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CeaseFirePA Attacking Corbett

So implies CeaseFire PA, who I can’t imagine has the cash to actually air this video:

Ryan Hacke was killed in 1997, four years before Pennsylvania entered into a reciprocity agreement with the State of Florida, under a different Attorney General than Tom Corbett. His death was certainly a tragedy, but it has exactly nothing to do with the issue being touted.

What you never hear about is Vaughn Mathis, the criminal that murdered Ryan Hacke. We give kudos to Allegheny County for actually prosecuting criminals, which is more than you can say for Philadelphia, but in 1993 Mathis plead guilty carrying without a license and having a firearm with an altered serial number, a first degree misdemeanor and second degree felony respectively. He received probation, though at this point it was illegal for him to purchase or possess a firearm, or get a license to carry in PA or Florida.

It’s worth noting that if he had gotten the maximum allowed under law for the initial weapons charge, he never would have been on the streets to murder Ryan Hecke. But it doesn’t stop there. Mathis was out on bail awaiting trial for rape charges, terroristic threats, and aggravated assault when he committed the murder. The crimes he was out on bail for were committed in 1995, and two years later the state had not yet gotten around to trying him. He was only tried on that arrest after the Hecke murder.

In all this talk of loopholes, guns, our opponents are forgetting about the piece of human debris that pulled the trigger, and the justice system that failed to keep him behind bars and off the streets.

3 Responses to “CeaseFirePA Attacking Corbett”

  1. Vince Lyons says:

    That’s funny…

    I don’t ever remember Tom Corbett suggesting violent criminals should carry guns. In fact, now that I think about it, all of his words and actions would suggest the opposite.

    Unfortunately, there are no consequences for broadcasting these lies.

  2. Kevin says:

    “Hecke was out on bail awaiting trial for rape charges, terroristic threats, and aggravated assault when he committed the murder.”

    If this is the case, why does anyone care that he was murdered in 1997?

  3. Sebastian says:

    Fixed… thanks for the catch.

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