New York City has long loved gun control. The Big Apple is home to some of the most extensive local gun regulations in the nation and they’ve had the laws on the books for over a century.
The truth is that the city doesn’t actually respect the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. If they had their way, no one could lawfully get a gun for any reason ever. However, after being slapped around by the Supreme Court, they know they can’t.
And that’s a good thing because the laws that are already on the books clearly aren’t accomplishing much.
Repairs were being made Wednesday afternoon to the door that was damaged during the early morning raid. Neighbors said they didn’t know what was going on behind closed doors at the home on 100th Avenue in Queens.
Police said they found four loaded guns, including a high-capacity rifle, ammunition and several kilo presses during the raid.
“Approximately four kilos of cocaine and heroin, and it’s the belief… evidence was also there – of fentanyl was mixed there also,” Deputy Chief Jerry O’Sullivan said.
Child lived across the hall from fentanyl-laced drugs, police say
Most alarming of all, police said a 10-year-old child was there, related to one of the five adults arrested.
Which they’re going to say is most alarming at least in part so you won’t know just how little gun control in the state has actually accomplished.
For example, those four handguns? It looks like a number of them had magazines that held more than 10 rounds in a state with a magazine capacity limit.
The “high-capacity rifle” mentioned above sure looks like a short-barreled AK-pattern rifle, which not only violates New York’s assault weapon ban but, absent an NFA license, violates federal law as well. And the state prohibits SBRs for the average citizen, for the record, so that’s another violation.
New York also requires a permit to purchase for both handguns and semi-automatic rifles, which I’m sure the bad guys here didn’t have. One must have a permit to even own a handgun in the state, which again, I doubt these individuals had.
And that doesn’t even get into the illegal drugs that were in the house.
Across the board, laws did nothing to stop these people from doing pretty much whatever they wanted. None of the weapons were legally there, from what we can tell, and a few couldn’t be legally obtained in New York.
Gun control is a failed policy position. It doesn’t stop criminals, only the law-abiding people who have to defend themselves from these predators.
What we’re seeing here isn’t unique. All over the nation, drug dealers are sitting there with numerous firearms that are illegal in some way, shape, or form, even in the most gun-controlled states in the nation. Gun control regulations do nothing to stop them.
And never will.