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    Default Philadelphia City Council Takes Another Step To Ban Guns From Parks, Recreation Cente

    It says they took a step, but so far it’s just a lot of feel good talk.

    https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/20...ation-centers/

    ‘You Should Not Have Any Weapon’: Philadelphia City Council Takes Another Step To Ban Guns From Parks, Recreation Centers
    Matt PetrilloOctober 30, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Another step was taken Wednesday to ban guns from Philadelphia’s parks and recreation centers. City Council heard from people testifying and many urged city leaders to take action.

    City Council said the ordinance would ban any gun, whether it’s owned legally or otherwise, from city parks and recreation centers. The only exception are police.

    It’s an issue many people in Philly are passionate about, including children.

    “Because there was a gun, no one had fun. Because there was a gun, a life was done,” seventh-grader Monyria Harvey said in a poem she wrote.

    The young girl was among a chorus of voices who sounded off to Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Public Safety. They’re demanding city leaders to stop gun violence happening in public places.

    “No child should go to any park or rec center and have fear,” North Philadelphia resident Jeanine Holmes said. “They shouldn’t have to worry about whether they would be hurt at these sites.”

    In 2018, Philadelphia recreation centers saw more than 500 crimes, including 18 gun crimes and two murders.

    “Parks and rec centers are extremely vulnerable because they’re places of communities, they’re places of gatherings,” Councilwoman Helen Gym said.

    City Council President Darrell Clarke introduced the ordinance that would ban guns from city parks and recreation centers.

    It came after two shootings at city playgrounds over the summer, including one by Finnegan Playground in Southwest Philadelphia, where one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting at a high school graduation party.

    “So what we’re saying today, you should not have any weapon, be it legal or illegal, obviously in and around the rec center, because that should be the one place where people should be able to go and recreate,” Clarke said.

    City Council could take a vote on the gun ban next month. If it passes, state lawmakers would have to take a vote as well because of a law that prohibits municipalities from passing their own gun laws.

    If it passes, violators of the ordinance could face a $2,000 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

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    Default Re: Philadelphia City Council Takes Another Step To Ban Guns From Parks, Recreation C

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Golf View Post
    “Because there was a gun, no one had fun. Because there was a gun, a life was done,”
    No, little girl, because a murderer did what murderers do, a life was done. The tool has nothing to do with it (but I'm preaching to the choir).

    Know what I don't do? Go into Philadelphia unarmed. This won't change that...

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    Default Re: Philadelphia City Council Takes Another Step To Ban Guns From Parks, Recreation C

    Yeah that’ll stop the hoodrats from shooting each other up around the parks.
    Where's Hunter?

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    Default Re: Philadelphia City Council Takes Another Step To Ban Guns From Parks, Recreation C

    More attempts to spread gun control to those that only abide by laws. Gang bangers, drug dealers, aspiring rap stars, and others don't care if their is yet another law to break.
    Last edited by Pilot321; November 4th, 2019 at 06:20 AM.
    Pilot321, the Un-Woke

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    Default Re: Philadelphia City Council Takes Another Step To Ban Guns From Parks, Recreation C

    A seventh-grader Monyria Harvey wrote a poem you guys! Turn em in or yinz are all heartless monsters!
    Life has a melody.

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    Default Re: Philadelphia City Council Takes Another Step To Ban Guns From Parks, Recreation C

    We should be planning a Carry event in philly like we did for Pittsburgh.


    They are going to try to use a city of the first class to upend preemption.

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    Default Re: Philadelphia City Council Takes Another Step To Ban Guns From Parks, Recreation C

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot321 View Post
    More attempts to spread gun control to those that only abide buy laws. Gang bangers, drug dealers, aspiring rap stars, and others don't care if their is yet another law to break.
    Clarke and the rest of Council don't get this. Feel good politics.
    Wheaties aren't made out of the same stuff today as they were 40 years ago.

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    Default Re: Philadelphia City Council Takes Another Step To Ban Guns From Parks, Recreation C

    In case anyone missed this part-

    City Council could take a vote on the gun ban next month. If it passes, state lawmakers would have to take a vote as well because of a law that prohibits municipalities from passing their own gun laws.

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    Default Re: Philadelphia City Council Takes Another Step To Ban Guns From Parks, Recreation C

    Criminals don't obey laws, that's why they are called criminals. It's already illegal to shoot people.

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    Default Re: Philadelphia City Council Takes Another Step To Ban Guns From Parks, Recreation C

    Going unarmed in any park or anywhere in filthadelphia is a stupid idea.

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