Tuesday, February 5, 2013
See what Pennsylvania voters think of stricter gun laws and add your opinion.
Stricter gun laws are a topic many people are talking about. A number of local college presidents have signed a letter asking for more gun control, including Jane McAuliffe of Bryn Mawr College, Kathleen Ownes of Gwynedd-Mercy College, Joanne V. Creighton of Haverford College, Daniel H. Weiss of Lafayette College, Peyton Helm of Muhlenburg College, Rebecca Chopp of Swarthmore College, Bobby Fong of Ursinus College and Rev. Peter M. Donohue of Villanova University. Pennsylvania voters think the federal government should have stricter gun laws, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac University. The poll found 60 percent of those polled are in favor of stricter laws, while 5 percent thought the laws should be less strict and 32 percent …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Located at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, crosses and shirts remember those who died from guns.
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Friday, January 25
Earlier in the week, several news outlets (us included) picked up a story about a gun violence memorial set up by three area churches as part of a “faith-based movement to prevent gun violence,” as its described on the group’s website. In case you haven’t been on upper Germantown Avenue recently to see the memorial, which is set up outside The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, here’s a look at it.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A gun industry analyst says NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre is hypocritical in his latest attack on violent movies
Washington, DC — A report issued Jan. 2 by author and gun industry expert Tom Diaz shoots down National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre’s recent attack on violence in films and games. Bloody Reel: How The National Rifle Association And The Gun Industry Exploit Violent Movies To Sell Guns...And More Guns, documents in detail how the NRA and the gun industry it represents have promoted the use of guns in movies and exploited many of the very movies LaPierre recently attacked as the cause of gun violence in America. Here's more on the gun debate: NRA: Put Armed Security in Every School Now Mom's Group Slams NRA Response to Sandy Hook Shooting Assault Weapons Ban? Here's Where Lehigh Valley Lawmakers Stand Tell Us: …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Heeding God's Call is putting together the vigil, which will memorialize shootings on East Sharpnack Street, on East Upsal Street and near Awbury Arboretum.
There will be a vigil in Mt. Airy Aug. 26 that will focus on recent murders that took place either in the neighborhood or nearby. Katie Day, who is The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia's Charles A. Scheiren Professor, said the faith-based group Heeding God's Call is putting together the vigil. The group works to stop the flow of illegal guns into the streets. The group had two similar events, called "murder site witnesses," in West Philadelphia earlier in the summer. This vigil will focus on three murders: One at East Sharpnack Street and Chew Avenue, one near Awbury Arboretum and one on the 1200 block of East Upsal Street. The Sharpnack Street shooting left one man dead in East Mt. Airy. It's unclear exactly what time or …