Philadelpha DA agrees new city ordinances are illegal
Philadelphia District Arrorney Lynn Abraham has advised that the city's new antigun ordinances are "on their face, illegal acts."
he is correct. they have broken the law. Where are the arrest warrants?
Posted by: straightarrrow at April 15, 2008 03:01 PM
You'd think that the fate of Proposition H in San Francisco would have been a "teaching moment".
Posted by: jdberger at April 15, 2008 03:36 PM
Let's hope that the "authorities" in Philadelphia will soon be needing a dose of "Preparation H".
Posted by: Dave D at April 15, 2008 04:18 PM
For those of you who don't know, Lynn Abraham is absolutely NOT a friend to gunowners, and if she thought she had a chance in hell of getting away with it, she'd be going full bore ahead.
Score 1 for the rule of law in a Free State, the value of a rock solid state constitutional RKBA guarantee, and a state supreme court that knows how to read a piece of paper.
Posted by: geekWithA.45 at April 15, 2008 04:27 PM
See, the catch is, they don't care.
Posted by: Don Gwinn at April 15, 2008 07:47 PM
Politicians have the same view of the law that criminals do. Catch me if you can.
Posted by: 30yearProf at April 15, 2008 07:54 PM
"Politicians have the same view of the law that criminals do. Catch me if you can."
Thank you for crystallizing what should be by now in my mind an obvious truism.
I guess it is hard to admit there's no Santa Claus.
That is a bitter pill to swallow but an important one.
But then again, we gun nuts are full of bitterness--and clingy religiosity, according to our enemies.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 15, 2008 09:01 PM
This is just unbelievable. Nutter and the council have turned everything - the entire system - on it's head. Ramsey stated outright that he would enforce the new (illegal) laws as if the conversation with the DA never took place.
Nothing will safisfy this situation other than the wholesale and permanent removal of these people from their offices and positions. That they would defend what are obviously illegal laws with the public trust - tax revenue - is wholly reprehensible.
What Philly is doing is...there is no other word for it...tyranny.
Free Pennsylvanians, it's time to make this right.
Posted by: Carl in Chicago at April 16, 2008 05:54 AM
You know, if the cops arrest anybody under these illegal laws, inasmuch as the D.A. has told them the laws are illegal, said cops *should* be unable to claim "qualified immunity" when the Section 1983 lawsuits come along. A cop only gets qualified immunity when he/she has a good faith belief that the actions undertaken were legal and constitutional.
Posted by: Letalis Maximus, Esq. at April 16, 2008 11:31 AM
The demise of Prop H in San Fran Frisco was a teaching moment. The anti's flunked the course. In your face, Adlai Stevenson fans!
Posted by: The Mechanic at April 16, 2008 01:12 PM