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NEWS
January 21, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
Police are searching for two would-be armed robbers who tried to hold up a Strawberry Mansion tattoo parlor, only to engage in a shootout with an employee there. The gunplay left a customer with a leg wound. The men were caught on surveillance camera waiting outside the door of Ink Dynasty, 1932 N. 31st St., one holding a gun, the other peering through the door. Video captured inside shows the men approaching an employee and demanding money, while the employee backs up with his hands in the air. Then, police said, the employee grabbed his own handgun and opened fire on the pair.
NEWS
January 21, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie acted Tuesday on more than 100 pieces of legislation, vetoing bills that would ban firearms for certain criminals, raise the smoking age, and preserve nonprofit hospitals' property-tax exemption. Christie, a Republican running for president, had until Tuesday to take action on bills the Legislature passed during the lame-duck session between November's election and the start of the new legislative session last week. He "pocket vetoed" dozens of bills, meaning he did not sign them into law or officially reject them.
NEWS
January 17, 2016
By Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt, with Michelle Millar Fisher MoMA. 232 pp., $45 Reviewed by Carolina A. Miranda A common saying among designers is that "design won't save the world. " The objects in Design and Violence make the case that we may be designing our way to destruction. In December, when Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people at a holiday office party in San Bernardino, Calif., they were armed with a veritable arsenal: a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 assault rifle, a DPMS Panther Arms assault rifle, a Springfield Armory 9mm handgun, and a Llama 9mm handgun.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
El Chapo vs. Sean Penn Are cartel assassins after Sean Penn 's head? The blogosphere is alight with rumors that druglord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera , who was recaptured Friday after nearly six months on the lam, may blame Penn and Mexican TV star Kate del Castillo for leading cops to him. Penn met with El Chapo in October - no doubt to discuss the finer points of Sergei Eisenstein 's montage. As the New York Times reports, the gangster had never heard of Penn. It seems he agreed to see the American when Castillo, whom he seems to dig, vouched for Penn.
NEWS
January 15, 2016 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
ASIR BAGWELL, 8, blinked once, then twice, then so many times that I stopped listening to the adults in the room. The boy with the almond-shape eyes was trying with all his might to blink back tears as his grandmother talked about his father, gunned down when Asir was just 1. He pulled the sleeves of his green jersey over his hands, and when he couldn't hold them back anymore, he quietly and quickly soaked up the tears running down his face....
NEWS
January 12, 2016 | BY KATHY BOCCELLA, Staff Writer
A PHILADELPHIA police officer covering the patrol detail for wounded Officer Jesse Hartnett scuffled Saturday night with a man who tried to take his service revolver at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, police said yesterday. Police officials said the Saturday incident was not related to the ambush Thursday night of Hartnett, who was shot multiple times in the arm by an assailant saying he acted "in the name of Islam. " The gun used in that shooting had been stolen earlier from another police officer's home, police said.
NEWS
January 12, 2016
A Philadelphia police officer covering the patrol detail for wounded Officer Jesse Hartnett scuffled Saturday night with a man who tried to take his service revolver at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, police said Sunday. Police officials said the Saturday event was not related to the ambush Thursday night of Hartnett, who was shot multiple times in the arm by an assailant saying he acted "in the name of Islam. " The gun used in that shooting had been stolen earlier from another police officer's home, police said.
NEWS
January 11, 2016
Imam at West Philadelphia mosque said he knew the gunman, but by a different name. A4. Police: Man tried to take gun from officer covering for Hartnett. A5.
NEWS
January 8, 2016
ISSUE | GUN CONTROL Give Obama credit I applaud President Obama for taking concrete action to reduce the epidemic of gun violence in America ("A tearful Obama acts on guns," Wednesday). His executive actions will make a significant contribution to reducing the estimated 40 percent of gun sales that don't involve background checks - especially at gun shows and online. I'm also pleased that the president is adding federal resources to improve gun safety technology (smart guns)
NEWS
January 8, 2016
WHEN THE MASSACRE at Sandy Hook occurred three years ago, I went through my own personal sea change. I woke up on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, having no specific opinion about guns and the Second Amendment and background checks and mental health and all of the layers of a problem that seemed so important to other people. To me, the right to bear arms was fundamental, but hardly the most fundamental of the individual rights incident to our status as citizens. I didn't have a problem with limitations on gun possession and couldn't understand the almost rabid reaction some Second Amendment purists had to any suggestion of gun control.
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