New York Anti-Gun Zealot Arrested for Taking Gun to School, Wants Absolution

Dwayne Ferguson an African American community activist and vehement anti-gun campaigner who worked tirelessly for New York’s gun grabbing SAFE Act was arrested last week for carrying a concealed weapon into a grade school. He said he “forgot” he had the gun on him and wants to be given a pass on the violation.

Last week, Ferguson, the leader of the extremist anti-gun group MAD DADS, was the cause of a lockdown of Harvey Austin Elementary, in Buffalo, New York. Police responded to a call about a man with a gun on school grounds with their search ending when they found Ferguson’s handgun.

The activist, who helps run an after-school program, was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, including having a loaded weapon on school grounds–charges now enhanced by the anti-gun SAFE Act. He could be sentenced to up to four years in prison for the violation.

He pleaded not guilty to the crime saying he should be given a pass because he merely “forgot” that he had his pistol on him and since he has a legal concealed carry permit he thinks he should be let off the hook.

But this isn’t the rule he fought so hard to enact. Thanks in part to his own efforts, it is currently illegal to bring a gun into a school unless you are an on-duty policeman. Period. There are no other exceptions.

Naturally, Ferguson’s anti-gun pals are crying to have him released from his crime. Why, he should be let go because, heck, he means well, dang it!

Take for instance, the pleads from Reverend James E. Giles in the pages of the Buffalo News.

“I’m sure Dwayne went into the school not thinking he had the gun on him,” said Rev. James E. Giles, a friend of Ferguson and president of Back to Basics Outreach Ministries. “We know this for a fact, that he called out to a Buffalo police lieutenant asking why the school was in lockdown, and that they were looking for a man with a gun.

“Dwayne’s reaction was to get his kids – he had about 50 of them – and make sure they were safe,” Giles explained. “He led them into the cafeteria and closed the doors.”

Yeah. Ferguson was protecting the kids… from himself? He was the one with the evil, evil gun, after all.

Of course, the whole thing of the matter is that anti-gun extremists don’t care about the individual and his well-meaning ideas. Guns are evil and anyone that has one is instantly assumed to be a murderous criminal. Ah, but when it’s one of their own, why the rules should be set aside because, gosh darn it, they are the good guys.

The Rev. Giles isn’t the only hypocrite coming to the aide of this criminal. George Johnson, president of Buffalo United Front, dismissed the whole thing saying that “mental lapses happen” and that Ferguson should be let off because, “things happen.”

Now, as a supporter of the Second Amendment, I see absolutely no reason why a law-abiding citizen shouldn’t be allowed to carry his legally carried weapon into a school. In fact, I encourage it to serve as a way to prevent mass shootings in areas that are usually deemed an absurd “gun free zone” where murderers can roam hallways killing indiscriminately and without worry of being opposed.

Further, I am sure that Ferguson did nothing wrong in essence. However, he did violate ethics and morals, not to mention hypocritically violating the very law he pushed so hard to have enacted. By being an anti-gun activist who carries a gun is hypocrisy in and of itself.

The full weight of the law should come down on this creep’s head. If he is cut a break even in the smallest of ways, it will prove that the “law” is not the rule. It will show that anti-gun nuts will be given breaks while Second Amendment supporters will be unfairly prosecuted.

Dwayne Ferguson must be sentenced to the maximum jail time… or the law should be vacated for everyone.

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Posted by on February 10, 2014.
Filed under 2nd Amendment, Asshats, Big government, Constitutional Issues, corruption, Culture, Culture Of Corruption, Gun control, Liberals.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Ken in Camarillo

    Did I mention that “You can’t make this stuff up”?

  • Ken in Camarillo

    Did I mention that “You can’t make this stuff up”?

  • Molon Labe

    Well said Warner, I second your sentiment, and could safely say tens of millions other law abiding American citizens agree as well.

    Thanks for writing this article, it will be shared to as many as I can.

    I don’t to wonder how Eric Holder, Obama, Rev Sharpton, Hollywood, Mothers without common sense, MAIG, and the 4th branch of government will handle this one.

    Cheers to you.

  • Molon Labe

    Well said Warner, I second your sentiment, and could safely say tens of millions other law abiding American citizens agree as well.

    Thanks for writing this article, it will be shared to as many as I can.

    I don’t to wonder how Eric Holder, Obama, Rev Sharpton, Hollywood, Mothers without common sense, MAIG, and the 4th branch of government will handle this one.

    Cheers to you.

  • Jwb10001

    Isn’t there some saying about hoisting and petards?

  • Jwb10001

    Isn’t there some saying about hoisting and petards?

  • JWH

    I say treat him like anybody else who violates this law. Which probably means a plea bargain of some sort.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Prosecute to the full extent of the law.

    • jim_m

      Not true in NY state or in DC. They prosecute even minor violations of their guns laws to the full extent unless you are politically connected.

      The latter being the case I will bet that he never gets prosecuted.

      • JWH

        My second sentence was speculative, not prescriptive. If prosecuting “to the full extent” is standard procedure in that jurisdiction, then prosecute to the full extent.

  • 914

    “Dwayne’s reaction was to get his kids – he had about 50 of them – and make sure they were safe,” Giles explained. “He led them into the cafeteria and closed the doors.”

    Sounds like kidnapping.

    • Nedward Swoden

      It reminds me of those episodes of ‘Cops’ where the guy watches as the police break his own door down.

  • jim_m

    Maximum time, any additional convictions to run consecutively and not concurrently.

    He should be judged by the same rules he would have judged others.

  • jim_m

    By barricading himself in the cafeteria he created a hostage situation. He needs to get the max for this.

    The problem is that leftists like this think that they should be immune from the laws they want to force everyone else into complying with. They should be the first to get the MAXIMUM sentence for any violations.

    Evidence that this jerk is a complete hypocrite is his plea of not guilty by reason of good intentions.

  • Retired military

    What is the difference between a gun control advocate community organizer who takes a gun to school and a 7 year old who chews a poptart into the shape of a gun in school?
    The 7 year old gets punished.

    • jim_m

      There you go. Give this jerk a year in prison for every child suspended for some idiotic zero tolerance rule on guns.

  • LiberalNightmare

    >>
    Dwayne Ferguson must be sentenced to the maximum jail time… or the law should be vacated for everyone.

    >>

    Mr. Ferguson would cheer out loud, and count it as a victory if the same thing happened to one of us. I say ram it straight up his a$$.

    By the way, I’d sure like to know if that gun was registered.

  • LiberalNightmare

    Something about this story doesn’t pass the smell test.

    How did people know that Ferguson was carrying?

    Why did he have the kids in the caf?

    There is more to this story.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Someone saw his gun and called an anonymous tip into the cops. They came and eventually found he had a gun on him after searching nearly everyone else in the school.

  • Lawrence Westlake

    Liberal idiots wouldn’t be able even to grasp the various layers of irony. All part and parcel of the steep decline.

  • Patrick_McHargue

    As a community organizer, he likely felt that laws didn’t apply to him. Presidential example, ‘ya know.

  • GarandFan

    “He said he “forgot” he had the gun on him and wants to be given a pass on the violation.”

    Yeah, he “forgot”. So who’s ass did he kiss in NY and what reason did he use to get a CCW?

  • Nedward Swoden

    Welcome to ‘D’ block, Mr. Ferguson. The cells are stuffed with honest people who forgot they had a gun.

  • J_Kowalski

    wtf?!

  • J_Kowalski

    If this idiot “forgot” he was even carrying a gun, he probably shouldn’t be allowed to carry one…….or operate heavy machinery……..or drive a car……..or supervise children……….that’s not something you just forget, and if you do you probably have some mental problems, or are just incredibly irresponsible

  • LiberalNightmare

    A gun in a school vs an empty shotgun shell in the house. Make ‘em live by their own rules.

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/02/11/dc-man-set-hearing-after-cops-raid-turned-one-shotgun-shell