Bet you didn't know Philly tap water was a bottled commodity... I knew you were all jealous of our fluoride! ;)
Aside from our famous water, we have now exceeded 240 homicides here. I was shocked to hear that many of the murders were committed with "straw purchase" guns. Geez, I won't even buy cigarettes when underage kids ask me...who is buying guns for people?!
This from Wyatt Erp's site:
"For those of you not keeping count - or not checking out First In's Murder Meter - Philadelphia's homicide count now stands at 234. And it's only July 23rd. At this rate, we will shatter last year's number of 406. Shatter it!
Meanwhile, the idiots and mental defectives that occupy Philadelphia City Council are suing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for not allowing the city to make its own gun laws! I guess City Council is upset about that pesky State's Rights thing. Unfortunately, while City Council is fiddling in court, Rome is burning with cordite. What the politicians (mostly Democrats - go figure) do not understand is that they could completely outlaw guns within the city limits, a la Tombstone in 1881, and the homicides will continue. Why?
BECAUSE THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE HOMICIDES ARE NOT DOING IT WITH LEGAL GUNS!!! THEY ARE EITHER STRAW PURCHASES OR OUTRIGHT STOLEN!!!
Good grief, how many times have I written those sentences here in the last two years? If and when Philadelphia City Council stops grandstanding in favor of utilizing some common sense, maybe a better solution will be forthcoming.
Don't hold your breath." (Support Your Local Gun Fighter)
The Mayor actually did something I respect the other day (which most likely means it was someone else's idea)... He padlocked a bar where three men were shot and "no one saw a thing". He says the bar will remain closed until one of the 24 patrons, the bartenders or the waitresses jog their memory about the triple shooting...