Pressure from Pittsburgh

Now Pittsburgh is jumping into the action to screw gun owners in Pennsylvania:

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution encouraging state legislators to pass a law making it mandatory to report lost or stolen handguns.

Council President Doug Shields, along with law enforcement and members of CeaseFire PA, will forward the resolution to Harrisburg, where they hope legislators will address the issue.

A similar bill proposed in the state House last year was tabled in November.

“If any reasonable person loses an item of value in a burglary or theft, they would report it,” Shields said. “These guns are finding their way to crime scenes and killing our sons and daughters.”

Yes, they would report it.  But we don’t throw them in jail if they don’t do it.  This is not an obvious law to someone who doesn’t follow this issue closely, and I’m not about to stand by and watch these people turn Pennsylvania into New Jersey where “when it comes to guns, the citizens acts at his peril” is uttered by courts before good people are issued devastating fines or sent off to the pokey.  This is a bad law, and it must be stopped.

One Response to “Pressure from Pittsburgh”

  1. Dano says:

    Sigh. Time for me to bitch slap ’em.

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Wait a min… from the article..

    City police Chief Nate Harper said that since Jan. 1, 90 handguns have been reported lost or stolen in the city and some have later surfaced at crime scenes.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

    Ummm… they were reported, so we need a law now?

    Where are we going and that’s a nice hand basket…