A Farewell to Arms. In response to the city’s rising murder rate, a new gun court.

In Courtroom 701 of the Criminal Justice Center, home to the city’s newly touted gun court, the cases have one thing in common: All the defendants have been charged with carrying a gun in public without a license. But of the 5,000 guns Philadelphia police recover each year, there are thought to be thousands more illegal guns on city streets. (The Philadelphia Weekly).