Mayor Bloomberg of New York City send “investigators” to other states to engage in illegal activities in other jurisdictions as some kind of publicity stunt to further his aims of shutting down gun shows.
So…a sitting US Mayor basically compelled his employees to break the law? Isn’t that illegal? I mean honestly, if your employer said “hey, you have to go break the law for me” I’m pretty sure that’s all sorts of workplace violations right there.
In all seriousness though, I have a hard time taking stunts like this seriously. NRA had a press release this morning about it, which said roughly that Bloomberg isn’t interested in stopping crime, he’s interested in media attention. I believe that they hit the nail on the head – if he was interested in cracking down on crime, he’d have used all those investigators and the money spent on plane tickets, lodging, etc to actually catch some of New York City’s criminals instead of compelling his employees to break the law.