It’s amazing that all the gun control people are willing to use the death of a police officer to score political points.Â NRA members aren’t the ones shooting police officers, Mr. Mayor.
“I think that they should make an immediate statement acknowledging that there is no legitimate reason for anyone to have such a weapon and should join us in supporting — at least — this kind of reasonable legislation. They don’t have a leg to stand on, and they owe the Liczbinski family an apology for their obstructionist activity in this regard.”
Because there are legitimate reasons.Â Why does what gun the scumbag used matter?Â Any gun is dangerous in hands of people who would murder police officers.Â The problem, Mr. Mayor, is that your city’s justice system isn’t getting these people off the streets.Â One of these losers escaped from a halfway house.Â Why was this guy in a halfway house and not the big house?Â These are the kinds of questions Philadelphia needs to be asking itself.
Meanwhile, while Mayor Squidworth is busy taking pot shots at the NRA, the third suspect is still at large.Â It seems to me that Nutter’s first priority as mayor ought to be bringing this guy to justice.Â His public statements and rhetoric should be focused on that.Â What does it say to criminals to hear a message of “Shoot a cop, I’ll blame the NRA!?”Â The Mayor’s rhetoric needs to be “You shoot a cop, we’re going to catch you, we’re going to try you, and we’re going to put you on death row.”Â Is that kind of tough talk too much to ask for from the Mayor?