Firearms Law Workshop Mini-Symposium, Part II: Gun Politics in Blue

August 14 was a terrifying day for Philadelphia. For seven hours, Philadelphia police officers engaged in a hostage standoff with a suspect armed with an illegally possessed AR-15 and handgun. The incident left six police officers injured. Since then, calls for gun control have surged both from within the law enforcement community and on behalf of it. The Major Cities Chiefs Association, which represents chiefs like LAPD’s Michel Moore, called for a renewed assault weapons ban; Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney demanded gun control to “Help our police officers. Help our clergy. Help our kids.”