Skip to comments.Panel urged to back limit on handgun sales (Pennsylvania)
Posted on 05/11/2005 3:49:12 PM PDT by holymoly
Gun-control advocates on Wednesday urged a gubernatorial advisory commission to endorse a proposal to limit handgun purchases in Pennsylvania to one per month when the panel makes recommendations next week.
"We must rid the community of so many guns, make them harder to purchase and teach people other ways to settle their disputes," Diane Edbril of CeaseFirePA told a Capitol news conference.
State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas, who also participated in the news conference, said the unlimited sale of handguns in Pennsylvania feeds a voracious underground market for illegal weapons used to commit crimes.
"This is about whether or not somebody should have the ability to buy 25 guns a month who knowingly ... then put those 25 guns in a stream of commerce in a way that they know is going to end up in death or permanent injury," the Philadelphia Democrat said.
"This is about choosing life over death, choosing peace over a society where people do not feel safe," he said.
The proposal, which Gov. Ed Rendell advocated during his 2002 election campaign, is part of a pending gun-control package sponsored by state Rep. John Myers, D-Philadelphia.
In March, responding to a spate of gunshot killings in Philadelphia and York, Rendell impaneled the Commission to Address Gun Violence, a 23-member commission that includes police, legislators and federal, state and local prosecutors. It is scheduled to make final recommendations to Rendell and the Legislature on Monday.
The commission's chairman, Philadelphia attorney Walter M. Phillips Jr., said the one-handgun-per-month proposal is "clearly on the table, as far as the commission is concerned."
Rendell, a Democrat and former Philadelphia mayor, continues to support the measure, but has not pushed it in the Republican-controlled Legislature because he is convinced it would not pass, said his spokeswoman, Kate Philips.
He believes it is "absolutely reasonable and the right thing to do," Philips said. "But the governor is also a political realist."
The gun-control activists also called for the elimination of a state law that prohibits cities and towns from imposing local gun-control ordinances and passage of legislation to require gun owners to take steps to keep the weapons out of the hands of children or criminals.
Edbril, saying she fears resistance from rural lawmakers will kill the one-a.m.onth handgun plan, noted it would not affect purchases of rifles or shotguns, limit handgun purchases by gun collectors or restrict purchases by people whose handguns have been lost or stolen.
This whole thing is typical liberal elitist. They have no desire to keep crime down, quite the contrary. Fear of crime on behalf of the sheeple facilitates their national socialist expansion. Firearms in the hands of the people make them citizens capable of both protecting themselves and resisting the government. Both of these are not desirable in the eyes of the national socialists.
Well, Diane, how many people in the community are using guns as a way of settling their disputes NOW? Care to give us some numbers? Or are you by chance trading on a stereotype, something a good liberal would NEVER do ...
Slight mod: The lying eyes of the national socialists.
We have the one gun/month law here in CA. There are some exceptions, but if my handguns ever get stolen, it would take me a long time to replace them and many are no longer even on the CA approved list. This is probably my main reason for keeping them in a safe.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
I've been thinking of getting a safe, more for fire protectino than theft. Boy, if I ever had a fire, and all my ammo started cooking off, they'd have to evacuate every house in a five mile radius.
She sounds like a member of the Brady Bunch. I have a recommendation for this air head. Teach people a way to settle disputes, and then you won't need to regulate guns."
Rendell is lower than bacteria mutating in sewer water.
It's really something extremely simple, but the libs dare not admit it: Philadelphia is packed with animals, and they can't control them any more. The gun-grabbers are trying to exploit this decades-long fact to impose their agenda on the entire state. I'll wait to see what the commission recommends. When they recommend the gun-grabbers' agenda (and I have no doubt they will, if they were picked by Fast Eddie), I just might send a letter to my GOP state rep. If he goes with the gun-grabbers, everyone here will hear about it. Hopefully we can muster some true-blue GOP opponents for any RINO's that go for it.
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State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas, who also participated in the news conference, said the unlimited sale of
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"This is about whether or not somebody should have the ability to buy 25
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There. Now it's even more ridiculous.
Normal people don't settle disputes with guns. The only 'disputes' settled with guns are gang turf disputes, and the libs either can't or don't want to deal with that directly, so they take the easy path...taking our guns. That way it appears they did something, and they can always hire some retired cop in a cop suit to praise their efforts.
It sounds like Pennsylvania needs to pass a concealed-carry law. That in itself should be the first recommendation by any real panel.
""We must rid the community of so many guns, make them harder to purchase and teach people other ways to settle their disputes," Diane Edbril of CeaseFirePA told a Capitol news conference. "
Another idiot who thinks guns kill people.
We have a concealed-carry law. PA is a "shall issue" state (as per the state Constitution).
Did I miss something? Are the people in Pennsylvania having shootouts at high noon?
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