DA Seth Williams Asks City Council For Help In Closing Gun Law Loophole

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams appeared before City Council Thursday, asking the lawmakers for help in battling a bill being considered in Congress that could extend the so-called ‘Florida gun loophole.’

Williams came to the City Council caucus room to talk about what’s called “The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act.” It’s a bill before Congress that Williams said would force both the state and the city to accept the concealed carry permits issued by any state in the nation.

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

Council members were on board, giving unanimous approval to a non-binding resolution that urges Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation to vote against the measure.

Reported by Mike Dunn, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Wise One

    Most forget Williams’s pre-election pledge, i.,e., in effect, that perps as well as victims and law-abiders would get a fair shake with him as D.A.

    Williams, like Nurtter, wants desperately to be reelected and will do nothing to alienate his ilk.

  • chris

    there is no loophole, they just say that because they want too have their name mention, they lie, just check out floridas ccw law

  • Traveler

    What brain dead congress person decided that they should push this stupid and dangerous bill in congress.We should find out who has so little regard for the people of the state of Pa. that they need to BEND UNDER THE WILL OF THE NRA,THAT RIGHT THE NRA.They are the only ones that think this is a good job.

    One day the people and the political leaders(both Dem and Tea/Rep) will develop the guts to tell the NRA,to shove it.They will nolonger be under the thumb of these people and start to make true and sensible gun control.

    • Hater

      So you think visitors to Philly should not be allowed to protect themselves from the feral beasts that hunt them? Criminals don’t abide by laws, thus “criminals”. I think that anyone with a permit to carry should be able to go anywhere in the country with the weapon of their choice, from sea to shining sea. The NRA isn’t going anywhere. Ever!

  • Angry Revolutionary

    City Council continues to operate in a state of delusion…..

  • Wise One

    Williams wants to ensure that Killadelphia savages will have most of the guns.

    • noname

      yup….because we all know that with all the gun violence here in Philadelphia, it was probably committed by those who went to the trouble to obey the laws in the first place and got a permit to carry a gun. i want to see the news report on that, “gun man captured that held up 7-11 had permit to carry and legally possed the gun he had.

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

      LOL…so…are you saying bureaucrats like yourself are not capable of making decisions?

      • noname

        pardon the poor spelling. possessed.

    • Hater

      True dat…….yo

  • kadar

    When is Philly going to close the Philadelphia loophole.
    You know, the one where they make their own laws rules and regulations that the state says that they can not?
    Seriously folks, if you knew how many state laws that the Philly Gun Unit violates in a single day, your heads would roll. I am not just talking summary offenses, but misdemeanors and felonies.
    Why isn’t Seth prosecuting the PPD when they break the law?

    • Hater

      Don’t worry about the PPD. Why isn’t Seth pushing for an automatic 5 year sentence for all crimes committed with a gun..

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