Even though this was broadcast last Thurs., I only found out about it yesterday. Here is my cross post from The High Road:
I just saw a gun blog posting about the Oct. 5 CNN "Anderson Cooper 360" segment on Philadelphia's homicides this year. The Newsbusters website has a writeup on how awful the CNN broadcast was: newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2007/10/06/cnn-pushes-gun-control-philadelphia-blames-concealed-carry-murder
The Anderson Coooper 360 blog posting on their Philly story is here: www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/anderson.cooper.360/blog/2007/10/philly-gunning-for-more-control.html
Excerpt of further BS found at the Cooper 360 blog:
There is a comments section for story feedback. It is moderated, with 26 comments so far running about 50/50 in support of or opposed to gun control and Philly getting to make it's own gun laws. This BS should definitely be countered. I understand you guys may face a special legislative session this fall on Philly's problems, and I could see this story coming up as "proof" that Philly should get out of preemption.
Facts to "Keep Them Honest" :
#1 - PA has handgun sales registration and background checks on all handguns sold in the state, even secondary sales unless between immediate family members (father/son/wife/daughter).
#2 - PA CCW permit holders are not committing crimes in Phila., or anywhere else.
#3 - the ban on so-called "assault weapons" has nothing to do with crime since rifles are less likely to be used in crime or homicides than knives or fists.
#4 - Philly's problems are due to poor policing, not state gun laws. The laws have been the same for the past 10 years. Even today, the Phila PD is catching heat because it's high number of police shootings are being blamed on POOR MANAGEMENT: www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20071010_High_rate_of_shootings_by_Philly_cops.html
i wouldn't even blaim the Police...
Phila is just a FN mess...
i don't go anywhere near it.
They had that piece of drivel on last night. At least he got things right when they went on to the Stop Snitching segment.
To that idiot who said you could buy 50firearms with no problems: I’d like to see what the BATFE would say about that.