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EXCLUSIVE: Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Realistic Toy Gun With Kids In Queens Park
CBS New York ^ | May 8, 2013 | Dave Carlin

Posted on 05/09/2013 8:22:38 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA

As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, Jack Pawlowski was led out of his Queens home in handcuffs Wednesday, with his stunned wife and three young kids looking on. He said nothing as detectives put him into a squad car.

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Pawlowski told CBS 2 he took a toy gun, and two of his kids, around the corner to Ditmars Park. It was around noon and packed with kids and their parents.

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Another mom who was on a playground at the park at the time said she walked up to Pawlowski, and told him to take the toy gun and his kids and leave.

“I don’t tend to take things lying down, so I went past the parents, and so I walked straight over and I confronted him,” said Leni Calas. “I mean, he’s brandishing a firearm and I don’t care if that firearm is plastic. That’s unacceptable.”

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He remained in custody Wednesday evening, on charges of reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, resisting arrest, and possession of an illegal BB gun.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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What is happening to our country? Toy gun bans and confiscation? BB gun bans and confiscation?

This is the state of liberal minds. They have forcibly confiscated property and denied a man of his liberty through inprisonment.

That's unacceptable.

1 posted on 05/09/2013 8:22:38 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA
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To: ConservativeInPA

Hopefully, there are some good lawyers out there (not in the gubmit, obviously...cuz they are GOOD lawyers), that will sue 1) the gubmit, and 2) the low life piece of Obama-crement that turned in this person.

Also, just for the fun of it, I really think someone ought to put the address of the playground dork that started this thing.

Yes, really.

Let the chips fall where they may.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 8:25:16 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: ConservativeInPA
“I don’t tend to take things lying down, so I went past the parents, and so I walked straight over and I confronted him,” said Leni Calas. “I mean, he’s brandishing a firearm and I don’t care if that firearm is plastic. That’s unacceptable.”

That's a good way to get your ass kicked around here.
3 posted on 05/09/2013 8:26:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ConservativeInPA
What is happening to our country?

The Democratic Party! To properly name them it should be called the Democratic Communists Party. It is about time to start the label. If you doubt that check the definition of communism.

4 posted on 05/09/2013 8:26:24 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: ConservativeInPA
You forgot, they saw something, they said something.

Snitch on your neighbors, friends, and relatives for fame, cash, and prizes!

It's up to you the help Big Brother keep his eyes on everyone!

/19842013

5 posted on 05/09/2013 8:27:01 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up" Jeremiah 50:32)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Moral of the story: Get the Hell out of a Democrat-controlled state before they put up fences to keep you in.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 8:27:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: ConservativeInPA

When they came for the toy guns I did nothing because I had no toy guns...


7 posted on 05/09/2013 8:28:24 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: cripplecreek

What was he arrested for?

I assume its (still) legal to own a rifle in that state. And shooting a BB gun with your kids is NOT “brandishing” (who teaches libtards to used these big words they don’t understand?)


8 posted on 05/09/2013 8:28:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

This country has come completely unhinged.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 8:30:18 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I’m glad NYPD is spending their time and resources going after dads playing with their children and toy guns. We wouldn’t want them spending time arresting real criminals.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 8:30:29 AM PDT by detective
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To: ConservativeInPA

possession of an illegal BB gun.
***Gun control has progressed far more than I imagined.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 8:30:38 AM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amen. With all the sane people leaving those totalitarian states, the insane people left there will pass laws demanding payment before you can leave.
Get your family out now!


12 posted on 05/09/2013 8:30:38 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ConservativeInPA

Nothing new. I remember, 43 years ago, a family of NY kids being arrested for playing with toy guns.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 8:30:49 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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RE :”He remained in custody Wednesday evening, on charges of reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, resisting arrest, and possession of an illegal BB gun”

Was it a ‘toy’ gun or a ‘BB’ gun or both?

... as the second is illegal in NYC, has been for many decades.

I read it to see what the charge was. resisting arrest?

14 posted on 05/09/2013 8:30:55 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Another classic case of the chronic, no-cure, mental disease known as liberalism.
The communists are doing everything they can to indoctrinate our young and doing it by demonizing firearms. They know they cannot take us over unless we are totally disarmed. They are looking at the long term and trying to raise a whole generation of people that will will hate firearms. Many are questioning if CWII will break out before that happens.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 8:31:13 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
“I don’t tend to take things lying down, [translation: I am a rude, self-important liberal and everyone must acknowledge my opinion] so I went past the parents, and so I walked straight over and I confronted him,” said Leni Calas. “I mean, he’s brandishing a firearm and I don’t care if that firearm is plastic. That’s unacceptable.”

Thankfully the guy's kids didn't have candy cigarettes in their mouths in addition to their dad playing with a piece of plastic molded to look like a gun. They would be in a foster home by now. The personal opinions of liberals are now being enforced as law by police. Welcome to Hell.
16 posted on 05/09/2013 8:32:07 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: ConservativeInPA

****Smilios saw the toy up close, and at first thought it was the real thing. She gave CBS 2 a cellphone photo she said shows Pawlowski firing pellets at a tree.

“The next thing, he took his son, who is 3, and showed him how to use it, and then the family took turns shooting the gun. He gave it to his daughter, who took off on the bicycle and started racing around the park with the gun pointing this way and just started pointing it at the kids,” Smilios said.****

As a parent, I would have been concerned about that girl pointing a BB gun at my child or any others.

Just sayin’


17 posted on 05/09/2013 8:32:18 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: cripplecreek

Mr Pawlowski should heed your opinion.

Nanny-staters need some “chop busting”.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 8:32:18 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

He remained in custody Wednesday evening, on charges of reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, resisting arrest, and possession of an illegal BB gun.

Yet the thugs walk free with their 45”s.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 8:32:32 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
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20 posted on 05/09/2013 8:32:57 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: ConservativeInPA

In New York State, what is an illegal BB gun?

What is the background check for a legal BB gun?


21 posted on 05/09/2013 8:33:01 AM PDT by gasport (I ain't got no guns.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

This woman would probably be one of the first ones killed when SHTF. Or she will learn her place on the food chain very quickly.

People that are tired of this nonsense, will not have any patience for people like her.

She will probably be trading her body for a can of Spam within a couple weeks. And I am not passing judgement on her for this I am just saying she and her kids will be hungry and she (if she survives) will do what she can to provide for her kids after having an Awakening to the new reality.

People will be dealing for survival and she will think she can waltz right up and demand something from someone who may have a sick child at home that they are trying to get medicine for, and are trying to trade something to keep them alive. They will not take too kindly to this attitude.

We are a nation of cowards and spineless p@ssies and you can take that to the bank.

Those of us who are not cowards will survive, well some of us will, most none-Freeper types will not.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 8:33:16 AM PDT by BookaT
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To: txrefugee

I believe New York already does that.


23 posted on 05/09/2013 8:33:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Da Coyote
Hopefully, there are some good lawyers out there (not in the gubmit, obviously...cuz they are GOOD lawyers), that will sue 1) the gubmit, and 2) the low life piece of Obama-crement that turned in this person.

Given the firearm charges, he could conceivably press charges for 18USC241 & 242 violations... as well as sue the officers directly under 42USC1983.

24 posted on 05/09/2013 8:33:50 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Time to change my tagline.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 8:34:20 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Leni Calas. “I mean, he’s brandishing a firearm and I don’t care if that firearm is plastic. That’s unacceptable.”

What a dimwit, “firearm” is legally defined, and the item in question is NOT a firearm via legal definition.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 8:35:04 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: ConservativeInPA
“I don’t tend to take things lying down, so I went past the parents, and so I walked straight over and I confronted him,” said Leni Calas. “I mean, he’s brandishing a firearm and I don’t care if that firearm is plastic. That’s unacceptable.”

In the coming months, years when Islam has gained an even greater foothold here, and when acts of violence that result in massive violence and death, we of the survivors will call women like these "victims" who died because of placing the placebo of Democrat 'feelgoodism' above common sense.

27 posted on 05/09/2013 8:35:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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28 posted on 05/09/2013 8:36:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

And once again, I am convinced I live in the Twilight Zone.


29 posted on 05/09/2013 8:36:54 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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What is happening to our country? Toy gun bans and confiscation? BB gun bans and confiscation?

Unfortunately this is nothing new, it just gets more news time.

In the 1990's we drove down from New Hampshire to visit relatives in New Jersey. My uncle, who was in his 60's at the time and had never had so much as a traffic ticket in his life just happened to mention how he had been waiting over a year to get a permit approved so he could buy the 50th anniversary Daisy Red Ryder BB gun, a toy that he had played with as a child. So I told him that I would buy him one when I got back up to NH.

Our local store was sold out of Red Ryders but they said there was one available in their Methuen, MA store just over the border. We drove to Methuen and picked out the bb gun. When we went to pay we were told we had to apply for a permit to buy and wait for it to be approved by the police. I walked out in disgust.

As it turned out my sister, who also lived in NJ, was in Maine on business. I called her. She bought the BB gun at Kittery Trading Post, took it back and gave it to my uncle. He displayed it on the wall over his fireplace like it was a trophy.

All that trouble over a child's toy and you wonder why we left New Jersey.

30 posted on 05/09/2013 8:37:38 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: ConservativeInPA

The gun is variously reported as a toy, a pellet gun or a pellet gun. It really makes a difference.


31 posted on 05/09/2013 8:38:07 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: txrefugee
the insane people left there will pass laws demanding payment before you can leave build a wall so no one can leave

SCREW you New York ... you are no longer Americans but are instead a flock of pathetic sheep not worthy of the liberties your fathers fought for

One good thing ... when CW2 comes the fed government won't have any real men to draft to fight us in the south this time

32 posted on 05/09/2013 8:38:31 AM PDT by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: sickoflibs
Was it a ‘toy’ gun or a ‘BB’ gun or both?

My guess is that there was a toy gun at the park. The BB gun was found when the police went to his home and arrested him.

Toy guns, BB guns, handguns, rifles, shotguns, fully automatic weapons and so on would be legal every where. I just have to laugh at the utter stupidity of New Yorkers. They built their utopia. I am prepared to stop its spread.

33 posted on 05/09/2013 8:38:51 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Truth29

make one of the “pellet guns” a BB gun.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 8:39:03 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: ConservativeInPA

Criminals are arresting citizens for no good reason.
Nothing to see here.
Move along.


35 posted on 05/09/2013 8:39:13 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Arizona is a gun-friendly state. VERY gun-friendly. But if you shoot a BB gun in a public park in Arizona you will be arrested.


36 posted on 05/09/2013 8:41:06 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Looks like the NYC police will be paying a very very large judgement soon... what idiots.


37 posted on 05/09/2013 8:41:06 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: ConservativeInPA

It’s Bloomberg’s NYC; why is anyone surprised?


38 posted on 05/09/2013 8:41:26 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: cld51860

I think so, too. I’m frightened.


39 posted on 05/09/2013 8:41:52 AM PDT by Pigsley (a)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Sorry to be so dense but ... What the heck is an iillegal BB gun? Its against the law to have a BB gun up there in NY?


40 posted on 05/09/2013 8:42:39 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Logical me

We call the Chinese Communist the ChiComs. Has been so since Vietnam.

The current Democrat Party is the “ComDem Party”. I have been using that for quite a while. I even use it on Twitter as: #ComDem Crazy


41 posted on 05/09/2013 8:43:04 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: ConservativeInPA

It isn’t going to stop until the ‘good guys’ start suing and/or bringing charges against the nanny-staters for these kinds of ridiculous acts/arrests.


42 posted on 05/09/2013 8:43:38 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ConservativeInPA
RE :”Toy guns, BB guns, handguns, rifles, shotguns, fully automatic weapons and so on would be legal every where. I just have to laugh at the utter stupidity of New Yorkers. They built their utopia. I am prepared to stop its spread. “

I remember BB guns were illegal there NYC as far back as 1960s when I was young,

So I guess the moral is ‘dont take a real looking toy gun out in public in NYC if you have a illegal BB gun at home’, if thats what really happened.

43 posted on 05/09/2013 8:43:50 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: clamper1797

My apologies to the few remaining patriots in New York ... my post is not meant to include you. For all our sakes ... get out and join us while you can


44 posted on 05/09/2013 8:43:51 AM PDT by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: Kevmo

I have no proof yet, but IMO, it wasn’t a BB gun. IMO, the pellets they speak of are plastic. It’s a toy, not even a BB gun.


45 posted on 05/09/2013 8:44:57 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bastards just voted in CO to give driver’s licenses to illegals. We used to be fairly conservative here not so long ago.

Colorado House gives first OK to give licenses to those in country illegally
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23182805/colo-house-gives-first-ok-give-driver-licenses


46 posted on 05/09/2013 8:45:17 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: ConservativeInPA

Are we to assume from that incident that it is illegal to discharge a cap gun? In my day cap guns rang out and their smoke billowed often on my street.


47 posted on 05/09/2013 8:45:30 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Truth29

From watching the video, it appears to be an airsoft with the orange tip removed. Just a hunch, but I suspect this guy was trying to provoke a response and got it.


48 posted on 05/09/2013 8:46:50 AM PDT by whatexit (What a shame that New England has become Old England)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
People think I'm crazy but I think I make a pretty good case for choosing Detroit over NY, Chicago, or most other large cities. (If I were to live in a city)

In Detroit you can eat or drink what you choose and you can openly carry a gun and use it in self defense if necessary. Detroit politicians are crooks but they don't care what the people do. I think it should be encouraged as a destination for urban frontiersmen.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

-CS Lewis
49 posted on 05/09/2013 8:47:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sickoflibs

The toy gun was a plastic pellet gun that shoots plastic pellets. Being hit with a rubber band would be more painful. Plastic pellet guns are not BB guns in book, but Bloomberg would argue that point since he knows everything about guns.


50 posted on 05/09/2013 8:47:48 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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