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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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?