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Posted: 1/23/2006 4:34:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 4:34:43 AM EDT by JCKnife]
www.nydailynews.com/front/story/385073p-326746c.html

Firepower's expensive, addictive & 'glamorous'

BY TONY SCLAFANI
DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU

Cops examine scene in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, where Damian Henry, allegedly toting an Uzi, fell after being shot by cops.

Life may be cheap to the thugs that use them, but Uzis are one of most the expensive assault weapons slithering back onto city streets.
The killer guns can run up to $5,000 on the black market - double the cost to buy them legally down South, law enforcement sources say.

The boxy, lightweight weapon costs a lot more than most guns, and it's hard to conceal.

But some, like alleged shooter Damian Henry, who is charged with firing an Uzi at two Brooklyn cops Saturday, apparently can't stay away from the rapid-fire weapons.

"It's the awe of it. They see it in rap videos," said one investigator said. "It's for all the glamour."

Although an Uzi can hold up to 32 rounds - like the one Henry allegedly fired - some thugs choose from a menu ofsmaller firearms that pour in from other states with more lenient gun laws, cops said.

Cheaper versions of the Israeli-made Uzi are coveted here, like the U.S.-made Mac-10s and Mac-11s usually trafficked in from Georgia and Florida, the sources said.

"Mac-10s are more popular, and they're only a few hundred dollars down South," a police source said. "Everything is going to come from down South, Pennsylvania or Ohio."

Dangerous military-style weapons, like the automatic Uzi first used by the Israeli Army in the 1950s, have been returning to the city's streets since a federal ban on assault weapons expired in 2004, experts say.

Last month, cops took notice when an alleged Manhattan drug dealer was busted for selling high-powered rifles out of his Stuyvesant Town pad, including an Uzi semiautomatic.

"It's kind of scary," one cop said. "But it's out there, and you've got to be prepared for it any minute."

In 2005, 3,928 illegal guns were seized by the NYPD, up 2.55% from 2004 when 3,830 guns were recovered.

"We need to reinstill the fear of the law and the fear of authority in these career criminals, who don't think twice about shooting at a police officer," Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said over the weekend.




Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:50:21 AM EDT
BTT
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:53:40 AM EDT
Expensive. Addictive. Glamourous.

So that's why I keep buying all this shit.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:59:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JCKnife:

"Everything is going to come from down South, Pennsylvania or Ohio."



Lets do a little thought experiment.

Location "X" has few restrictions on guns, and a relatively low crime rate. Location "Y" has draconian gun restrictions, and a high crime rate. Location Y's crime rate is caused by:

(A) The social policies of Location X
(B) The social policies of Location Y
(C) ITS ALL BUSH'S FAULT!

If you answered B, you have at least half a brain. If you answered A, your a libtard. If you answered C, your a libtard AND you post on the DU.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:14:19 AM EDT

"We need to reinstill the fear of the law and the fear of authority in these career criminals, who don't think twice about shooting at a police officer," Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said over the weekend.



This is the same guy who said:


'Our mission is to stop violent criminals, no one else should have that power'


Sounds like a sumbitch whose gotten a little too big for his britches.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:18:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:19:17 AM EDT
The point of the story is that they are getting the guns illegally, assault weapon ban notwithstanding. The guns he's talking about were also around during the ban, IF you bought it (transferred it) legally.

The guy who ignores one law will ignore another. They have used this same argument, that one more ban or law will have an effect on criminals, for decades. It has never held water, it never will. The Left's only hope is to assault the mush-brained among us (ever-increasing in number) with bullshit stories like this until it becomes "fact".
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:20:22 AM EDT



can someone tell me where the F i can buy a legal UZI for 1/2 of the ultra-high blackmarket price of 5000 clams?

why are these "reporters" not held legally liable for bs?


Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:30:25 AM EDT
$5000 for a so called blackmarket Uzi?



Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:40:09 AM EDT
Notice how the only "law enforcement source" that was named said that "We need to reinstill the fear of the law and the fear of authority in these career criminals, who don't think twice about shooting at a police officer"? The rest of the story, with all the factual errors and gun bashing, were credited to just "sources". In other words, it's whatever the writer believes or made up. In short, the entire article is a sham. As usual.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:20:45 AM EDT

.... was busted for selling high-powered rifles out of his Stuyvesant Town pad, including an Uzi semiautomatic.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:27:20 AM EDT
An UZI is a lightweight weapon???

Not to mention I don't see any new sources for UZI's because the ban ended..

Typical NYC BS
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:01:54 AM EDT
Cheaper versions of the Israeli-made Uzi are coveted here, like the U.S.-made Mac-10s and Mac-11s usually trafficked in from Georgia and Florida, the sources said.


Huh?
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:20:20 AM EDT



double the cost to buy them legally down South,

that pour in from other states with more lenient gun laws, cops said.

Cheaper versions of the Israeli-made Uzi are coveted here, like the U.S.-made Mac-10s and Mac-11s usually trafficked in from Georgia and Florida, the sources said.

"Everything is going to come from down South, Pennsylvania or Ohio."





So what is it? They're coming from Florida/Georgia or Pennsylvania/Ohio?

"more lenient gun laws" - WTF? In a Blue State, being able to legally purchase a firearm is "lenient", LOL
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:28:30 AM EDT
More bullshit.
I smell a big push coming from NY to ban ALL firearms in NYC, and even more restrictions in NY state.
The same kind of stuff is coming from Illinois - I bet we will see Ill ban the private possession of firearms soon.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 1:25:03 PM EDT
Did somebody tear apart all the errors and mail the editor yet?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:15:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jon3:
Did somebody tear apart all the errors and mail the editor yet?



Yeah, 'cause the editor would take that shit seriously!
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:44:01 AM EDT
The City of New York would like nothing better that rule the entire country and deprive you of any rights to own a gun! They have had strict gun laws for almost 100 years and it still doesn't stop crime.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:20:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BOBK48:
The City of New York would like nothing better that rule the entire country and deprive you of any rights to own a gun! They have had strict gun laws for almost 100 years and it still doesn't stop crime.




Are you saying that gun laws don't stop law breakers?? Holy shit, someone should clue in the Dems on that one!

Woody
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