Attention, disgruntled taxpayers thinking of launching a violent attack on Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York! Being as this is Goldman Sachs, the most powerful bank in the world, you've gotta ask yourself a question: "Do I feel lucky?"
Answer had better be yes, punks, because according to Bloomberg columnist Alice Schroeder, Goldman's packing heat…
"I just wrote my first reference for a gun permit," said a friend, who told me of swearing to the good character of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker who applied to the local police for a permit to buy a pistol. The banker had told this friend of mine that senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the bank.
The New York Police Department has told me that "as a preliminary matter" it believes some of the bankers I inquired about do have pistol permits. The NYPD also said it will be a while before it can name names.
Paranoia? I don't think so.
If Goldman's buying guns they're probably about to rig a spectacular collapse of the worldwide gun market by packaging sub-prime pistols into securities, manipulating the quality ratings of those pistols and then re-selling them to everyone else.
Tags: Banks, Economy, Goldman Sachs, Guns, New York City