Gun Policy News
Philadelphia Struggles With Gun Violence and 'Way Too Many Guns'
10 April 2007
More than 100 murders so far this year, more than 80 percent of them involving handguns. More than 400 shootings, an average of five a day. A 40 percent increase in homicides since 2002. Almost 85 percent of shooters and victims have criminal records. More than $100 million in hospital charges for assault-related medical care. Not enough jobs or social services, and way too many guns. The litany yesterday became as depressingly numbing — almost — as the sirens... (GunPolicy.org)
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