Philadelphia DA calls on tougher guns laws after 10 people shot

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 Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams (Nathaniel Hamilton for Newsworks, file)

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams (Nathaniel Hamilton for Newsworks, file)

Philadelphia’s District Attorney is calling for tougher gun control in the wake of a multiple shootings over the weekend. 

D.A. Seth Williams says when you have as much violence as occurred over the weekend in Philadelphia, it’s proof not enough is being done on gun control.

“We had ten Philadelphians shot, two of them fatally in a span of five hours from Saturday evening to early hours Sunday morning and what’s frustrating to me is that there will be no protests, no marches no mass vigils over these lives.”

Williams says his office is working to avoid accidental shootings by giving out gun locks, but that’s not enough. “We have to have a holistic approach have to throw everything against the wall to stop the gun violence in our city.”

While Philadelphia leaders may prefer tougher gun laws, state law largely pre-empts local on these matters.

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