York City Council to vote on Lost/Stolen Firearm Ordinance

UPDATE: The council chose to table the proposed legislation 3-to-2. However, the council did express that were it to go to a vote it would have lost 1-to-4. I believe it was tabled due to pressure from the Mayor.

http://yorkdispatch.inyork.com/yd/top/ci_11521606

http://ydr.inyork.com/ci_11522039

“Several residents opposed to the legislation spoke at the meeting, with two holding signs saying “America believes in innocence until proven guilty,” and “Citizens are expected to obey the law. So should the council.””

Just nice to know the signs I made garnered some attention from the media for our cause.  🙂

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When: 6:30PM
Wednesday, January 21

Where: City Council Chambers
1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA
(Corner of Market & George)

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To vote on the proposed ordinance which would require a citizen to report a firearm as lost or stolen within 72 hours of discovery or face a $1,000 fine and/or 90 days in jail.

The ordinance would essentially change the burden of proof from “Innocent until provent guilty!” to “Guilty unless you can prove your innocent.”

I and several others attended the committee meeting last week and voiced our opinions. The council seemed evenly divided on the matter with a few appearing to be unsure of where they stood.

Here is contact info for the committee members. You can contact the council and express your views. But please be polite, understanding that while some of the council members may be misguided they do have the best of intentions. (Just the road they’re paving is headed straight to hell.)

Councilman Joseph R. Musso, President
jrmusso@comcast.net

Councilwoman Carol Hill-Evans, Vice President
cdh129@comcast.net

Councilwoman Toni Smith
tonismith825@hotmail.com

Councilman Cameron Texter
ctexter@yahoo.com

Councilwoman Genevieve Ray
genray@comcast.net
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Below are some of the media reports regarding last week’s committee meeting:

http://www.fox43.com/pages/news_at_ten_landing/?Proposed-gun-ordinance-discussed-in-York=1&blockID=184880&feedID=589

http://ydr.inyork.com/ci_11447158

http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/York-Council-Listens-to-Gun-Ordinance-Debate/RMj3NlQcgUCq3E3IYR9TWQ.cspx

http://www.inyork.com/opinion/ci_11460077

http://www.fox43.com/pages/video/?clipId=3334549&topVideoCatNo=75993&c=&autoStart=true&activePane=info&LaunchPageAdTag=homepage&clipFormat=flv

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