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NRA Head: Brooklyn Is Hellish

"After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all." - NRA head Wayne LaPierre, writing for the Daily Caller.

In fact, Brooklyn saw a decrease in almost all crimes, including those committed with guns, in the weeks after Hurricane Sandy.
Shootings were down 17%. Rape was down 47%. Robberies were down 22%. Assaults were down 18%. Grand larceny was down 45%. And car thefts were down 22%. Overall, crime fell by 25%. And [NYPD spokesman Paul] Browne delivered another inconvenient truth for the NRA man — the city actually went a record eight straight days without a single murder. LaPierre also made the preposterous claim that Mayor Bloomberg “refused to allow the National Guard into the city to restore civil order because Guardsmen carry guns!” City officials dismissed that claim as more NRA nonsense and said there were plenty of armed National Guardsmen in the city in the aftermath of Sandy. “Wayne’s world is a loopy place,” said Bloomberg spokesman John McCarthy. “New York is the safest big city in the country — thanks in part to our strong gun laws — and in the aftermath of Sandy, crime stayed at record lows. He should touch base with reality.”
Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz: "He’s never been here. Before he shoots his mouth off — and I pray that’s all he’d shoot — he’d better come see the place. He would not exactly be the most welcome guy in Brooklyn."

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