According to his mother, 43-year-old Queens resident Lee Bergman had a thing about cops, ever since he tried and failed to join the force. New York cops now have a thing about Bergman, after they tracked a shipment of “bogus police IDs” to Mr. Bergman’s apartment. “What they found inside was a lot more terrifying,” the New York Post reports breathlessly . . .
Police took Bergman into custody at his job at a light-manufacturing factory in Queens and brought him to the 100th Precinct station house, where he gave cops the code to a small safe, which contained five registered guns. But refused to divulge the combination for a larger safe, sources said.
Members of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit were able to force the safe open, revealing most of his stockpile.
In total, police seized an AK-47, eight handguns, five shotguns, two hunting rifles and six flare guns, along with the AR-15 pistol version that was stolen from Pennsylvania, authorities said.
Not to mention 17,000 loads of unspecified ammo. Cops charged Bergman with a farrago of felonies, including criminal impersonation of a police officer, possession of forged instruments, various weapons and narcotics offenses and a bunch of misdemeanors.
Bergman refused to comment on the reason for “amassing” his “arsenal.” There’s no indiction he was planning anything criminal with his guns or ammo. Which makes you wonder . . .
How hard would it be for terrorists to accumulate guns, ammo and fake ID’s in the SAFE Act-protected gun control paradise that is New York? A state that does whatever it can to degrade and destroy its residents’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.