More reporting honors for Murtha last week; more shooting victims last night

[View the story “More reporting honors for Murtha last week; more shooting victims last night” on Storify] More reporting honors for Murtha last week; more shooting victims last night Storified by #GunCrisis· Sun, Apr 14 2013 06:19:40 We recently reported that Gun Crisis partner Tara Murtha was honored — for the third time — for Distinguished Writing for her work at Philadelphia…

Notable Quotables on Gun Violence in Philadelphia

Tara Murtha reports for Philadelphia Weekly about a recent panel discussion on gun violence in Philadelphia: Physicians for Social Responsibility hosted a presentation this week at the Friends meetinghouse for approximately 100 community members concerned about the causes and impact of gun violence in Philadelphia. One chilling statistic projected on the wall made clear the scope…

PA Gun Background Checks Almost Tripled Since Sandy Hook

Tara Murtha reports for Philadelphia Weekly on how gun sales in Pennsylvania are bucking a national trend: According to records published by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), 135,603 background checks for firearms purchases were conducted in Pennsylvania last month. That’s almost triple the number of previous years: 47,456 background checks were…

Philadelphia Weekly: VP Biden Talks Gun Violence at Girard College

Tara Murtha reported on yesterday’s gun safety roundtable with Vice President Joe Biden and philadlephia officials at Girard College for Philadelphia Weekly: Flanked by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Mayor Michael Nutter, Biden noted that his post-Sandy Hook task force, assembled in December to recommend proposals for stemming gun violence, focused on universal background…