Sunday, April 21, 2013
Modern Tactical celebrates its grand opening Friday. The retailer, owned by Lansdale residents and veterans, sells firearms, tactical gear and more at its 3 W. Main St. location.
You can guarantee that a store like veteran-owned Modern Tactical, which deals in security, has the best security around. "Wait and see," said co-owner Joe Junguzza about those in the general community trepidatious of Modern Tactical opening in Lansdale. "We live here," he said, "and if we felt like opening a store would be a detriment to the town, we wouldn't have opened one in our backyard. It was difficult finding a location and one in a business-friendly town. Lansdale had both." Before talk of gun rights and similar headlines inundated the press and politics, military veterans Junguzza and Kevin Messmer, both of Lansdale, and Ross Lieberman, of Philadelphia, had a plan two years in the making to open a tactical gear and firearms …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Norristown's interim Chief of Police Willie Richet and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro are expected to lead the call to end gun violence and 'support commonsense gun laws' as part of a "National Day to Demand Action."
The debate over gun control continues in the county seat as both Norristown's interim Chief of Police Willie Richet and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro are expected to take to the steps of Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, March 28 to call for an end to gun violence and urge lawmakers to pass gun safety legislation like universal background checks. The planned rally is part of a "National Day to Demand Action" organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bipartisan gun violence prevention advocacy organization co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. There are similar events planned in more than 100 towns and cities across the country today, …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
See what Pennsylvania voters think of stricter gun laws and add your opinion.
Stricter gun laws are a topic many people are talking about. A number of local college presidents have signed a letter asking for more gun control, including Jane McAuliffe of Bryn Mawr College, Kathleen Ownes of Gwynedd-Mercy College, Joanne V. Creighton of Haverford College, Daniel H. Weiss of Lafayette College, Peyton Helm of Muhlenburg College, Rebecca Chopp of Swarthmore College, Bobby Fong of Ursinus College and Rev. Peter M. Donohue of Villanova University. Pennsylvania voters think the federal government should have stricter gun laws, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac University. The poll found 60 percent of those polled are in favor of stricter laws, while 5 percent thought the laws should be less strict and 32 percent …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Police said entry was made through a ground-level basement window between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Jan. 31
Towamencin Township Police are investigating a residential burglary that occurred Jan. 31 between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the 2000 block of Kriebel Road. Guns and an unspecified amount of jewelry were taken in the reported burglary, police said. Forced entry was made through a ground-level basement window, police said. Call Towamencin Police at 215-368-7606 with any information on the burglary.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Commonwealth opted to split the hearing to a later date in order for a late-term pregnant co-defendant to appear to testify at the hearing of her boyfriend and brother
The preliminary hearing of Cleveland Ford Jr. and Pau Chau, both of Philadelphia, will continue later in the month after the Commonwealth called for a bifurcation in order for a late-term pregnant co-defendant — who is also Ford's girlfriend and Chau's sister — to be present to testify at their hearing. Ford Jr. and Chau, both 25, along with co-defendant, Ford's girlfriend and Chau's sister Diep Thi Luu, 29, are charged in connection with the strong armed robbery of an employee outside LumenOptix on Progress Drive in Montgomery Township on March 30, 2012. The hearing was stopped during Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Kibelstis' questioning of Lower Gwynedd Township Officer Daniel Diedel regarding his interaction with …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Emilio Sciortino Jr., 21, allegedly kidnapped his estranged wife, handcuffed her, gagged her and beat her at his home. He is being held on $3 million cash bail.
Telford Borough Police have identified the man in Tuesday's hostage situation at 42 Indian Valley Lane as 21-year-old Emilio Sciortino Jr. He is being held at Montgomery County prison in lieu of $3 million cash bail. Sciortino Jr. is charged with felony kidnapping, felony aggravated and felony simple assaults, felony discharge of a firearm into an occupied building, and misdemeanor charges of recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint and false imprisonment, police said. Additional charges are likely, police said. Sciortino Jr. was held overnight in Lansdale Police lockup and was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser. Sciortino Jr. was committed to Montgomery County prison, …
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This is for the five of you who hoped the film was more than hotties in schoolgirl outfits pretending to be ninjas
If you're the sort of moviegoer whose primary criteria for judging a film includes how many scantily clad beautiful women it can assemble, then Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch is the picture for you. Sure, there are plenty of people like that out there, which is the likely reason why this movie was made. But for the rest of you, be aware: The movie's ability to collect gorgeous actresses is its one and only defensible quality.
What an abysmal, pointless film, with just about nothing to say and no good way of saying it. Even though it's an original story, "Sucker Punch" feels like it must've been adapted from a mediocre graphic novel. I bet I could watch it five times and still have no idea what exactly the movie is about.
Snyder is best …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Borough council recently authorized its solicitor to prepare an ordinance amending the borough code to prohibit discharging of, not the carrying of, firearms in Schweiker Park
Have gun, will travel in Schweiker Park. Just as long as that gun is visible and you don’t shoot it. Borough council unanimously approved recently to have solicitor Mark Hosterman prepare and advertise an ordinance amending Chapter 89: Peace and Good Order of the Borough Code to prohibit individuals from discharging firearms in Schweiker Park. The current code, under Chapter 89 Section 3, “Illustrated Acts of Disorderly Conduct,” has 31 rules and regulations related to Schweiker Park. The park is co-managed by Lansdale Borough and Hatfield Township. One such regulation states that “No person shall carry firearms, bows and arrows in the park or throw stones within the park.” This regulation violates the Open Carry Law, which states, in …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sometimes, the sword is mightier than the pen
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." - George Washington In the wake of the Tucson tragedy, gun control has once again become a much debated topic. In a completely illogical, knee-jerk reaction, Rep. Peter King has even introduced a new bill that would make it illegal to carry a firearm within 1,000 feet of a government official. I think it’s time we all step back, and take a close look at the reason why we have our right to bear arms. First things first… Guns do not kill people. If they could, then through the same reasoning, cars could get DUIs. Every time a vehicle is involved in an accident that results in a loss of life, we don’t immediately try to ban cars. The same…