Thursday, June 23, 2016

Accidental Vigilantes

I can understand that John Cramsey is emotionally upset over the death of his daughter to heroin. Ths story is still a little off, though.

She added that she believes the trio accidentally brought along the arsenal found in the truck in their haste to help. 

What did they accidentally bring?

holland tunnel guns, holland tunnel weapons

Police said they seized a shotgun, an AR-15 style rifle and handguns, along with goggles, tactical gear, ammunition and knives, according to NBC New York. An ammo-box labelled “Shoot your local heroin dealer” and a bag with the label “firearms instructor” were also in the vehicle, photos released by the Port Authority show. Other tactical gear had the word “police” written on it. One of the gun magazines seized had the word “’merica” on it and another said “United We Stand.”

They also found 2,000 rounds of ammunition, Port Authority police said.

Now, they were on their way to "rescue" a girl in a heroin den. And:

Police additionally found a marijuana pipe in the car and three prescription drug pills.

I suppose that's all just medicinal, though. Here is Lyn Baker, a partner in Enough is Enough.

Lyn Baker, the co-founder of the Enough Is Enough group, told the New York Daily News she and Cramsey help get people into treatment for addiction.

“He’d be the spotlight person,” she told the Daily News. “He’s very charismatic, always has the right words to say. I would be the one to do placement.”

Baker explained on Facebook that she usually handled the behind the scenes work, while Cramsey carried out the rescues.

She told The Daily Beast she is just a housewife trying to help people with addictions, and a lawyer friend told her she is also likely to face investigation.

Baker told The Daily Beast she noticed Cramsey hadn’t been sleeping and his missions became more extreme.

“About a week ago, he started posting very cryptic posts,” she said. “He felt like he was superman, like he could go and save these people. And I had told him I was stepping away from the group.” 

She's stepping away from the group? Yes, that's probably a good idea. He sounds like someone I would not want to see armed, for his own safety and that of others. For good measure, he has the government interfering with his business, a shooting range. Yes, all of that is surprising.

During a sampling period on Nov. 13, OSHA said safety officers observing and instructing clients in the range area were exposed to continuous noise at 326 percent of the permissible daily noise exposure.

In addition, OSHA said, range safety officers were exposed on average to 0.69 milligrams of inorganic lead per cubic meter of air, which is almost 14 times the OSHA permissible exposure limit of 0.05 milligrams per cubic meter of air.

For these alleged hazards, OSHA said it placed Higher Ground Tactical in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program, which focuses on inspecting employers who have demonstrated indifference to Occupational Safety and Health Act obligations by willful, repeated or failure-to-abate violations. 

He needs therapy and not of the shooting kind. This is not going to end well.

Hat's off to this family, though.

Family members set to inherit a stockpile of guns and ammunition, worth millions of dollars, plan to destroy the weapons "to send a message," their attorney Daniel Brookman told ABC News today.

"They want these instruments of death to be destroyed," Brookman said. "They don’t want these weapons out on the street."

Yes, get rid of them before someone accidentally brings them across state borders.

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