Editorial: Feeling Lucky Perp?. Be dead or be arrested. That’s the choice New York’s mindlessly enforced gun laws force upon otherwise law-abiding people.
Mohammed Dramy, a 40-year-old Gambian immigrant, was shot dead Tuesday during an apparent robbery in Harlem.
The perpetrator is still at large.
Meanwhile, two bodega employees, Jose Acosta, 69, and Victor Alejandro, 23, are alive following an attempted armed robbery the same day.
And it’s a perp who’s dead.
Sadly, Acosta and Alejandro are now charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
As three armed would-be robbers entered their store waving guns, Acosta pulled out a .22-caliber pistol, fatally shooting one; the others escaped. [FirearmNews.com]
Here’s a question that article doesn’t even ask: if Acosta was the one who used an “illegal” weapon in self-defense, why is Alejandro in trouble? Is it against the law to have your life saved in New York now?