More tomorrow on this, friends.
UPDATE: the always-prescient Miguel from 'Gun-Free Zone' Blog wrote:
Somehow I think NYPD is going to be very sorry about this alliance.Ol' Backwoods mused in return:
I don't know, Miguel. I'm beginning to think big-city police are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the US Government, specifically the ATF, FBI, and US Marshall Service. As evidence, I offer LAPD (Chris Dorner), the Lockdown of Waterdown, the present NYPD fascism, the Ferguson Effect, and the Waco massacre (the 2nd one, of the motorcyclists).
NYPD may regret this alliance in the future, at least those honorable officers (the modern-day equivalents of Jim Cirillo's Stakeout Squad) might regret it. But the Bloombergs and the big-city police chiefs, and those officers who think "protecting and serving" includes police beating down citizens will love this. Fed power is an aphrodisiac for those people.
One thing is for sure-- the Empire is striking back against gun ownership and gun owners.
And speaking of that: Looks like the NRA really was involved with a "sporting purpose" / Gun Control Act of 1968 re-write. If this goes one way, it could be good, but I think Emperor Zero would never sign it, and his sub-tyrants would ignore it.