District Attorneys back Meehan for politics, not public safety

District Attorneys back Meehan for politics, not public safety

Republican’s pro-gun policies keep guns in the hands of criminals

Springfield, PA – Today, Republican Pat Meehan received the endorsement of local District Attorneys in yet another example of the insider favors that have defined the 30-year politician’s campaign thus far.
 
Meehan’s endorsement from local District Attorneys completely disregards Meehan’s dangerous, pro-gun policies, specifically his opposition to closing the notorious gun loophole in Pennsylvania state law.  Meehan, who has been endorsed and financially supported by the National Rifle Association, publicly opposed State Rep. Bryan Lentz’s legislation to keep guns away from convicted criminals seeking out-of-state 
 
“The sun rises, the sun sets, Republicans endorse Republicans.  That’s what this is, a political endorsement, because it’s clearly not based on merits or policies,” said Lentz campaign spokesman Sean Coit.  “How many people have been denied gun permits in Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties, only to receive them through the mail from other states? Ignoring that is disrespectful to law enforcement and handicaps their ability to fight crime in our area.”

Lentz’s proposed legislation in Harrisburg would deny out-of-state permits to those that are denied permits in Pennsylvania, including dangerous criminals with previous gun charges. While Meehan has never prosecuted a case in the courtroom, Lentz spent six years prosecuting gang and drug violence in Philadelphia, and has pushed legislation to help local police keep streets safer.
 
A former Airborne Ranger, criminal prosecutor and Iraq War veteran, Bryan Lentz currently serves in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Delaware County. He was awarded both the Bronze Star for Service and the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his military service. He lives in Swarthmore with his wife Jennifer and their son Thomas.

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October 13th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments