Mayor Bloomberg’s gun control stupidity on full display
I was traveling when this ABC interview was done with New York Cities Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It’s completely full of fail for the gun control mayor. I’ve referred to his “stupidity” in the headline, but I’m more likely to think he knows exactly what he’s talking about and he’s speaking to the low-information crowd who will take what he says and run with it.
Lie after lie.
When asked about the terrorist watch list, Bloomberg suggested the NRA is so powerful they are forcing Congress to allow those on the watch list to purchase firearms. Of course we all know how accurate that watch list is, and I know of no effort by the NRA to squash legislation suggesting those who are terrorists be allowed access to firearms in the United States. It’s a straw-man argument.
Bloomberg also stated there are armor-piercing bullets available for sale here in the United States. Not so much since it’s no longer being imported or made. Sure, you can probably find some to buy, but Bloomberg’s concern is ammo that can penetrate the vests law enforcement use. AP ammo is certainly not the only ammunition that can penetrate a vest, almost all ammunition used in hunting rifles would penetrate a standard vest worn by LEOs.
It’s perfectly legal to possess, purchase, sell or shoot armor piercing ammunition. It’s not legal to manufacture or import armor piercing ammunition.
In order to manufacture armor piercing (AP) rounds, you have to hold a type 10 FFL (18 USC sec. 922(a)(7)). In order to import AP rounds, you have to hold a type 11 FFL (18 USC sec. 922(a)(7)). If you hold either one of these FFLs, it’s not legal to sell or export AP rounds, except to military, law enforcement (18 USC sec. 922(a)(8)). In addition, if you hold a type 06-08 FFL (manufactures of firearms, importers of firearms, manufactures of ammunition), then you also my not sell AP rounds to the general public.
The last time I saw a deer wearing a bulletproof vest was a long time ago. The only reason you would buy an armor-piercing bullet is to kill a cop.
Again, most LEOs wear a vest designed to be resistent to penetration from handgun rounds, not rifle rounds. Yes, there are vests that will be able to stop some rifle rounds, but they are not normally worn outside of the battlefield in places like Afghanistan where our armed forces are rarely shot at with a handgun. Bloomberg is again twisting the truth.
Bloomberg continued with stating President Obama signed legislation allowing you to “carry a gun on amtrak.” This is a complete lie. You can not do this, but the legislation does allow you to check your guns in when traveling by train just like you can do when flying commercial via any airline.
He also made the error suggesting the 2nd Amendment was about hunting and that’s not the case at all!
If you haven’t hit the deer with three shots. You are a lousy shot and the deer deserves to get away.
Is Bloomberg suggesting if you use a rifle for home defense, you’ve only got three shots to stop the threat? Remember, if you miss or don’t stop the threat, Bloomberg thinks you deserve to die. (Yup, I said it.)
He then goes on to specifically define assault weapons as fully automatic guns. One pull of the trigger equals “bup-bup-bup-bup-bup-bup.” He used the sound effect and everything. So in-other-words he wants to restrict fully automatic guns that are already severely restricted, extremely expensive to purchase and rarely if ever used in crimes.
He doubles-down with the fully automatic mistake, by accepting the use of high capacity magazines for rifles but he can’t figure out why hunters would need them.
If you have a big magazine you’ll solve your problem. You still have to pull a trigger. But 30, 20, 10 bullets before you run out, I would suggest the deer is … God wants that deer to live.
Again, the mayor goes back to hunting. It’s not about hunting Mayor Bloomberg. No matter how many times you say it, it’s not about hunting.
The set up is for the NRA to take the heat and not the legilators who have failed to win the war on drugs, poverty and crime?or address mental health.?
It will be difficult for the NRA and any gun owner to get the air time needed to keep the focus on maintaining this or any other right.? But that truely is the fight that needs to be focused on.
Limiting a law abiding citizen from protecting his/her family as he/she sees fit is just Un-American.? Obviously he is not a man of his word.? He cares nothing for his oath of office or the Constitution. ?
As a husband and father, he should be ashamed.?
And from a religious and historical perspective – A Jew should know better.
Pat is right.
Bloomy has pledged his billions of dollars to totally ban guns. This is only an incremental and extraordinarily false broadside of lies designed to confuse and demoralize. He will have more trite, inaccurate comparisons, straw man arguments, and utter fabrications to delight the jackal, lapdog media. Lies are the gun-banner’s lifeblood.
Democrat misdirection all the way.
All that is in it for them is POWER. They control everything.
Nanny B. senses blood in the water for his ’cause’.? The OhZer0 admin has ‘leaked’ that they will indeed be going for gun control (along will immigration) very early in this term.? This month, January.? Bloomberg is always struggling to be relevant in the national discussion, this is as much self-promotion as anything.?
Someone has to say it Mayor Bloomberg is an IDIOT, and frankly doesn’t know what he’s talking about. ?He’s a billionaire living in his Ivory Tower protected by people with guns. ?
Wouldn’t it be a really stunning if the Left put all of their money, resources and influence into promoting mental health instead of continually tearing America apart for their personal and political gain? Talk about Utopian dreams!
Toe fungus gets more attention in the United States than proper treatment of the mentally ill.
Grover Cleveland veto 1887 “I feel Obliged to withhold my approval of the plan, as proposed by this bill, to indulge a benevolent and charitable sentiment, to indulge a benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds for that purpose. I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should, I think, be steadfastly resisted, to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people support the government the government should not support the people.
The friendliness and charity of our countryman can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow-citizens in misfortune. This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated. Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care…
Shock and Awe, thank you. I knew nothing about President Grover Cleveland, but was intrigued by his words above. It made me research him. He was.a ?Democrat, but began a third party. Back then I would have supported him. His fiscal policies were policies I support today. Although there is not a direct connection to gun control, I appreciate that you provided this quote, you taught me a lot. Because of the idiots in both parties today, especially Bloomberg, ?I wish we had a third party today.?