Regarding Michael Alan Goldberg’s cover story about Mayor Nutter’s crackdown on lost/stolen guns:
I want to commend you on a very fair and thought-provoking piece. It sounds like the police might have something that works and it’s just a matter of convincing justifiably wary gun owners. I do not own a gun but like Mr. Stolfer I believe in the 2nd Amendment. Most articles I read about guns are full of attacks and name-calling from both sides. This article is refreshing and it gives the possibility that the compromise the mayor is looking for can be reached if both sides try to work together.
ROBERT, via philadelphiaweekly.com
Reporting a missing or stolen gun is right for the safety of society. Only people who own guns illegally would not report a missing/stolen gun. There is no better way possible to deter criminals from getting their hands on guns. And if a person who is selling guns to people they shouldn’t and they repeatedly report their guns ‘lost’ or stolen, then we obviously need to keep an eye on this person.
KLIFFEE, via philadelphiaweekly.com
This story is the most balanced, best researched, and best thought-out essay I have ever read on gun control, anytime, anywhere (and I am a policy analyst in a government public safety program). Man, you knocked the ball out of the park. I didn’t think there was anyone besides me who would bother trying to think through all those angles.
PAUL SAGER, via email
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