It’s hard to believe that The Truth About Guns started in Providence, Rhode Island. While Little Rhody has a strong gun culture, the left-leaning capitol city has made The Ocean State yet another blue state black hole for gun rights. In the video above . . .
We learn that Providence cops confiscated three — count ’em three — AK-47s in the last four years. During two of those years, the PPD Gun Control Unit has been tracing confiscated firearms. Why? Hell if I know. Something to do with doing something. You know; about “gun violence.”
Does anyone else find it an odd not-to-say incredible that the Renaissance City’s cops confiscated an AK with 762 rounds of ammo? A misplaced period and an ignorant reading of the police blotter perhaps?
“How do we know what’s lurking around the corner with somebody who’s got that kind of firepower with them?” Detective Joe Hanley of the Gun Control Unit asks. “We don’t know what they’re up to.”
What does that even mean? More to the point, how many arrests has the GCU made in its two year’s of taxpayer-funded operation, ostensibly investigating 262 confiscated guns for straw purchases? With the lack of detail in the TV report, I’m thinking none.
So . . . what? Who cares where criminals get their guns? They’re gonna get guns, no matter what. Perhaps the GCU’s money should be spent on actual policing. Just a thought from a Texan who no longer funds this kind of inanity.
Oh and the mangled AK highlighted in the TV report was confiscated in Pawtucket. No showboating there, then.