Last night’s edition of CBS’s 60 Minutes featured Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice. She was peacocking for the cameras after prosecuting an SAT cheating ring to the fullest extent of the law. Years ago she was also featured for prosecuting a drunk driver who smashed into a limousine that resulted in the toughest drunk driving laws extant. Nothing wrong with that. So what does it have to do with guns? Along with high schoolers cheating on their SATs, she also has a vendetta against our local gun shops.
In New York, an AR-15 with a collapsible or telescoping stock is an assault weapon. Never mind…it doesn’t have to make sense. Anyway, our local shop owners were ‘pinning’ the stocks to make them compliant. But Kathleen decided that wasn’t good enough. So she went after the dealers earlier this year to shut them down. If you can’t ban the guns, ban the shops that sell them.
Luckily, the shops have been able to fend off her attacks for the time being. After incurring exorbitant legal fees, of course. The issue: our county is in the biggest debt crisis it has ever faced. Are we going to waste precious resources on overprivileged test cheats and gun store owners trying to comply with the laws? How about going after those drunk drivers again with all that fervor? Doesn’t Kathleen have something better to do?