What happens when two killers escape from prison?
“… residents of a small upstate town armed themselves as law enforcement zeroed in on Willsboro, about 40 miles southeast of Dannemora. “My husband I both have conceal carry (licenses), and we have our guns loaded and they’re here in the house,” said Teresa Sayward, a former Republican assemblywoman whose farm is near where the wanted men were spotted. “Hopefully we won’t have to use them.” … Another Willsboro resident took out his shotgun when a reporter walked up to his home to interview him …”
Isn’t the SAFE Act enough to keep them safe?
The Bodega Association of the United States is encouraging store owners to apply for NYC pistol licenses. According to the Daily News:
“… Luis Ducasse, head of the Bodega Association of the United States, has been targeting cornershops and delis in crime-ridden neighborhoods, handing out gun-license applications to owners … The pistol push began after at least 12 deli owners from the Bronx and Queens told Ducasse they were victims of an armed robbery in the last few weeks, he said. At least three deli workers were killed in robberies this winter, he said …”
Disgraceful. Where is Mayor Bloomberg on this? Nowhere to bee seen. As for the police:
“… The NYPD declined to comment on the recent deli robberies or Ducasse’s efforts. But Bronx officers recently trained deli operators how to best protect themselves, including adding better security cameras, keeping small amounts of cash in registers and avoiding confrontations …”
This is nice, but considering they have no legal obligation whatsoever to protect citizens, would it not be be better for police brass to stop playing politics and simply issue pistol licenses to whomever applies for them? There is absolutely no legal reason for them to force ordinary people to go through the abusive process they do now. They can issue unrestricted licenses right now to Joe Citizen just like they do for the rich and politically connected.
May 2, 2011 Armed Citizen
” … Americans can be glad we enjoy the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms. We may have to rely on that right now more than ever to be able to protect life and property from those who would do us and our loved ones harm …”
Words worth remembering.
Mar 3, 2011 Armed Citizen
The Daily News calls this street justice, but I think it’s more of a social justice issue:
“… David Williams was pummeling his 19-year-old gal pal … when the pistol-packing Good Samaritan stepped up … Williams, 22, got in the unidentified man’s face … and forcefully told him to mind his business. “Mind my business?” the passerby responded … The man then whipped out a gun and shot Williams … once above his left eye …”
“… Williams – who had 10 domestic violence arrests involving his mother and the baby’s mother – was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he died …”
“… Police were hunting for the shooter last night …”
“… Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers …”
Yeah, good luck with that.
May 27, 2010 Armed Citizen
SULLIVAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
For Immediate Release: 5/26/10
Contact: Undersheriff Eric Chaboty
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY THWARTED AT THE JEFFERSONVILLE PHARMACY
On Wednesday May 26, 2010, at approximately 2:45PM, Deputies from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of an attempted robbery at the Pharmacy on RT-52 in the Village of Jeffersonville. Employees reported that a male wearing a blue jumpsuit and a dark ski mask entered the business wielding a baseball bat and stated, “Give me all the drugs!” An employee of the store pulled a licensed pistol on the suspect and asked him, “Do you really want to do this?” The suspect fled the pharmacy empty handed. Deputy Eric Briehof in the Sheriff’s K-9 unit found the suspect in his residence at 4726 ST-52, near Lake Jefferson, and took him into custody. Deputies have identified the man as 55 year old Robert Roach of Jeffersonville. He was arraigned before Town of Thompson Judge Martin Miller on a charge of Attempted Robbery 1st degree, Criminal Posession of a Weapon 4th, and Menacing in the 2nd degree. Roach was sent to the Sullivan County Jail without bail.