As a Community Organizer in Buffalo, NY, Mr. Dwayne Ferguson was a stalwart advocate for stripping New Yorkers of their Constitutional Rights through the vehicle of SAFE Act, a gun control law worthy of a third world tinpot dictatorship. Now, Mr. Ferguson faces four years in prison for accidentally violating the law he pushed hard for.
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.
Perhaps, Mr. Ferguson will be able to avail himself of the David Gregory I’m-Pals-With-the-DA Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card. Or maybe if he beats up his wife, the NAACP will intervene on his behalf.
And just to sweeten the sweet, sweet irony, Mr. Ferguson didn’t think the SAFE Act went far enough.
“Our kids are not buying assault weapons, they’re buying pistols and they’re buying them right out of community stores and back here in the school. So this is serious. It needs to go further than what it is,” he said.
One wonders what he was thinking as the SWAT Teams, K-9 Units, and helicopters swarmed around the school because some hardened criminal carried a firearm into its Gun Free Sanctuary. (Were kids really buying guns at school? How is that a “gun” problem?)