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Local NPR Debate Over Enhanced Preemption

On one side, the attorney representing the NRA in its suits against Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Jonathan Goldstein. On the other, Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFirePA.

7 Responses to “Local NPR Debate Over Enhanced Preemption”

  1. Joe_in_Pitt says:

    Gotta love the anti-gunners trying to defend the illegal ordinances. One minute they’re “making cities safer”, yet the next they argue “nobody is getting fined from them”. So illegal laws not being enforced is a legitimate defense of them? Then you turn around and say they are somehow making a difference? What?

    Then you have NPR that apparently couldn’t find a caller from west of Allentown, brings on Sen. Leach who’s main answer to this debate is more gun control (yet no legislator to counter him), and a host that decides to jump in during the closing moments to cheerlead for CeaseFire. About par for the course.

  2. Jeff O says:

    I don’t even need to listen to know that attorney Goldstein represented our side well. Last week he was involved in the same debate on central PA’s WITF radio, and aside form being a bit excitable, he was clear, concise, and easy to understand. His examples were such that even a liberal public radio listener may even understand the truth in the argument! I’m glad he is on our side; keep up the good work!

  3. Realistic says:

    Very good recording. Gosh. Jonathan Goldstein is sharp, well-spoken, and polished — exactly the way the “good guys” deserve to be represented in public.
    I think this represents the new horizon of RKBA activism, people. We have seen the future, and it is now!

  4. Chris says:

    I love how Shira Goodman makes it personal against Jonathan Goldstein at every opportunity. He’s just doing it for the money, blah blah blah. He kept his cool and represented us well.

  5. Sparafucile says:

    Oh, such an opportunity missed…..(though a bit off-topic)

    Shira Goodman stated that one of her group’s goals is to decrease the burdens on law-abiding gun owners. I want to hear her asked *precisely* which burdens her group has openly advocated reducing or eliminating.

  6. Michael says:

    I’m actually a little disappointed in Goldstein’s performance. He kept using the same few lines over and over. It seemed he didn’t have enough counter points towards Goodmam. I hope he performs better in the courtroom than he did on this show.

    • Sebastian says:

      Actually, anything I’ve ever been taught about a hostile interview is to make a list of a few points, and stay on those points, rather than letting the interviewer or the debate partner push you off point.

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