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    http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion...g_the_law.html

    Posted on Tue, Feb. 9, 2010

    Letters: On gun permits, it's the police who're flouting the law
    Philadelphia Daily News

    DISTRICT Attorney Seth Williams should stop whining about Philadelphia residents legally applying for Florida gun-carry permits and instead crack down on the Philadelphia Police Department's lawbreaking "gun permit unit" ("Can't Get a Gun Here?," Feb. 5). Just take a look at the unlawful demands made of Philadelphia residents by the police permit unit at http://www.ppdonline.org/hq_gunpermit.php: fingerprints, police interviews, driver's license and more!

    It's kind of hard to blame Philadelphia gun owners for bypassing the law-flouting Philly police permit unit. The city's crime fighters should obey the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act before throwing any more stones at legal gun owners.
    Mike Stollenwerk
    Alexandria, Va.



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    Grace cited an example of a Philadelphia man who obtained a Florida license to carry. He was subsequently pulled over in a traffic stop, and not only did he have two handguns on him, but he also had a half-pound of marijuana, numerous other drugs and several thousand dollars in cash. When the case went to court, prosecutors could not charge the man with any gun violations, Grace said, because of his Florida permit.
    Firearm plus drugs equals no gun violation? Someone is blowing smoke here, and it ain't me.

    Brian Grady, deputy of the Special Operations Division of the Philadelphia D.A.'s office, said that prosecutors come across Florida permits issued to Philadelphia residents whose permits have been revoked "more frequently than we would care to."
    Could it just be that Philadelphia revokes LTCFs just because you were the victim of a crime? Or because it's Thursday?


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    What happened to Pennsylvania being "Shall Issue?"

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    Pennsylvania is, Philadelphia isn't.

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    Statkowski wrote:
    Pennsylvania is, Philadelphia isn't.
    No, it is - but nobody so far has had the balls to tell Phlly to shove it on fingerprints and interviews and appeal the denial to the court of common pleas

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    I already have a non res florida ccw. If I move to Philly would I be good or need to apply for a PA ccw?

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    I applied for the Fla. non-res simply b/c it costs less and lasts longer than a local resident permit.

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