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Bloomberg’s Folly

September 8, 2011 by  

After a Labor Day weekend that saw at least 57 people shot in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg — the founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns — called on the Federal government “to step up” and pass tough gun laws.

But rather than prove that stricter gun laws would reduce or prevent violent crime, the weekend of carnage actually proves the folly of restrictions on gun ownership. New York City already has the toughest gun control laws in the country.

With laws already in place that punish assault, attempted murder, murder and myriad other violent crimes, tacking on more violations is not going to make someone pause before pulling the trigger if he is already predisposed to pull it while the gun is aimed at another person.

If the prevalence of weapons is the problem, as Bloomberg and those of his ilk would have you believe, how is it that people don’t go on murderous rampages at gun shows and competitions? Why have the competitors on the History Channel’s “Top Shot” not shot one another on national television? And how is it that gun crime rates are lower in areas with fewer restrictions on gun ownership?

In An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, Noah Webster wrote:

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.

Gun control laws aren’t for reducing gun crime. They are for disarming the populace in order to give more power to the State. The Founders understood this concept. Bloomberg and his fellow Mayors Against Illegal Guns know it, too. They just aren’t saying it.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • DaveH

    Yep. Politicians could care less about the safety of mainstream Americans. They are interested only in their own safety as they impose ridiculous mandates on us.
    Just imagine, with their already brazen disregard for our individual Freedom, how much worse it will get if they succeed in disarming us?

    • theodorej

      Dave …. It is sad to say,but,we the people have already been disarmed…. I say this because we elect liars,devietes and now illegal immigrants all in the interest of our own selfish comfort… We are divided as a nation,We have rejected Godly principles and in general we have become very apathetic… It will take alot more than an election to change the hearts and minds of the people… The people that put their trust in a demegog and coward like bloomberg do not deserve to be safe…

    • Steven Ward

      “…with their already brazen disregard for our individual Freedom, how much worse it will get if they succeed in disarming us?”

      We have all heard the phrase “If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.” This has taken on a whole new meaning after the DOJ stepped in and halted “Fast and Furious”. We have a frightening example of drug cartels and terrorists -in addition to your average criminal- being allowed to acquire whatever they want. The fact is that if background checks were taken more seriously, we wouldn’t have, for example, a nut-case blowing people away at an IHOP in Nevada.

      It makes one wonder just who this administration is really protecting.

      • Russ

        How much worse will it get. Look what happened in nazi germany or russia.

    • Gary

      Politicians who are dishonest hate guns because their dishonesty makes them feel insecure in public. Honest politicians have nothing to fear in States with Conceal Carry permits issued to its honest citizens. Could it be that the politicians are more honest in states where citizens are allowed to own weapons?

      • Michael

        “…honest politicians….”? What is anyone thinking to say such a thing? Most are not quite as bad as Obama, but a vast majority of them are – if their lips are moving, they are lying. It is time for term limits and let the professional politicians join those millions already in the unemployed lines.

        • Joey Evans

          Absolutely term limits and NO retirement benefits. These thieves DO NOT deserve to receive full salary for their entire lives when they have been voted out of office.

    • Kate8

      You are right, DaveH. Our safety has nothing to do with how they’re spinning this issue. They aren’t interested in any stinkin’ facts.

      It’s all about gun confiscation. Isn’t it remarkable how we just happen to have all these incidents right when they’re trying to pass legislation.

      As I posted on the other thread, our government is arming our enemies while working to disarm us. Gee. What possible reason could they have for doing this, especially when they’re holding the very gates to our country open for them, inviting them in! Offering all kinds of taxpayer benefits to them, to boot!

      More on Fast and Furious. This idiot has to be stopped. Too bad we don’t have anyone willing to stand up to him.

      http://www.2ndamendmenttv.com/videos/attacks-on-our-rights/obama-administration-in-trouble.html

      • DaveH

        Here’s something to think about for those gung-ho border fence builders:
        http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-border-fence-could-be-used-to-keep-us-in/

        • Kate8

          So true, DaveH. They set things up so that we beg for the very things that will cut our own throats.

          That is why I do not support things like E-Verify. They can, and WILL, be used to trap us, just like the Real ID and the fence.

          We don’t need a fence to keep out illegals. Illegals have a big role to play in the destruction of America, and the coming internal wars. They WANT them here. As many as possible. And they are arming them, as well, and disarming us.

          I’m sure you read the poster who said that Congress actually declared war on the American people decades ago. I’ve read that before, and I do believe that it’s true. Our government has become our enemy.

      • s c

        Kate8, Bloomberg’s wrapper is on a bit loose. He made the mistake of claiming to be concerned with ‘illegal’ weapons. Does that mean he has no problems with ‘legal’ weapons?
        What I’d like to know is how Bloomberg would react to a Muslim with an illegal weapon (or pick a member of any major ethnic group). I suspect that Bloomberg is so full of it that he needs a good, old-fashioned enema about 10 times a day.

      • Joe

        Ron Paul stated that a border fence would keep us IN!! Who in thier right mind would want to go to Mexico anyway?
        I say build the fence,we ahve pleanty of labor,use these people on welfare and unemployment.They are getting paid my dollars,I want some kind of results for my money spent.
        get our troops out of Afganstan,guard the borders .How long have we been in Korea??Since the 50′s,doing what?? Guarding the border!!!!!

  • Isaac Davis

    They cannot succeed unless we allow them to do so. They have no authority over The Lord Jesus Christ, our Creator, who has endowed us with certain UNALIENABLE RIGHTS. Only if we choose to ignore and give up our rights under the “color of law” do we then get on our knees to be subservient to a mortal master.

    • theodorej

      Isaac …. Rest assured God Almighty will let us loose our unalienable rights so as to wake up decent people and cause a revival of Godly principles… Let us take a look at what has happened while decent people were sleeping…. Pornography became an industry bigger than baseball,basketball and football combined,We murder the innocence and call it choice,we teach our children that deviete behavior is an alternative lifestyle,We have removed all references to God from the public square,We have decimated the family with divorce and sentenced nurturing mothers to poverty,We have a drug habit that supports the economies of countries that hate us…These are just some of Americas national sins… Now do really think God is going to bless this nation… Our only hope is that good people stand up NOW!!!

  • warren

    Open carry for all law abiding citizens would make America a much safer place, the only people that need to have their weapons rights taken away are convicted felons. Period.

  • DarylD

    Unfortunately, many interpret laws that are meant to prosecute as laws meant to protect. Laws do not protect, people protect. People with guns protect more effectively than those without.

    I would say that if NY followed the example of Kennesaw, Georgia the “victim” rate would go down as people would have sufficient means to protect themselves.

    The “Bad Guys” will find guns regardless of laws. Give the “Good” people a fighting chance.

  • GregP

    If Bloomburg wants legislation to help prevent the rampant killings of NY’s citizens, then the citizens should have the right to vote for such legislation. Make it mandatory that all eligible citizens take a course in firearm safety and operation and those who wish, after completing the course, may obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. I guarantee, not only will murders by firearms decrease greatly, but so will ALL violent crimes.

  • http://Comcast James Wright

    This is a typical liberal kneejerk reaction to a problem that could be controlled with enforcement of existing laws. As the article states, New York has the the strictest gun laws of any state. I hope there is no plea bargaining when a person commits a crime with a weapon. And persons using fireamrs to protect themselves/family should not have to worry about being prosecuted. Bloomberg is a dithering idiot and should never be re-elected again.

    • It’sa crock

      James Wright, you have the right idea but you have the words transposed it is not “liberal kneejerk reaction” it is liberaljerk knee reation.

      Politicians could care less about how many people get killed or injured as long as it is not a politician in thier party that gets hurt. The whole object is to disarm the populace so that the government authorities will meet no resistance when the UN peace (by that or another name) keeping force invades the US.

      • mickey

        I agree I think the government is becoming more afraid of us than we are of them.

  • bsfurg

    It just goes to show just how stupid Bloomberg is… does he really thinkg that by making more laws the bad guys are going to give up there guns. Hes a scary an anyway but this even makes him more scary and how in the hell did he get elected with all of his stupid ways of running a city… its time the ppl of the USA find out what ppl are really like before they elect them into office..

  • Big Red 43

    Here we go again! Every time someone dies of a gunshot wound (people kill people, guns can’t do it alone) the “take the gun crazies” come out of the woodwork! Need we say again, If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns!! Second amendment rights are keeping this country safe, free and uninvaded by those hell-bent on killing us and our cherished way of life! We must not forget to mention those enemies from within (Fast and Furious), constantly trying to take the guns and rights our founders warned against in the second amendment. God Bless and protect our freedoms and God Bless America!

  • fred17

    Yes, the Sullivan law in NYC is the toughest in the country. It does keep guns out of the hands of HONEST citizens. All told we have something like 3000 gun control laws – maybe it’s 6000 (I’ve forgotten). Somehow all they succeed in doing is disarming the honest public, not the criminals. Just what the government (left wing) desires!

  • http://yahoo Luca Brasi

    Will Someone PLEASE tell this Stupid Son-of-a B1tch that NO RESTRICTIONS can be placed on our Second Amendment RIGHTS ?
    This Mentally Challenged Politician evidently has NEVER READ
    >> O U R << Constituton !If he has , he is knowingly instituting
    TRAITOROUS ACTIVITY !… AS … he has already publicly done time after time.LEGALLY, He is a GOOD candidate for execution/deportation
    as a traitor to this Country !

  • Dave

    The Second Amendment was not put in the Constitution to protect the government from the people, the Second Amendment was put in the Constitution to protect the People from the government.

  • Jerry M

    DICK ACT of 1902… CAN’T BE REPEALED (GUN CONTROL FORBIDDEN) – Protection Against Tyrannical Government
    Do an internet search “Dick Act” and get all the details

    • JeffH

      The Militia Act of 1903(Dick Act – sponsored by U.S. Senator Charles W. F. Dick)

      The act formulated the concept of the National Guard and also ensured that all state military forces were simultaneously dual reservists under the authority of the Army Reserve. This last measure was to prevent state governors from using National Guard forces as “private armies”, in many ways as had been done in the American Civil War and to ensure that the President could, at any time, mobilize state military forces into the federal armed forces.

      Under this legislation, passed January 21, 1903, the organized militia of the States were given federal status to the militia, and required to conform to Regular Army organization within five years.

  • Karin S

    All you have to do is look at South Africa – the crime capital of the world where at least 50 whites are killed EVERY day. The government confiscated ALL LEGAL LICENSED weapons and left people with no means of defense. Now only the criminals are armed and the result is mass murder on a scale that the US can NEVER understand.

  • dan

    Gun show violence …how spot on,Bob.lol’s.

    JerryM: read the DICK ACT of 1902….OMG,needs to go viral.

    I think the next president only needs to vow to do away with ALL
    prior presidential directives and unconstitutional regulations/laws.
    I think my hound Milo could be elected with that promise.
    Void and vacate.

  • Steve

    Most likely is that the shooters were thugs and the people that got shot, had their guns taken away.

  • 2WarAbnVet

    Is is possible for New York City to have tougher gun laws?
    What good have these laws done?
    As a wise man said, “Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.”

  • whowoldathunk

    Sounds like the same people that ‘decide’ security for buildings by leaving all the lights on…. Anyone can walk right in and have the convenience of seeing everything and if you are an onlooker chances are you wouldn’t question the person in the building….

    If anyone is BRAZEN enough they can and will do anything they want! No light nor any gun control will stop them….

    I agree with Dan and Jerry M…. Dick Act all the dumbasses in leadership and beaurecrat positions… and demand a moritorium on any new laws til the fools are removed from office!

  • http://self Lawrenece OBrien

    Noted an interesting statistic — using hunting licenses as a guide, the private citizens of the United States already constitute the largest “army” in the world.

  • Buck

    We know about bloombergs war on the constitution , what has surprised me is that there are enough blooming idiots in New York to put and keep this human waste in office .

  • Victorj

    Don’t these idiots realize the fact that so many Americans owning guns, even if not one shot was ever fired, the potential to use it in self defense is in itself a deterrent to crime and if they disarm us, the crime rate would skyrocket!!!

    Maybe this is their plan, the crime rate goes up, they have to hire more police thereby creating more jobs and the politicians all become heroes…

    PS. I wonder if they wouldn’t think differently about gun control if we stopped paying for THEIR (armed) bodyguards…

  • Buffalo John

    I would just like to know WHY POLITICIANS once in office WANT TO TAKE AWAY OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS.Just because WE THE PEOPLE put them in the office they for SOME REASON think NOW WE HAVE TO DISARM THE CITIZENS.WHY,WHAT ARE THEY AFRADE OF?JUST WHAT GIVES THEM THE RIGHT to say THE CITIZENS NEED TO BE DISARMED.If the citizens give up their RIGHT TO OWN GUNS WERE WILL THE POLITICIANS STOP DEMANDING TAKING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AWAY.They have BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS little by LITTLE hopeing no one would notice.
    Think back over the deckades how many RIGHTS WE HAVE ALREADY LOST by NOT PAYING ATTENION to WHAT THE POLITICANS WERE DOING TO OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.THIS NEEDS TO BE STOPPED,and REVERCED.Our Constitution needs to be RESTORED not deminished.I find that over the years when ALL POLITICANS remain in office more then TWO TERMS they become a DANGER to THE CITIZENS and COUNTRY.They write LAWS for the citizens to follow BUT EXCLUDE THEMSELF,they suddenly BECOME ABOVE THE LAW but EXPECT the CITIZEN to follow the law.One more thing to think about,DON’T ALL POLITICIANS HAVE ARMED GARDS around them at ALL THE TIME.But they want ALL CITIZENS TO BE DIARMED,again( WHY )why is THEIR LIFE SUDDENLY MORE IMPORTANT THEN ANY OTHER CITIZENS,they can or THINK they should have armed protection.What are they doing while in the office WE PUT THEM IN that they need protection from the citizens for.Do YOU THINK THAT IF THE CITIZENS FIND OUT JUST WHAT THEY ARE DOING that the CITIZENS MIGHT NOT LIKE WHAT IT IT IS THEIR DOING IN THE FIRST PLACE.It is true the CITIZENS have become very DISTRUSTFUL of Politicians,but for good reason.EVERYTHING that comes out of their mouth is a LIE.
    How many people do YOU KNOW LIE that you trust what they say is the truth,thats right NOT MUCH IF AT ALL.I could go on about this CORRUPT Egotistical Narcissistic Political Establishment,but I won’t,not because I have nothing more to say about it,I DO.I just don’t think this blog will allow me to put down what I really feel about this Constitutional Ignorant Administration.GOD BLESS AMERICA and all who LOVE OUR COUNTRY and want to keep her FREE.If ther are any who don’t then get the HELL OUT.

  • Eldon Smith

    Thought ya’ll would like a good story (Told to be true)by a KS State Highway Patrol on this matter…came thru my e-mail the other day.
    PARAPHRASED SLIGHTLY TO MINIMIZE…
    ‘I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day speeding on US 166 Eastbound, just East Mile Marker 73 (E.Sedan, KS). I asked for her driver’s lic, reg, and insurance proof. She took out the info and handed it ot me. In with the cards I was supprised (due to her age) to see she had a conceal carry permit. I asked her if she had a weapon in her possesion at this time.

    She responded indeed that she had a .45 automatic in the glove box. Her body language made me also ask if she had any other firearms. She admitted to also having a 9mm Glock in the center console. Now I had to ask if that was all. To which she responded that she had one more, a .38 special in her purse. I then asked her what was she so afraid of. She looked me right in the eye and said,
    “Not a damn thing.”

    • JeffH

      Eldon Smith, thanks for the share…I copied it and am sending out through my email list.

  • John P.

    I’s not the guns that cause crimes, isthe criminals. Put a gun on the ground, is not going to jump up and kill anyone. I’s the criminal who will use it. not the honest citizen. bloomberg is friging idiot like the rest of the lefty liberals

  • TOM DUNNE

    YOU ARE ALL RIGHT.BLOOMBERG,OBAMA,SOROS AND ALL MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY ARE SOCIALISTS/COMMUNISTS TRYING TO USE TRIED AND PROVEN TO WORK METHODS TO TAKE OVER A COUNTRY WITH OUT FIRING A SHOT,NAZI/SOCIALIST METHODS.THANK GOD SOME ARE OLD ENOUGH TO RECOGNIZE THESE TACTICS.SOROS WAS/IS AN ADMITTED NAZI,HE LEARNED WELL AND USED THESE TACTICS TO RUIN THE BRITISH ECONOMY.HE NOW KNOWS JUST HOW TO DO IT IN THE U.S.A.BY USING A PUPPET TO TAKE THE HEAT WHILE HE PULLS THE STRINGS AND WORKS IN SECRET.BUT THEY LOSE I READ THE LAST PAGE OF THE BOOK.WE WIN. THE ONLY TWO THINGS THESE TRAITORS FEAR ARE ARMED CITIZENS.KEEP YOUR MUSKET CLEAN AND POWDER DRY AND ASK THE LIVING GOD TO HAVE MERCY ON US!

  • Kane

    Just consider…as the politicians act more and more against the will of the people that they “govern” they become increasingly paranoid. They know that their actions, being largely against the will of the people are making them more and more unpopular. This causes them to be concerned for their own safety and one of the ways they see of accomplishing that is by disarming the general populace.
    Think about it. It’s just like the “town hall” meetings. If your “representative” is representing you in government (as is their job) then they should have no fear of meeting you out in the street or facing you in a “town hall meeting” forum. It’s when they know they have not been acting with your (our) best interest at heart that they start trying to hide.

  • Janice Fortin

    sOUNDS LIKE ANTI AMERICANS: OBAMA AND CLINTON ARE THE ANS TO BLOOMBERG’S PRAYERS……..oh I forgot! that pagan is like obama: does not realiaze AMERICA IS,AS ALWAYS, A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY, WITH NO
    MUSLIMS IN ITS AUTHENTIC HISTORY. PRAYER BELONGS AT 9-11 CEREMONIES.
    AND BLOOMBERG, IF HE WANTS TO STAY AN OFFICIAL IN USA, BETTER RECOGNIZE THAT THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS HERE TO STAY! He and ole hil have been hanging around way too long with the FAST AND FURIOUS.
    CRIMINALS WORLDWIDE ARE CELEBRATING HOW MUCH SAFER THEY ARE WITH THE DUMBED DOWN IN POWER……REMEMBER ONE AND ALL. USA DOES NOT NOT NOT ERASE ITS CONSTITUTION IN FAVOR OF THE CORRUPT U. N. let the UN and ole hil go impress more dumbed downs with food for oil policies and the like…we’ll stick with our founding fathers. thanks anyway.

  • TIME

    Mayor Buttberg, Is little more than human waste material.

  • bruce

    It’s not Bloomberg’s fault. Stupid is as stupid does. Put the blame where it belongs, with the power seeking crap-brained idiots that voted him into office. “PEOPLE HAVE THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE’.

  • John Kramer

    It is time to call him Mike the Big Mouth Bloomberg. He has a big mouth and can’t keep it shut.

  • http://Libertyalert Michel Condon

    Now if he could only sweet talk all those thugs ,gangsters ,muggers, and psychopaths onto following his gun laws he might have something there. Here in Arizona we have a right to keep and bare arms and you use them in a criminal manner at your own risk.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    What Bloomberg won’t acknowledge is the fact that there are already thousands of (unconstitutional) gun laws on the books on state, local and national levels. The only one I know of that has had a positive benefit is in Kennesaw GA, which had turned our 2nd Amendment right into a duty and mandated gun ownership for much of its citizenry. The rest of the gun laws are all failures which only exasperated the crime problem!! IMHO, Bloomberg makes as much sense as Barack Obama’s desire to spend even more and more despite the fact that the trillions already spent have failed and made the economy even worse. As for ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’, why can’t we set up another group like ‘Citizens Against Illegal Politicians’?? Not only is there doubt as to BHO’s citizenship and eligibility for POTUS, but Bloomberg is clearly in the wrong – not only thumbing his nose at the 2nd Amendment, but against NYC term limit laws which he violated to get a 3rd term. Don’t blame me ….. I voted for the conservative 3rd party in our most recent mayoral election. I don’t normally do that because usually a conservative 3rd party candidate only siphons votes from the GOP and gets Democraps elected or re-elected. But in this case, Bloomberg was virtually no better than his Democrap opponent.

  • Jim

    Keep in mind that the lesser of two evils is still evil

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    Statistics have shown that over 80% of murder victims have criminal records. In other words it’s one criminal killing another, normally over drugs. I say give them more ammo. Let them kill each other off and the country will be a far better place.

  • michael

    if he thinks no one should be able to have any firearms then he should lead by example and have every person on his security staff turn in their guns.he can then have a news conference and let the public know what he did to help new york city a safer place to live.dumberg is such an idiot.we would be better off without the little communists like him. he needs to go to north korea where he could enjoy his version of the government that he wants to live in.all of his kind should be put on a freighter and sent there last year. he wouldn’t have any worries being a fellow comrade. he would be happy beyond his wildest dreams. so long dumberg have a nice life over there.

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