Republican Michael Bloomberg finds NRA reprehensible


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MicroBalrog
February 14, 2004, 07:19 AM
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New York City hates gun owners

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Posted: February 11, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern


© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com


New York City Mayor Michael "Nanny" Bloomberg, he of the smooth hands and Nurse Ratched smirk, made international headlines with his selective war on smokers. Now, Bloomberg and the city's ruling class are preparing to "cure" the Big Apple of another politically incorrect constituency: ordinary gun owners.

Last week, Democrat City Councilwoman Gale Brewer introduced a resolution calling on the Republican National Committee "to repudiate the irresponsible and dangerous policies of the National Rifle Association," i.e., supporting the constitutional right of individuals to bear arms and defend their lives, family and property. Resolution 11 also proclaims that the city council "objects to the presence of the National Rifle Association at the 2004 Republican National Convention" (to be held in New York City in August) and demands that the RNC "denounce the intolerant and inflammatory comments made by members of the NRA leadership that are offensive to many communities that bring to the City the diversity that ensures its vibrancy."

Taking her marching orders from the anti-gun lobby, Brewer is making a brouhaha over the individual opinions of NRA board members on everything from assimilation to urban crime to the Clinton-Reno raid on Waco. The supposedly damning quotes – Florida-based board member Marion Hammer notes that "owning a gun is not a crime"; national board member Jeff Cooper argues that Americans "ought to choose assimilation over diversity"; provocateur-rocker Ted Nugent says he will wear the Confederate flag "forever" – have been compiled on a website sponsored by the increasingly desperate Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

So what does Republican In Name Only Mayor Bloomberg think of all this? He told New York magazine that all of the NRA leaders' comments were "reprehensible." In an interview with New York radio station WLIB on Tuesday, he basically gave rank-and-file gun owners the bird. Reacting to the announcement by two leading national gun-rights organizations, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and the Second Amendment Foundation, that they have cancelled plans to hold their 20th annual conference in New York City as a result of the mayor's condemnation, Bloomberg scoffed: "They're worried about the Second Amendment rather than the First." (The First Amendment apparently not applying to those who advocate the Second.)

Nanny Bloomberg continued: "I am against people carrying guns. Guns kill people. One of the great scourges we have in the city is that too many people are carrying guns."

So will the gun-phobic mayor be revoking the concealed-carry permits of the city's rich and famous any time soon? Licensed gun-toters in New York City include record executive Tommy Mottola, liberal actors Steven Seagal and Robert De Niro, talk-show bigwigs Howard Stern and Don Imus, and gazillionaires Winthrop Rockefeller and Donald Trump.

While these well-connected gun owners are free to walk the streets without fear, nestled in their gated communities and surrounded by bodyguards, it is average citizens who suffer the most from the gun-control paternalism of the elite. Remember Lester Campbell, the 80-year-old man from the Bronx who fought back with his unlicensed .38-caliber handgun when a mugger beat him and stole his $262 Social Security check last year? The assailant fled – the city charged Campbell with two misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

What about Jose Acosta, the 69-year-old bodega clerk jailed for using his .22-caliber unregistered handgun to kill an armed thug who attempted to rob his Harlem grocery store? Punished for protecting his life and livelihood, this hard-working, law-abiding legal immigrant from the Dominican Republic is among untold victims of a system that subjects businesses and individuals to Byzantine, insurmountable gun-permit regulations while criminals romp.

Mohamed Dramy, another bodega worker, followed Bloomberg's utopian vision. He was totally helpless, with no weapon in sight, when a gang of thieves broke into his Harlem deli grocery last year. The end result? He was gunned down in cold blood and died behind his checkout counter.

The message from New York City to Second Amendment supporters is clear: Drop dead.

Isn't it time for gun-owning entrepreneurs, tourists and voters to fire back – and take their business elsewhere?


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atek3
February 14, 2004, 07:27 AM
Repeat after me: 90% of Republicans are bad on guns. Some talk the talk, but then walk the reauthorization of the AWB. Bloomberg may be a gun banning, slimy, POS, but at least he's honest about it.

atek3

PS Oh almost forgot, 99% of Democrats are bad on guns too, so don't think I'm a DU agent :)

RM
February 14, 2004, 08:43 AM
You make an excellent point comparing the access to guns by the very rich to people in poor neighborhoods who are denied the right of self defense.

Boats
February 14, 2004, 09:30 AM
Bloomberg is about as much a Republican as MicroBalrog is. His "party affiliation" was only a very late and cynical move to avoid the crowded Democratic primary when he first ran for Mayor. Don't be fooled.

Besides, I defy you to find any pro-gun politician in NYC. Might as well search for a dodo bird.

Mulliga
February 14, 2004, 09:56 AM
Nanny Bloomberg continued: "I am against people carrying guns. Guns kill people. One of the great scourges we have in the city is that too many people are carrying guns."

So wrong on so many levels...

I mean, he's being protected by a bajillion armed bodyguards, right? Are the people of New York really that blind to hypocrisy?

Here's a little translation...

Nanny Bloomberg continued: "I am against ordinary people carrying guns. Ordinary people can't be trusted. One of the great scourges we have in the city is that too many of the unwashed masses are carrying guns, except for all the ultra-trustworthy police and government agents, who always use guns responsibly."

Highland Ranger
February 14, 2004, 10:22 AM
Republicans and Democrats are all elite ruling class of society - they'll always have access to guns.

It's just all us sheep out here that shouldn't be allowed to have guns - for our own good of course.

Bloomberg is a major disappointment .

Russ
February 14, 2004, 10:44 AM
atek3,

Your stats are really bogus and you should know it. As Boats says, Bloomberg is no more a Republican than Microbalrog or Billious Klintoon for that matter. There are very few hard core RINO's in the Republican Party. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dick Riordan, Michael Bloomberg, Lincoln Chaffe, Dick Lugar and the 3 women Senators from the Northeast, Olympia Snow is one and I can't recall the other. Remember the House under Republican control voted to repeal the AWB. The snots in the Senate caused the problem.

On the other hand I can name two, count them TWO, half way pro-gun Democrats. That would be John Dingell and Zell Miller.

BTW, where are you? Do you live in the US? Are you concerned about putting your general location in your profile?

MicroBalrog
February 14, 2004, 11:12 AM
We have had a Republican Congress, Senate, and White House for a while lately. Why is the AWB still around?

Russ
February 14, 2004, 11:40 AM
Because of RINO's in the Senate namely Lincoln Chaffee, Snow, Lugar.There's a couple more but with a 51-49 majority it doesn't take more than two or 3. Also, the Dems would likely filibuster this anyway. The House of Representatives under the Repubicans voted this thing out. They will again and the renewal will never see Bush's desk. The Democrat controlled Congress under Klintoon passed this turkey. Many lost their seats over it.

Micro,

Have you now moved to the US? When you said "we "I sort of got that impression.

MicroBalrog
February 14, 2004, 11:44 AM
"we" as in - "those participating in the present discussion".

Russ
February 14, 2004, 12:29 PM
Micro,

What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get over here. Far too dangerous where you are now

:)

SAG0282
February 14, 2004, 01:27 PM
*shrugs*

I find Bloomberg and his ilk reprehensible.

Bill Hook
February 14, 2004, 01:33 PM
This guy already has a double standard for his rich, liberal friends smoking their $50+ stogies at gala fundraisers and the hoi polloi smoking in bars. What's new? :rolleyes:

HunterGatherer
February 14, 2004, 01:33 PM
Republican Michael Bloomberg finds NRA reprehensible Compared to the Demonrats in Nuevo Jork, I guess even Chairman Mao might be considered "Republican".

Me? I have no use for N.Y. anymore. They had their chance to wake up and figure it out. Instead they chose to continue to wallow in socialism. Screw them.

HBK
February 14, 2004, 02:27 PM
You SAY we have a republican senate, house and president, but we don't. The senate has a 51-49 majority which is pretty much worthless. We need a 60-40 majority for our senate to be effective.

DFBonnett
February 15, 2004, 08:25 PM
The only good thing you can say about Bloomberg is that he is not quite as big an assmonkey as Mark Green, the perennial democrat candidate.

P95Carry
February 15, 2004, 08:32 PM
Mulliga ..........Nanny Bloomberg continued: "I am against ordinary people carrying guns. Ordinary people can't be trusted. One of the great scourges we have in the city is that too many of the unwashed masses are carrying guns, except for all the ultra-trustworthy police and government agents, who always use guns responsibly." Thank you for saving me some typing ... pretty close to my own ''translation''!

mountainclmbr
February 15, 2004, 08:44 PM
I just remember what these totalitarians usually do when they achieve total power...they round up the opposition and send them to the recycling farm. That is the REAL reason they don't want us to have guns! :neener:

matis
February 15, 2004, 11:04 PM
"Republican Michael Bloomberg finds NRA reprehensible"



So? I find Michael Bloomberg and his ilk reprehensible (slimy/disgusting, too).





matis

fallingblock
February 16, 2004, 02:35 AM
"Micro,

What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get over here. Far too dangerous where you are now."
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Micro's pro-gun efforts will be much more appreciated in the U.S., and he'll be able to gain a little first-hand experience about the intransigent stance of the evil democ-rats on this issue.
:D

Sean Smith
February 16, 2004, 08:36 AM
MicroBalrog: Posted like somebody who doesn't grasp the regional differences in the various political parties. ;)

HINT: What the "Republican" in "Red" New York City says about gun control tells you very little about what a near-libertarian Republican politican in Texas will advocate, for instance. But foreigners tend to see our political parties as monolithic, homogenous entites or something.

Leatherneck
February 16, 2004, 09:26 AM
Good point, Sean: it's more a rural vs. urban difference, I think. As it always has been in America.

TC
TFL Survivor

Waitone
February 16, 2004, 06:36 PM
Hey, Mickey B! How 'bout you givin' up your armed body guards. Then take a nice long trip on one of you world class subways. Stroll through Central park after dark.

You and your stooge can talk over your experiences.

Disgusting human debris.

atek3
February 16, 2004, 07:03 PM
The of the non-RINO's probably 90% of them are "pro-gun". "pro-gun" in quotes means they "support vigorous enforcement of existing laws", the NRA stance. Vigorous enforcement of unconstitutional laws IMHO is worse than lax enforcement of unconstitutional laws. The only repubs who will get one iota of respect from me are those like Ron Paul who give principled defenses of the RKBA. Runners up like Tom McClintock will get a 50% thumbs up.
Read the following by Vin:
http://usa-patriot.net/cynical.html

atek3

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