Last week, someone called me a closet liberal.
Because of gun control.
I’ve changed my mind. Yes, I’m a country girl. I understand the thrill of hunting seasons, etc. My mother used to shoot pheasants in Pakistan with her dad, and quite enjoyed the experience. I’m not exactly a bloodthirsty carnivore, but I can understand people wanting to supplement their diet in certain parts of the country/world.
Philadephia, on the other hand, needs some sort of help – legal or illegal.
The city’s reputation is not flattering. In certain parts of the country it’s even known as ‘Killadelphia’ for the high number of homicides. Granted, most city (and especially state officials) don’t think it’s their problem. After all, what’s the big deal about black-on-black violence? It’s not hurting us. It’s not our problem. Well, actually it is.
So when newly-elected Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter proposed a series of measures that would regulate the sales of guns, I rejoiced. I approve of the mayor’s tough stance on combating city violence. Unfortunately, his measures are quite illegal.
Hopefully he’ll be able to think of something. And hopefully Lynne Abraham, who has always been a great DA will be able to reach some sort of resolution that will be both constitutional and effective.