Shannon Watts, founder emerita of Moms Demand Action, a group working to stop gun violence, told The Washington Post that the creation of an Office of Gun Violence Prevention is “a significant turning point” for the gun safety movement.
Standing inside DnJ Precision, a Cumberland County gun store on Thursday, State Sen. Mike Regan (R-York) picked numbers out of a bingo cage as part of a gun raffle for the Cedar Cliff High School football team. At one point during the live video, Regan can be seen showing off the grand prize, a Colt Python .357 magnum.
Kimbrady Carriker, 40, was arraigned Wednesday on five counts of murder as well as charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons counts. Police believe Carriker was firing randomly at victims.
Five people were killed and two boys were also wounded in the Monday night shooting spree in southwest Philadelphia that made the city the site of the nation’s worst violence around the July 4 holiday.