New York City/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- New York City Mayor Eric Adams is aiming at the wrong target by calling for more gun control in the wake of a double shooting of two NYPD officers. One is dead, the other fighting for his life.
In some ways, it wasn’t a surprise. As noted earlier, Adams was not going to be a Second Amendment champion. That said, he did not seem to be as unlikely as Andrew Yang to stand up to anti-Second Amendment extremism. We are talking a city with gun laws that inflict even more infringement than New York state does, and the Empire State isn’t exactly known for respecting the Second Amendment.
The thing is, Adams – like many other politicians who demand that law-abiding Americans accept the diminishment of their Second Amendment rights over crimes and acts of madness they did not commit – is either ignorant of or deliberately ignoring just how potent some laws on the books already are. The fact that a former cop thinks it’s okay to punish people for crimes and acts of madness they did not commit is deeply concerning, but a topic for another time.
Here’s a more practical concern: Adams is not doing something that could have an impact. If Adams really is so angry about the guns being run in, he simply needs to pick up the phone to make two phone calls: One to the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, the other for the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The content is simple: Demand they enforce provisions of 18 USC 922 and 18 USC 924.
Let’s take a look at two articles by Wayne LaPierre: One from 1999, the other from 2015. Both detail just how much prison time that a small-time gunrunner could get. In both articles, the prison time would cover over 14 average human lifespans. You don’t have to like Wayne LaPierre to recognize that these articles, if properly used, can wreck the credibility of politicians who reflexively demand gun control.
Project Exile is controversial, but as was the case in 2000, it may be the key to winning elections. Here’s why these columns could be important: They show Americans – of all stripes – how Bloomberg’s stooges have been lying to them and how they refuse to take actions that could reduce the carnage we see reported every week.
As Second Amendment supporters facing a largely hostile media environment, we need to often consider how we come across to our fellow Americans. In this case, demanding an end to the malfeasance that is costing lives can only help Second Amendment supporters defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels.
About Harold Hutchison
Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.
Mayor Adams blames other States for the “iron pipeline” providing guns to his city’s criminals. Instead he, New York City and State should be charged for instigating the increased gun theft elsewhere since it’s such slim picking in New York.
GUN CRIME AND VIOLENCE in the USA today is getting damn near as bad as ARROW CRIME AND VIOLENCE was in this country in the 1800’s! . . . Difference is that today it would be RACIST to even MENTION the criminals that are pulling the triggers . . . or using the knives . . . or pushing people in front of subway trains . . . or just plain BASHING PEOPLES HEADS IN! JoeBiden will be in NYC to mumble and fumble about all the GUNS that are OUT OF CONTROL WREAKING HAVOC ON SOCIETY IN EVERY MAJOR… Read more »
police need to stop protecting mayor no detail no privet security , dont show when he gets mugged or car jacked in other words treat mayor like every one else (please note i did not say if,,but when. It is nu yak)
During the primary campaign, Adams said that he would continue to carry his gun (must be nice being one of the privileged few to have that option) and eschew a security detail. He also encouraged police officers to carry while off duty. This lead to the since proven unfounded speculation that actually advocate for New Yorker’s 2A rights. Being a former police officer, he must be a marksman and a firearms expert, right?
The NYC mayor is an ex-NYC enforcer. This is not a surprise that he wants more gun control.
Enforcers in other states will cooperate with Adams to push more gun control laws and enforce those laws against certain people.
I won’t say yea or nay about the position that pepe le pewpew took as it isn’t really pertinent – well it ‘might’ be if the persecutors oops prosecutors (at all levels) were really doing their job……………
IMHO it was only a matter of time and to what extent before the new mayor of noo yawk city showed his true colors (NOT a reference to his ethnicity) – after all he is a democRAT and not a single one of them has ever met a ‘gun control’ scheme they didn’t support…………..
Ny State and the democratic party have used the city of NY to put into place stricter gun laws for the law abiding taxpayer. The Mayors of every city to small towns have been given to much power while they are almost impossible to remove from their office of almost all wrong doing. A mayor has to be impeached of voted out by a special election which is brought on by the people of that town or city. What is disturbing is that residents keep electing these democrats while complaining year after year about performance. The new mayor is just… Read more »