Wealthy People Carrying Concealed Handguns in New York CIty

From yesterday's New York Post:

March 26, 2006 -- . . . Ronald Lauder has joined trigger-happy tycoons Donald Trump and Seagrams scion Edgar Bronfman Sr. as the richest men in the city packing heat, according to the NYPD's gun-permit list.

Lauder, the cosmetics heir, and multimillionaire Marvel Comics CEO Isaac Perlmutter are the newest gun-club members licensed to carry a weapon - topping a list that already included "Mean Streets" actors Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro, "Scarface" producer Martin Bregman and shock jocks Don Imus and Howard Stern. . . .

Other gun-toting notables - who have a license to carry as opposed to a permit to keep their weapon only at a home or business - include anti-gun activist Fernando Mateo and Giuliani Partners execs Richard Sheirer and Anthony Carbonetti - an in-law of the notorious booze-peddling Dorrian clan.

Republican Senate majority leader Joe Bruno and music czar Tommy Mottola remain licensed carriers, according to NYPD records through March 17. . . .

Former Manhattan Judge Leslie Crocker Snyder is also licensed to carry a firearm.

"You will see a lot of judges with [gun] permits, and I've also noticed over the years more women applying," said NYPD License Division Capt. Mike Endall.

Queens DA Richard Brown is the only elected prosecutor in the city with a gun license, but "he has his own security, so he doesn't walk around carrying a gun," said spokeswoman Nicole Navas.

Celebrity divorce lawyer Raoul Felder said he has carried a gun since 1961 during his days as a prosecutor.

"A man threatened to kill me, and since he was a murderer I thought it was time to get a gun," he said. "We live in a very disturbed age. There's all kinds of sickness."

Subway vigilante Bernie Goetz's lawyer, Barry Slotnick, is also strapped.

Last year 3,187 people applied for gun licenses, and 2,575, or 81 percent, were approved. In the same period, 141 licenses were revoked and 4,103 licenses were canceled.. . . .

Thanks to Gus Corey for sending this.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dad recommended this site for me to use in a small paper I'm writing about the significance of the second amendment. I just wanted to say thanks for all the useful websites and articles, and of course for putting up a good fight for all on our side of the arguement.

3/27/2006 8:38 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

You are welcome.

3/27/2006 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you read this??:

"Other gun-toting notables [...] include anti-gun activist Fernando Mateo and Giuliani Partners execs Richard Sheirer and Anthony Carbonetti..."


3/28/2006 12:56 AM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear Anonymous:

I agree. It is a pretty amazing list.

3/28/2006 1:01 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

It just goes to show that the anti-gun crowd thinks they are above what they preach. Much like Anti-gun politicos with private security forces they want to remove our safety while they remain armed and protected. When have we ever expected the other side to practice what they preach?? I am not suprised at all by these facts.

3/28/2006 11:12 AM  

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