From a comment to this Philadelphia Daily News article:
Good Luck Nutter. You can not use reason when you try to reason with those inbred NRA morons. What he should do is arrange for a bus to go to the cow pastures of Central PA and pick up all those NRA nuts and bring them to Philly. Let them try to survive one night on the streets here and see if they still want to block the assault weapon ban.
They would survive.Â Not only would they survive if they were relocated, but Philadelphia would very quickly have a lower crime rate, because those people would not tolerate the levels of crime that goes on in these high crime neighborhoods in the city.Â If you want to see what happens when you drop a gun nut into the middle of an inner city, take a look at Pro-Gun Progressive.
It’s not the geography that’s the issue.Â North Philadelphia is not destined to be a hell hole.Â It’s a hell hole because the streets are ruled by thugs.Â But getting rid of the thugs is going to entail working with the police, and electing judges willing to put the criminals in jail for a long time.Â The rural parts of this state are virtually crime free, but they are like that because the people there would not tolerate the levels of crime in their neighborhoods that people in north Philadelphia tolerate.Â I’m reluctant to blame the povery too, because there are parts of this state that are definitely struggling with poverty and lack of opportunity that don’t have a fraction of the crime Philadelphia does.Â Philadelphians have spent entirely too long allowing their politicians to feed them excuses for why the crime is so high.Â Maybe when they stop buying it, they’ll demand something actually be done about it.