City Council Declares Gun Violence As 'Public Health Epidemic'Councilman Curtis Jones co-sponsored the resolution, which carries no actual weight, but was welcomed by activists such as Dorothy Johnson-Speight of Mothers in Charge.
Study: Wilmington Leads Country In Rate Of Shootings Among Young PeoplePoverty and a sense of hopelessness in the most violent neighborhoods is a common thread.
Victims Of Gun Violence Remembered At Center City Vigil On Anniversary Of Sandy Hook ShootingThere were vigils across the country Wednesday, including in Philadelphia marking the 4th anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting.
National Gun Violence Awareness Day Recognized LocallyAlso known as “wear orange day,” events are being held here and across the nation.
4th Graders Rally Against Gun Violence In Hopes To Make A DifferenceSome elementary school students in West Philadelphia took a stand against gun violence on Thursday.
An Emotional Obama Unveils His Plan To Cut Gun ViolenceObama accused the gun lobby of taking Congress hostage, but said "they cannot hold America hostage."
As Sandy Hook Anniversary Nears, Philadelphians Stand Against Gun ViolenceTwenty-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.
New Tool Unveiled In Battle Against Gun Violence In PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Ceasefire unveiled a 33-foot long Winnebago RV wrapped in the message "Stop. Shooting. People."
Community Marches To End Gun Violence In PhiladelphiaResidents and community groups marched on Saturday in West Philadelphia to call for an end to gun violence.
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office Joins Prosecutors Nationwide To Combat Gun ViolenceThe group is called Prosecutors Against Gun Violence and they've planned a summit in Atlanta next month.
Pa. Senate Panel Mulls Allowing Teachers To Carry GunsIn an effort to stop mass violence in schools, a Pennsylvania state senate committee has begun vetting legislation that would allow teachers and school employees trained and licensed to carry guns to bring them to work.
Philadelphia CeaseFire Launches New Effort To End Street ViolencePhiladelphia CeaseFire has launched a new campaign that it hopes will stop violent shootings before they occur.