Not what I want to see when I come to the 'burg

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ATec-9 semi-automatic, the gunsynonymouswith crime and gangs, advertised for sale for $800 at a pawnshop on the corner of Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue North. This is what welcomes visitors and residents to downtown St. Pete. Really? It’s bad enough there is a pawn shop located at that intersection. This ad just makes it worse.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.