Stop Straw Purchasing: Stand Against Illegal Guns—September 21, Philadelphia

From Heeding God’s Call (


Did you know?


  • On average, 5 Philadelphians are killed by guns each week.
  • More than 30,000 people are killed by guns in the U.S. every year.
  • Guns find their way onto our neighborhood streets when someone buys guns for another person illegally. This “straw purchase” is what we seek to shut down.

On this International Day of Prayer for Peace, please stand with us to:


Stop Straw Purchasing: Stand Against Illegal Guns

Wednesday, September 21 – late afternoon


  • 4:00 – Gather, Remember and Pray at the site of one of almost 200 Philadelphia gun deaths this year at 1600 Catharine Street – 2 blocks west of Broad and 3 blocks south of South.
  • 4:30 – Process to Dilworth Plaza, 15th and JFK carrying t-shirts symbolizing each life lost to guns this year.
  • 5:15 – Public Witness and Prayer at Dilworth Plaza, 15th and JFK.

1600 Catharine is located between the Lombard/South and Ellsworth/Federal Broad Street Subway stops.

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