Philadelphia’s Democrat Mayor Jim Kenney suggested that the 2nd Amendment and the Supreme Court were far too lenient regarding gun rights. This statement came after a shooting on the 4th of July that injured two officers.
While outside the hospital where the two officers were being treated for gunshot wounds, Mayor Kenney told reporters that only the police should be allowed to have guns and that he looks forward to retiring from civil service. “I’m concerned every single day,” Kenny said. “I’ll be happy when I’m not the mayor,” he added.
Kenney explained that “It was a chilled back day, beautiful weather. But we live in America where we have the Second Amendment, and we have the Supreme Court of the United States telling everybody they can carry a gun wherever they want.”
Mayor Jim Kenney would also go on to hail Canada for its lack of gun violence. “I was in Canada two weeks ago and never thought about a gun,” he said. “The only people I knew who had guns in Canada were police officers.”
Kenney continued, “that’s the way it should be here,” but admitted that the idea was “never going to happen” in his lifetime.
Mayor Jim Kenney told the media that he worries that there will be more gun violence in the city and that more prominent shootings may happen at significant events. “There’s a lot of goofballs out there with guns and they can get them anytime they want, so this is what we have to live with,” he explained.
Kenney would then suggest that if he were in charge of the country, he would unilaterally strip citizens of the right to bear arms. “If I had the ability to take care of guns, I would,” he said. “But the legislature won’t let us. Congress won’t let us. The governor does the best he can, the attorney general does the best he can, but this is a gun country.”
“It’s crazy,” Kenney said. “We are the most armed country in world history and we are one of the least safe.” He then told reporters, “until Americans decide that they want to give up the guns and give up the opportunity to get guns, we’re going to have this problem.”
Mayor Jim Kenney would then lament the 4th of July and other large events. “I don’t enjoy the 4th of July, I didn’t enjoy the Democratic National Convention. I didn’t enjoy the NFL draft. I’m waiting for something bad to happen all the time.”