Looks like anti-gun activists and the media are looking to guilt companies into helping them pass more gun laws in the Commonwealth.Â Â I’m sorry to see they appear to have the support of former Governor Mark Schweiker, who is currently running the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.Â Schweiker had this to say:
Let me mention that the business community has been a steadfast participant in efforts to reduce violence. Our political efforts range from the Chamber’s 1999 testimony in Harrisburg in favor of one-gun-per-month sales legislation to our recent testimony in July in support of Philadelphia’s efforts to pass gun laws more restrictive than the state’s. Financial efforts and backing include the record-setting workplace donations to United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania in 2006 as well as the millions of dollars which individual corporations donate directly to social service agencies.
Schweiker’s name comes up when people talk about who’s going to run on the GOP ticket when Rendell’s term is up in 2010.Â I thought Pennsylvania gun owners should be aware of what he’s been up to in the mean time, in the event he does still have political ambitions.