Please say it ain't so. Please say a guy who does something like this won't continue to enjoy his rights to keep and bear arms.
An off-duty New York City correction officer was shot in the arm early Saturday after he ignored orders to drop a loaded 9-millimeter pistol that he had pointed at a group of plainclothes police officers in the Bronx, the authorities said.
The correction officer, Victor Hernandez, 35, was taken to Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, where he was reported in stable condition on Saturday. He was charged with reckless endangerment and menacing, both misdemeanors, the police said.
Does this "misdemeanor" nonsense mean there are many cases like this in which supposed law-abiding gun owners do violent crimes with guns (pointing a gun at cops and refusing to drop it which results in getting shot is violent in my book)? What do you think?
And, as a minor point, perhaps Eagle-eye Zorro can help us with the use of "correction officer," I'd hate to think the New York Times is dropping the editing ball.
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