Friday, May 04, 2007

Friday Gun Wrapup

Kudos to Philadelphia City Councilman Darrell Clarke and City Council woman Donna Reed Miller for sticking a finger in the eye, metaphorically speaking, of the NRA in Pennsylvania by sponsoring legislation that would limit gun purchases to one a month and require gun owners to promptly report lost or stolen firearms in Philadelphia (they have promised to file a lawsuit against the state general assembly to obtain authority for Philadelphia to pass its own gun laws).

Also, U.S. House Rep. and mayoral candidate Chaka Fattah sponsored a “groceries for guns” program, working in conjunction with City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, The Northwest Fund, and Fresh Grocer and Acme Supermarkets, to get guns off the streets of Philadelphia.

And while all of this takes place, PA Repug House Speaker Dennis O’Brien sits on his hands and laments that “there aren’t enough votes” to get the legislation allowing Philadelphia to bypass PA’s gun laws “out of committee.”

Of course, it would be nice if O’Brien would actually bother to take the initiative on this himself, wouldn’t it?

And why should I not be surprised that the NRA wants terrorists to get guns so they can kill us also?

And in response to this story (speaking of gun offenders), I have only this to say; duck, Your Majesty! (this has sound)

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