New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who politicized the Sandy Hook tragedy within hours last Friday, just wrapped up a press conference announcing new plans to fight gun violence and to counter the National Rifle Association with his own Super PAC. Bloomberg was asked by a reporter to respond to Rep. Louie Gohmert´s comments over the weekend that he wished the principal of the school, who died trying to take down shooter Adam Lanza, had a gun. Bloomberg responded by saying, "There are dumb statements and then there are stupid statements.....
Comments: That statement perfectly illustrates the insanity coming from these self-righteous leftists. Who made them the arbitor of everything that is supposedly right for us?
Gun Control is a theory espoused by some monumentally stupid people; who claim to believe, against all logic and common sense, that a violent predator who ignores the laws prohibiting them from robbing, raping, kidnapping, torturing and killing their fellow human beings will obey a law telling them that they cannot own a gun.
Bloomberg is over his head in a parking lot puddle...
Well, Nanny Bloomberg, there was an incident when two thugs came into an internet cafe with robbery and who knows what else on their minds. Too bad for them, there was a senior citizen who had a gun - concealed carry - and he knew how to use it. The thugs were wounded, and later arrested and the patrons of the cafe were not harmed.
That´s what a gun in the hands of a law abiding citizen can do
Spectacular intro paragraph! Love the ending ellipses...
After - ´Bloomberg responded by saying, "There are dumb statements and then there are stupid statements.....´
Ninety percent of readers would obviously finish that pontification with ´....and I have a solid history of uttering both...´
Rock on Bloomberg. You stick to your soda-pop-cop act, Obama can stick to ignoring Chi-town murder stats, and both of you might want to reflect on the fact that Team Obama/Holder *killed* more effective background checks in order to ´facilitate´ re-election.
And an *excellent* article on National Review Online - ´The Facts about Mass Shootings´.
Of course ´facts´ are wasted on liberals, but it´s fun poking ´em with ´em...
Unarmed persons are often helpless when faced with a "man (woman) with a gun", whether the armed offender is a "civilian" or an agent of the people who call themselves "government". Save your breath trying to talk to people like Mr. Bloomberg. They prefer "citizens" to be vulnerable (unarmed), docile, polite, and properly appreciative of their "betters" (such as Mr. Bloomberg).
Well we know what happened without the Principal or any other adult in the school, having a gun. Criminals are going to get guns because you can´t un-invent the gun. They aren´t hard to make, and if you can´t even keep drugs out of the country, what makes you think you can keep guns out. Look at Britain. Some of the harshest and draconian gun laws in the world and gun violence is skyrocketing.
We want to know how many men with guns are on Mayor Bloomberg´s Security Detail and we want the the New York City Council and the New York State Legislature to de-fund and dis-band Mayor Bloomberg´s Security Detail and re-allocate the resources to elementary school security. And, we want it now, preferably beginning on a voluntary basis from Major Bloomberg himself.
Hold your breath waiting for the f´ing hypocrites to take this action.
I don´t believe in gun control other then prudent steps like background checks that are effective to keep crazy people and criminals from gaining access to guns which we obviously don´t have now.
But common sense will tell you that the vast majority of elementary school teachers, like nurses and psychologists, are not people who are wired for, or have any desire, to become trained in using firearms.
In that respect schools would be much safer if they employed police officers who are especially trained to deal with young people to provide armed security inside the schools. If that had been the case, the Connecticut perpetrator would have been almost immediately challenged by an armed and trained police officer as he was shooting out the apparently locked glass entry door at the school. You also have to figure that if he he knew that he was going to encounter an armed police officer as he entered the school, that he might not have tried out his evil school mass shooting plan in the first place.
You don´t know what a gun would have done? Well, in the first place the gun by itself would have done nothing. It needs a trained human to operate it. And since you appear to be intellectually challanged, I´ll make it easy for you. You know what the gun did to those poor little kids!? Well, thats also what a gun in the hands of a trained teacher could have done to the bad guy. Its not rocket science you moron.
Okay then Bloomberg, I throw out the argument that we should then disarm everyone, including all police, all government officials, the CIA, FBI, Secret Service, and ALL public or private security personnel... and I mean every last gun, period. No one has guns regardless of position, rank, or status. If all the guns are outlawed and gone and guns do nothing according to this monumental idiot, then why do your personal security detail need guns? Less talk, more action you castrated weakling!! Put your money where your mouth is you sad sack of puss!!
Throw that argument in his face and see how his entitled,power grubbing, "let them eat cake" class squirms. They won´t defend themselves for fear of being labelled unsophisticated and "conservative" but they sure as hell like having big unsophisticated, conservative men with big black scary guns watching their miserable backsides. Hypocrites!!
If the principal and several teachers had been armed and trained, the worst that could have happened is 27 people killed. Thats the worst. There would probably have been a lot less. People as stupid as nanny Bloombutt are total idiots. Unfortunately they are allowed to walk among us.
I sort of agree on one point with the tiny mayor. Some people should not have guns. Most actors seem too emotionally unstable, and perhaps the bodyguards that loom over the pipsqueak mayor. How about giving YOUR bodyguards non lethal means of defense? Pepper spray or tasers, mayor? Set an example for once in your life.
Having a firearm should be a sobering experience. If the door person or Principal at some schools can´t handle the idea of lethal force, at least take responsibility for your gun free ´zone´ with multiple layers of hard to defeat protection, locks and spray areas and finally tasers in every secure area.
Bloomberg is a professional politician, what more do you need to know? Of course he wouldn´t know what a gun would do. Cheney and Ryan could let him know how that works however. But then those two don´t speak to lunatics if they can help it.
By the way, take our guns, then we will all break out the crossbows to shoot the criminals who will be the only ones left that have guns. Like Australia and Great Britain.
As mayor of NYC, Boombox has as much justification for bloviating on this topic as the leftard mayor of Chicago. None. They are no better, morally speaking, than Michael Moore or any other leftist buzzard perched in a tree, always ready to flop down and feast off the dead and dieing to further their selfish needs.
I heard Sen. Feinstein say earlier " I have spoken with people in the know about these assault rifles and they say it´s game over when someone has one of these". Then I heard the president of national teachers association say something similar - how can teachers protect their students from someone with an assault rifle? These two scholars don´t realize it but they have made our case for us.
Obesity is a national problem and results in countless unnecessary medical costs and deaths. Clearly, we need to ban forks, knives and other eating utensils. If everyone was forced to use straws and chop sticks the national obesity problem would be solved.
I am just being facetious, but don´t mention this idea in front of Bloomberg because he will want to do it.
For starters, someone with a gun could have, at the very least, restricted the shooters movements. Just a single round fired in his direction would have slowed him down and had him looking for cover giving the cops time to show up.
Statistically speaking, the use of a gun in defense of the students and teachers at Sandy Hook would have meant approximately 17 fewer victims and 17 more survivors. A little further back, it would have meant 22 more survivors of the Virginia Tech attack in 2007.
And that assumes those attacks would have occurred. The known presence of defensive weapons prevents some 80% of potential mass murder attacks (predators like soft targets).
All told, if we had 100 undefended attacks that killed five people apiece (500 total dead), but prevented 80% of them because defensive weapons were present, and reduced actual casualties at the remaining attacks by the documented 64% rate, those attacks would result in 460 fewer dead than if no guns were present.
Your flippant disregard of the probability that these 17 lives could have been saved (and perhaps even more) says much about the state of your personal morality and shows it severely lacking in true and honest compassion and humanity.
Since, in your studied opinion, you don´t know what a gun would have done because they are apparently useless as defensive weapons, I recommend you disarm your own security detail of their guns, and stop carrying your own.
I´ll tell you, Mayor Nanny (apologies to actual nannies), what it would have done:
1. the principal might have shot the guy and stop the whole thing immediately 2. the principal might have scared the guy away (that does happen more often than not) 3. the principal may have caused the guy to shoot himself on the spot (that also happens a lot) 4. the principal might have been shot, but then the shooter has to wonder who else in the school might have a gun so he decides to either kill himself or take it all someplace else.
If the principal had had a gun, it is more likely than not that lives would have been saved. Possibly a whole room full of kids.
You know, CT banned the death penalty in their state, forgot what year it was passed. What would have happened if Lanza id not turn the gun on himself and just put his hands up. He would have been sentenced to life in prison without parole! Could all those families have lived with that?
Using that logic, get rid of all guns used by your security staff, Bloomberg, and all security staffs used by Federal government in Washington DC; the guns are the problem, so keep them away from everybody. There, now you and everyone in Washington DC are safe.
My goodness. Is he daft or what? To other principals and teachers who somehow have access to a gun, message to you: This WILL happen again.
Instructions as follows:
1) See crazy man in your school brandishing weapons (oh yes, knives, samurai swords, guns). 2) Crazy man means business and will kill kids. Are you weavering? Then remember Colorado, and Virginia Tech, heck, even China. If still not sure, you have now Sandy Hook to convince you. 3) Take out your weapon and shoot right between the eyes because he may have a vest. Keep firing until he is flat on the ground.
I think Bloomberg´s body guards have exactly the same intructions. Jerky.
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