Four years ago, Pennsylvania’s rabidly anti-gun Democrat Attorney General Kathleen Kane was the darling of the Democrat party and just as cocky as could be. She was an up and coming star destined for big things, despite her staunch anti-gun beliefs. Yesterday she got a big slice of humble pie with her conviction on a slew of felony charges of perjury and obstruction of justice relating to a vendetta against a political opponent.
Today she resigned. Gun owners should rejoice as her replacement might not abdicate the job of enforcing the Keystone State’s laws protecting the state’s law-abiding gun owners as she did.
We remember her best for her refusal to represent the state against municipalities that overstepped their authority under Pennsylvania State pre-emption laws. It wasn’t the first time she chose to ignore the state’s laws and her oath of office.
She unilaterally and unlawfully severed the state’s concealed carry reciprocity agreement with Utah. She also changed similar agreements with Florida, Arizona and Virginia as well as ending reciprocity with Idaho.
As of yesterday, she won’t be eligible to own a firearm for the rest of her life, absent a pardon or other executive restoration of her firearm rights by partisan President Barack Obama or Pennsylvania’s governor.
Now she gets to live the gun control she tried to impose upon the rest of us “little people”.