As Philadelphia records 500 homicides, Mayor Kenney takes aim at the state: ‘They don’t care’

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — As Philadelphia approached a record number of homicides, Mayor Jim Kenney on Wednesday said the city is doing what it can to slow the bloodshed but is stymied by state law that keeps the city from enforcing stricter gun laws. “There are people making money selling these guns, making these guns,” he said, “and the legislature, they don’t care about people getting killed.” Kenney spoke during a morning news conference at City Hall alongside police brass, federal law enforcement officials, representatives from the District Attorney’s Office, and a handful of lawmakers from City Cou…

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