It’s entertaining when the Mexican authorities chirps up, complaining about weapons that move throughout their northern border (ceaselessly facilitated by US authorities businesses). Certain, the drug cartels that really run our neighbor to the south discover methods to maneuver purchase firearms up right here and transfer them south, however when your personal army “loses” about one-third of their weapons they’ve been entrusted with, the Mexican regime doesn’t have quite a lot of room to speak.
Which brings us to…Philadelphia. The Metropolis of Brotherly Love is doing its stage greatest to turn into the following Chicago. They could not have elected (but) a doctrinaire socialist who needs to additional defund the police and open city-owned food stores, however give them time. They’ll in all probability get there.
The town’s feckless mayor and Soros-backed prosecutor who’s by no means seen a prison he’s wished to prosecute like to inveigh towards the Founders’ authentic sin of defending particular person gun rights. The issue isn’t the rampant recidivism, the decarceration, the zero bail, or the flash mobs looting stores. As all the time…it’s the weapons.
So when it’s revealed that Philly Sheriff Rochelle Bilal had “misplaced” 101 weapons, it’s onerous to take anybody in metropolis authorities significantly. The Sheriff mentioned she’d discovered most of them, however that was apparently simply the standard bureaucratic ass-covering.
From nbcphiladelphia.org . . .
In line with the Metropolis Controller’s Workplace, the Sheriff’s Workplace said throughout the 2024 finances listening to with Metropolis Council that each one however 20 of their authentic 101 lacking service weapons had been discovered. The Controller’s Workplace mentioned they weren’t supplied the mandatory documentation to assist these claims after they did a follow-up investigation, nevertheless.
The lacking weapons embrace 71 handguns, 4 semi-automatic handguns and one shotgun, in response to the Controller’s Workplace.
The Controller’s Workplace mentioned one other overview in August 2021 accounted for 16 of the unique lacking weapons. The Sheriff’s Workplace supplied adequate proof for 9 weapons as a part of their most up-to-date overview, leaving 76 nonetheless lacking, in response to the Controller’s Workplace.
What are the percentages that a few of these mysteriously lacking firearms someway discovered their means into the palms of native gang members and different assorted miscreants?
Philly has had north of 1000 shootings to this point in 2023. However the individuals who frequently blame town’s issues on law-abiding gun homeowners and attempt to additional limit their rights are the exact same individuals who can’t account for dozens of obligation weapons they’ve been entrusted with. It’s all in all probability simply an accounting drawback. They’re certain to show up any day now.
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