rifle Association would be able to take municipalities to court over local gun restrictions under a […]

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Bill Would Dismantle State Gun Background Checks

Newsworks reports that the PA House Judiciary Committee will vote today on a bill that would dismantle the state’s gun background check system, leaving officials […]

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Was There a Shooting at Woody’s? [UPDATED]

UPDATE 3/3/2014, 12: 11 p.m.: The answer is yes, there was a shooting at Woody’s, but it took place outside. I just got this from […]

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Second Suspect Arrested in School Shooting

6ABC reports: “Police have made a second arrest in connection with a shooting inside a Philadelphia school on Friday. Investigators say Donte Walker, 18, of the […]

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Student Brings Loaded Gun to Philly Charter School

CBS Philly reports a 17-year-old student of Dubois Collegiate Academy, a Philadelphia charter school, is in custody this morning after bringing a loaded gun to […]

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The Continuing Fight Against Gun Violence: Can Smart Guns Keep Your Kid From Becoming the Next Adam Lanza?

Shortly after I finished writing about gun control for the January issue of Philly Mag, the American Psychological Association issued a report on the causes […]

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One Against the Gun

It seemed like such a reasonable argument. “The fact is,” the column on the back page of the December issue of Guns & Ammo magazine […]

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Philly Becomes First City to Ban 3-D Gun Printing

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George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
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Does Anyone Still Think George Zimmerman Was a Mild-Mannered Softie?

This summer, as George Zimmerman stood on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, one witness after another testified to the genteel nature of “Georgie,” […]

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Why Crazy Rightwingers and Bleeding-Heart Liberals Should Like Philly’s New Gang-Targeting Strategy

Fascinating story from the Inky’s Mike Newall over the weekend about how Philly Police are trying a new technique to reduce violent crime in the […]