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    Default [PAFOA Blog] Open Letter to the Radnor Board of Commisioners Regarding Lost & Stolen

    Open Letter to the Radnor Board of Commisioners Regarding Lost & Stolen

    To Members of the Radnor Board of Commissioners:

    I write to you as the Founder & President of Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association, an organization representing tens of thousands of gun owners across the Commonwealth, including many in Radnor. We share concerns about the ordinance you may discuss and vote on tonight brought forth by CeasefirePA, as noted in your published agenda.

    The so-called “Lost-and-Stolen” firearms ordinance is illegal under current state law. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held 14 years ago, in the case of Ortiz v. Commonwealth that “The General Assembly, not city councils, is the proper forum for the imposition of [firearms] regulation.” Today, the majority of voters from all parties support that decision, as was reflected in a recent statewide poll.

    As you will likely hear from many gun owners tonight, the legal issues that will be created with this ordinance will likely result in costly litigation for the city should you pass and enforce it. These are financial burdens that few city officials will find easy to justify to hardworking taxpayers. However, the members of PAFOA would like to offer an alternative to such expenses. Rather than passing a toothless ordinance designed only to harass gun owners, consider diverting what you plan to budget for the enforcement costs and legal defense to general law enforcement funds. Focus on reducing all crime and fully funding investigative teams who can help put dangerous criminals behind bars.

    There are already many federal and state laws on the books that target straw purchasing and other types of criminal gun trafficking. Using what limited resources the town has to fully fund law enforcement needs will help bring the full weight of current laws – all of which are far more strict – down on those who pose a true danger to Radnor’s residents.

    We ask that you either table the ordinance indefinitely or take a solid vote against a redundant, meaningless ordinance which will ultimately cost the city far more than its taxpayers can afford in these tight times.

    Sincerely,
    Daniel Pehrson
    Founder & President
    Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association

    This article, Open Letter to the Radnor Board of Commisioners Regarding Lost & Stolen, is from the Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association Blog & Online Magazine.






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    Default Re: [PAFOA Blog] Open Letter to the Radnor Board of Commisioners Regarding Lost & Sto

    Quote Originally Posted by RSS View Post
    There are already many federal and state laws on the books that target straw purchasing and other types of criminal gun trafficking. Using what limited resources the town has to fully fund law enforcement needs will help bring the full weight of current laws – all of which are far more strict – down on those who pose a true danger to Radnor’s residents.
    Wow, I hope everyone realizes that the only reason anyone feels lost-and-stolen could possibly be reasonable is because we've bought into the idea that the 'many federal and state laws on the books that target straw purchasing and other types of criminal gun trafficking' are lawful and just. We've effectively met the enemy halfway already.

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    Default Re: [PAFOA Blog] Open Letter to the Radnor Board of Commisioners Regarding Lost & Sto

    How did the town council meeting go? Was the legislation tabled, or voted down?
    Kevin Singleton, Potawatomi - {ZRT - Sector 4}

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    Default Re: [PAFOA Blog] Open Letter to the Radnor Board of Commisioners Regarding Lost & Sto

    See this thread: The post I linked to is the first one after the meeting ended.

    http://forum.pafoa.org/pennsylvania-...ml#post1089932

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