The left leaning Vanity Fair has posted an article about Roger Ailes’ departure from Fox News Channel. Mr. Ailes left the news network under a cloud, accused of sexually harassing various female employees. When emptying of Ailes’ office, now occupied by interim Fox News CEO Rupert Murdoch, the worker bees discovered a couple of guns.
“The wooden door that famously cordoned his office suite from prying eyes was removed. Within, two handguns were discovered—one a Glock, the other a Smith & Wesson—with ammunition for both.
(“Roger has a permit for those two guns,” Ailes’s attorney, Susan Estrich, told me, adding that her client has a license to carry a handgun in New York, “for his personal protection.” She continued: “Those guns are licensed and appropriate.” Ailes has repeatedly denied all allegations of sexual harassment.)
How Mr. Ailes received a permit for his firearms in New York City — a municipality less inclined to give average folks a gun permit than a winning lottery ticket — is another story. One which involves pulling serious strings. One which we’ll likely never know.
Anyway, for abandoning his firearms, presumably without securing them, Mr. Ailes gets TTAG’s Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day award. No chance of it sitting next to his TV awards, but a milestone achievement nonetheless.