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Nutter to Me: “You’re wrong”

KYW actually read my question on the air this morning at about 8:36AM.  I was in my car on my way to work.  His response basically was that I was incorrect.  That his laws were not, in fact, violating the constitution, and that he respects the second amendment.  His laws, you see, are only meant to go after criminals.  They aren’t meant to target law abiding gun owners.  And what reason do law abiding gun owners have to own an assault weapon anyway?   Well, Mr. Mayor, under your law, all the following are assault weapons:

Now, Mr. Mayor, do you care to try, once again, to tell me I’m wrong?  The city ordinances do affect sport shooters Mr. Mayor.  Either you’re a fool, because you believe what Joe Grace of CeaseFire PA, and your advisors are telling you, without asking real experts, or you are dishonest for deliberately misleading the citizens of Philadelphia and of this Commonwealth.  Either way, it doesn’t look good.

I was happy that the reporter asked a follow up question, from a questioner asking how he expected gun control to be effective in Philadelphia when it hasn’t been effective in Washington DC at reducing crime.  The Mayor doged that question by suggesting that things in DC were “complicated” and that it wasn’t a simple problem.  He then went to provide the example of New York City, which has what he called “more reasonable” gun laws (New York law amounts to near total prohibition, BTW, except for the rich and famous) and has managed to lower its crime rate.   The reporter fired back at him, again using part of this reader’s question which stated that New York City’s gun laws were decades old, and crime only recently began to drop there.   Mayor Nutter dodged again, suggesting the questioner come live in Philadelphia for a bit, and then see if he feels the same way about gun control.   Well, I can be pretty sure if I had to live there, I would cling to my guns like the most bitter and religious person Barack Obama could possibly imagine!

UPDATE: I’ve obtained a copy of the segment for you.

UPDATE: I originally had an .17HMR rifle and a shotgun in there, but upon further review of the law, neither of those firearms qualified.  I have replaced them with better examples.

2 Responses to “Nutter to Me: “You’re wrong””

  1. Trevor says:

    Thanks for reporting on important issues like this one!

  2. Allen says:

    I heard it and was stunned at Nutter’s response to you. I was actually on the Schullykill ready to get off at City Line Ave when it aired.

    It’s really revealing the way he responded to your question. :shakes head:

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