Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Forum on Phila. crime agrees problem is complex

By Troy Graham

Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer

In a wide-ranging public discussion last night of Philadelphia's crime problem, city leaders seemed to be in agreement mainly on its complexity.

Poverty, school dropout rates, drugs in the neighborhoods, and easy access to illegal guns all were cited as major contributors to crime. The answers were as varied as the problems.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Can't get a gun here? No problem: Florida will issue permit, and local police must honor it.

IMAGINE HAVING YOUR driver's license revoked in Pennsylvania but then being able to get one in Florida - through the mail - that must then be honored here. Now imagine it happens with guns. Because it does.
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Friday, February 5, 2010


Join Me This Monday Night and Support Lost or Stolen Handgun Reporting Law
in Radnor Township

WHO: Radnor Township Commissioners Meeting
WHAT: Public discussion and voting on Lost or Stolen Handgun Reporting
WHEN: 7:30 PM
WHERE: Radnor Township Municipal Building
301 Iven Avenue, Radnor

Do you think gun violence is a problem in the Philadelphia region and in Pennsylvania?
Do you believe there are too many illegal guns being trafficked in our cities and towns?
Are you outraged that 20 Pennsylvania policemen have been shot and killed since 2002 – most of them by criminals with illegal handguns – but no one seems willing to stand up and do anything about it?

If you’re tired of no one doing anything about gun violence, if you’re fed up with a General Assembly in Harrisburg that turns up at police funerals – but turns away when we ask them to show some courage and pass reforms to prevent gun violence – we’re asking you to get involved – now – and come out to Radnor Township Municipal Building on Monday night for an important public hearing on a reasonable step to help police curb illegal handgun trafficking: Lost or Stolen Handgun Reporting. -- Submitted by: CeaseFirePA