Not to be outdone by California, apparently, New York is reporting a shooting in the 36th St. Subway Station in Brooklyn. The suspect is a gasmasked individual wearing a worker/safety vest.
The shooter, at this time, is still at large.
He got away.
A firearm has been recovered at the scene on the train or platform, no word on what it is. Given the nature of a train environment and number of shots, I would suspect a handgun.
The details surrounding this shooting, unlike Sacramento, point to a MAPS qualifying attack in a terrorism or lone unstable individual type of manner. It is not known at this time if any manner of post, manifesto, demand, or other identifying motive have been located.
The details known from the New York Times can be found here.
How’s that Gun Control working?
I hate being the one to keep pointing, and I am certainly not victim blaming (I am absolutely politico blaming), but we have had two devastating examples of how much paper tiger garbage gun control is from the two most heavily gun controlled states in the nation.
All their permits, and their background checks, and their approved lists of guns, and their magazine capacity limits, and their waiting periods, none if it mattered to 16 people in Brooklyn at 8:30 am. Ten of them caught a bullet and six more suffered other injuries either from trying to escape or the smoke canister.
What has New York’s gun control wrought? What have their rules and their efforts produced? Safety? Clearly not. We are living through a time where hostility has been seen and encouraged by folks in positions of power and influence against their political/ideological opponents. Civility is not the language of the day unless they are under attack, then it magically is again.
Are we honestly surprise to see this slippage? Are we shocked to see this logical progression of what one side allows the other will do?
We shouldn’t be. January 6th was a testament to that.
The question is what will New York do, double down on new rules like California? Have the President do the angry old man yells at cloud routine? Or, depending upon how this happened and what the motivations were, take some meaningful actions toward crime prevention and response.