Philadelphia’s Democratic mayor says it’s time to get rid of all guns so he can enjoy life again.
“I don’t enjoy the Fourth of July,” Mayor Jim Kenney said Monday night after an incident in which two Philadelphia police officers were shot.
“I didn’t enjoy the Democratic National Convention. I didn’t enjoy the NFL draft. I’m waiting for something bad to happen all the time,” he said
“Until Americans decide that they want to give up the guns and give up the opportunity to get guns, we’re going to have this problem,” he said, according to Fox News.
The wounded officers were later released from the hospital.
Kenney did not differentiate between legal guns and illegal guns. In April, officials announced that at least 400 illegal guns flowed into Philadelphia, according to WHYY-FM. In June, two men were arrested for illegal trafficking in guns that Brough about 60 weapons into the cart.
On Monday, when asked if he worried large social events could turn violent, Kenney replied, “I’m concerned every single day. I’ll be happy when I’m not the mayor.”
Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney (D) says that “only the police should have guns”.
So that the thugs carrying illegal guns can terrorize the law-abiding citizens with impunity?
— Flying Dutchman (@AndreD40141985) July 5, 2022
Kenney warmed to the subject of blaming the Second Amendment for crimes being committed with guns.
“We live in America where we have the Second Amendment and we have the Supreme Court of the United States telling everybody they can carry a gun wherever they want,” he said.
“If I had the ability to take care of guns, I would,” he said. “But the legislature won’t let us. Congress won’t let us. The governor does the best he can [and] the attorney general does the best he can, but this is a gun country.”
“It’s crazy,” Kenney added. “We’re the most armed country in world history and we’re one of the least safest (sic).”
He claimed that during a visit to Canada, he never worried about gun violence.
“I was in Canada two weeks ago and never thought about a gun,” he said. “The only people I knew who had guns in Canada were police officers.”
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney suggested “ Only Cops should have guns”, …ok…start by taking “All” the Guns from Criminals first.
— ken mccroskey (@ken_mccroskey) July 5, 2022
“That’s the way it should be here,” Kenney said.
He added that removing guns from Americans was “never going to happen” in his lifetime.
“There’s a lot of goofballs out there with guns and they can get them anytime they want, so this is what we have to live with,” he said.
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