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“Young Money Cash Money Billionaire artist and Bronx-bred M.C. Cory Gunz [above] was arrested for possession of a .9mm handgun over the weekend,” Shaka Griffith at reports. “Plain clothes officers pulled him over in a cab he was riding in, searched the rapper’s backpack and discovered the lethal weapon.” Not so lethal, eh Mr. Bond? But seriously, this is the second time we’ve heard about .9mm handguns in less than a week . . .

In our post Saturday Night Special RIP? NY criminologist Eugene O’Donnell was busy talking-up the dangers of the once-obscure micro-caliber. Personally, I don’t care what The City That Never Sleeps considers trendy; I won’t shoot any caliber without .04 in the name.

And speaking of reality divorce, here’s globalgrind’s admonition to Big Apple rappers who want to pack a gat:

Lengthy sentencing is the result of getting popped in New York City with a gun. In NYC, if you are a convicted felon, you cannot carry a firearm. The best thing to do, if you really need to carry a gun, is get a permit. The fees to obtain a handgun license in New York City total about $500.

Sounds like Griffith gave New York City gun laws a Congressional Review. Anyway, good luck with that. Meanwhile, the question must be asked: WWTNT?

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  1. Wow, firing a projectile just over three-hundredths of an inch, huh? Sounds scary.

    In a related note, my wife was telling me that she was reading some story someone had written online that had someone investigating a murder committed with a 45mm handgun. I’m not sure there’d be a lot left for forensics to work with in that crime scene.

  2. The NYPD has had a dedicated “rap squad,” aimed exclusively at rappers, going back at least to 2004. Because as everybody knows, the Mayor Against Guns Illegally really loves his hip-hop.

  3. And I thought my .17 hmr was a bitch to clean. Can only imagine how hard it is to not bend a cleaning rod that is only .9 mm in diameter!

  4. What I want to know is what kind of probable cause supported all of these searches? This last guy was in a cab, and they searched his backpack–a search that requires a warrant supported by probable cause. What were they doing pulling over and searching the bejezus out of a Maybach? This sounds SO like racial profiling, and even more like politicking.

  5. Oh, and another thing. Why does this fool think rappers can hire armed guards in New York City–and if they can, why can they hire armed body guards but can’t get a ccw? Doesn’t this guy know you can’t get a concealed permit there–and if he did, would it change his toone?

  6. I didn’t know that they made dies that could neck down from 0.354″ to 0.0354″. That’s gotta be like a 1.0 grain bullet at maybe 20,000 ft/sec. Whoa…awesome!!


  7. They don’t even know that if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. And we expect them to know anything about calibers? That stuff is for their ex-Delta bodyguards to figure out. In NYC what they know is money, yours, and how to get their hands on it. Oh, and art. That’s where they invest your money once it becomes their money. Anybody in NYC that doesn’t understand how to get some of yo’ money is broke, drives a truck, and writes poetry.

  8. Maybe it’s just me but I’ve become immune to the hilarity of nonsensical inaccuracies about guns that appear in most newspaper articles. And it holds true for virtually all subject matter. These people are experts in nothing.

    • I have noticed that my local press thinks all guns fall under one of three categories; “Semi-Automatic Handguns” (anything handheld, including revolvers), “shotguns” (atleast they get those right) and “Automatic Assualt Weapons” (anything larger than a handgun). I guess they have Wikipedia and Google blocked at the office.

  9. These ignorant mistakes happen sooo often. It would seem that in the interest of accurate journalism these so-called reporters would take the time to get the facts straight but I guess in the rush to make a salacious article facts aren’t that important. Especially when the target audience won’t know the difference anyway. Textbook case of the blind leading the blind.

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