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(Shirts carried the names of each victim of the 2012 mass shooting in Connecticut.  Photo by John McDevitt)

As Sandy Hook Anniversary Nears, Philadelphians Stand Against Gun Violence

Twenty-six t-shirts, each bearing the name of one of the victims killed in the shooting at the Connecticut school on December 14, 2012, were on display.

12/12/2014

(Some of the portraits of shooting victims on display at the Broad Street Ministry during Friday's ceremony.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Center City Display Marks 1-Year Anniversary of Deadly Conn. Shootings

Dozens of portraits, all victims of violence, were a central feature of the observance at Broad Street Ministry. Ten were those of students gunned down at Sandy Hook last year.

12/13/2013

File photo by Tony Hanson

After Recent Events, The Debate Continues Over Gun Control

In one week, the issue of who owns guns comes to the forefront again.

09/22/2013

(Francine Lobis Wheeler testifies alongside a photo of her late son, killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Mother of Newtown, Ct. School Shooting Victim Urges Pa. Lawmakers to Tighten Gun Controls

Francine Lobis Wheeler, a native of the Philadelphia suburbs, asked the Pa. House Judiciary Committee to subject the sale of long guns by private sellers to background checks.

07/17/2013

(A Philadelphia contingent of gun control advocates boards a bus in North Philadelphia for a trip to Harrisburg.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Contingent Travels to Harrisburg for Gun Control Rally

About two dozen people, determined to make their voices heard, boarded a bus in North Philadelphia for the ride to Harrisburg.

06/05/2013

(Sean Parnell speaks to a gun rights rally in Harrisburg.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gun Rights Rally Draws Hundreds in Harrisburg, Pa.

The featured speaker at the rally was author and former US Army Ranger Sean Parnell (photo), who said the fight over gun rights is being waged not just in Congress but in state legislatures and courtrooms across the country.

04/23/2013

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Local Gun Control Advocate Speaks Out About Senate Gun Vote

Shira Goodman, executive director of CeaseFirePA, is disappointed the Toomey-Manchin amendment didn’t pass but says the fight for gun control laws will go on.

04/17/2013

(These guns were displayed by Upper Darby police prior to being sent for destruction.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Poll: Strong Support For New Gun Controls In Pennsylvania

Solid majorities of Pennsylvania voters favor background checks for all gun purchases and national bans on the sale of assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines, according to a poll released Wednesday.

01/30/2013

President Obama and Vice President Biden are speaking with people on both sides of the gun debate at the White House. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Local Gun Control Advocate Talks About Meeting At White House

The National Rifle Association and Wal-Mart, the largest gun retailer in the country, are set to meet with Vice President Biden today at the White House; all part of his gun violence task force. This comes a day after the Vice President met with gun control advocates.

01/10/2013

Stigall Show Log 3.9.12.

Chris discusses yesterday’s budget address by Mayor Michael Nutter, Gov. Chris Christies spout with a Rutgers-Camden law student about the merging of two New Jersey colleges, and the lack of Senate votes needed for the Keystone Pipeline. Chris chats with Max Nacheman about firearm laws in PA, Steve Cordasco for Finance Friday about the rise in unemployment rates and Beasley Reece about which team in the NFL Peyton Manning will go to now that he is no longer a part of the Indianapolis Colts. Chris talks to Sarah Colonna in studio about her stand up show this weekend at Helium Comedy Club!

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/09/2012

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Study Finds Homicide Rate Among Pa. African-Americans Nearly Six Times National Average

A study by the Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C. now reveals the Homicide Victimization rate for African Americans in Pennsylvania is nearly six times the national overall homicide rate.

01/25/2012

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