God, Guns, and Country: The Evangelical Fight Over Firearms

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On the afternoon of Good Friday in April, 2010, Shane Claiborne, a thirty-five-year-old evangelical activist sporting dreadlocks and homemade pants, followed a group of teen-agers carrying an…

  • Eliza Griswold
  • The New Yorker

They marched to a gun store in Kensington called the Shooter Shop, which was notorious for allowing straw buyers to purchase guns illegally.

Philadelphia has been hit hard by the heroin epidemic and its associated gun violence.

In 2010, some two hundred and fifty people were killed with guns in the city, and more than a thousand people have been killed in the…

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