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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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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 […]

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Alleged Gunman Kills TSA Agent at LAX (Updated)

Update: An earlier report was incorrect (see below)–the alleged gunman is not dead, but in custody. He is 23-year-old Paul Ciancia, of Pennsville, New Jersey. Update: The […]

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School Shooting in Nevada Kills One, Wounds Two

A Sparks, Nevada middle school teacher was killed while protecting two children from an armed student yesterday.

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Armed Standoff with Temple Student Ends Peacefully

A day of negotiation with a 26-year-old Temple University student that began early Sunday ended last night at around 2:16 a.m. after the student surrendered […]

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PA Republicans Think Gun Owners Have More Rights than Cancer Sufferers

Last year during a visit to New England my wife slipped on ice and dislocated her shoulder, leaving her in excruciating pain. It wasn’t the […]

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Guns, PTSD, Mental Illness and a Post-Navy Yard World

As the theories about what set Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis on his homicidal tear pile up, old policy clashes are re-emerging. Gun control advocates […]

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Are We Heading for a Civil War Over… Pot and Guns?

In the 19th century, it was tariffs and slavery that eventually triggered a Civil War here as devastating as the one we’re debating over in […]

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Lincoln Was Shot With a Gun Made in NoLibs

Today’s random history lesson, brought to you by Jason Nark of the Daily News: Abe Lincoln was shot by a pistol manufactured in Northern Liberties. […]

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Chris Christie Roundup: Guns, Pot Brownies, and Gay Conversion Therapy

Friday evening was big for Chris Christie. (More on the significance of Friday below.) Four bills, four vetoes, and some brazen political calculation. Guns Christie […]

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With Guns Unaccounted For, Ramsey Cracks Down

The Daily News reports Commissioner Charles Ramsey has replaced the head of the police department’s firearms training unit, after an audit showing a gun missing […]