Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mayor Nutter Signs New Gun Legislation

Of course, what Mayor Squidward will not tell you is that these new laws - which are in direct violation with Pennsylvania state law - are completely unconstitutional. Apparently, the mayor is is living up to the "Nutter" portion of his name.

Philadelphia City Council passed five new gun laws Thursday without state approval. Mayor Nutter signed them and ordered enforcement during an afternoon news conference in front of the evidence rooms where seized guns are held.

So, let me get this straight: Mayor Squidward just ordered me to enforce an illegal, unconstitutional law? Um, I don't think so. I'm too pretty for Federal Prison.

"Enough is enough. We've had enough. We've stood for enough and today we're taking direct action to make this city safe," said Mayor Nutter at the conference.

And that direct action contradicts the laws of the commonwealth. Will somebody please get the mayor a copy of the Constitution?

Mayor Nutter took an unusual step of ordering immediate enforcement of the bills only hours after City Council passed them. The measures, approved unanimously, include a limit on handgun purchases to one per month and a requirement that any lost or stolen gun be reported to police. It also includes a ban on assault weapons and would allow police to confiscate guns from any person an officer considers to be a risk to themselves or others. The laws also include a prohibition of guns to people with Protection From Abuse orders.

Whew! I know I feel better now. Loyal readers of SYLG are sick of hearing this phrase, but I am going to repeat it for the umpteenth time: registered gun owners with registered guns are not the ones killing the people of Philadelphia! It's the criminals, stupid!! And they are carrying illegal guns!!!

"Month after month and year after year we are called out to the general assembly to help us. We have petitioned our government, but our pleas have been ignored. That brings us to today's historic action by Philadelphia City Council. I applaud the council for passing the five bills that make the modest start on reigning in the madness running rampant in our streets," said Mayor Nutter. (H/T - CBS3)

Perhaps I can go into work tomorrow and file arrest warrants for the mayor and city council? It's three months into his (presumed) eight-year term, and he has just lost me for good. The honeymoon is over.

(Sebastian has more on this insanity HERE.)

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