A camera shop owner in New York City may have to go out of business because of the anti-gun politics of Mayer Michael Bloomberg, according to the Nypost.
Fred Shayes, owner of US Camera & Computer Inc. near Penn Station, was hit with the $60,000 fine after it was found out he was selling miniscule, novelty, toy gun-shaped cigarette lighters in his shop for $10. The lighters even had the bright red tips at the end so anyone with a brain could tell that it was NOT in fact a real gun.
But NYC has a strict policy against toy guns and has handed out almost $2.5 million in fines because of toy guns in the last 7 years alone. This is big business for the city, so no wonder they take it so seriously.
Apparently Bloomberg’s cronies don’t believe in warnings either. After getting smacked upside the head with the fine, Shayes removed the lighters immediately and even provided documentation to the city showing that he was complying with the law. But after seeing that he would still have to pay up with $60,000 he is now fighting back with a lawsuit against the city.
Meanwhile Bloomberg is using this incident as a reminder to everyone of how ridiculous his policies are, saying,
“Anyone thinking of selling fake guns should take this as a clear warning: it’s time to get rid of these dangerous toys. If you attempt to sell illegal fake guns, our Administration will come after you, and use whatever resources we have under the law to punish you. While we aggressively work to prevent sales, it is also imperative parents think twice about buying them. We are working hard to make sure these fake guns stay out of kids’ hands.”
Really? These toys are dangerous? About as dangerous as a large Coke?
You know why he says they are dangerous? There is a constant effort by Bloomberg and other anti-gun politicians to make gun owners the bad guys. If they can’t paint ANY gun (even toy plastic ones) as bad, then future generations will buy into this thinking and they can finally get total gun control that they’ve wanted all along. Well we think Mr. Bloomberg is forgetting something about gun owners. We don’t forget, and we vote!
Shayes is still fighting this fine after having his appeal rejected and now has a petition before the Manhattan Supreme Court to block the fine. His lawsuit is an uphill battle as well but according to him he simply can’t pay the fine and might go out of business if he has to pay the 60 grand.
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