Lurking Legislators, read that one more time.Both cities have extremely tough gun laws, both are led by far-left mayors, and the body counts suggest that current policies are not working. Yet citizens in those cities elect the officials who adhere to tough gun laws.
Homicides had declined in New York under Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and some believe that the aggressive approach to thug disarmament had something to do with that. Last weekend’s statistics suggest that the touchy-feely de Blasio approach isn’t working. Homicides may still be down, but shootings are up, and under the city’s gun laws, it is a safe bet that the perpetrators are not legally licensed to carry guns.