At a post-mass shooting press conference on Tuesday, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner slammed Republican lawmakers, declaring that they are “against [voters’] safety.”
In southwest Philadelphia’s Kingsessing neighbourhood on Monday night, a shooter opened fire, killing five people and injuring a number more. A 2-year-old who was hit four times in the legs was among the numerous kids who were hurt by the gunfire.
A bulletproof vest and a “AR-type rifle” with numerous magazines were apparently in the possession of the 40-year-old suspect who is suspected of being the shooter. He is accused of multiple counts of murder, aggravated assault, and criminal weapon possession after being captured by authorities.
Daujan Brown, age 15, Joseph Wamah, Jr., age 31, Lashyd Merritt, age 20, Dymir Stanton, age 29, and Ralph Moralis, age 59, are the five victims who perished.
Krasner criticised Pennsylvania’s gun regulations as he closed out his comments during the press conference on Tuesday.
“Finally, I just want to say this: it is disgusting, the lack of proper gun legislation that we have in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Krasner said.
“It is disgusting that you can go to New Jersey and find a whole list of reasonable gun regulation that we don’t have, that you can go to Delaware and there’s almost as long a list of reasonable gun legislation that we don’t have,” he added.
The district attorney then targeted Republicans who had lately worn lapel buttons with an AR-15. Some elected officials have worn the lapel as a show of support for the Second Amendment, including Rep. George Santos (R-NY) and Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL).
“It is time for everybody and our legislature, including the ones who would like to walk around with an AR-15 lapel pin,” Krasner said. “It is time for every one of them to face the voters.”
“And if they’re not going to do something, then voters are going to have to vote them out because that’s what that lapel pin means. It means ‘Vote me out. I am against you, and I’m against your safety.'”
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives impeached Krasner last year in a 107-85 vote. Krasner’s Republican detractors said that his liberal tactics made Philadelphia’s crime problem worse.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office was contacted by Fox News Digital for a statement, but no response was received.