Tuesday, February 5, 2013
See what Pennsylvania voters think of stricter gun laws and add your opinion.
Stricter gun laws are a topic many people are talking about. A number of local college presidents have signed a letter asking for more gun control, including Jane McAuliffe of Bryn Mawr College, Kathleen Ownes of Gwynedd-Mercy College, Joanne V. Creighton of Haverford College, Daniel H. Weiss of Lafayette College, Peyton Helm of Muhlenburg College, Rebecca Chopp of Swarthmore College, Bobby Fong of Ursinus College and Rev. Peter M. Donohue of Villanova University. Pennsylvania voters think the federal government should have stricter gun laws, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac University. The poll found 60 percent of those polled are in favor of stricter laws, while 5 percent thought the laws should be less strict and 32 percent …
Friday, January 4, 2013
A gun industry analyst says NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre is hypocritical in his latest attack on violent movies
Friday, January 4
Washington, DC — A report issued Jan. 2 by author and gun industry expert Tom Diaz shoots down NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre’s recent attack on violence in films and games. Bloody Reel: How The National Rifle Association And The Gun Industry Exploit Violent Movies To Sell Guns...And More Guns, documents in detail how the National Rifle Association and the gun industry it represents have promoted the use of guns in movies and exploited many of the very movies LaPierre recently attacked as the cause of gun violence in America. Here's more on the gun debate: NRA: Put Armed Security in Every School Now Mom's Group Slams NRA Response to Sandy Hook Shooting Assault Weapons Ban? Here's Where Lehigh Valley Lawmakers Stand Tell Us: …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Candlelight vigil for peace held on street where gun battle left one woman dead and five others hurt six nights ago.
More than 50 people stood in a parking lot along E. Third Street in South Bethlehem Friday night to hold a candlelight vigil for peace, to speak out against gun violence on city streets and to pray for the young woman who was gunned down a few feet away six nights ago. “We need to start healing as a community,” said Guillermo Lopez, a longtime Bethlehem community activist and one of the event’s organizers. “Yolanda Morales died much too young.” Bethlehem Police on Friday charged Rene Figueroa, 32, of Allentown, with homicide in the death of Morales, a 23-year-old woman from Bethlehem. Police also charged Javier Rivera-Alvarado, 38, also of Allentown, who is also accused of firing a gun during the melee. An argument between two men inside…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Injuries suffered by 20-year-old in early Monday shooting not considered life-threatening. Police seeking public's help in finding his assailants.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A 20-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the Northeast section of the city early Monday, police said. The incident occurred at 1:09 a.m. at the rear of 1235 C Livingston St., according to the police’s daily incident report. The suspects, black men, drove off in a white Nissan Maxima, police said. Bethlehem police are not identifying the victim, whose wounds are not believed to be life-threatening, according to The Express-Times. He was brought to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill where he underwent surgery and was still undergoing treatment Monday afternoon, Det. Lt. Mark DiLuzio told the newspaper. The shooter is described as thin, between 6-feet-3-inches and 6-feet-4-inches tall, and wearing a white-hooded sweatshirt…