Pennsylvania Town Clings to Its Guns, Ousts Mayor

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CHAMBERSBURG – Know your constituency. It’s the first rule of local  politics.

The second: What happens in New York City usually can only happen in New York  City, and is best kept there. Policies  that fit “The Big Apple” don’t fit a  town that is, say, known statewide  for its Apple Festival. Just ask Democrat  Pete Lagiovane, the mayor of  this Franklin County town who won’t return to  office in January. He lost  his bid for re-election – to a seat he won unopposed  the last time – in  part because he signed up Chambersburg as one of New York  Mayor Michael  Bloomberg’s anti-gun cities.

His Republican opponent, Darren Brown, said he knows one thing he’ll  do  immediately after being sworn in as mayor: “The very, very first  thing I’d like  to do is get Chambersburg off the ‘Mayors Against Illegal  Guns’ list.”

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