October 15, 2023

NYC Councilwoman Arrested For Carrying Gun

Republican Brooklyn Councilwoman Inna Vernikov, a Jewish American, was arrested on Oct. 13.


She had a gun.

Vernikov was arrested for toting a firearm at a pro-Palestine rally on Oct. 12.

The councilwoman has spoken out against pro-Palestinian supporters in the past.

This led many to believe that Vernikov may have had bad intentions when she brought a firearm to a pro-Palestinian rally.

Some liberals are even calling for Vernikov to be removed from office.

The councilwoman, 39, was seen "with the butt-end of a firearm protruding from the front portion of her pants" around 2:45 pm on Oct. 12, while observing a rally that was in support of Palestine.

Vernikov was told to turn herself in and did so just a few hours later.

She turned herself in at the 70th precinct shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Oct. 13.

Vernikov was accompanied by her lawyer when she surrendered to authorities.

"At no point in time was anyone menaced or injured as a result of her possessing the firearm at the earlier protest," police said.

Although Vernikov does have a concealed carry permit, it is not legal in New York state to have a firearm at what are described as "sensitive locations."

These locations include things such as protests or school grounds.

What do you think about this story?

Did Vernikov need a gun for protection at this rally on account of her status as a Jewish woman?

Perhaps she should have simply avoided an area she believed to be dangerous.

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