“We got very lucky tonight, with no life-threatening injuries to officers or innocent bystanders. But sometimes, as you remember, we aren’t so lucky, as we saw with the murder of Police Officer Peter Figoski in December.”
“We will continue to do everything that we can take illegal weapons off our streets, but until Congress wakes up and finds some courage to stand up to the gun lobby, illegal guns will continue to end up in the hands of dangerous people like tonight’s shooter, who had a small arsenal of illegal guns."
Roy Richter, president of the NYPD Captains Endowment Association, also spoke out against the gun violence.
"It is an Easter miracle that no officers were killed in this barrage of gunfire," he said. "This incident highlights the flaws in our criminal justice system that a career predator is allowed to walk on our streets and have access to a cadre of illegal guns and ammunition."
Republished with permission of The New York Post