Re: Rendell and Firearms
True to form, Fast Eddie has been hitting this issue hard out in Pittsburgh, exploiting the deaths of three police officers to enact his agenda. He continues to exploit Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, claiming that had his assualt weapons ban been in place, that the gun that killed Liczbinksi would never have been available. This is a blatant lie on several different levels.
First of all, we already have laws on the books that should have prevented Liczbinski’s killers from having access to ANY firearm, not just an assault weapon. The animals who killed Liczbinski all had multiple arrests for firearms violation ALL OF WHICH WERE DISMISSED IN COURT. Finally, the semi-automatic Chinese SKS-Carbine that killed Liczbinski was not even on the list of weapons that Rendell wanted to ban in the original bill, which, when that was pointed out to the gun banning posse of Rendell, Mayor Nutter and Chief Ramsey, it led to one of Ramsey’s classier and more memorable quotes to date, “Well put it on the frikkin’ list, then.”