Let me begin with Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Or maybe I should ask, where do I begin with Mayor Mike Bloomberg? This is clearly an individual whose financial and political status have positioned him atop a bully pulpit for which he is neither suited or qualified. His recent comments in the wake of the Aurora shooting are reckless and ill-timed at best. Moreover, the factual numbers concerning gun control have never and will never support his arguments.
One need only read the writings of Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Hamilton and a multitude of others to know the “right to keep and bear arms” is inherent and essential to the existence of a free people. Sadly, sound bites and uneducated opinions have found their way into the debate, and clouded the minds of otherwise sensible Americans. Responsible journalism has been replaced by activism, and Bill O’Reilly is now somehow an authority on “automatic” firearms. The problem is, ordinary citizens cannot purchase “automatic” firearms without a special federal license, and the Aurora shooter had no “automatic” weapons in his possession that fateful evening. It is this type of misinformation which permeates the “lame stream” media talking points today, and makes reasonable debate on the matter all the more challenging. In this case I would thank the good Lord for the NRA. That’s right Bill Moyer. The NRA is not the “enabler of death”, but you may very well be the enabler of ignorance and ideological rhetoric. Ah, the frustration of listening to this Left Wing operative try and pass himself off as any kind of journalist or commentator. What a joke.
Actually, if you were to fact check the NRA statistics, you would find that much of their numbers crunching comes from federal agencies to include the BATFE, FBI, and the CDC. When you throw in the figures from states and cities with “right to carry” laws on the books, and which show significantly lower crime rates than those without, one has to wonder how the anti-gun lobby can make any case at all.
Inevitably, it is tragedy like that in Aurora which allows disingenuous fools like Bloomberg, Lautenberg, Feinstein and Schumer, to come out of their respective holes and exploit the loved and lost to make a political, albeit nonsensical point. The truth is even more frightening though, and it is that these opportunists are not the least bit interested in the loss of the innocent, but rather their fear of an educated and armed citizenry, has shaped their ideology into something perversely unconstitutional and un-American.
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— George Washington