NSSF: New York’s Gun Control Utopia is a Living Hell

By Larry Keane

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- New York City is a gun control utopia, where benevolent politicians including Gotham’s mayor are hell-bent on making it as difficult as possible for guns to be a part of a free society. Criminals, though, seem to be running rampant.

New York’s gun control is making New York City a living hell, and not just for gun owners. It’s turning the city’s streets into murder zones where innocent children cannot even walk down the street with their parents. That’s because New York’s politicians continue to assign blame to the gun – instead of the criminal illegally wielding it. They focus on the object, not the criminal conduct.

Just this past weekend, New York City experienced 23 criminal shootings, two of which resulted in deaths. Among those wounded were a six-year-old boy, his mother, and three others.

New York City’s Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a “peaceful weekend.”

His audacious statement came on the heels of the New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea’s announcement the city topped a 25-year high of gun-related arrests. Between August 31 and Sept. 6, 160 arrests were made in that one week alone. Commissioner Shea explained that 436 arrests were made in a 28-day period ending Sept. 6, up 116 from the 320 arrests made for the same time period last year.

This is New York gun control. The inmates aren’t running the asylum. They’re running the city.

No Pill for that Ill

Mayor de Blasio is the proof. He has been more interested in publicity photo ops painting streets than providing leadership and safety for his fellow citizens.

Mayor de Blasio claims that criminal violence will be cured with a coronavirus vaccine. Seriously?

“We are dealing with a challenge we’ve never seen in the city,” he said in response to a reporter’s question about ongoing crime. “It is, thank God, temporary … there will be a vaccine, there will be a turnaround.” Tell that to the thousands of residents fleeing Gotham for safer communities.

Never mind New Yorkers have endured more than three months of unrelenting violence where an innocent man was gunned down while walking his daughter across the street. After that crime, Mayor de Blasio said it was the fault of the coronavirus, subsequent lockdowns, economic hardships, and increasingly warmer temperatures.

“This is directly related to coronavirus,” Mayor de Blasio said. “This is a very serious situation. As we’re getting into warmer and warmer weather, we’re feeling the effects of people being cooped up for months, the economy hasn’t restarted – we have a real problem here.”

No Cops. No Rights

Mayor de Blasio doesn’t understand he has a duty to stop the criminal violence ravaging the city and its residents. Instead, he scapegoats. He shifts blame. He ignores what everyone else can see. Even New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted him for failing to contain crime as it spiraled out of control.

“I believe the mayor underestimates the scope of the problem. I believe he underestimates the duration of the problem, and I don’t think they’ve used enough police to address the situation,” Gov. Cuomo said. “You have 38,000 police officers. Deploy them. Give them support. On the videotape, to me, you see a lot of looting, and not enough police presence.”

Mayor de Blasio demurred. He even turned away an offer of help from the National Guard.

Instead, in July, Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Council shifted $1 billion from NYPD’s budget. A former NYC Police Commissioner said the move “cut the heart and soul out of the NYPD.”

The move, though, is disheartening to New Yorkers who trusted Mayor de Blasio years before when he said New Yorkers don’t need guns to keep themselves safe. They could rely on police.

“Everyone deserves to be safe,” Mayor de Blasio told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “The answer is not for everyone to have a firearm – any more than the answer is not for every teacher to have a firearm.”

Instead of police, security, and rights, New Yorkers in Mayor de Blasio’s gun control utopia have only one thing – criminals freely running the streets.

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1 year ago

No, criminals do not “seem to be,” they ARE running rampant. De Blasio needs to be an inmate! Not one who runs the city, either.

1 year ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

My comment is that my wife loved NY, but I thank God she isn’t here to see what a Rat-Hole it is now as she passed away 5 years ago, I myself have no interest to ever go there again! My idea is to have 2 violent earth quakes, one on the EAST COAST, and one on the WEST COAST, that way the EAST COAST can slide into the Atlantic Ocean and the WEST COAST can slide into the Pacific Ocean, then we can readjust the US less lots of liberals and DEMO-RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 year ago

The voters of New York get what they deserve. Maybe some are having reservations and second thoughts about their political choices, but in the end if their voting pattern doesn’t change, instead of shooting themselves in the foot, they will be committing suicide. I hope Trump does stays out of it.

1 year ago
Reply to  Bob

@Bob Your ignorance is showing. With all the dregs that came from out of state for decades (no doubt some your relatives), “to make it in NY” now leaving for and soon to create havoc for other states the good life-long New York residents and hard working, entrepreneurial immigrants will soon be able to begin rebuilding. … Default on state debt first, which will force other states to confront their dependence on NY municipal pensions, restructure welfare and medicare so other states are more attractive, with the simultaneous elimination of voter fraud associated with the self-destructing Democratic Party. … New… Read more »

1 year ago

Deblosio and the liberals of NY are the problem. The fact that there is very little that can be done in the left wing courts of NY it has to be an outside concern with deep pockets to take the case through the system to get it into the federal level. These so called Pols and Judges are the true fascists in this state and have been for decades.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley(@rockhouse)
1 year ago

The democrats are saying it’s all Trumps fault just like everything else they screw up.
If they can’t fix something, then it was Trump who caused it.
They always have an excuse for their shortcomings and an answer.
Trump did it…..Bull crap.

1 year ago

Under communism, criminals are the police force. The good guys of the present police forces instill terror on the criminals, the democrat view is that the criminal police force will instill terror on the citizens. That is why the dim’s are in favor of letting people like antifa and BLM riot and destroy, they are in training to become terrorists for the sole use by the dim’s. Terrorism will be the new construct of a democrat government in their new utopia if they are allowed to win in November. Criminals are what the dim’s want to call good. Law abiding,… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  Vern

It also fits the road to socialism to a “T” as well.

1 year ago
Reply to  nod

It is, the road to socialism. The left is working very hard to cover up everything they do that is connected to their agenda to destroy this country.

crazy joe
crazy joe(@hawk)
1 year ago

my daughter is down from NY and says that that ass will not get back in. but i ask her what about the damage done? and as all democrats they have no answer. some mat remember a movie where NY was walled in because of the crime. Is it what is to come?

1 year ago
Reply to  crazy joe

“Escape from New York” featuring the main character “Snake”.

1 year ago
Reply to  crazy joe

If walls are not effective (as Demoncrats insist), why are politicians and Hollywierd-types surrounded by them – and armed guards?

1 year ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

Is it because they tell lies for a living??? 🙂

1 year ago
Reply to  crazy joe

Your daughter and her crowd of productive people may think DeBlasio is out but the freeloaders and criminal scum will still re-elect him.

1 year ago

NYC is the the mother of all shitholes.

1 year ago
Reply to  Camotim

Well… as long as one doesn’t count Chicago. Or San Fran-literal-feces-hole.
And I guess we need to also discount anywhere in Asia or Africa. And half of Europe. Actually, I guess the shithole problem is very wide spread. Probably easier to list the few remaining places that aren’t shitholes! 🙂

Last edited 1 year ago by Knute
1 year ago

“An overwhelmingly peaceful weekend”

OOOOOOHHHH! I get why they don’t think we need guns!

1 year ago

That’s what you get when you vote communist politicians.