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Meet Some Real Gun Violence Prevention Activists

This is what groups like CSGV and Brady Campaign would look like if they were really about gun violence prevention, rather than being about collecting money from suburbanites who think guns are icky. I don’t think this group, “CeaseFire Philadelphia”, is affiliated with CeaseFire PA. CeaseFire Philadelphia seems to be about actually¬†intervening¬†with troubled young men, to get them to give up a life of violence, using older men from the same neighborhoods, who have since given that life up. According to the article, it seems to work. I think programs like this are a great thing if they work.

CeaseFire PA, on the other hand, have a number of members that live in rough and tumble neighborhoods like Rador and Ardmore, and I think perhaps have seen some of the individuals from CeaseFire Philadelphia, when they drive quickly through those neighborhoods with the doors locked after getting lost on the way back from dinner and a show.

3 Responses to “Meet Some Real Gun Violence Prevention Activists”

  1. Thirdpower says:

    Ceasefire Chicago was along the same lines up until they started promoting anti-gun agendas a few years ago.

  2. Sebastian says:

    I have little doubt CeaseFire Philadelphia would probably advocate for more gun control. But at least they are also doing something. I can at least understand where these guys are coming from in that opinion, even if I disagree it would solve the problem.

  3. Sigivald says:

    when they drive quickly through those neighborhoods with the doors locked after getting lost on the way back from dinner and a show.

    There are people who don’t lock their doors the second they sit down, no matter where they are?

    I suppose there are, and it shouldn’t be surprising.

    It’s not a good habit to get into, though, leaving your doors unlocked – because trouble can happen anywhere.

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