Updated: Jul 21
Rochester, New York, Mayor Lovely Warren (D) will be arraigned on weapons charges Wednesday morning.
WHEC reports Warren and her husband “have been charged with criminal possession of a firearm, which is a Class E felony.”
They also face “two counts of failure to lock/secure firearms in a dwelling.”
The Monroe County District Attorney indicates the Warren home was searched by New York State Police on May 19 and officers discovered a “Standard Manufacturing STD-15 rifle and a Kal-Tec P-40 pistol.” Neither weapon was registered to Warren or her husband.
Additionally, Warren and her husband face charges of “endangering the welfare of a child” because a 10-year-old child was found in the home alone when officers arrived.
What a great role model, eh? We eagerly await a statement from her pals at Moms Demand Action. They should get their own people under control before they preach to others regarding gun control (it’s nothing new for them). To be clear, we don’t agree with firearms registration one bit, but the screw the mayor, as she supports it by supporting/working with the gun grabbers at Moms Demand.
On Tuesday the Mayor met with one advocacy group, Moms Demand Action, which formed in response to the Sandy Hook Shooting in 2012.
Janina Bandi is an organizer. She says local politicians have a lot of power to address gun violence.
"Mayors have an incredibly important stand in their communities. They know their communities better than anybody else and if they come together and talk about and find solutions and implement them, they can have an incredibly high impact on this issue."
Moms Demand Action is a national organization with one chapter in New York City. Bandi says they are looking to expand to Rochester because she thinks the city is primed for the movement.
Oh the irony:
Mayor Lovely Warren spoke with three other New York mayors on Monday to brainstorm possible solutions to a recent scourge of gun violence in their cities.
The discussion came about a week after Warren sat down with representatives of Moms Demand Action, a national gun control group looking to expand its presence upstate. Warren said afterward that she sees a tougher, more consistent approach to illegal weapons as one strategy among many to help reduce violence in Rochester and elsewhere.
And this is pure gold considering the charges against her:
So far this year, Rochester Police say they've recovered more than 300 illegal guns.
Mayor Lovely Warren has often cited those weapons for playing a part in violent crime.
"I have a 10-year-old daughter at home," she said in April. "No one wants a child to be shot especially while they’re in their own home, sitting in their living room, right?"