Guns are an especially potent issue in Pennsylvania, which is home to 300,000 members of the National Rifle Association -- the highest per capita NRA membership in the country, according to Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. A 2002 Quinnipiac University poll found that 42 percent of Pennsylvania households have guns, including 54 percent of union households, a key Democratic constituency.
Gun issues also stir up passions in Pennsylvania for another very different reason. Philadelphia has experienced an epidemic of gun killings: 331 people were shot to death last year, 321 with handguns.
I decided to do a little research on all these Philly murders; here's a map of all them.
Now here's a few trivia questions
1) How many of these 400 murders in Philadelphia were committed by NRA members?
2) How is it that Philadelphia had all these murders? It's a "progressive" city, not some rural hickville. Didn't anyone tell these murderers that democrats are a people of peace, love & empathy for their suffering brother?
3) If guns are the problem, how is it that all those hillbillies in western PA don't have a murder rate equal to that of Philly?Once again, tell me how a city run by democrats is a more attractive alternative to a republican run suburb?