(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Philadelphia’s 300th homicide of the year was recorded on Friday night , as the city’s crime wave shows no signs of abating. Homicides are up 42% compared to last year, which saw a near-record 499 homicides across the city. Shootings are up as well, with more than 1,200 reported in Philadelphia since January 1st.
Given the fact that violent crime is spiraling upward, it seems bizarre to claim that several gun “buybacks” hosted by the city are doing any good, but that’s exactly the take from local NPR affiliate WHYY, which claims that the gun turn-in events are working. Two more gun buybacks in Philadelphia are hoping to add to the over 500 guns already removed from the city streets. “The no-questions-asked event will take in working firearms,” says City Council President Darrell Clarke.”We’ve gotten a number of assault weapons. We got an Uzi, believe it or […]
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