Philly man allegedly carries AK-47 on subway during rush hour
Authorities say a Philadelphia man is behind bars after he carried a partly disassembled AK-47 assault rifle and other weapons onto a crowded subway car during rush hour.
Investigators say Jermal Ponds, 28, also had a loaded handgun and a 12-inch bayonet when he was arrested Tuesday evening.
Police say a search also turned up about two dozen Percocet pills and more than an ounce of marijuana after a passenger getting off at City Hall told a transit officer she'd seen a man apparently carrying a gun.
Some important pieces of information that are missing from this "article":
1. Was Ponds a "prohibited person"?
2. Was the Perc prescribed to him?
3. Did Ponds have a concealed carry permit?
4. What kind of criminal record does Ponds have?
I'm guessing the answers are yes, no, and no here, but it would be nice if the media, you know, did its job rather than just trying to carry the anti-gun lobby's water.
Q: What gun laws are going to stop a felon dealing drugs from getting and carrying firearms? A: None. If he was in fact prohibited, he had no business even touching either of the two firearms he was carrying; the fact that he had illegal drugs in his possession makes me doubt very strongly that he was in fact a legitimate gun owner...
Using stories like these to drum up support for gun control is only going to hurt the anti-gun side - as long as we stay vigilant...
That is all.
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