When police stripped Marqus Hill of his permit to carry a gun in Philadelphia after a 2005 confrontation with officers, Hill didn't let that stop him: He just applied for a firearms license from Florida. Though police said Hill had lost a 2008 appeal to win back his Philadelphia permit and reacted by assaulting a police officer in court, Florida mailed him a gun license last year. Early Sunday morning, police said, Hill, 28, gunned down an 18-year-old who allegedly broke into his car, shooting him 13 times.
Gun rights activists should be ashamed of themselves, starting with Sebastian whose blog has always mocked and trivialized this situation.
Robert's another one. He's written a lengthy and truly incredible hatchet job on the story, at the end of which I thought Marqus Hill might receive a medal.
Marqus Hill is an extreme example of the problem, but imagine the potential of the "3,000 to 4,000 people in Pennsylvania [who] have obtained firearms permits from Florida."
What's your opinion? Can we call this "the other loophole" without getting all side tracked? We're talking about some crappy laws in PA and FL which allow this blatant impropriety to happen.
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