In New York City, where the law keeps virtually everyone disarmed, a group of “high end” robbers are making off like, well, bandits robbing some high net worth individuals of their expensive jewelry while they dine at fancy restaurants in the nice parts of town.
These brazen thieves have struck multiple times at top end restaurants. They’ve even killed one man who dared to resist.
From the New York Post:
A Manhattan cop opened fire early Monday at suspected members of a high-end-robbery ring casing a Chelsea restaurant — who are possibly tied to last month’s shooting at Philippe Chow, police sources said.
The crew tools around in Mercedes-Benzes and BMWs to pull off its heists, which cops believe include at least 12 robberies across Manhattan, Queens and The Bronx — netting more than $4 million in jewelry and watches just since August, sources said.
The robbers — who call themselves “OED” for “Own Every Dollar” — are affiliated with the notorious Trinitarios gang in The Bronx and suspected in at least one homicide, sources said.
“They are very vicious,” a Manhattan cop said.
“After they shot a victim Uptown, they pounced on him and stole his jewelry while he was dying.”
Imagine the life expectancy of a group like this in, say, Miami, were a high-end restaurant might sport 10% or even 20% of the diners packing heat, given the fact that Florida has issued over 2.5M licenses. Or in Dallas where Texans no longer need a stinkin’ license to carry a gun for a nice dinner while wearing glittering diamonds and flashy accessories.
Robbers, armed and otherwise, face a real risk of getting their tickets punched in civilized cities and states that maintain the ability for the little people to carry firearms for self-defense.
Meanwhile gun control laws, like those in force in New York City, only protect the criminal class. They leave the little people helpless against thugs plying their evil trade.
But people like politicians, the rich, and the well-connected don’t care. They’re among the protected class that can get permits in New York, or operate with their own paid security. The rest of New York’s citizens are forced to deal with the consequences of the civilian disarmament policies they support so vocally.
This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: ‘Vicious’ Robbers Hit NYC Diners, Grab High-End Jewelry is written by John Boch for www.thetruthaboutguns.com