And the Gun Control Hysterical Overreaction Award of the Week Goes To…


Queens used to be the least crazy borough of New York City. Brooklyn might be the low-life cousin, Manhattan the snotty brat cheating seniors out of their life savings while wearing a suit, Bronx, might be the ex-con, while Staten Island was the nephew who moved away and wanted nothing to do with the rest of the family except when the inheritance came up… but Queens was their grandmother just trying not to get involved.

But then the crazies began taking over Queens. The source of the craziness was apparently a blog called QueensMamas, run by obnoxious yuppies like Lennie Calas, which apparently got tired of dispensing tips for living greener and helping people in the community, and decided, in true liberal yuppie fashion, to start hurting people instead.

The target of their morality mob was one Jack Pawlowski. Jack Pawlowski was once the typical image of a New Yorker, before the city was overrun by fascist liberal yuppies from hell, of the kind exemplified by QueensMamas.

Jack took his daughter to the park to play with a toy gun. What happened next can only be properly described by the shrieking mental breakdown of a New York Observer column.

On Tuesday, Jack Pawlowski went to Astoria’s Ditmars Park to do some target shooting. Accompanied by his five-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. In a children’s playground.

Pearls firmly clutched in white knuckles, Anna Silman continues unrolling the parade of horrors.

The website QueensMamas reports that the playground is usually full of “toddlers riding scooters, digging in the dirt, playing ball or blowing bubbles.”

On this morning however, “all that changed, when several 2-year olds had a plastic 38-caliber loaded pellet gun pointed at them. They became the target of a gun wielding 4-year old, whose father sat looking on, smiling while his daughter terrorized the children; in fact, it was the father who loaded the gun and fired shots at the tree before handing it over to his daughter.”

How many 2-year-olds were actually terrified of a toy gun being pointed by a 4-year-old?

Possibly millions. We’ll never know.

Mr. Pawlowski, for his part, thinks people are totally overreacting. Speaking with the Daily News he dismissed the story as “concerned parents” making a fuss over nothing.

““I didn’t even think about scaring somebody,” he went on. “We were just shooting at the fence. We were not aiming at the playground. We were in a corner behind it.”

Back in the day, a New York parent who had a meltdown over a toy gun in a park would have been driven to Bellevue and then given a one way ticket to Westchester and told never to return.

But now screaming ninnies have been given permission to get their crazy on under a gun control regime that is just as crazy as they are.

“Did you ever think that they might be “paranoid” because you gave your five-year-old daughter a weapon in a children’s playground? In the country where school shootings are as plentiful as Big Macs and where young children regularly murder one another with guns marketed to kids?” Anna Silman shrieks.

I don’t know where Anna Silman lives when she isn’t being strapped to a bed and injected with Thorazine, but there are a few billion Big Macs and less school shootings than Observer readers.

The number of people shot by four-year-olds with cap guns is admittedly high, but most of the victims have survived this chain of gangland massacres.

But other parents were less than nonchalant about the whole affair. “I thought I was hallucinating. I literally did not know what to do,” one mother told the News. “That man is nuts. He’s dangerous.”

So now Queens is in the hands of the crazies. And Jack Pawlowski was arrested for being a sane man in the vicinity of crazy people.

No I’m not joking. He was arrested. Meanwhile Leni Calas runs free. In a sane world, it would be the other way around. Perhaps when the reign of Bloomberg I, Mayor of the Yuppies ends, the fake Queens Mamas can be rounded up in black vans and deported back to the Upper East Side, and dumped out between a Whole Foods and a Starbucks, surrounded by moats and barbed wire, to be with their own kind, and Queens can go back to being the realm of real New Yorkers like Jack Pawlowski.


  • gee59

    Now for the 64 thousand dollar question – just what the hell was he arrested for?

    • guest

      Reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, resisting arrest, and possession of an illegal BB gun.

      • Jim Williams

        That is so asinine it's incredible!

  • AdinaK

    Having lived a good part of my life in the NYC area, a pit stop was made in Forest Hills, Queens. And let me tell you that they too have their snob factor – and then some – even though I ran circles around them. But never mind all that…the uber terrified mamas, of children just being children, is worthy of many rubber rooms. Much space is needed to house them, but real estate is at a premium!

    This story is tragically TYPICAL of leftists going postal –

    Good thing mama gone bananas wasn't near me while this was unfolding…

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • AlgerHiss

    Anyone that lives, willingly, in NYC is a piece of human debris.

    Never associate in any way with anyone living in NYC: They are ignorant, vile, untrustworthy and smelly.

    • tyler David

      Haha you sound like a NJ housewife(even if your a male)…but that in itself is another story. I lived in 3 counties in NJ and 4 NYC areas. Snobs, self-centered and just plain old asses are increasingly abundent regardles of where you visit in the tri-state! If you think other wise. Go to PA and stand in a supermarket line early Saturday morning.

      ……And speaking from daily experience the jerks(for lack of better terms) in NYC are usually tourist, visiting or someone migrating for education or employment purposes.

  • Cat K

    Um, Ager Hissy fit, get a life! You're not funny if that׳s what you meant to be.
    How incredibly idiotic and ignorant to lump together millions of people who vary on every conceivable characteristic and insult them all. It just may be you who qualifies as debris.

  • Judenlieber

    We're missing some information here. I own a "pellet gun" that is quite capable of killing birds or small rodents. And I don't know what the NY state or NYC laws are with respect to this… weapon(?), but this sounds like a really stupid thing for a father to do.

    • beezelbubba

      It was an airsoft gun, plastic low velocity pellets.

  • Cicero Foxpaw

    Just wondering…what sort of pellet gun? CO2 or air pump action? .177 or .22 caliber? Or, worst of all, could it have been one of those military-style, high powered 6mm Airsofts with the large capacity magazine?

    Article seems long on vitriol, short on info…..

  • Mike Keyes

    What the hell is an “illegal BB gun”??? was it sawed-off??

  • George

    You have to be a total IDIOT to do what the guy did. Everyone knows that all BB/Pellet/Paint Ball/Air Soft guns are illegal in NYC. How can anyone think that they can go to a park in NYC and legally shoot any type of toy gun. Even toy guns are illegal in NYC.