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Ed Rendell: From the Horse`s Mouth

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Anyone who looks at his record will see that former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell is one of the most anti-gun candidates for governor in Pennsylvania history. In his campaign for governor, Rendell is getting manpower and enthusiastic support from the Brady Campaign, the Million Mom March, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and other gun-ban organizations. If Rendell wins, Pennsylvania could become their staging ground for gun bans on a national level. Just take him at his own words . . .

"Neither the City nor the State are in the business of selling weapons; we are in the business of confiscating them."

--Letter to a Pennsylvania resident, December 7, 1993

To see the original letter click here.

"I believe with every ounce of feeling that I have that there are far too many guns."

--Reason magazine, July 1, 1998

"To the people of Philadelphia, guns aren`t used for sport, guns aren`t used for recreation. Guns aren`t even very successfully used for protection. Guns are used for killing people."

--ABC Nightline, May 26, 1998.

"I would sue a lot of people. I might sue the federal, state, and local governments for not providing economic opportunity. I might have to sue ourselves."

--Reason magazine, July 1, 1998.

"The solutions that Democrats have followed as a party, that the Clinton Administration has followed, that the Democratic members of Congress have followed, those positions we win every time with Americans. We win on gun control."

--Democratic National Committee news conference, September 23, 1999.

"I want to kill `em in suburban areas on gun control."

--The New Republic, October 23, 2000.

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