On January 29, 2013, Attorney Joshua Prince, your PA Gun Attorney, along with Police Chief Mark Kessler, Sheriff Eric Weaknecht, Oath Keeper’s President Williams (all pro-Gun) and several from Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) (generally, anti-gun or pro-reform), spoke on BCTV’s Community Consensus regarding Gun Control. You can find the video here.
This was an informative program that allowed for an open dialogue of ideas and opportunity to correct misconceptions/misstatements regarding the use of firearms in crimes. Both Chief Kessler and Sheriff Weaknecht came out against reform and stating that they, as law enforcement officers, are not coming into contact with individuals, who are possessing “assault rifles.” Rather, their experience is that the cheap, $100 handguns, are generally the firearms of choice of criminals and that criminals are not going through Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to procure their firearms. Instead, as is readily apparent, criminals are turning to the black market of illegal guns, where they can generally acquire firearms much cheaper than going through an FFL and without the background checks.
Some may also remember that it was Chief Kessler, who recently proposed his 2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution, which the Borough of Gilberton, Pa. enacted on January 24th, 2013.
In these times, we, as not just and industry but as a community, must remember those who are supporting our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Please remember Chief Kessler and Sheriff Weaknecht during future elections. It is imperative that we re-elect those, who understand the true meaning of the Constitution.