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Gun Violence

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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen

Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.

05/15/2013

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City Of Aliquippa Takes Stand Against Gun Violence

The city of Aliquippa is taking a stand against gun violence and they’re starting with legislators who make the laws to the people in the community.

05/03/2013

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Toomey-Manchin Background Check Bill Fails To Win Supermajority In Senate

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey took to the floor of the Senate Wednesday afternoon to defend his scaled back bill to require background checks of some, but not all, gun purchases.

04/17/2013

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With Difficulty, Local Citizens Present Anti-Gun Violence Petitions To Toomey’s Office

Local representatives of Mayors Against Illegal Guns tried to deliver petitions to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s Pittsburgh office Friday morning, but it turned out to be more difficult than expected.

04/05/2013

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NRA Study: U.S. Schools Should Train Selected Staffers To Carry Weapons

Schools across the nation should train selected staff members to carry weapons and should each have at least one armed security officer to make students safer and allow a quicker response to an attack, the director of a National Rifle Association-sponsored study said Tuesday.

04/02/2013

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Mayoral Candidates Come Together To Call For Universal Gun Background Checks

Pittsburgh mayoral candidates are calling on Congress to end gun violence. It is part of today’s “National Day to Demand Action.”

03/28/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama Challenges Congress To Act To Reduce Gun Violence

President Obama’s anti-gun violence plan involves a combination of approaches, some of them controversial, involving guns, mental health and more police.

01/16/2013

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Pittsburghers React To Obama’s Call For Action On Gun Violence

President Obama on Wednesday challenged Americans to rethink how we can reduce gun violence.

12/19/2012

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F.O.P. Says It Can Help Local School Districts In Wake Of Conn. Shooting

In the wake of the Connecticut massacre, many schools across the country are trying to figure out how to better protect students. Now, the local police union says it can help schools here.

12/19/2012

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Congressmen Murphy & Doyle React To President’s Speech

President Obama announced today that he has put together a group led by the Vice President to come up with a better solution to solve our gun law woes. He is also calling on Congress to reinstated a ban on automatic weapons.

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Youth Football Game Shooting Victim Remembered At March, Rally

Dozens of community members came together Sunday afternoon for a march from Wilkinsburg to East Liberty following last weekend’s deadly shooting in the stands of a youth football game.

10/21/2012

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Police Asking For Community Cooperation After Recent Violence

A spate of recent violence in Pittsburgh has seen innocent bystanders become victims. While police work to find the shooters, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl says the shootings are unacceptable.

10/17/2012

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Weekend Gun Violence Ravages Through Pittsburgh

It was a deadly weekend in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas— four people killed in 48 hours. In a year of killing in Pittsburgh, this weekend’s series of gun violence started Friday in Wilkinsburg.

08/27/2012

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Softball Tournament Raises $ To Prevent Gun Violence, Honors Brother & Sister

A brother and sister, both recently lost to gun violence, were remembered this weekend during a memorial softball tournament in Penn Township.

07/29/2012

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Local Gun Violence Victims Remembered At Emotional Memorial

Emotions ran high Sunday in Pittsburgh’s Hill District during a memorial for hundreds of victims of gun violence. The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network set up 500 crosses on an empty lawn along Centre Avenue in remembrance of all the victims of violence in Allegheny County over the past decade.

07/15/2012

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