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This is a video from my new show, Counterpoint PA, the only grassroots progressive newscast exclusively about Pennsylvania politics.

In this video, I talk about a new report from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that reveals in 2012 Pennsylvania had the highest number of lost or stolen guns from federally licensed gun dealers of any state in the nation and that it had the seventh highest number of total lost or stolen guns among the states. Then, I discuss legislative proposals in the PA House that would ameliorate this and other gun problems in the state.

For a transcript, links to the sources used in this story, and to browse the new categorized video archive, go to http://counterpointpa.org.

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Stay tuned this week for Counterpoint PA's special homage to Keith Olbermann, the Worst Pennsylvanians of the Week!

Originally posted to ProgressivePatriotPA on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 02:54 PM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Shut Down the NRA, Pittsburgh Area Kossacks, Philly Kos, and DKos Pennsylvania.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Mere passive citizenship is not enough. Men must be aggressive for what is right if government is to be saved from those who are aggressive for what is wrong. - Fighting Bob La Follette

    by ProgressivePatriotPA on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 02:54:30 PM PDT

  •  Can you please post the transcript (0+ / 0-)

    in the diary, for those who can't watch video?

    Thanks.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 04:00:23 PM PDT

    •  Here's the link to the transcript, I'm trying not (1+ / 0-)
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      to post the transcript text everywhere so people actually watch the video. Sorry for the inconvenience. In the future, I'll post the link to the transcript with all the other links after the video here on Daily Kos.

      http://counterpointpa.org/...

      Mere passive citizenship is not enough. Men must be aggressive for what is right if government is to be saved from those who are aggressive for what is wrong. - Fighting Bob La Follette

      by ProgressivePatriotPA on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 04:07:24 PM PDT

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      •  Most people will watch the video in your diary (1+ / 0-)
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        rather than read a transcript, but some people have really slow connections or simply can't watch video at all for whatever reason.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 04:28:39 PM PDT

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  •  Thank you for reporting on this news for (1+ / 0-)
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    legislative action to hold gun owners responsible for reporting lost or stolen guns.

    Anna Orso of Penn Live reports that House Bill 1515, introduced by state Representative Madeleine Dean, a Democrat representing Montgomery, would require individuals to report when their guns are lost or stolen.
    Do you know how many states require reporting of lost or stolen guns, and what sanctions they impose for failure to report?

    It's a topic of considerable interest in our gun safety discussions.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 04:31:12 PM PDT

    •  My pleasure. (1+ / 0-)
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      I know that all federally licensed gun dealers in the nation are mandated to report lost/stolen guns, but other than that, I'm afraid I don't know the answers to your questions. Sorry!

      Mere passive citizenship is not enough. Men must be aggressive for what is right if government is to be saved from those who are aggressive for what is wrong. - Fighting Bob La Follette

      by ProgressivePatriotPA on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 04:39:59 PM PDT

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      •  The problem with that requirement though, (0+ / 0-)

        is that GOP has watered down any requirement that an FFL do periodic inventory and has restricted ATFs right to do unannounced audit inspections.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 05:59:00 PM PDT

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        •  The Real Question This Brings Up (1+ / 0-)
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          If they don't do inventory regularly, how do they do their taxes?  Presumably, if you are losing that much inventory any reasonable person would be wanting to capture that as a loss for their business.  

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