Skip to comments.Mr. Mayor, Do Your Job
Posted on 08/29/2019 11:57:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney immediately called for increased gun control in the wake of an alarming incident where a convicted felon shot and wounded six police officers attempting to serve a drug-related warrant. Our officers need help, he told CBS News. They need help. They need help with gun control. They need help with keeping these weapons out of these peoples hands. He doubled down in his call for gun control when he told ABC News, If the state and federal government dont want to stand up to the NRA and other folks, let us police ourselves. Our officers deserve to be protected and dont deserve to be shot at by a guy for hours with an unlimited amount of weapons and bullets. Its disgusting.
We agree. It is disgusting. No convicted felon including Maurice Hill, who has been sent to prison at least a dozen times for crimes including illegal possession of a firearm and assault, should ever have the ability to get their hands on a firearm. No police officer should be in a position where their life is in danger by such a dangerous criminal. No citizen should be left defenseless against that same criminal while theyre waiting on police.
Most of all, no city should be left helpless by an elected official who would grandstand even when faced with stark evidence of the effects of their unwillingness to enforce existing laws.
Mayor Kenney was rebuked by Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, in a response to the National Review. Hill is a threat to everyone around him not because he may or may not be an NRA member but because he has embarked on a life of crime. That is what the problem is.
This isnt a failure of lacking laws. Its a failure of executive leadership willing to enforce those laws. Hill was sentenced for his crimes and he even served time for illegal possession of guns. Hills convictions on assault, drug charges, illegal weapons possession, escaping, fleeing from police, and resisting arrest, along with prison sentences barred him from legally possessing a firearm. Thats not to mention his charges that didnt stick, including kidnapping and attempted murder.
Its not just Hill. He and his high-profile crimes of shooting police are indicative of a larger problem in Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Loves homicide rate is the highest in a decade, even as nationally, it trends down. Hills repeated illegal possession of firearms and attempted murder and wounding of police speaks to what weve been saying. Criminals arent getting their firearms through legal means. They are obtaining them through theft and the black market.
Mayor Kenney wants to blame guns for Hills crimes. Hes not alone. Just days later, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order for state police and other agencies to report back to him in six months with recommendations to reduce crimes committed with firearms. Here are our recommendations: Enforce your laws; place the blame from crimes committed with guns on those who commit the crimes; and put criminals in jail. Mayor, fulfill your oath and live up to your responsibilities. The firearms industry is committed to Real Solutions for Safer CommunitiesSM. The first step in making our towns and cities safer is holding criminals accountable. If elected leaders wont do that, they should be held to account for failing in their duties.
Does this mayor Kenney blame the cars and drivers for the potholes in his city? Or does he blame his own administration for not repairing the inevitable potholes in the streets?
Does this guy blame the traffic lights for causing people to run red lights? Or does he blame the red-light runners themselves?
Does this guy blame the city water department when someone doesn't pay their water bill? Or does he blame the delinquents who don't pay their bills when they promised?
So why does mayor Kenney blame the guns instead of this ex-felon with a history of firearms convictions for the shootings?
Answer: Blaming the criminal shooter doesn't follow the narrative of the democRATS. Guns and apparently the NRA, kill people instead of criminals kill people.
Do democRATS just think this way or were they taught it?
If a convicted criminal has a gun illegally how will gun control help?
If the state and federal government dont want to stand up to the NRA and other folks, let us police ourselves. Our officers deserve to be protected and dont deserve to be shot at by a guy for hours with an unlimited amount of weapons and bullets. Its disgusting. ............................. Why is it that all these Criminals, Crazies and Crusaders are portrayed as members of the NRA? The armed and DANGEROUS types find their weapons like the druggies find their fix. Nothing legal about it, its all ready in the laws. ?Million NRA members, legal gun owners, killed no one this week unless they were forced to as a defense.
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