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Why is Gun Violence in Philly 'Exploding' When Solutions Exist? []


By Erin Arvedlund, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 7, 2019

There was a shooting in Philadelphia every six hours in 2018. Jim MacMillan contends that didn’t have to be.

“We know how to stop gun violence,” MacMillan, founder of, the Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting, said Saturday at a conference designed to spread the word on what he and others contend are effective deterrents.

Community activists; young people from the inner city; mothers of children killed by guns; and reporters from television, online, and print news outlets gathered to talk about how better to cover gun violence in the city and share commonsense solutions.

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