Happy Labor Day, Bloomie!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 11 Sep 2011 09:44:54 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

L. Neil Smith at The Libertarian Enterprise - on the utter uselessness, nay morbid counter-productivity, of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's victim disarmament campaign. Personally, I think that 67 shootings and 10 murders over Labor Day weekend is about as peaceful as we'll ever get from 10 million souls, packed into a small island. But those willing to take proper responsibility for their own safety should not be legally prevented from producing, obtaining, and carrying tools appropriate to swinging those odds in their favor.

One individual, and one individual alone is morally responsible for each and every one of those injuries and deaths, and he should be made to bear legal and financial responsibility for them, as well. He is not merely a petty tyrant who rules over what has become a sewer of crime and corruption, Bloomberg has done his level best, over the past several years, to spread, as far and widely as he can, that special brand of insanity, stupidity, and evil that is properly named not "gun control", but for what it truly is and what it does, "victim disarmament".


One item the syndicated stories failed to report is that New York police officers are notoriously bad shots. We know this because they complained bitterly about one suspect who shot at them with "inhuman accuracy" during his pursuit and apprehension. Interviewed later, he revealed the arcane secret of his eerie and unerring marksmanship: he used his sights. It appears that it's never occurred to anybody to tell the police what those three bumps on the top of the slide are for.

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