All of a sudden, it’s OK to defend property with firearms in New York & New Jersey

Where is Mayor Bloomberg? Why is he not putting a stop to the threatening signs referencing shooting people if they are simply in need of shelter, food and water?

During times of peace, referencing the use of a firearm to protect yourself, your family or property is a “cowboy” attitude is not only frowned upon, but may result in criminal charges in the cities of New York and New Jersey.

Unless of course, the power has been out 10 days and the temperature drops into the 20s at night.

In the wake of superstorm Sandy, reports of lootings across the Tri-State have been widespread.

Areas hit especially hard by Sandy continue to deal with dealing with lawlessness.

Rockaways residents told 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten that looting and thievery have become such serious threats that taking up arms and fleeing town are the best options for staying safe.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Lynn on November 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Mayor Bloomberg is nowhere to be found after he got yelled at.?

  2. Dimsdale on November 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Too bad so few of them were allowed to exercise their Second Amendment right in NY and NJ.
    At least the ?bama voters, er, I mean, looters have weapons.

    • Plainvillian on November 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      Someone said, “God made men good and bad, and Sam Colt made them equal.”
      Works for me.? (although I prefer a short barrel 12 gauge at home)

    • ricbee on November 12, 2012 at 9:33 am

      “God made men all men equal & Sam Colt kept them that way”is closer to the quote from maybe,Twain….

    • ricbee on November 12, 2012 at 9:31 am

      There are many honest people packing,permit or no permit. I will always wherever I am.

  3. JBS on November 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Whoa! In Hurricane Katrina (in New Orleans and surrounding areas) the “authorities” confiscated law abiding citizens’ guns.? Same type of sad situation in the Tri-State area. People devastated by a hurricane are trying to protect themselves, their families and property!
    While the sign posted in the window of the home above is aimed at dissuading unlawful acts, it is probably safe to say that the local police will be paying that homeowner a visit.?
    Where is FEMA? After ten days, these people should have generators, food, water, security and emergency contraceptives being flown into their areas! For that matter, where is the National Guard? Obama is probably off vacationing at some contributor’s villa after his victory and could care less about the people without essentials.
    Great post, Steve.

  4. Gary J on November 9, 2012 at 6:02 am

    If fema is not there, no police force,no national guard,hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm what’s left? According to some, sit in your front and back yard and yell at the law breakers. That will make them behave. As for me————I agree with Plainvillian use Sam Colts theory.

  5. PatRiot on November 9, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Life lesson score board:
    Personal responsibility?- 1,? Relying on the government – 0
    Bought to you by the council?on common sense.

  6. Dimsdale on November 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

    • JBS on November 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      The ATT is certainly another step toward Obama’s cherished goal of totally banning firearms in the US. Right after the election, Obama stated that he would push for a renewed assault weapons ban. As a Chicago lawyer, he funneled money to the Bradys and other anti-gun groups. Many in his Cabinet are rabidly anti-gun; Holder is against private ownership of firearms. Obama has no use for the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. That was the point of Fast and Furious.
      Also, involvement with the UN serves other liberal goals.? The sustainability crowd would dearly love to humble the US in any way. The 21ers want to see everyone under the UN’s heel.

  7. dennis on November 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Oh come on people, It’s George Bush’s fault, oops it’s ATM’s fault, i meant it’s Europes fault, no no It’s the damn Tsunami again, no no it’s the last four years that Romney was president.

  8. joe_m on November 10, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Looting – payment for voting for O. That’s why the NYPD,?National Guard and FEMA are absent.

    Crimes against citizen, just collateral damage.?


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