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Man Who Lobbied to Outlaw Guns in School Arrested With Gun in School
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 10, 2014 @ 10:39 am In The Point | 15 Comments
I believe there’s a proverb about digging a hole only to fall into it yourself that applies here.
Dwayne Ferguson spent more than a decade advocating for nonviolence and peace in the streets of Buffalo.
He was a well-known face in the movement for the SAFE Act, the state law that made carrying a gun on school property a felony. He was also a familiar presence in the hallways of the city’s Harvey Austin Elementary School, where he worked in the after-school program and mentored students.
No one imagined that on Thursday he would show up at the school in possession of a gun, touching off an hours-long lockdown, search and ultimately his arrest on two felony charges.
Ferguson, 52, told WGRZ-TV that he frequently carries the gun, for which he has a permit, and did not realize he had it on him when he went to the school as part of the mentoring program.
Those who have worked with him also said they believe it was an honest mistake.
No doubt it was an honest mistake. And that’s the problem. Plenty of people have been locked up for making honest mistakes under overzealous gun laws which don’t allow for the possibility of making honest mistakes.
Anti-gun campaigners have ramped up the paranoia and they don’t seem to care about the innocent people who get hurt in the process.
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