Flashpoint: Where do Philly's guns come from?; Lesson on impeachment; Christmas card project

Flashpoint
November 24, 2019 - 8:30 am
This week's panel includes David Chipman of the Gifford Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, George Mosee of PAAN 1989 and Pennsylvania State Rep. Movita Johnson Harell, who lost her son, father and brother to gun violence.

Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio, courtesy of David Chipman, Arian Fulcher/KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the origins of crime and guns in the Philadelphia region. 

This week, the 10-year-old shot at a South Jersey football game died, while a Philadelphia police officer was shot but survived. Statistics show that America has more guns than people. But how did we get here? And where do all the guns come from? David Chipman of the Gifford Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence joins George Mosee of the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network and Pennsylvania State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell, who lost her son, father and brother to gun violence.

Terry Madonna, Franklin & Marshall College political science professor and expert on the American presidency
Courtesy of Terry Madonna
The newsmaker of the week is this marathon week of impeachment proceedings. What does it all mean? How would a trial in the Senate work? If President Donald Trump is impeached, will he still be able to run for re-election? We have a lesson on the impeachment process with Terry Madonna, Franklin & Marshall College political science professor and expert on the American presidency.

The changemaker of the week is the Elizabeth Ross, founder of the Caring Kids Christmas Card Project. The effort uses Christmas cards to build a bridge between compassionate kids with lonely seniors during the holidays. Ross says its a project that anyone can do, by buying Christmas cards, decorating them with family members who sign them and drop them off at a nearby nursing home or hospital. Another way is to bring cards to schools and have them decorate cards and write messages to seniors and then drop them off to those in need.

Elizabeth Ross, founder of the Caring Kids Christmas Card Project
Arian Fulcher/KYW Newsradio

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