The Democratic Mayor of Philadelphia claimed that ‘only police should have guns’ following a shooting that left two officers badly injured in the city on Independence day.
As Fox News reports:
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney suggested the Second Amendment and the United States Supreme Court were too lenient when it came to gun rights, following a shooting that injured two police officers near a Fourth of July event on Monday night.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
“That’s the way it should be here,” Kenney stated, before saying such an idea was “never going to happen” in his lifetime.
Philadelphia has been racked by a major uptick in violence since the riots surrounding the death of George Floyd in 2020.