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
Well maybe that’s BECAUSE THEY’RE CRIMINALS AND BY DEFINITION THEY DON’T OBEY LAWS!
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.