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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:03 PM

'Stash guns' give Staten Island hoodlums quick access to firearms

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- When Damark King shot out the left eye of a toddler in Mariners Harbor last year, he didn't initially have a gun on him -- but he knew where to find one.

That gun, it turned out, was what law enforcement officials here refer to as a "community gun" or a "stash gun" -- one of several firearms stashed away in easy-to-access locations, like a trunk of an abandoned car, or a mailbox, or a garbage can.

"Somebody yelled, 'go get the gat.' And everybody knew where it was," said District Attorney Daniel Donovan.

Authorities believe the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics has fueled the "stash gun" trend -- criminals expect to be searched, so they're more likely to hide the guns nearby to avoid being caught with a weapon.

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/09/stash_guns_give_staten_island.html

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Reply 'Stash guns' give Staten Island hoodlums quick access to firearms (Original post)
SecularMotion Sep 2012 OP
msongs Sep 2012 #1
MercutioATC Sep 2012 #2
ileus Sep 2012 #3
spin Sep 2012 #4
slackmaster Sep 2012 #5
holdencaufield Sep 2012 #6
gejohnston Sep 2012 #7
Eleanors38 Sep 2012 #8

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:11 PM

1. oh those cops, always trying to infringe on gun owners' 2A rights nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:24 PM

2. This is why we need to ban guns!

 

I'm sure that this community would turn in their communal gun if somebody passed a law...

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:59 PM

3. Wonder if they look like your typical NRA members?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:56 PM

4. Honest citizens don't stash firearms in abandoned cars. ...

Criminal gang member do.

What's your point?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:08 PM

5. We should get those hoodlums into track bike racing

 

That way they could share a stash of fixed-gear bikes instead of guns.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:20 PM

6. "Get the gat"?

 

Has anyone outside of a after-school special even used that word since '95 ?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:39 PM

7. this was common among urban gangs

even in the 19th century. It is still a common practice everywhere.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:03 AM

8. Community guns. Gangs gone socialist! Nt

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