Posted August 2, 2018 4:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

There’s nothing quite like watching an ideological opponent fall because of their own moral failings. This is probably a universal truth that exists regardless of political ideology. What’s great about it is that it helps make the universe feel like a more just place, that moment when someone who did something you consider heinous but others love turns out to be the villainous scumbag you always thought they were.

Take, for example, the man partially responsible for New York’s SAFE Act.

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a key player in the adoption of sweeping gun control laws, was sentenced to seven years in prison last week.

For the second time since 2015, Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, was unanimously found guilty after a jury trial in May of making millions off private schemes conducted in part through his public office. The ruling came following a retrial after his first conviction was overturned by an appeals court. In all, Silver is believed to have taken $4 million in bribes as well as pocketing another $1 million through money laundering the proceeds.

“When he assumed his powerful position at the top of New York State government, Sheldon Silver took an oath to …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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