“Civil rights leader Al Sharpton on Friday joined forces with New York police to cut the number of illegal guns on the city’s streets,” Bernd Debusmann Jr. of Reuters reports.
How does Reverend Al intend to help Furious Mike’s Finest combat Guncrime?
By promoting NYPD’s “Gun Stop” program:
For information leading to the arrest of anyone who possesses an ILLEGAL HANDGUN
1 866 GUN-STOP
1 866 486-7867
If you know someone who is carrying, selling, or using handguns illegally, call anonymously:
1 866 GUN-STOP
1 866 486-7867
Remember: You don’t have to leave your name…
I’ve addressed this un-American abomination before. Aside from encouraging a snitch culture to suppress what is supposed to be a Constitutionally-recognized right, here are some other consequences, unintended or not:
If I’m a drug dealer and I want to eliminate the competition, why not let New York’s finest do the job for me? Chances are, my rivals will be packing, so I’ll not only get them busted, but I’ll collect a cool grand per head. And if I’m really lucky, maybe one or more of them will go for their waistbands and I can get the cops to take ’em out for me.
Or what if I’m just mad at somebody? What if some bum has stolen my girl or I think a guy ripped me off or I’m just a creep who wants to victimize someone for the twisted hell of it? This would be a pretty sweet way of doing that, wouldn’t you say? Sic the cops on ’em, maybe get ’em killed, and remember: even the police won’t know who I am.
Then there’s this:
Or what if I’m one of those policemen Commissioner [Raymond] Kelly doesn’t trust? What if I have no probable cause for a search warrant, but I don’t want to let the Fourth Amendment get in my way any more than the Second does in NYC? Why not just call in the tip myself, and enjoy a toll-free bypass around the Constitution?
But don’t expect to see the opportunistic Sharpton turn down media exposure because he cares more about the liberty of his constituency than he does about self-promotion. Or for Commissioner Ray to turn down a chance at promulgating more of the meaningless babble that agenda-driven “authorized journalists” like Debusmann seem to lap up:
Sharpton has “been against gun violence in so many different forums, and he’s been particularly aware of and concerned about the toll that it’s taken on the black community”…
That would be Gunviolence, Ray. And I can’t help but notice that blaming it, as opposed to aberrant individuals, and characterizing it as a cause rather than an effect, allows you, Sharpton, Bloomberg, et al. to keep on exploiting a community that is most directly and negatively impacted by a continuing history of the destructive government policies you rely on to keep them dependent on you for solutions.
Hey, anything for a power base…anything for control…
- Al Sharpton shows unreasonableness of anti-gun zealotry
- Gun snitch and ‘buyback’ programs may cause unintended consequences
- Gun control will not stop youth violence
- Stand free or crouch in servitude
- JPFO’s ‘No Guns for Negroes’ exposes racism of ‘gun control’
Force multiplier help wanted–inquire within
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