Posted by Bob Owens on September 23, 2014 at 3:37 pm BearingArms.com
One definition of tyranny is arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power.
New Yorkers, you live under tyranny:
An anti-violence activist caught carrying a firearm into an elementary school in February has been given a conditional discharge.
A judge says if Dwayne Ferguson completes 100 hours of community service and stays out of trouble, he will not face more serious charges possessing a firearm on schools grounds.
Last February, Ferguson sparked a scare at Harvey Austin Elementary School (Buffalo, NY) when a man noticed his weapon and called police. Students were held on lockdown for around three hours while police swept the school. It was during a second search that Ferguson was found with a weapon.
We noted at the time of his arrest that:
These activists can’t seem to get it through their thick skulls that the restrictive laws they champion have zero effect on the criminal behavior of career criminals and gang-bangers that are responsible for the vast majority of gun crime, but only affect good a decent people like Dwayne Ferguson always imagined himself to be.
Sadly, the only thing that Ferguson learned from his experience was that those who do the bidding of those who make the rules are all too often exempt from those rules.
Bob Owens is the Editor of BearingArms.com. A long-time shooting enthusiast, he began blogging as a North Carolina native in New York at the politics-focused Confederate Yankee in 2004. In 2007 Bob began writing about firearms, gun rights, and crime at Pajamas Media, and added gun and gear reviews for Shooting Illustrated in 2010. He is a volunteer in the Appleseed Project, where he shares stories of our shared American heritage and teaches traditional rifle marksmanship. He is an alumni of Gunsite Academy (250 Pistol). His personal blog is bob-owens.com, and he can be found on Twitter at bob_owens.