New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg preaching gun control again.
This past weekend four policemen were shot and killed in New York City — which brings the total number of police casualties to eight for the year 2012.
Bloomberg mentioned at a Monday news conference that the event “certainly doesn’t mean we’re going through a crime wave,” yet still called for arms control.
The AM Network reports:
“He added that crime statistics show the city has gotten safer. Major crimes in New York, including murder and robbery, totaled more than 107,000 last year, a 33% decline over a 10-year period, according to the NYPD.
But crime complaints have increased by 3.7% this year through April 1 compared to the same period a year ago.
Bloomberg blamed the prevalence of illegal guns and the lack of stricter gun laws for contributing to the number of shooting cases nationwide.”
Last month also, after the Trayvon Martin shooting, Bloomberg was quick to rail against armed Americans:
“[U]nfortunately, in Florida the gun laws are very lax. And law enforcement officials have never been able to revoke this guy’s [George Zimmerman] license to carry a loaded gun in public. If that’s not bad enough, just two days after the shooting, two U.S. senators introduced bills that would allow people like George Zimmerman to carry guns in public nationwide.
“This is just the craziest thing. Only in America. We have more guns than people. The rest of the world is looking at us incredulously. We are letting people kill our citizens. We have killed more people with hand guns—which may or not have been illegal — in this country since Martin Luther King and RFK were assassinated back in ’68. We’ve killed more Americans than died in World War II. Something like over 400,000 Americans. Where is the outrage? You know you’ve got to think about it.”
With folks like Bloomberg using every incident they are able to call for disarmament, it is important the the American People stand up for their right to defense and their right to bear arms. The Constitution guarantees them. And guarantees them so individuals can stand against government force.
Though Bloomberg may call for Americans to give up their guns, he does not call for the eradication of arms whatsoever — he is only against guns in the hands of the people. Bloomberg certainly is an advocate of force; he is an advocate of government force. In December 2011 Conservative Action Alerts reported that he had boasted of having his own army — “the seventh biggest army in the world.”
“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have…”
This article was written by Kyle Ebersole for Conservative Action Alerts.