Media Finally Noticing “Lost & Stolen” is a Sham

I congratulate Christine Vendel of PennLive for finally noticing something we’ve been screaming about for quite some time: that all towns claiming the sky was falling, and they needed a “lost and stolen” law to combat illegal firearms trafficking, were completely full of shit. The article acknowledges there is no enforcement, which we’ve also been blowing the whistle on to no avail.

This was never the problem our opponents claimed it to be, and now they are incredulously claiming, “It’s not measured by the number of fines. It’s measured by compliance.” So everyone who’s trafficking guns to criminals is just magically obeying the new law? This so laughably lacks credibility, it’s hard to believe they would even try to throw that turd at the wall.

This was never about stopping illegal trafficking. The goal was to weaken state preemption by pushing a non-issue that would easily pass in a number of towns. It was preemption they were after. So how did it work out for them?

The end result is Act 192, which strengthened the preemption law.

10 Responses to “Media Finally Noticing “Lost & Stolen” is a Sham”

  1. Patrick H says:

    I always comment on Lancaster articles about that. Lancaster has NEVER prosecuted any one under their ordinance yet they keep saying its a key part of lowering crime. I keep asking How?

  2. John DeLallo says:

    From time to time, we agree to disagree. On this issue, we’re marching in lockstep. Let me add, though, why is it that the media is suddenly “enlightened”? Because CeaseFirePA, Moms Demand Action, MAIG, and the other stooges for Bloomberg have completely backed off their promise to indemnify cities and townships, big or small, if they got sued for passing illegal ordinances. Even that shrill whiner Shira Goodman said she wasn’t part of the organization when the promises were made. We have minutes from several communities’ meetings where Lost or Stolen was implemented, and Bloomberg’s stooges promise to pay legal fees was part of the voting promise. The lot of them should be prosecuted for criminal conspiracy to violate Title 18. I’m guessing with Kathleen Kane as AG and Wolf in the governor’s chair, that won’t happen. A complicit media now begins a campaign to cover the anti gunners’ asses. Makes me sick to my stomach.

  3. Chase says:

    Democrats who pretend that lost and stolen guns go unreported remind me of Republicans who pretend that voter fraud is widespread in the U.S.A.

    • HSR47 says:

      Frankly, voter fraud is far easier in this country than in practically any other.

      As far as I’m concerned, election workers ought to have a legal duty to positively identify voters similar to that of notaries — either the voter must be known to the examiner, or the examiner must use government-issued photo identification to positively identify the voter.

      Voting should be no different than purchasing a firearm in terms of the requirement for positive identification.

    • Ian Argent says:

      For voting, it’s not that fraud does happen, but that it could happen. Look at all the nonsense that surrounded the election of 2000; where people to this day believe the election was stolen because of irregularities around the recount. Process matters.

    • Roger V. Tranfaglia says:

      (my answer to Chase)

  4. Scott Connors says:

    “Lost and stolen” ordinances prevent crime in the same manner that hanging bulbs of garlic around your home prevent vampire attacks. Superstition, you say? We’ve never found any fang marks, have we? It must be working!

  5. Geoff says:

    Let me just say this, my forearms are expensive and I will most certainly report it if one or more get stolen. I want them back or the insurance payment to replace them. I don’t need no stinkin’ law to force me to report it. BTW, I believe Kommiefornistan makes you a criminal if you don’t report the theft or loss. Ah, Democrats.