Ed Rendell shows his true colors, in case Pennsylvanians ever had any doubts.
“Get these weapons off the street.Â Get those large-capacity magazines off the street.Â As the mayor said, the only people who should have weapons like this is the police and the military.Â We should outgun the criminals, not vice versa.”
Not to be outdone, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey so eloquently stated:
Police commissioner Charles Ramsey became incensed at the news conference when a reporter asked if, in fact, the weapon that killed Sgt. Liczbinski might not be covered by an assault weapon ban:
“Let me just say this — if it’s not an assault weapon by definition, then add it to the frickin’ list.Â Add it to the frickin’ list!Â We don’t need it.”
The problem is, the SKS is not an assault rifle.Â It never was an assault rifle.Â It’s never been banned, and there’s no reason to put it on any “list”.Â I am so sick of the bullshit that spews out of that city on a daily basis, and I’m glad, at least, in this instance someone in the media asked a difficult question of Commissioner Ramsey.Â Now if only they would do more of that.
In response to this call, gun hating Congressman Joe Sleetsak Sestak has signed on as a cosponsor to HR1022.Â Sestak defeated Republican Congressman Curt Weldon last fall, and represents the town I grew up in.Â Here’s hoping the folks back home give this asshole the boot.