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

Still not here, still not now

Another Supreme Court decision paving the way for more local gun control laws still doesn't change anything in Philadelphia

By Stephen St.Vincent

Ideas We Should Steal: Free gun locks

Gun locks prevent accidental shootings of and by children. Philly should follow the example of Boston and others in giving them away—or follow the lead of one of our own

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy