NYDN: New Yorkers feel afraid and isolated, turn to weapons for self defense

So do New Yorkers feel safer right now with gun control?  Sounds pretty scary.  From the New York Daily News:
When night falls in the Rockaways, the hoods come out.Ever since Sandy strafed the Queens peninsula and tore up the boardwalk, it’s become an often lawless place where cops are even scarcer than electrical power and food. Locals say they are arming themselves with guns, baseball bats, booby traps — even a bow and arrow — to defend against looters.
Thugs have been masquerading as Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) workers, knocking on doors in the dead of night. But locals say the real workers have been nowhere in sight, causing at least one elected official — who fears a descent into anarchy if help doesn’t arrive soon — to call for the city to investigate the utility. . . .
“We booby-trapped our door and keep a baseball bat beside our bed,” said Danielle Harris, 34, rummaging through donated supplies as children rode scooters along half-block chunk of the boardwalk that had marooned into the middle of Beach 91st St.
“We heard gunshots for three nights in a row,” said Harris, who believed they came from the nearby housing projects. . . .
A very similar discussion is available at the UK Daily Mail.
Under protection: A warning message seen written on a door to keep away looters in a street in Freeport, Long Island as they try to return to normalcy following the hurricane



Blogger Thomas O. Meehan said...

Since personal carrying of firearms is restricted to criminals and politicians in NYC, a trip to the water distributing site can end in death.

I have a research opportunity for you. Lists of persons in anti-second amendment states such as NY and NJ who have carry permits are or should be public record. It would be interesting to match these records with the local political actors or dodgy celebrities and anti-gun office holders.

The result will I wager, open some eyes. I haven't been able to get the NJ info because the permits are issued by the courts.

11/04/2012 1:26 PM  

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