So Snowplow Bloomberg once again takes to the airways and the Sunday pressers to continue his quest to control every second of everyone's life in America...man, that'll put you off your Ruffles and onion dip, or even Madonna's aging gams! Just wanted to touch on the meme he was peddling on the talk shows yesterday...from the NY Daily News, "Even with New York City’s tough gun laws, a Brooklyn thug who had 14 prior arrests allegedly obtained a pistol and shot plainclothes officer Kevin Brennan in the head last week, the mayor said."
Once of the big reasons America has lost interest in gun control is that the people are smarter — a lot smarter, as it happens — than Wayors Against Illegal Guns (who are 43 times more likely to be criminals than the average concealed carry permit holder). People with an IQ greater than lukewarm water pretty much figured out that our Brooklyn thug violated a lot of laws, not the least of which was shooting a cop in the head. I think that's still illegal even in NYC. It's also illegal for a convicted felon to even touch a gun, and yet our Brooklyn thug — amazingly — didn't hesitate to commit that felony, either. He probably carried the gun concealed...darn, another mandatory sentence crime in the Big Apple! Fourteen prior arrests?!?!? What was this thug doing on the street? Oh yeah, he hadn't tried to slip any transfats into his fast food and he was careful on salt intake.
American people realize that the reason criminals are criminals is that they break laws...if they're willing to break the big law about taking another life, especially the life of an armed law enforcement officer, they're pretty much not concerned with all the other, lesser laws. So, what is the point of passing new laws that everyone, including MAIG, knows will only impact non-criminals — you and I?
Wait a second...Michael Bloomberg is not really as dumb as he sounded last night...he knows that all the agenda MAIG is spouting won't amount to, as my friend Charlie Daniels once noted so succinctly, "a nickel's worth of warm piss." So then he has another agenda...hmmmm, I wonder what that could be? "Ending the gun show loophole..." Since there is no gun show loophole, and since there are now plenty of studies showing that gun shows are not a primary, or even a consequential, source of guns going to felons, wonder what Snowplow really hopes to accomplish?
Well, obviously, eliminate all private sales of firearms.
Hey, maybe, if all gun sales have to go through dealers, then there'd be a record of every firearms transaction...MAIG's next big item would be access to those records, a nice searchable database on every firearms owner in America...and, repeat after me, kids, what happens when we have that nice database? Registration always, irrevocably leads to confiscation! No matter what those in favor of registration say; no matter which country (or state) we're talking about; no matter what guns end up on the list, as soon a Dot.Gov has a list that matches guns with citizens, they start moving toward taking those guns away from said citizens (rendering them "subjects," BTW).
The only "common sense" gun laws are carry laws. If NYC was part of the United States, where citizens have guns, thugs wouldn't control the streets.