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Philadelphia criticizes gun legislation in Washington

Philadelphia City Council has passed a non-binding resolution against gun permit legislation being debated in Washington. 

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams came to Council’s pre-meeting caucus session to say how important it is to stop the National Right To Carry Reciprocity Act, which would make all state gun carry permits valid across the country.  Right now, states make individual deals determining which out-of-state permits they will honor.  Williams says that would expand the “Florida loophole” where people living in the Philadelphia region get permits through through the mail using Florida’s less strict regulations.

“I trust Commissioner Ramsey to determine who should have a license to carry a concealed weapon on the streets of Philadelphia.  Not a Florida Farm Bureau Bureaucrat in Tallahassee,” said Williams.

Williams told councilmembers the gun rules in Philadelphia need to be as tough as possible.

“We need this bill to be defeated in Washington we need to remove the Florida loophole as it exists currently in Pennsylvania,” he said. 

Councilmembers gave unanimous support to the non-binding resolution.

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