Sunday, December 11, 2005

Holding their feet to the fire

Some of Philadelphia's City Councilfolk are putting pressure on the region's state legislators to vote for restrictions on gun purchases, pointing out that their constituents overwhelmingly support such measures (based on their vote on a referendum on a Charter change measure on the topic).
In the 1st Senatorial District, where state Sen. Vince Fumo, D-Philadelphia, has opposed a one-gun-a-month law, his constituents voted 13,719 to 2,979 in favor of legislation to reduce gun violence.

In the 169th Legislative District, where state Rep. Dennis O'Brien, R-Philadelphia, House Judiciary Committee chairman, was accused by Gov. Rendell of thwarting passage of a one-gun-a-month law, constituents voted 2,214 to 825 in favor of such legislation.
Clarke and Miller are waving these numbers as the legislators in question prepare for their spring primaries. Is it a little warm in here?


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