Shooting of 4 NYC Cops Has Kelly Talking About Gun Control


In the first moments of Easter Sunday, four New York City Emergency Service Unit cops were shot by what Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called a “very bad dude” with a Browning automatic that was part of a multiple gun sale in North Carolina eight years ago. New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica quotes Kelly as saying guns “can be around a very long time, and then you load them and pull the trigger and they still work, against a cop or anybody else. These are the guns that are turning our city into a shooting gallery. We had three cops shot last year. This year we've had eight shot already, and it's only Easter.”

The guns keep coming into the city from North Carolina and Virginia. Says Lupica, “We constantly hear about how it gets easier to get guns now, not harder, and the laws go softer.” Says Kelly: There is no easy solution to this problem absent a comprehensive anti-gun strategy throughout the country, as opposed to a pro-gun strategy. In New York, we have every law we need on the books. The problem isn't this state, it's all the other ones.”

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