What happened in upstate New York would qualify for comedy if the MP4 stolen from Homeland Security agent Leroy Doctor didn’t end up in the hands of gangsters. An MP4, if you don’t know, is a fully automatic version of the sporter rifle AR-15 (single-fire). It’s just the thing a police officer with a family (or anyone else) would not want to go up against.
I don’t know if the thugs who trafficked the weapon will abide by Andrew Cuomo’s ten round limit. Probably the two 30 round clips also stolen from the rear seat of the Homeland Security agent’s will be too tempting to dispose of. Maybe the bulletproof tactical vest will also come in handy for some gangbanger.
This stuff can only happen when bureaucrats are running the show. It boggles the mind how a federal security official would leave a machine gun in the back seat of a vehicle in his driveway or on a public street. And no word on terminating the agent – or at least transferring him to washing cars in the motor pool where he can’t do any harm.
The agent’s excuse, according to the ATF affidavit, was that he locked the front doors but forgot to lock the back doors. That’s the story we’re asked to believe. Do people really think the public is that stupid? The excuse must be some kind of joke unless the HS agent was driving something like a 53 Ford.
In any case, a heroin addicted thief stole the automatic rifle from the agent’s car and sold it, along with the two thirty-round clips and the bulletproof vest, to another player. None of this has been recovered, and it looks like the agent still has his job, perhaps rescued by an uncle among the higher-ups. Nothing of politics in New York will surprise anyone – we are beyond being shocked.
New York’s strict gun control laws provide nothing more than a platform for its politicians to preen over. It was just two years ago that Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a dead of night maneuver that trampled on democratic process, passed his 7 round magazine limitation order (later expanded to ten rounds).
The wishful thinking and infatuated views of Democrats and homogenized Republicans of this state is intended to make people believe they are doing something about crime. The fact of the matter is that the more gun control measures, the more homicide.This applies to big cities like Chicago as well as small cities like Syracuse, New York which experienced its 27th homicide. This surpasses all previous records.
While the tendency is to beat their breasts piously and blame neighboring states for the problem, the reality of Cuomo’s edict is far different. The only people impacted by the New York gun restrictions are people who rarely, if ever, break the law.
On the other hand, the social engineers of this wealthy state seem to have done nothing but aid the criminals. Aid them, that is, when they are not arming them.