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The Bloomberg Hypocrisy

27 Aug

It will come to no surprise to those who have read this blog that I feel that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a tyrant who tramples on peoples free will and freedom of choice to impose his own whims on the people by fiat.  He is a bully in an ivory tower. If New York City was a foreign country we would look upon him with the same condemnation we have for all despots.  He has changed election laws to allow himself to run a third term and he has used his billions of dollars to ridicule and brow beat opposition as well as trying to expand his reach.  Like any greedy little despot, he wants to become a bigger despot.

One of the ways he goes about doing this is by founding the Mayors Against Illegal Guns.  The hypocrisy starts there in the name itself.  Bloomberg views all guns that are not used to protect him and his rich socialite cronies as illegal.  In his mind, the little peons can’t be trusted with firearms so they shouldn’t have them, or perhaps because they aren’t rich or famous they don’t deserve them.  The cost for even applying for a permit (that will most likely be denied) is in excess of $430.

The city issues approximately 2000 gun licenses a year…in a city of 8 MILLION.  We’re not even in the 1% range here…that is .00025 percent of the population is deemed worthy in Michael Bloomberg’s eyes as needing a handgun.  For those of you who don’t know, a New York State carry permit is not recognized in NYC and both are “May Issue” permits.  But Bloomberg retains his grip on his fiefdom by regulating, with high non refundable application fees and arbitrary prerequisites of “need”, that it would take 40 years before 1% of law abiding citizens were allowed to carry in the city.

But let’s get to reason I spent this weekend thinking about this.  Imagine if you will, a criminal with a gun walks over to the Empire State Building with murder on his mind.  Now this criminal pulls out his gun and is about to heinously assassinate a man who was just trying to go about his day heading into work.  But before the  assassin has the chance to pull the trigger a law abiding person, maybe his victim, maybe someone around him , sees what is about to go down and pulls out their firearm that they are legally allowed to have and a firefight ensues.

I won’t even say who fired poorly and who didn’t but I will just tell you how it ends up.  The assassin is dead and nine innocent bystanders were wounded in the crossfire.  What do you think Mayor Bloomberg’s reaction would be?

Would he congratulate the bystander for saving a man’s life?

Would he have been quoted saying, “There is no doubt that the situation would’ve been even more tragic except for the extraordinary acts of heroism”?

Of course he wouldn’t.  He would rail against the vigilante-ism of the act, he would say we no longer live in the wild west, he would bring the hero up on charges and hold them civilly liable for the 9 innocent bystanders shot and he would demonize everything that this person did only to further his end game of eliminating the ability for regular law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

He would go further than this since there is never a tragedy that he doesn’t like to exploit (that isn’t of his own making).  He would try to expand the racially motivated stop and frisk policy that he currently employs as well as trampling on an even more rights in order to assert his control.

But, that’s not what happened.  What happened was that a man was assassinated and the police, who are not expected to stop crime and indeed are legally exempt from having to, pursued the assassin a few feet, drew their weapons, fired wildly at the man and after 16 shots were fired they hit their target a grand total of once, while 9 innocent bystanders lay bleeding on the ground.

And of Michael Bloomberg’s outrage?  Of his need for his officers to be a little more proficient in the use of arms?  In the call to disarm the police if they cannot act responsibly with a firearm?  What mention has he made on the utter and complete failing of his lauded gun control policies that will not and cannot prevent such acts?

I would say he remained silent but that would be giving him credit he does not deserve.

Bloomberg, like a spoiled rich kid, blames all the poor hicks in the country side for his gun violence in his city.  In his mind if only we expanded gun control like they have in New York City than everything would be swell.  If only we disarmed the people and tread completely on their rights can we live in a NYC inspired utopia.  Freedom is overrated anyways, eh Mike?  I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in New York City.  You tell us what to eat, the portion sizes, how mothers must nurse their children, what rights we can and cannot exercise (the latter becoming larger than the former) that we must submit to random searches without reasonable suspicion for the good of the city and all these other things YOU, Mayor Michael Bloomberg think WE the people need.

And if something you impose doesn’t work you simply blame someone else.

Hypocrisy is a vile and petty thing…and Michael Bloomberg you reek of it.

 

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Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

9 responses to “The Bloomberg Hypocrisy

  1. Hank

    August 27, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Actually CNN reported the assailant was shot 6 times, 5 in the head. All 9 additional shots fired missed and hit bystanders.

    I don’t think there’s much else to say.

     
    • PK

      August 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Actually according to CNN, he was hit 9 times in center mass.

      “Johnson died from nine gunshot wounds in his chest, the medical examiner’s office said. Three bullets were recovered from his body, while another four bullets exited his body, the medical examiner said. No explanation was given for two apparently unaccounted for bullets.”

       
    • Richard Wright

      August 28, 2012 at 11:55 am

      And how many headshots does it take to drop a man ? Even if it takes three ( which is pretty damned ” iffy ” ) , that means that all the rest were just practice shots at a dead man. If I had shot a man six times in self defense ( with five to the head ) , I would be buried under the jail . Once a man is down,the threat is minimal.Face it: Bloomberg’s private army needs more range time.

       
  2. J labella

    August 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I agree with you 100% about Bloomburg – but to say the police fired wildly? Guess you never been in a firefight or you think it’s like tv or the movies a great one shot one kill type thing – those patrol officer did the right thing – any firefight in a densely populated area is going to cause collateral injuries

     
    • gunowners

      August 27, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      I never said its easy but if what Hank said is true, he was shot 5 times in the head. First of all why are you aiming for the head in a densely populated area. Choosing the smaller target makes you prone to missing more. Aim center mass and put 14 rounds in his chest if you can’t control your adrenaline and need to keep squeezing off rounds.

      The gun control crowd has long said that only police should be armed because they have the training for it. Well, their training led shooting a man 5 times in the head while missing 60% of the time injuring 9 bystanders. That’s wild. Just because its a pressure packed situation and their adrenaline is pumping shouldn’t give them a pass on the carnage they caused. It certainly wouldn’t be the case if it was a regular citizen who did the same.

       
    • Richard Wright

      August 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      No,I’ve never been in a firefight. But I DO know that generally accepted practice for self defense is once your assailant is down,you stop shooting. Five in the head or nine center mass means this man was shot more than once while he was on the ground. Or maybe they were shooting FMJ’s and that’s inexcusable for a cop. Overpenetration should always be a top consideration when choosing ammo for a police department,especially in a crowded setting like NYC. And decent defensive rounds would have put this guy down with a lot less lead flying around.

       
  3. Steve Kaeppel

    August 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    The report I read said the assailant had 10 wounds and that six of the bystanders wounded were hit by fragments; that would see to indicate ricochets.

     
  4. gunowners

    August 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I found a report that said the suspect was shot 3 times. 3 bystanders were shot directly and 6 were shot with fragments or ricochets. I found an interesting article that deals with the reactions of the two officers involved

    http://www.balloongoesup.com/blog/2012/08/the-shooting-at-the-empire-state-building/

    Scroll down until you get to 3) The cops in this story

    Its an interesting read.

     
  5. Jeff Pennington

    August 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    these cops, like bloomerberg are freaking idiots.

     

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