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Letter to the editor: Opposing Bill Peduto’s gun opposition

I oppose Mayor Bill Peduto’s opposition to the Pennsylvania Senate gun bill (“Bill Peduto, Philly mayor: Why we oppose Pa. Senate gun bill,”).

You say the bill “gives the gun lobby the ability to sue local governments … whenever they do not like a local gun law.” Obviously, you don’t remember a few years ago when Democrats in Congress tried passing a law giving local governments the ability to sue gun manufacturers for damage done by an inanimate object they had produced and sold in a free-market environment called America. Inanimate objects cannot think and/or operate themselves.

Democrats passed “gun-free zone” laws. Criminals don’t obey laws to begin with. Only a Democrat would think they would obey a new and different law. Have you noticed an increase in shootings in “gun-free zones” since the laws were passed?

Have you two shortsighted “officials” thought about how hard freedom of travel would become if a law-abiding gun owner possessing a government-issued concealed-carry permit had to navigate thousands of different oppressive “local government” gun laws, when all they wanted to do is to protect themselves and their families as they travel?

Enough babble about facts that Democrats can’t understand. I have a serious question for you. Why do Democrats tell people not to judge all Muslims by the radical acts of a few, but from the other side of the same mouth, tell the same people that they must judge all gun owners by the radical acts of a few?

Bill Herald


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