Outraged New Yorkers, government bring wrath of the law down on father

Kurt Nimmo
May 10, 2013

The hysterical response of New Yorkers to anything remotely resembling a firearm resulted in a man’s arrest earlier this week.

Jack Pawlowski was playing with his son when he was confronted by people outraged by his toy gun.

“At first I thought I was hallucinating,” Maria Smilios of Astoria told CBS News. “He pulled out this gun… The next thing, he took his son, who is 3, and showed him how to use it, and then the family took turns shooting the gun. He gave it to his daughter, who took off on the bicycle and started racing around the park with the gun pointing this way and just started pointing it at the kids,” a stunned Smilios said.

“I don’t tend to take things lying down, so I went past the parents, and so I walked straight over and I confronted him,” said Leni Calas. “I mean, he’s brandishing a firearm and I don’t care if that firearm is plastic. That’s unacceptable.”

Following the Department of Homeland Security’s “see something, say something” rule, Calas immediately called the cops. She also called her local city councilman and posted a cell phone photo of Pawlowski on her website in an attempt to publicly humiliate him for the crime of playing with a toy gun.

Pawlowski was led off in handcuffs as the news media gathered around to record his arrest. He was charged with reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, resisting arrest, and possession of an illegal BB gun.

Remarkably, BB guns are outlawed in New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, and other parts of the country.

“This is really a way to educate people,” declared councilman Peter Vallone Jr., a Democrat. “You cannot run around with a realistic looking gun. It’s against the law, and you could get arrested and actually go to jail.”

The incident reveals the effectiveness of decades of non-stop anti-gun propaganda. New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is one of America’s leading enemies of the Second Amendment. New York has the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.

Earlier this year, the government passed the NY SAFE Act, which will, of course, make millions of New Yorkers less safe. Bloomberg and officialdom have managed to further endanger New Yorkers as the crime rate in the city has spiked for the first time in 20 years.

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