HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) issued the following statement on Mayor Jim Kenney’s executive order banning guns from recreation centers:
“While Mayor Kenney’s executive order has good intentions, he should focus on fully funding our police department so it has the resources to get criminals with illegal guns off our streets so innocent children - and everyone else - can be safe, no matter where they are in the city.
“The DA has said people with permits to carry are not exempt. It’s tragic the district attorney will act tough on legal gun owners, but will withdraw illegal gun charges for criminals who then go out and commit more crimes, like Zyree Downing, who had gun charges withdrawn in July and is now suspected of raping a 71-year-old woman and stealing her car.”
Representative Martina White
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: David Foster