Phoenixville Mayor, Police Chief Talk Gun Control
Both men said civilians should not have the right to carry military grade guns.
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, Phoenixville mayor Leo Scoda and police chief William Mossman are speaking out in favor of stricter gun laws, the Daily Local News is reporting.
According to the paper, both men said they support the second amendment, but suggested there should be stricter limits on the kinds of guns civilians can purchase.
“This is not about your ability to have a gun,” Scoda said at the January 8 borough council meeting. “It’s about having guns that shoot 100 bullets a minute.”
Mossman, talking to a Daily Local reporter on Thursday, said that while he believes citizens have the right to own and carry guns for personal protection, he questions the wisdom of laws that allow people to have “the same exact weapon(s) our soldiers are carrying in war.”
“My answers is [that] that’s not necessary," he told the paper. "These are guns that are basically borrowed from the military that have a whole lot of ammunition to kill a whole lot.”
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Editor's note: the language of the poll was changed to better reflect the spectrum of opinion on gun laws.