You’ve been hearing about the seeming hordes of tourists and businessfolk who in recent weeks made the mistake of imagining that New York City has semi-sane gun laws.
And you wonder, don’t you, how the heck any gun owner could be so oblivious? There’ve been so many newsbits since mid-December about naive out-of-staters deliberately exposing themselves to NYC anti-gun Authoritah that we could be forgiven for imagining that there’s some mysterious species of gun-owning lemming that heads eastward to its doom at this time of year.
One well-known gun-rights writer and one semi-hemi-demi-pseudo-quasi famous one have taken that issue on this week:
In an article appearing today at Paladin Press, I delve into the old question of “Ignorance of the law …” (I am, of course, totally in favor of ignoring most law; but that’s not the same thing.)
And earlier this week, John Lott mused in print about whether those bumbling NYC visitors should have to pay for their folly. (The Lott article has some confusing omissions in it and isn’t up-to-date on developments in one case; it’s still a good one.)