Super-Nanny is at it again.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote an op-ed in the New York Daily News that goes for a record in misguided problem solving. In the article, Bloomberg calls for more gun laws that would accomplish little except take guns out of the hands of non-criminal legal gun owners. Then Bloomberg virtually admits (unwittingly, of course) that people who follow the law and possess firearms legally aren’t the problem:

Every one of the criminals who has shot at our police officers possessed his gun illegally. Every one.

He destroys his own argument in a single sentence. “Problem: Criminals shooting at police officers. Solution: Keeping guns out of the hands of people who don’t shoot at police officers.”

Would Bloomberg be happier if the people who shot at cops possessed their guns legally? At least then his argument might make at least a modicum of sense.

Here’s one of Bloomberg’s recent Tweets:

Federal law says that criminals cannot possess or buy guns, yet they do every day


Bloomberg then went into how “simple changes” in the background check system could help. Again, Bloomberg expects “criminals” to go through a legal process to procure a firearm.

You elected a real logical thinker there, New York City.


13 Responses to “Michael Bloomberg: We Need to Pass More Gun Laws for Criminals to Ignore”

  1. Truesoldier__ on April 9th, 2012 5:34 pm

    It is a lot of fun to ask liberals if we should pass a law making heart disease illegal as it is the leading cause of death in America. They always give you that crazy look and tell you just because you outlaw heart disease doesn't mean that it will stop it.

    They miss the irony of their answer completely.

  2. @whm3113 on April 9th, 2012 7:48 pm

    "You elected a real logical thinker there, New York City."

    Did you see the options?

  3. Dale on April 9th, 2012 8:25 pm

    Here in South Dakota the legislature passed a law saying all you need to carry a concealed firearm is a drivers license. At the moment you have to pay the local sheriff for a background check for permission to carry. Gov. Daugaard vetoed this legislation. He sent me a letter calling law abiding citizens carrying without the sheriffs sayso a solution looking for a problem. It goes to show politicians actually think it is the law abiding that causes problems, not the criminal element that actually commit crimes.

  4. SignPainterGuy on April 9th, 2012 8:43 pm

    They also miss the irony of the "Don`t Feed the Wildlife" and "welfare" arguments. One concerns animals, the other, people, but both learn to depend on someone else and lose the desire to help themselves !

  5. SignPainterGuy on April 9th, 2012 8:52 pm

    In all jurisdictions I know, you have to purchase a Permit to Purchase a Hand Gun which includes a background check and a waiting period; in NC, it`s 5 days. Also in NC, if you want to carry concealed, you must pay for and receive extensive training and more background checks. It would seem any person with a modicum of intelligence would see that THAT pretty much limits CC to well-qualified people !

    Two sayings come to mind; "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns", and, "when seconds count, the cops are only minutes away" !

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  7. clu seatoe on April 9th, 2012 9:30 pm

    What comes to this mind is that however rigorous the background check is for any officer of the law in any given jurisdiction, it seems that it shouldn’t necessarily be any more rigorous for a civilian in that jurisdiction. The same would go for federal licenses which are accepted in all local, county, or state jurisdictions as is presumed to be current with federal law enforcement.

    That is not to say the educational level need be the same for federal licensing, I’m speaking of firearm training and safety. If necessary, the fed could open selected fed training facilities to civilians for such a purpose. Of course, there would be an obama, hereinafter referred to as a tax or a fee, for the fed training.

  8. ChapBix on April 9th, 2012 11:42 pm

    Intelligence is not a prerequisite or requirement for political office.

  9. Truesoldier__ on April 10th, 2012 1:32 pm

    Perhaps Bloomberg should be spending less time worrying about guns and more time figuring out what NYC and the rest of the East Coast is going to do when 1/2 of the East Coasts oil refining capacity shuts down:

  10. SignPainterGuy on April 10th, 2012 1:39 pm

    He`ll just ring up Chavez to ship in another load of oil !

  11. Ken in Texas on April 11th, 2012 3:25 am

    I've had a CCP for years and never leave the house without my trusty 1911 .45 automatic at my side. Bloomberg is a running joke in this state. Noo Yawk deserves him and they can keep him. If the opportunity should ever arise, in deference to his beliefs, I vow not to use MY guns to protect him.

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  13. SignPainterGuy on April 11th, 2012 8:17 pm

    I like that gun; simple, dependable and plenty of take-down power.

    Nanny B. understands the need for guns in the right hands; he just thinks no one outside law enforcement and military are the right people ! I think he`s an idiot and he bolsters that opinion on an almost daily routine !

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