A Lesson for the Mayor

A columnist responds to Mayor Nutter’s (predictable) call for more gun control following Officer McDonald’s recent murder.

Here’s a quick lesson in the law. If you’re a convicted felon, as Giddings was (and a very dangerous one at that), you can never legally buy a gun again. Never. That means that the weapon he used to kill Officer McDonald was obtained illegally. So no matter how tough you make it to buy a gun in Philadelphia, hardened criminals like Giddings will still obtain them illegally. Just like convicted felon Howard Cain did, the trigger man who killed Philadelphia police officer Stephen Liczbinski in May.

The key line that the anti-gunners just don’t get is “no matter how tough you make it to buy a gun in Philadelphia, hardened criminals…will still obtain them illegally”.

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