Wealthy Jewish New Yorkers Are Packing Heat

This post first appeared on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been zealously fighting for gun control in his city, but it turns out that it’s not just criminals or your average pistol-packing Joe that Hizzoner has to worry about. In fact, quite a few prominent and super-wealthy residents of the Big Apple are packing heat. Many of them are the very the same people who have poured big bucks into helping Bloomberg get reelected for an unprecedented third term, as well as into projects to improve life in the city during his tenure.

The New York Post reports that “dozens of New York City’s billionaires, real-estate moguls and Wall Street CEOs are really loaded,” according to information on gun permits it obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Among them are cosmetics billionaire Ronald Lauder, real estate mogul Andrew Farkas, and major land developers Joe Sitt, Larry Gluck and Adam Rose.

Other recognizable Jewish figures include Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, actor Harvey Keitel, and radio shock jock Howard Stern.

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© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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