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Shameless! NYC Mayor Coddles Criminals, Vilifies Second Amendment

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Are these people even listening to the words coming out of their mouths?

A few days ago, New York City mayor Eric Adams addressed his constituency in their millions with the following message: I refuse to imprison repeat violent criminal offenders, and yet they keep offending, therefore our dramatic spike in violent crime is the fault of gun manufacturers. He did this without a trace of irony, shame, or self-awareness. It’s surreal; he doesn’t seem to understand that he’s actually advocating on behalf of felons by insisting that they (and only they) have the right to do what they want, to whom they want, whenever they want, without fear of law enforcement or armed citizens. Is he burnishing his soft-on-crime bona fides for his anti-gun masters? Was he dropped on his head a lot as a baby? Our friend Larry Keane with the National Shooting Sports Foundation is on the case. Take it away, Larry!

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ONCE AGAIN FOR GUN CONTROLLERS IN THE BACK: IT’S THE CRIMINALS


By Larry Keane

New York’s gun laws are a mess. Antigun politicians passing them don’t have a clue. Worse yet, the people facing consequences are law-abiding New Yorkers.

They’re also the ones facing danger. Case in point – New York City’s Democratic Mayor Eric Adams recent reveal. The mayor told media, “When it comes to guns, this year, 2,386 people were arrested with a gun. Of those, approximately 1,921 are out on the street.

“This year, 165 people were arrested with a second gun charge,” Mayor Adams added. “Of those, 82 — out on the street. Not one arrest but two gun arrests — back out on the street.”

Does He Listen?

Mayor Adams won election on a “tough on crime” message. He said he would carry his own firearm and forego using the mayor’s personal security detail. “We cannot have a city where people are afraid to walk the streets,” he proclaimed early in his tenure.

He’s now singing a different tune. “How do you take a gun law seriously when the overwhelming numbers are back on the streets after carrying a gun?” he unironically asked media.

New Yorkers know criminals don’t take laws seriously. That’s why law-abiding New Yorkers have been screaming for years as gun control politicians in Albany impose stricter gun control laws on them, not criminals.

New Yorkers rejected restrictions and legally purchased firearms in record numbers, despite the state’s restrictive and burdensome process to obtain a handgun permit. Since 2020, nearly 1 million New Yorker’s have passed an FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) verification to buy a firearm. Industry research continues to show “self-defense” is the number one reason buyers walk out of a retailer with a new purchase. That’s especially true of African American women, in New York City and across the country.

Soft on Criminals, Hard on Industry

New York’s backwards gun control laws are only half the problem. Soft-on-criminal prosecutors refusing to hold criminals accountable allow the cycle to continue. Notorious criminal sympathizer Chesa Boudin was given the boot and recalled as San Francisco’s District Attorney. Nearby Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon possibly faces a similar fate.

Manhattan’s District Attorney Alvin Bragg is cut of the same cloth. His office refuses to bring charges against repeat criminals, allowing them to walk back out on the streets and terrorize victims.

In New York, it’s not just about Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, Mayor Adams and DA Bragg’s collective failure to address crime and keep New Yorkers safe. Democratic Attorney General Leticia James joined to do her part to crush New Yorkers’ Second Amendment rights by suing gun companies for the crimes unrelated to the lawful sale of the firearm.

“There should be no more immunity for gun distributors bringing harm and havoc to New York,” AG James said.

Her premise is a lie, of course, exactly like those repeated ad nauseum by President Joe Biden and gun control pundits. They prefer deflecting blame on a lawful and Constitutionally-protected industry from those actually responsible for gun crimes. It’s the reason for the bipartisan Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). President Biden and others have repeatedly been fact-checked about their false claims.

New Yorkers wanting safer communities must feel like they’re in a madhouse. Their state’s highest elected officeholders dismiss criminals as the root of the problem. They then pass more flawed and unconstitutional laws, while refusing to hold criminals to account. The result is a circular blame game.

One thing New Yorkers can do to change the game in their favor is #GUNVOTE® this November. They can send a clear message to the antigun politicians in New York their rights – and their safety – aren’t a game.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Marc

    August 19, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    If you voted democrat and become a victim of the lawless your party supports, shut the hell up it’s what you idiots seem to want.

  2. JonsOn

    August 19, 2022 at 9:45 am

    More proof that the democrats are nothing more than tyrants, all of them! I heard what Adams said after the Supreme Court shot down New Yorks concealed carry law. He was worried about the wild west in the streets of New York. His head must be up his ass because NYC’s streets are far worse than the wild west ever was. I know that if the people in New York were able to carry concealed without a bunch of hoops to jump through to do so that the city would be the safest it’s ever been. Not many criminals want to get their head blown off while they shake down grandma for a few dollars. Eric Adams pull your f#@%ing head out of your a$$!

  3. Joe

    August 19, 2022 at 9:24 am

    How is it that these liberal,dumbocrap lawmakers are all the same.U elect these incompetent, people and u get idiots, like this delusional mayor,worthless to the core. He won’t lock up repeat offenders with guns,doing crimes, but blames everything on guns, and not the one behind the gun.Pathetic

    • rbj

      August 19, 2022 at 11:44 am

      Makes complete sense when you have the IQ of a tool: book smart, no application

  4. Bob

    August 19, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Adam’s can’t get people back to work to support the city. The majority reason is the city is not safe. He wants to reduce crime but puts felons back on the streets along with Bragg. If you want people back to work allow people the ability to defend/protect themselves. Anything else is sheer stupidity. Florida did exactly, many years ago. Snd it worked because the criminals had no idea as to who was armed.

  5. GreatGrandpa

    August 19, 2022 at 9:01 am

    VOTE, VOTE, VOTE CONSERVATIVE!! VOTE ALL 3 LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL!! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! CONSERVATIVE! I, keep asking the Question. YA’LL SEEN ENOUGH YET? The Whole Global Cabal, demoncRATs and RINOS, ALL SATAN’S DEMON SPAWN MINIONS DESERVE DIRT NAPS. Ya’ll know what needs to be done, Git r Dun! LGB,FJB! I’m NOT a BOT nor a SPAMMER. I’m a American Veteran,Trucker and GreatGrandpa. President Trump’s still my President. Yahweh save our poor souls, Amen.

  6. Rat Wrangler

    August 19, 2022 at 8:50 am

    It’s about time the People demand real changes in the laws that will correct our present problems with the system. One, if a crime with a violent aspect is committed, and a gun is involved, a mandatory five years must be added to the sentence, and a judge cannot override that penalty. Two, no possible parole during that first five years. How many criminals and/or gang bangers are going to risk the certainty of five years behind bars for carrying an illegal firearm? As it is, they often spend no time, or very little, behind bars. Change that, and you might have fewer illegal guns on the streets.

  7. Stephen

    August 18, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Liberals:

    Because even God can’t fix friggen stupid!!!

  8. Mike S

    August 18, 2022 at 9:24 am

    What an idiot. His logic is so foolish, that I question his sanity. It seems the more left you are, the more ludicrous you sound.

  9. Use Your Vote To Dump The Demoncrats

    August 18, 2022 at 8:40 am

    This is absolute insanity. I will never return to New York as long as the lunatics are in charge.

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