If You Thought NYC Mayor Eric Adams Would Offer Anything Other Than Excuses for Gun Violence You Need Your Head Examined – Opinion

Three New York City police officers answered Friday’s 9-1-1 call of a woman seeking help for her son. The most difficult type of call that police officers deal with is domestic calls. My brother had only one opportunity to pull his service weapon during his LEO career. That was when his husband and wife tried to get him to do the same. The officers were not confronted with a grieving mother but instead they were met in an apartment hall by a violent felon. Jason Rivera was killed and LaShawn McNEIL, the perpetrator, was critically wounded. You can see one NYPD officer killed and another fighting for his life.

McNeil is a long-serving criminal defendant. It’s hard to imagine how any society would think that letting him go free was an intelligent idea.

According to police McNeil (47) has been arrested for a prior felony conviction for narcotics in New York City from 2003.

Four arrests were made outside New York City. He was one of four people arrested in New York City for illegally possessing a weapon. One of them was an assault in 2002 on a Pennsylvania police officer. One of them was a 2003 felony drug arrest.

The Glock.45 pistol was found with an extra-large magazine capable of holding 40 more rounds. Police claim the gun was taken in Baltimore in 2017. They are trying to track it down.

The crime scene was barely secured before New York City’s newly elected mayor shifted blame for this senseless tragedy to a) the federal government and b) the gun.

Late Friday, Adams and Keechant Sewell joined their Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell to deliver emotional defenses for the NYPD. They expressed anger at the persistent shootings as well as calling upon the federal government’s increased enforcement of illegal firearm trafficking.

“We need Washington to act now to stop the flow of weapons into our cities.”

“It is our city against the killers,” said Adams, wearing an official police jacket, from a podium inside Harlem Hospital, where the officers were taken after being shot by a 47-year-old man in a West 135th Street apartment.

Essig stated that the NYPD now works with the Joint Firearms Task Force of local Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives in order to locate the gun.

This collaboration also extends to Attorney General Merrick Garland. Anthony Coley (the Justice Department spokesperson) tweeted that Garland had spoken earlier in the evening. “He expressed his condolences and told her that the department and @FBI are standing by to assist. He mentioned that FBI is already in touch with counterparts at @NYPD,” Coley tweeted.

State Attorney General Tish James released a statement saying her office “may assert jurisdiction in this matter.”

As the feds touted the collaboration, Adams called for more help from the Biden administration to combat the flow of weapons into New York City, noting, “We don’t make guns here.”

“We need Washington to act now to stop the flow of weapons into our cities,” Adams said.

Naturally, New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo 2.0, Kathy Hochul, joined the dogpile.

Let’s be serious. What happened in NYC on Friday night had nothing to do with “gun violence” on with Eric Adams’s sniveling. Existing laws prohibit felons possessing firearms. New York prohibits “large-capacity magazines.” There is no evidence that McNeil’s firearm was part of a gun-running…or ATF gun-walking…conspiracy. McNeil was free to roam the streets armed after New York City placed him on probation for his felony conviction. Other states chose to ignore McNeil’s jailbird status and punish him for any of the other offenses he has committed.

In fact, Friday’s shootings worked precisely as the prosecution policies designed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg were intended to operate.

It is important to realize that not everyone who is charged in New York City with illegally possessing a gun can be considered a perpetrator of violence. Another example is the gun found in my childhood home. My dad had an illegal gun not because he liked guns or because he was “dangerous”; he had a gun because of crime in the neighborhood. This wasn’t an unfounded idea. It was when he took the gun from me that I distinctly remember. This is when I told him I suspected that somebody had broken into my home. The data is consistent in my experience. According to studies, people who own firearms do it out of fear and anxiety rather than because they have a violent intention. This is often driven by fear and uncertainty, as well as distrust of law enforcement in protecting them. These individuals are more likely to recidivist if they go to prison or jail. It does not make Manhattan more safe.

Ironically, this case is very similar to the one surrounding the killing of a Burger King worker by an armed felon, who was 19 years old. It is easy to obtain illegal weapons on the streets and to raise the price of owning them. Rudy Giuliani clearly showed us the way. Unfortunately, to do so requires courage. But unless and until NYC is willing to hold criminals to account for their crimes, this is all just bullsh**.

If you thought electing Eric Adams as NYC mayor was anything other than replacing one Bill DeBlasio with another, you’re mistaken. Because he is a procriminal, Democrat apparatchik, he will not do anything to help either residents or officers.

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