By Dean Weingarten
Pointing Device, sweeps Swedish Delegates with Muzzle.
Jerome M. Hauer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s director of homeland security, took out his handgun and used the laser sighting device attached to the barrel as a pointer in a presentation to a foreign delegation, according to public officials. It happened Oct. 24 in Albany at the highly secure state emergency operations center below State Police headquarters.
These officials, one of whom claimed to be an eyewitness, said that three Swedish emergency managers in the delegation were rattled when the gun's laser tracked across one of their heads before Hauer found the map of New York, at which he wanted to point.
As a member of the connected elite, people are able to do things that members of the public would likely be arrested for. I wonder how many rounds Mr. Hauer's Glock holds. It was not reported that he unloaded the pistol before using it as a laser pointer.
No one, including Hauer, has denied the episode happened. Approached by the Times Union at the Capitol after a meeting with Cuomo, Hauer was asked if he had used his gun as a pointer in a presentation. “You have bad sources,” he said, but would not take follow-up questions.
Just another example of the breakdown of the rule of law, with one for the politically connected, and another for those who are ruled. Perhaps we should start calling them “David Gregory” rules, after the news/performer who brazenly broke the ban on standard capacity magazines in the District of Columbia. The prosecutor refused to charge him, because he is a member of the elite, and was pushing for more infringements on the second amendment.
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About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.