Updated: May 20, 2020
Shannon retweeted this from congresswoman Maloney:
Congresswoman Maloney represents District in New York. Now, why the “Doh!”?
Two Queens residents have been busted for allegedly buying a cache of weapons and ammunition from an undercover FBI agent.
Joseph Miner, 29, who has a history of posting anti-Semitic and racist and language on social media, was arrested along with Daniel Jou, 40, Tuesday night.
The pair, who are both from Bayside, bought assault rifles with defaced serial numbers off the agent in a hotel room near LaGuardia Airport, federal prosecutors said.
U.S. District Attorney Richard Donoghue, who is prosecuting the case, said that the arsenal was capable of inflicting mass bloodshed.
According to the charges, both men believed that the undercover agent was a firearms dealer who would supply them with multiple illegal firearms and ammunition. They met with the agent in April and used an encrypted messaging platform to continue communications with the officer.
The three arranged to meet at the location Tuesday in order to carry out the illegal deals.
Miner purchased an AR-15-style ghost gun, a Mossberg 500 shotgun and an M&P “Shield” model 9 mm semi-automatic pistol. The shotgun and the pistol had their serial numbers wiped off.
Jou purchased a fully automatic Colt M4 assault rifle, and a Glock 19 9 mm semi-automatic pistol that had its serial number scraped off.
The pair also purchased silencers, ammunition and two high-capacity magazines for their respective assault weapons.
So, because an FBI sting caught people trying to purchase weapons illegally (against the law), that somehow means we need more laws to prevent people from illegally buying illegal weapons from illegal sources? How stupid of an argument is it that this incident is being used for a need for more gun control? THEY GOT BUSTED BECAUSE EVERYTHING THEYBDIDNIS ALREADY AGAINST THE LAW! Pretty damn stupid and makes no sense to anyone with an ounce of “common sense”.
To Watts and the “brilliant“ congresswoman: