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Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Realistic Toy Gun With Kids In Queens Park
http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | May 8, 2013 | newyork.cbslocal.com

Posted on 05/09/2013 2:12:46 PM PDT by Maelstorm

... As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, Jack Pawlowski was led out of his Queens home in handcuffs Wednesday, with his stunned wife and three young kids looking on. He said nothing as detectives put him into a squad car.

But earlier, he allowed CBS 2 up to the family’s apartment to get a video of what he calls the harmless “kids’ toys” that started it all.

Pawlowski told CBS 2 he took a toy gun, and two of his kids, around the corner to Ditmars Park. It was around noon and packed with kids and their parents.

... “At first I thought I was hallucinating,” said Maria Smilios of Astoria. “He pulled out this gun.”

Smilios saw the toy up close, and at first thought it was the real thing. She gave CBS 2 a cellphone photo she said shows Pawlowski firing pellets at a tree.

“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,” Smilios said.

Another mom who was on a playground at the park at the time said she walked up to Pawlowski, and told him to take the toy gun and his kids and leave.

“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.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: control; gun; guncontrol; nra; secondamendment; sourcetitlenoturl; toy
This is crazy. Go to the link and watch the video. Its very obvious its a flimsey plastic toy gun.
1 posted on 05/09/2013 2:12:46 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Why would a guy use children to shoot a gun?


2 posted on 05/09/2013 2:14:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Maelstorm

Leni Calas has a blog if you’d like to visit it and discuss the treat of toy plastic guns.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/bored-mom-leni-calas-starts-popular-borough-blog-queensmamas-article-1.470340


3 posted on 05/09/2013 2:14:42 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Paladin2

Its was the kids toy gun no more dangerous than a nerf gun.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 2:15:44 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Maelstorm

But I don’t want to be traumatized by the sight of a slightly gunlike shape.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 2:15:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Maelstorm
“I mean, he’s brandishing a firearm and I don’t care if that firearm is plastic. That’s unacceptable.”

No wonder Nanny Bloomberg is mayor of NYC.

Meanwhile she's probably chill with faggots waving dildos and the real thing in civic celebrated gay pride parades.

6 posted on 05/09/2013 2:16:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Maelstorm
“I mean, he’s brandishing a firearm and I don’t care if that firearm is plastic. That’s unacceptable.”

Another successfully brainwashed soccer mom. She will pass her newly learned ideology on to her progeny and the cycle will be complete.

7 posted on 05/09/2013 2:16:49 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Maelstorm

Seems this Mommy thinks herself a celebrity.

http://www.newyorkfamily.com/the-queen-of-queens/


8 posted on 05/09/2013 2:16:51 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Maelstorm

If you even whisper “gun” in NYC they go into lockdown mode and activate SWAT teams.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 2:17:07 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Paladin2
Why would a guy use children to shoot a gun?

He's lysdexic, and read about the guy who used guns to shoot children.

10 posted on 05/09/2013 2:18:16 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Maelstorm

I have no doubt she’s blogged. Maybe she should give herself a Fleet enema.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 2:18:21 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Maelstorm

Here is another link:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/mama-blogger-mama-mogul-queens-article-1.1163080


12 posted on 05/09/2013 2:18:44 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Maelstorm
“I don’t tend to take things lying down...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.”

God save us from these ignorant, absolutely crazy and insanely foolish people.

It's a TOY for God's sake. It will not hurt anyone.

13 posted on 05/09/2013 2:18:54 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Maelstorm

Here’s the facebook page of Queens Mamas run by Leni Calas

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queens-Mamas/252006307122


14 posted on 05/09/2013 2:23:07 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Maelstorm
At least it wasn't the dreaded "PopTart gun"...


15 posted on 05/09/2013 2:25:55 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: Maelstorm

Here is the twitter of Leni Calas:
https://twitter.com/QueensMamas
@QueensMamas


16 posted on 05/09/2013 2:26:54 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Maelstorm

No, he was not brandishing a firearm.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 2:29:03 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Maelstorm

Seriously a toy gun gets a man arrested?

Kids get to watch Daddy get stuffed into a squad car for this?

Really?

Can’t imagine calling NYC home.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 2:29:17 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Maelstorm
Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug
19 posted on 05/09/2013 2:30:39 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: carriage_hill

Lol :-) Its crazy!


20 posted on 05/09/2013 2:33:58 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Maelstorm

God save us from self-important a$$-holes. “I hope he learns” was repeated by several of the people interviewed.

My question is - if they were so scared by this realistic looking firearm simulant, why didn’t they grab their kids and run screaming from the park? If they truly thought it was a real firearm, they should be arrested for endangering their own kids by allowing them to stay in the park where someone was waving a “gun” all over the place.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Maelstorm

“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.”

Yeah, I believe it when Leni says he doesn’t take things lying down. He probably bends over instead.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 2:37:01 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Careful - that picture will probably make Leni Calas piss himself.


23 posted on 05/09/2013 2:39:26 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Made In The USA
Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug
24 posted on 05/09/2013 2:40:19 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Made In The USA

He needs to get his kids out of that mess before they are ruined!


25 posted on 05/09/2013 2:41:19 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Maelstorm

Journalists are the worst people in the world at their own profession. Is haveing a toy gun illegal in NYC or not? Never once is this clarified in the article. The fact that a Jackboot they interviewed stated that the peon was taught a lesson has nothing to do with whether or not something is actually illegal.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 2:41:23 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
If you even whisper “gun” in NYC they go into lockdown mode and activate SWAT teams.

The most anti-gun person I have ever met was from New York City. Almost passed out at the sight of a picture of an antique Civil War revolver. Why she moved to a gun loving rural area is beyond me.

27 posted on 05/09/2013 2:47:50 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Maelstorm

I responded on the meddling, do-gooder’s article here:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/mama-blogger-mama-mogul-queens-article-1.1163080?comment=true


28 posted on 05/09/2013 2:48:00 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Maelstorm

So...what did they charge him with? Possession of plastic?


29 posted on 05/09/2013 2:48:28 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Inyo-Mono

They start turning their kids into phobic fruitcakes before they are potty trained.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 2:51:55 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Maelstorm; All

Reminds me of the time, as a young man, that I was pulled over in my ‘64 Skylark convertible for a taillight being out at 1:30am on the way home from the recording studio.

Young kid, with a shaved head, driving an older car with a loose electrical connection to the taillight socket, at 1:30am.... COP MAGNET.

Cops hauled me out of car, hands on the hood treatment while they searched the car... along with the drum kit in the back seat they took offense to the baseball bat and glove and requested I keep that in the trunk.

Then with the whole drumkit pulled out on the side of the road, bat and glove secured in trunk... the cop held up one of the boomerangs I had in the back seat as well (I had a collection of about 9 different boomerangs all of various design and flight characteristics). The cop asked me if I knew how to “use” the boomerang as he held it up, and I said I did... and immediately he says, “Well, since you know how to use this, it could be used as a weapon against an officer of the law. You should secure these in your trunk as well.”

I felt like saying, “Excuse me officers, can you please go stand 30 to 40 yards down the road so I can get a clean shot at you both with my boomerang?”

Instead, I put it in the trunk, jiggled the wire and the taillight came back on, and was on my way home with a warning... an hour and a half later, getting back home at about 3:45am. Oh, and I had to be up at 5am to shovel coal into a steam locomotive’s firebox all day...

Ah to be 20 again... the things I would do differently... like saying, “No you will NOT search my vehicle without a search warrant signed by a judge, you effing fascist”.

I mean, when I was 20, I didn’t drink or smoke or do drugs or ogle slutty women or nothing... I was just a kid... a good kid that played softball on Sundays, helped out friends in a band, and threw boomerangs around out in the middle of a field for fun... when I wasn’t busting my ass working on the railroad for $8/hr.


31 posted on 05/09/2013 3:09:25 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Maelstorm

****Smilios saw the toy up close, and at first thought it was the real thing. She gave CBS 2 a cellphone photo she said shows Pawlowski firing pellets at a tree.

“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,” Smilios said. ****


32 posted on 05/09/2013 3:24:56 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Rodamala

Did this toy weapon not have the orange tip required to designate it as a toy? With no laws on the books about toy weapons in a park I say Sue for all you can and the lady the initiated false arrest!
These Idiot Do Gooders are going to have to be taught a lesson!


33 posted on 05/09/2013 3:27:39 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Maelstorm
This is crazy

I have run out of adjectives..that one will do fine...

34 posted on 05/09/2013 3:30:21 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Conserev1

exactly what I was thinking!

cha ching!

payday!


35 posted on 05/09/2013 3:38:16 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Conserev1

Actually, New York DOES have a law about bb guns/airsoft guns.

First of all, they must be brightly colored in red, orange, blue, etc.

Secondly, the guy gave the gun to his 3 year old son to shoot, THEN let his daughter take the gun and ride around the park on her bike and point it at other kids.

If nothing else, the dude was a huge safety hazard.


36 posted on 05/09/2013 3:40:28 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Maelstorm

Leni Calas thought it was a real gun and confronted him? REALLY?


37 posted on 05/09/2013 3:57:31 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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Alex in chains
Since Apr 23, 2013


38 posted on 05/09/2013 3:58:40 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Maelstorm

Jaw-droppingly stunning in the level of stupidity demonstrated by some busy-body woman and the cops, who busted the guy in front of his family and hauled him away handcuffed in a cruiser???????

And with all the crime in Noo Yawk, they have nothing better to do than hassle some guy playing with his kids in the park?????

This is just nuts - an absolute Orwellian nightmare.

Conratulations Michael Bloomberg; no doubt this is exactly what you wanted.


39 posted on 05/09/2013 4:04:51 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Maelstorm

Pop tarts is the gateway drug to toy guns.


40 posted on 05/09/2013 4:08:39 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Jack Hammer

Yes, this left me thinking: What happened to the days when the cops would just come up, talk to you a bit, ask you not to “brandish” the gun, whatever, and then go on their way. No common sense anymore, for Pete’s sake.


41 posted on 05/09/2013 4:17:17 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Maelstorm

“brandishing a firearm “

This is an insight into the liberal “mind.” It can not process reality like a normal mind. Its world view is not the same as normal people’s.


42 posted on 05/09/2013 4:38:11 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Jack Hammer

Good bye, America...I’m glad I knew you when.................


43 posted on 05/09/2013 4:41:41 PM PDT by JW1949
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