Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The day after President Obama signed 23 executive orders on guns, business was booming at French Creek Outfitters.
Count one for unintended consequences. A week after President Obama signed 23 executive orders prescribing tighter regulation on guns in America, it looks like the biggest beneficiaries might be gun retailers. The effect is being felt locally. According to reporting in Montgomery News, just a day after the president made his sweeping regulations, business was bustling at Phoenixville’s French Creek Outfitters. The line was at least a dozen deep at all times on January 17, and a store employee told a reporter that they were sold out of the AR-15 rifle—the style Adam Lanza notoriously used in the December 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary—and had been “for weeks.” A separate source cited in the story said that the spike in sales is …
Monday, January 14, 2013
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…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
"Whatever we do, I feel we must make thoughtful and reasoned decisions," the Republican wrote.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The following letter was written by 157th District Representative Warren Kampf. In response to the tragic events in Newtown, CT, there is a natural call to do something to prevent this from ever happening again. I feel that call myself. As a father of two young children as well as a former criminal prosecutor, I am shocked, disbelieving, grieving and saddened. In the face of this, I do not agree with those who simply say, "No," to any future changes or declare there is no "political will" to make change. However, I do not believe we can rush into a course of action. For one thing, all of the facts about the Newtown shootings are not yet available. To take action without the correct facts is to risk making decisions that do not meet …
Friday, December 21, 2012
From our friend's at Newtown Patch, a look at how you can help Sandy Hook residents after last week's horrifying mass shooting.
Update 11 a.m. Dec. 20: Newtown High School students are selling stickers to raise funds for the families. The stickers feature a hand-print with a heart in the middle, and the words, "Sandy Hook 12-14-12." More info here: http://newtown.patch.com/articles/newtown-high-school-students-help-with-stickers Also, a Newtown resident is selling bumper stickers that say, "We are Newtown." All money raised will directly benefit the families of the Sandy Hook school shooting and a memorial to the victims. More info on that here: http://newtown.patch.com/articles/we-are-newtown-bumper-stickers-available Update 2:35 p.m The family of Dylan Hockley has created the Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund to help children with autism and other special needs. More …
The event is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m.
The borough will honor the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy with a candlelight vigil in Reeves Park on Friday night, The Mercury is reporting. The vigil will include a roll call of the victim’s names, as well as poetry readings, commentary from local religious leaders, and music. Additional information on the event can be obtained from organizer Bob Domoroski at 484-687-3000.