Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed five bills today in an attempt to stem the violence costing his city 400 murder victims a year. Things have been so bad the City has a new nickname: Killadelphia. The refusal of the state legislature to pass common sense gun safety legislation resulted in Philadelphia going on its own. Mayor Nutter cited the historical precedent of citizens defying established authority in his City, the location of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
This is the same place where the Bell rang and proclaimed "liberty throughout the land," a document was read which claimed that "all men have inalienable rights, among these life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Harrisburg's refusal to control gun trafficking has led to the denial of the inalienable rights for citizens of Killadelphia. As such Michael Nutter has taken the initiative on his own.
Lobbyist John Hohenwarter of the NRA promises quick legal action against the ordinances. Recall this is the same man I witnessed laughing at residents of Philadelphia rallying outside the Capital during a prayer commemorating their killed family members. He has no regard for their lives, liberty or pursuit of happiness.