firearms

Anti-violence advocates at City Hall
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Cherri Gregg
December 09, 2019 - 8:35 am
Saturday marked the launch of a citywide gun giveback program where Philadelphians could turn in guns "no questions asked." The first week of the effort has now passed, and officials are hoping to do even better next week. Read more here.
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Anti-violence advocates at City Hall
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
December 05, 2019 - 4:17 pm
After the recent rash of gun deaths involving children, anti-violence advocates are joining forces with police, City Council members and faith leaders to ask Philadelphians to search their homes for illegal guns. Read more here.
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Gun demonstration
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AP News
November 12, 2019 - 11:03 am
The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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Mike DeNardo
September 10, 2019 - 4:55 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order requiring that gun vendors the state buys from follow public safety principles. Read more here.
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Vigil outside El Paso Walmart after shooting
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AP News
September 03, 2019 - 1:23 pm
Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it.
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Gun Shop
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Steve Tawa
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — State auditors will look into the Pennsylvania State Police instant background check system for gun purchases to make sure it is "working as intended." Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says they will audit the Pennsylvania State Police’s Instant Check System. "PICS...
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New Jersey has been releasing information on illegal guns used in crimes for about a year now, including where those weapons came from
Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
June 07, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of pediatricians from St. Christopher's Hospital for Children are hosting a gun buyback on June 8, the first of what they hope will be an annual event. "We're not talking about making guns illegal. We're talking about getting rid of guns that people don't want...
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Dreamstime
April 02, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A study from Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine found that in 2017, 2,462 school-aged children were killed by firearms in the United...
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This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson.
U.S. District Court via AP
February 21, 2019 - 3:35 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard officer suspected of drawing up a hit list of top Democrats and network TV journalists spent hours on his work computer researching the words and deeds of infamous bombers and mass shooters while also stockpiling weapons, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Lt...
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District Attorney Larry Krasner stands with City Council President Darrell Clarke and Police Commissioner Richard Ross
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
January 23, 2019 - 1:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — District Attorney Larry Krasner is likely to be challenged by the gun lobby, but he's going forward with a push to require Philadelphians to report to police within 24-hours of a firearm being lost or stolen. The ordinance was passed by City Council 10 years ago, but...
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