Skip to comments.NYC's '1 percent' totally 'gun'-ho
Posted on 04/23/2012 6:42:13 AM PDT by marktwain
The 1 percent comes in piece.
Dozens of New York Citys billionaires, real-estate moguls and Wall Street CEOs are really loaded, according to the NYPDs gun-permit list obtained by The Post under the Freedom of Information Act.
Top guns include Donald Trump, Marvel Comics head Isaac Perlmutter and Gristedes chairman and mayoral wannabe John Catsimatidis.
Billionaire cosmetics heir Ron Lauder who once dumped $4 million of his own cash on an effort to install term limits for city pols, only to do a complete 180 and back anti-gun zealot Mayor Bloombergs third term also packs heat.
Real estate titan Andrew Farkas may have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth hes the Harvard-educated grandson of the founder of Alexanders department stores but as an adult he prefers a pistol in his pocket.
So does Hard Rock casino tycoon Richard Fields, who once got into a legal spat with fellow gunman Trump over a soured partnership.
Land barons packing heat include Coney Island developer Joe Sitt, Independence Plaza owner Larry Gluck, and Stuytown developer Adam Rose.
Joining the well-heeled pistol packers are former Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, former Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack, and Albert Fried, who runs the Wall Street firm Albert Fried & Company.
Those are some pretty big moguls, an NYPD source said.
Deep-pocketed shock jocks Howard Stern and Don Imus, and tough-guy troupers Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel are among the gun-toting celebs.
Permit holders now off the list include Met third baseman David Wright, who voluntarily surrendered his license, according to the NYPD.
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Guns aren’t for the “little people”. Guns are something the Elite uses to protect themselves from the little people.
Considering some of the guns they have, I couldn’t afford them. One lawyer I know paid over 50,000 pounds Sterling for a matched pair of Purdey side-by-sides but still can’t hit the broad side of a barn. If he wasn’t so tall and his LOP (length of pull) weren’t so long, I would ask him to bequeath them to me. Very nice engraving!
Aarrrgghhh theres one phrase Id like to see go away.
But why are those folks more equal than the rest of us?
Why are their lives more valuable than the rest of us?
Because to Liberals....
Animal Farm & 1984 are highly regarded instruction manuals.
Not all of them are liberal bigwigs. The problem in New York is you have to be connected to get a permit. I don’t begrudge Robert DeNiro or Donald Trump to the right to bear arms.
DeNiro is about as looney-left as you can get. A big Obama supporter.
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