So Michael Bloomberg, in an effort to discredit firearms owners, sends his special investigators to other states to attempt to buy illegal firearms. Of course they succeed. Humanity being far from perfect if you want to do something illegal you can probably find someone to help you. This is trumpeted as evidence that there is a serious firearms problem in America that needs to be dealt with through increased regulation at the federal and state level. Never mind that there are over 23,000 regulations related to firearms in this country.
What was not mentioned was that the investigators broke numerous federal laws conducting their sting operations, none of which they had any legal authority to do. They were not prosecuted and it wasn't mentioned in any of the news stories that I saw. It also cost the New York City taxpayers about $1.5 million. New York Daily News
So in related news, recently the New York City Office of Investigations looked into voter fraud. They went around to sixty three polling places in New York City and tried to get ballots under assumed names, people who had died or moved out of town. They then cast the ballots by writing in a false name under the "Write In" portion. 97% of the time (61 times) they were allowed to vote. They did not affect the outcome of any election as they did not fill in the ballots for any real candidates. Keep in mind that it is their job to act as the official watchdog organization for the state of New York.
The Board of Elections for NYC wants them prosecuted for voter fraud.
Meanwhile leftist groups like the ACLU claim that voter ID requirements are designed to disenfranchise minority voters and argue with a straight face that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud that would require any changes to how we vote. Their Voter ID "Fact Sheet" is full of misrepresentations of fact and claims just this.
ACLU Voter ID "Fact Sheet"
Maybe they should be talking to the NYCDOI.