“It was a chilled back day, beautiful weather,” Kenney said of the Fourth of July holiday. “But we live in America where we have the Second Amendment and we have the Supreme Court of the United States telling everybody they can carry a gun wherever they want.”
Kenney said he wishes the U.S. would be more like Canada, in terms of its gun laws.
“I was in Canada two weeks ago and never thought about a gun,” he said. “The only people I knew who had guns in Canada were police officers. That’s the way it should be here.”
He admitted this is “never gonna happen” in his lifetime.
“There’s a lot of goofballs out there with guns and they can get them anytime they want, so this is what we have to live with.”
The U.S. is a “gun country,” he continued, arguing that it doesn’t matter how restrictive Philadephia’s gun laws are, or even how restrictive Pennsylvania’s gun laws are.
“If I had the ability to take care of guns, I would,” he said.
“But the legislature won’t let us. Congress won’t let us. …Until Americans decide that they want to give up the guns and give up the opportunity to get guns, we’re going to have this problem.”
Kenney went on to say that he’s just looking forward to leaving office.
“I don’t enjoy the Fourth of July,” Kenney said. “I didn’t enjoy the Democratic National Convention. I didn’t enjoy the NFL Draft.
“I’m waiting for something bad to happen all the time. I’ll be happy when I’m not here — when I’m not mayor, and I can enjoy some stuff.”