If New York City Supported Gun Rights, Police O.T. Might Plummet

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BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- New York City’s police overtime crisis—brought on by surging violent crime—might be alleviated if the city would support, rather than restrict, the gun rights of its law-abiding residents, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Published reports have detailed how the city is expected to exceed its overtime budget by an estimated $143 million by the end of this fiscal year.

“The crime situation in New York City is out of control,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Part of the blame goes to former Mayor Bill di Blasio, and part of it to new Mayor Eric Adams, but the real problem has been festering for generations, ever since the Big Apple erected big obstacles to the exercise of the Second Amendment right to both keep and bear arms.

“Nothing worries criminals more than legally-armed citizens, otherwise known as ‘would-be victims’,” he observed. “If city officials from the mayor on down weren’t so determined to keep law-abiding citizens disarmed, instead of preying on the public, criminals would be praying they don’t get shot by an intended victim.

“We don’t expect Mayor Adams to immediately understand this common-sense approach to crime,” Gottlieb continued. “After all, the mayor has armed police bodyguards, but average citizens don’t. He enjoys a level of security that has been withheld from his constituents for decades. He paraded around the Met Gala in a tuxedo emblazoned with the words ‘End Gun Violence,’ which is symbolism over substance.

“New York City police officers are fighting a war against a violent criminal element that has gotten used to leniency,” he stated. “The city’s Draconian gun controls have created a nearly risk-free working environment for violent criminals, and that needs to change. If Adams wants safer neighborhoods, he should spearhead a movement to give his constituents the tools, and support from the legal establishment, to fight back.

“The national gun control experiment has failed, and in New York it has failed miserably,” Gottlieb said. “The time has come to abandon what hasn’t worked, and adopt policies and philosophies that will work. It’s time for the perps, not the public, to be afraid. He can save lives, and the budget, by changing the city’s course. Put citizens and over-worked police in the winner’s circle by making sure criminals are always the losers.”


With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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uncle dudley

The crime in New York is a self inflicted cause, when the politicians in the city and state government made bail a thing of the past for criminals it just said do what you want, nothing to fear criminals.
The city of Chicago has the same problem from the same cause.

Wass

It would take herculean political effort, against deep blue New York, to implement any kind of civilian gun rights, especially in NYC. Even with, hopefully, a ruling by SCOTUS for plaintiffs in the current concealed carry case, Senator Schumer, whose whole career in politics is a monument to denial of 2A, will go down fighting you. As for overtime costs for the NYPD-Just getting proper funding for the force is an issue in itself.

john

Finally approved under John

Boz

Paul Kersey and Bernie Ghoetz reduce police overtime.

JSNMGC

The police arrested Bernie Goetz. Paul Kersey is probably not a good example.

swmft

if there were not the illegal weapons laws he would have gone free ,even with all the governments weight trying to crush him., There were so many violations by the state the federal government should have stepped in and nullified whole case. The other goetz had ptsd from prior robbery so ….

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JSNMGC

Yes, the only thing he was convicted of (and incarcerated for) was violation of firearm laws.

john

Remember prohibition under a democratic president world war 1 called the 18th amendment Hoover a republican president 23 amendment removed prohibition Democrats never stop taken our freedoms away.

maine wanted religious prohibition early in history and got it .

swmft

even prohibition had carve outs for special people, fdr and guncontrol act it was a jim crow law by a racist used against every one now , he fought with his wife over having blacks in military combat rolls they were called elenors ni ers

swmft

if he had lived fdr would likely have clamped down on the returning black soldiers

Captn John

There has never been a violent gun! It’s impossible for one to become violent. Adams is nothing but a black DiBlasio. If he had any sense his message would have read “end criminals with guns”.

john

Waiting approval free speech free will
Thank you

swmft

no such thing in nyc

swmft

that said fix is simple neighborhood patrols see good people all the time teach the willing ones to shoot give them vests and guns

swmft

go through lists of cc applicants people who work or live in hi crime areas get first priority teach them to shoot to have good gun clinics three times a week all the crooks would move to new jersey

john

Do Guardian Angels carry weapons?
As his group grew, its members christened themselves the Guardian Angels, and adopted an unmistakable uniform of jackets and red berets. The volunteer Angels did not carry weapons, but were trained in conflict resolution, CPR and basic martial arts.

john

That took place 1979 They were and are called the guardian angels who served to patrol the subways protecting citizens from gangs. The elected and the Mayor tried to halt there movement dubbing them vigilanties. The rest is now history as they spread through the United States

Are the Guardian Angels still active in NYC?
The Angels still hit the streets and ride the trains seven days a week.Oct 18, 2021

http://guardianangels.org/

Ope

Curtis Silva I think ran that crew.

DIYinSTL

He also ran an unsuccessful race against Adams.

Arny

Hard to beat a $5 trillion company. lol

swmft

he has run for several city offices through the years , press has always come out for democrat opponent think Giuliani has been his only true supporter, and you know what the left thinks of him

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Russn8r

Sliwa, I think.

swmft

you are correct

swmft

problem is there are not enough of them , the city attacking them in the press tends to keep membership down . and the criminals are armed

john

New Yorkers NYC residents and the 5 boros deserve everything that is wrong with the largest city on the East Coast. Elected democrats have bleeding the taxpayers dry. Highest crime rate ever black on white crime at a all time high and the media fails to report these racist attacks against on white seniors. If this was white on black the world would explode the media & the left would become unhinged. Anyone who has a problem with this statement fails to see the truth. The police are failing in there duties to serve and protect the public as the… Read more »