New York City cops find two whole guns in subway sweeps

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Good old New York City, the most anti-Second Amendment city in the nation. They do a pretty good job of demonizing firearms to such a degree that most New Yorkers don’t even think about buying a firearm.

Part of that is playing up every single gun they confiscate; as if that single gun is going to make a difference.

Well, with violence in New York subways up 70 percent over the same period last year, they’re really stepping up efforts. They got two guns.

The head of New York City’s subway system lauded police for their increased presence inside stations and on trains, where officers recently made stops that led to their discovery of two illegal guns, authorities said Thursday.

Subway crimes year-to-date have increased 70% as of Sunday, but Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) CEO and Chair Janno Lieber acknowledged that he is seeing a difference as a result of the bolstered safety measures enacted by Mayor Eric Adams and the New York Police Department (NYPD).

Police taking tours through the subway system discovered two illegal guns in separate instances on Tuesday night, Lieber said.

A spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed there were two incidents only hours apart.

First, police officers were patrolling the Kosciusko Street Subway Station in Brooklyn just before 8 p.m. Tuesday when they saw a man moving from one train car to another, an action that is prohibited. Officers tried to stop the man, at which point he started to flee, the NYPD said.

Hours later, officers in Queens stopped a different man inside the 82nd Street – Jackson Heights subway station. The officers were conducting a check of the station around 2:40 a.m. when they saw the man unconscious on the platform.

They sat the man up when they discovered he also had a loaded .22-caliber revolver, police said. They also allegedly found him to have what they believe to be heroin and crack cocaine.

In other words, they made two arrests of people with guns, took the guns, and accomplished almost nothing else.

Brilliant.

But hey, at least they got two whole guns. I mean, when crime on the subways is up 70 percent in a city of 8.4 million people, those two whole firearms are going to make a huge difference.

Nicely done.

Yes, that’s sarcasm for those of you who are humor-impaired.

Do these people even think about things like context? Do they believe no one will look at those pathetically small numbers, think of the total population of New York City, and figure out that absolutely nothing was accomplished?

These are the games officials play, and not just in New York City. They happen everywhere and at every level of government. They hold up a few examples and pretend their indicative of something else. It’s like the whole “ghost gun” thing, where context is almost never provided, but when it is, it shows that the problem isn’t nearly as bad as some like to argue.

New York City isn’t doing much of anything, but they want you to think they are.