Anti-gun lawmakers from Philadelphia are speaking out on Pennsylvania’s new concealed carry reciprocity restrictions. What are they saying?
- “I don’t think it’s going to drastically affect violence in Philadelphia.” – Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-rated by NRA)
- “It’s not the people with legitimate guns, it’s the people with the street guns who are destroying the neighborhood.” – Rep. James Clay (refused to answer NRA member questions during his election)
- “We have to be realistic. This isn’t a panacea that’s going to solve all of our problems.” – Rep. Brendan Boyle (D+ rating from NRA)
In other words, this served absolutely no purpose even though many of the Philadelphia lawmakers previously claimed that “closing the Florida Loophole” would absolutely make a huge difference to solving Philadelphia’s crime rates. Now that they have it, these lawmakers are calling for more laws and restrictions.