Fallout from the PA-13 Race

Allyson Schwartz wants to run for Governor, so her current seat in PA’s 13th district is up for grabs, and grab it a who’s who of Pennsylvania lefties are trying to do. Now Marjory Margolies, formerly Marjory Margolies-Mezvinsky, is in the race. But that’s not all, dear friends. In order for primary candidates to polish up their credentials, we’re going to have ourselves some gun control:

Meanwhile, State Rep. Brendan Boyle Monday introduced HB1479, a bill that would prohibit the sale, purchase, or possession of large capacity ammunition magazines. The sponsors and supporters of Boyle’s bill, including fellow PA-13 opponent Leach, will hold a news conference on Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda.

HB1479 can be found here. Very limited and confusing grandfathering. But hey, punching those neanderthal gun nuts in the gut is a sure way to demonstrate your progressive bone fides to the kind of people who like that type of political theater. I should note that as long as the GOP controls the legislature and the governor’s mansion, this likely isn’t going anywhere. But do you have faith the GOP will never lose another election in Pennsylvania?

2 Responses to “Fallout from the PA-13 Race”

  1. Jack says:

    Perhaps some of the tactics of Illinois gun rights organizations should be looked into.

    Illinois has Dem majorities in both houses of the leg and in the gov’s mansion. But they have staved off further gun control this year, and have expanded to get carry to the gov’s desk (with the help of the Courts yes, but they still needed to get a bunch of Dems to vote for Shall Issue).

    That’s something to investigate.

  2. Andy B. says:

    If anyone is willing to run a dirty campaign, I seem to recall that someone close to Marjory Margolies-Mezvinsky was involved in some criminal activity. I’m withholding further details because in fact my memory on those issues is hazy. It was a long time ago. But, if it is true, it’s a closer connection than that the husband of the 2012 Democratic candidate in our 8th District once did some minor legal work for Mumia A. Jamal; and that was played up considerably. From results, it seems to have worked.