Once in a while a Democrat says what he really thinks. Here’s Democrat Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney talking about what he thinks about the Constitution and the Fourth of July.
Fox: “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.
Standing outside the hospital where the two police officers were treated for gunshot injuries, Kenney told a group of reporters that only police officers should be allowed to own guns and that he is looking forward to retiring, so he no longer has to deal with gun violence.”
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“I’m concerned every single day. I’ll be happy when I’m not the mayor…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,” Kenney said.
“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…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 [and] the attorney general does the best he can, but this is a gun country. “It’s crazy,” Kenney added. “We’re the most armed country in world history and we’re one of the least safest (sic).”
“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 said that idea was “never going to happen” in his lifetime.
“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,” he told reporters. “I don’t enjoy the Fourth of July,” the mayor continued. “I’m waiting for something bad to happen all the time.
Then after he tried to walk back his comments. “I said I was looking forward to no longer being mayor,” he said in a statement. “Let me be clear, I’m incredibly grateful to be mayor of this great city and for the people who elected me to lead.
“I care deeply about the safety of our residents and the future of our city, and that’s why I’m disappointed with how I conveyed my sentiments last night. I made Philadelphians feel like I don’t care, and that cannot be further from the truth,” he added. “I’ve said it many times before, I lay awake at night thinking about the challenges facing the residents in our city and what more we can be doing or doing differently to solve them. Being mayor comes with a lot of restless nights, so I am looking forward to a good night’s sleep.” Nope. We heard you the first time, when you were telling the truth about what you think.