Glad to see John Sigler in the area saying what needs to be said:
“Philadelphia doesn’t need any new anti-gun laws to combat the lawless,” said John C. Sigler, a Delaware lawyer who was appointed president of the firearm-advocacy organization this year. “They simply need to enforce the laws they already have.”
Speaking to students at the Widener University School of Law, Sigler, a former Dover police captain and Navy submarine veteran, delivered a hard-line argument: He said gun-control laws don’t work and are not the solution to violent crime.
“If Philadelphia wants to stop the killing, they’ve got to make criminals pay the penalty,” he said.
Even from my point of view, the NRA has not been very visible in Pennsylvania. Â I hope this is a sign that’s about to change.Â The Philadelphia politicians have, for too long, pushed the easy solution:
“They need to step up to the plate and say enough is enough, my constituents are dying and we need to stop that. And to stop that, you need to take the bad guys, put them in jail and you leave them there. If they come back out, and do it again, you put them back in again for twice as long,” he said.
He said the public must accept the cost of fighting crime.
“If it means building more prisons, then build more prisons,” Sigler said.
Gun control is easy. Â It’s a way for cowardly politicians to pretend like they are doing something.Â It’s a lot harder to actually fight crime.Â The politicians must be held to account, and not permitted to take the easy road.