Gun Control

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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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during a campaign stop on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Allen University in Columbia, S.C.
Meg Kinnard/AP Photo
May 06, 2019 - 9:47 am
By Elana Schor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals...
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(L to R) Shira Goodman, Serita Lewis, Jonathan Goldstein
KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
April 20, 2019 - 9:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about guns as the country marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine massacre and the 12th anniversary of the Virginia Tech mass shooting. In 2017, 40,000...
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Pittsburgh City Council
Keith Srakocic/AP
April 02, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to gun restrictions proposed after last year's synagogue massacre, inviting a legal challenge by gun-rights activists who have long tangled with the city over firearms. After taking an initial vote last week, the all-...
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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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ghost guns
New Jersey Attorney General's Office
David Madden
March 22, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey filed criminal charges Monday against a dozen people in connection with a drug ring in Camden County that allegedly dealt in distributing so-called ghost guns. Now, the state is filing a civil suit against a California firm they contend is breaking the law...
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Governor Wolf Renews Call to Legislature to Pass Universal Background Checks
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
January 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, (KYW Newsradio) — Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf is renewing his call for action on gun control legislation. With the shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue still fresh on their minds, Gov. Wolf rallied gun control advocates in the state capitol. “If we continue to allow so many citizens to...
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Louis C.K
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December 31, 2018 - 10:10 am
By Doug Criss, CNN (CNN) -- Comedian Louis C.K. is in hot water again, this time for seeming to make fun of survivors of the Parkland school shooting and their effort for stricter gun control. In the audio, reportedly from a recent comedy set, an audience is heard laughing as the comedian mocks the...
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In this photo taken from a video shot on Nov. 28, 2018, Mike Carnevale places his hand on the back of Mark Hennesey while instructing him at the American Tactical Systems' indoor range in Green Island, New York.
AP Photo/Michael Hill
December 04, 2018 - 11:54 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Should hateful tweets keep you from getting a gun? That's a question many have asked after suspects in several horrific mass shootings were found only later to have left social media hints of violence that went unheeded for years. Now a New York lawmaker has introduced a bill...
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Dreamstime
Tim Jimenez
November 10, 2018 - 11:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A school in Bucks County is the first in the nation to use an artificial intelligence security camera system that would recognize an active shooter before any shots are fired. For about a month now, Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster has been using a camera...
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