No Guns, just food and government…

A lot of people don’t understand why gun owners are unwilling to trust the government to handle their 2nd Amendment rights.

Not all of that is because gun owners are paranoid crazies who think it’s all a plot to get them. A lot of it simply boils down to not trusting the government to be able to implement and enforce it’s programs with any modicum of sense.

For example in Philadelphia <sarcasm>that bastion of sane governance</sarcasm>, here is a woman who is handing out free lunches to the kids in the community during summer. But now she’s facing a $600/day fine. Her crime, well, this is a residential zone. You need a permit and variance for that. I mean, are you really going to find a bunch of hungry kids playing out on the streets in the middle of Philadelphia’s business district.

“Prattis, who does not make any money on the meal distribution, says she wanted to help make sure the neighborhood kids received at least one healthy meal a day during the summer. “You have houses here. The roofs are falling in, and they could be focused on a lot more serious issues than me feeding children,” Prattis said of the city council’s ruling.”

That’s right this is the important stuff that the Philadelphia city government needs to be spending their time protecting you from.

Published in: on August 17, 2012 at 8:59 am  Leave a Comment  
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Philly…you’re doing it wrong

Perhaps Philadelphia should consider renaming itself Odidelphia (the city of “Brotherly Hate”).

In 2011 there were 324 homicides in Philadelphia. Not quite one a day, so clearly the bad guys had some vacation and holiday time. This year is not looking any better. The first month brought 34 homicides – an avg greater than once per day.

Philadelphia’s proposed solution: Ban guns!!!

But would that even help?

Kevin Kless was beaten to death while trying to hail a cab. Three Flyers fans beat an off-duty officer wearing a Ranger’s jersey to unconsciousness.  A Vietnam veteran was beaten to near death as well. The city can’t even keep it’s witnesses safe.

The Nutty Mayor put a $20,000 award to information leading to the apprehension of murderers. “To every criminal out there: I just put a $20,000 bounty on your head.” But what good is that if your witnesses are killed before they can even collect. Nutty sent a message, the criminals sent one right back with murder of Rosemary Fernandex-Rivera.

The problem is clear, the murders aren’t just going to stop if one gets rid of guns. Beatings, stabbings, will continue even if you removed every firearm from the planet. What Philadelphia has is a problem of a near complete collapse of their criminal social system. A system which repeatedly puts criminals back on the street, a police department that’s under-staffed, and political spine that’s unwilling to address the real issues, rather seeking an scapegoat in the NRA. Because the Nutty Mayor knows he will not win against the 2nd Amendment; he’ll have a continuing scapegoat to blame rather than his own inabilities to lead and manage his city in a better direction.

Article on “A bloody start to the year…”

PS – Hey Nutty Mayor, you think, just maybe if you’re people were able to stand up to your criminals. Crime might go down?