NYPD Denies 'Playmate' A Gun Permit, Because...
Let's start with this. We don't endorse Playboy. Ever. Period. The end. We don't encourage you to know the life stories of this or any other "playmate." (Also, the "playmate" standards seem to be exceptionally low these days, so it's really not even worth that second look, fellas.)
That said, this story is just so outrageous, we had to share it with you. Even if it does involve a playmate. And better you read about it here then in, well, Playboy or something...
Stephanie Adams was Playboy's "Miss November" in 1992. She recently applied for a gun permit from the NYPD to be allowed to keep a gun in her apartment. Get that now. This isn't a carry permit. The woman simply wants to be allowed to have a gun in her own apartment.
But the NYPD is telling her no. Why? They don't like a picture of her on the Internet with her finger in an unsafe position on a firearm, and cite her numerous domestic incidents "as both a complainant and a perpetrator."
Ms. Adams has refuted the NYPD's reasonings, even providing them with a point-by-point rebuttal of their claims, but to no avail. “Filing complaints many years ago against stalkers, rather than fighting them, hurting them or allowing them to hurt myself, is in fact a sign of ‘good moral character’ because I handled those problems peacefully (and) legally,” Adams wrote the department’s pistol license division.
Want to know a terrible statistic? 18 months. That's the average waiting time for a handgun permit in New York. A year and a half. That's exactly 17.9 months too long.
I don't care if Ms. Adams made the poor life decision to be a "Playmate" or that she once posed incorrectly with a firearm. She is a high profile figure who has filed reports and restraining orders against stalkers with the NYPD on multiple occasions. OF COURSE she should have the right to defend herself in her own home!
Hello feminists! Are you out there somewhere? Not only is the NYPD "slut-shaming" this woman, they're potentially slut-sentence-to-deathing her. Anyone care? Anybody?
Don't suppose this could have anything to do with the fact that Ms. Adams scored a $1.2 million lawsuit win in 2012 against cops who roughed her up, now could it?
Dear New York, you have a problem. A big problem. Not only are you the third worst state when it comes to gun laws (read that as anti-Second Amendment), but murders are up by 20% - TWENTY PERCENT - in New York City this year.
Maybe it's time you abandon your politically correct rhetoric and consider the fact that private guns stop crime 2.5 MILLION times each year? Also, give Stephanie Adams her gun permit. Stat. Because this isn't just about defending herself. Stephanie's recently deceased father left her several firearms... which she isn't able to legally posses until the NYPD gets its act together.