It is four days now since Jeffrey Johnson shot and killed his boss near the Empire State Building. Note that your web search is almost in vain if you are looking for additional, updated detail. The shooting contradicts the narrative that “only police and the military should have guns.” (That quote is from a former Democrat Party presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts.) (Video of shooting available below)
Armed citizens are indignant at the media’s loss of interest. After all, it’s not every day that someone is shot down near the Empire State Building. More to the point: had an armed, non-law enforcement officer, citizen wounded 9 collateral damage bystanders, the blood would not have dried before the reporters’ calls sounded to end the right to keep and bear arms.
I visited New York City not long ago, and walked that neighborhood as a forcibly disarmed tourist. Like that family of four in this surveillance camera video. See those four people—appearing to be two children with their parents? Backpacks, shorts, comfortable walking shoes. Family out to see The Big Apple. They enter the scene on the right side of the video as the murderer approaches to their left. The two policemen approach them all. The tourists run when the police start shooting. I am going to editorialize here, and speculate that they came from Tennessee, or Indiana, or the newly freed Wisconsin, or Florida. The parents left their usually-carried handguns at home because the disarmed citizens of New York City tolerate oppressive government.
This shooting is an embarrassment to every politician who yammers for gun control. Bloomberg calls the officers heroes. However, we all know, had two law-abiding, armed citizens done the exact same thing, he would be the first to insult, indict, and use them to foment for more gun control.
Anywhere. Anyone. Any time. Even in the U.S. city where General Washington celebrated victory and partied with his officers at the end of the revolution. He would turn over in his grave.