I highly ****ing doubt it unless they received some form of compensation. There's no way any self respecting police officer would say a "second pistol grip" makes a weapon "more lethal."
Yeah, I agree. The upper echelon was probably pushing this to Cuomo. They serve at the pleasure of the Governor and most political appointees are yes men or women. Telling the Governor what he wants to hear, not what he needs to hear.Maybe their superintendent, but not the rank and file officer.
I have been entertaining this idea for a few years.....I feel that it must have something to do with NYSP training since 911 and the emergence of the DHS, Personally I see a more anti-civilian NYSP as compared to the helpful, friendly and primarily professional group they USED TO BE. Just my humble opinionAre the NYSP becoming NY's version of the gestapo or the SS?
That's because the states broke and hard up for money. They get a percentage of the fine. It's free money to the state.Yeah I really meant the upper echelons (superintendents, etc.) of the NYSP. I didn't mean to imply the troopers themselves, though as I mentioned they seem particularly more ruthless than other PD's when it comes to enforcing the laws (traffic laws in particular - but it's probably their main source of revenue behind taxpayers so perhaps that's not news to anyone). I'm betting that most if not all "hi-cap mag arrests" and "assault weapon violation" arrests will be carried out by NYSP.