Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence with Jobs

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s anti-violence program has helped reduce shootings in Chicago’s South Side by 33 percent—while citywide, violence has spiked. The key? Economic opportunity

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: More Jobs, Less Violence

An emergency room doctor on the frontline of Philly’s homicide epidemic calls for a new approach to ending gun violence: Economic opportunity

By Kevin M. Baumlin

No Common Sense on Guns

The only gun bills the state legislature will consider this year take us backwards, not forwards. Is there anything Philly can do?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Reducing Gun Violence

Oakland cut its gun violence rate in half by using a version of programs Philly abandoned in 2015. With shootings on the rise, isn’t it time we embraced Ceasefire?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Reality Check: A Winnable Gun Debate

A ban on “battlefield weapons” could keep casualties from mass shootings down. That, WURD’s afternoon host contends, should be the sole message from gun control advocates

By Charles D. Ellison

Good Guy With A Gun Misses The Mark

As the city prepares for the student-led March for Our Lives, a former city official and gun violence survivor calls for real gun sense—not arming teachers

By Rich Negrin

Local Action!

The city has tried—and failed—twice before to pass local gun control. Is now the time to test the courts and state legislature and try again?

By Mark Dent

Ideas We Should Steal: Extreme Risk Protection Orders

In the wake of the latest school shooting, there is a common measure on the books in four states that acts as a temporary restraining order, but for guns. Can we at least agree on that?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy