It must be a son-of-a-gun (please pardon the pun) having your mayor suggest you should be helpless and defenseless by advocating law enforcement officers (LEO) go on strike to force gun control across America.
Commissar Bloomberg said: “I don’t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike,” Bloomberg told the “Piers Morgan Tonight” host. “We’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe.”
“Police officers want to go home to their families. And we’re doing everything we can to make their job more difficult, but more importantly, more dangerous, by leaving guns in the hands of people who shouldn’t have them and letting people who have those guns buy things like armor-piercing bullets,” he detailed. “The only reason to have an armor-piercing bullet is to go through a bullet-resistant vest. The only people that wear bullet-resistant vests are our police officers.” CNN 7-23-2012
Okay. Let’s get a couple of things straight. Numero Uno: This dimwit doesn’t speak for me or any other cop I know. I patrolled the streets of my community for over twenty-eight continuous years and received retirement credit for thirty. I carried a gun and handcuffs and an attitude worsening daily for being directed and supervised by stupid people having NO idea what public safety and service at my level was all about.
Michael Bloomberg’s a billionaire. He has more money than 99.9999999% of the citizens in this country. He has body-guards supplied him (by law) from the ranks of the NYPD. Even if he didn’t have publicly funded personal protection he could buy the two, possibly three top private security companies on the planet to watch over him as he makes stupid, ignorant, poorly informed hyperbolic comments.
They can protect him from most anything even remotely looking like a threat. New York is the home of more Homeland Security dollars monitoring every citizen (and prying into their personal business at every possible moment) than any other city in the nation. Unfortunately they can’t protect him from his own cranial-pneumatic overloaded (air-headed) rhetoric issued because he doesn’t think before he speaks.
Numero dos: Check your logic zipper-head. You want all people disarmed. To put this action into effect, you want the ONLY people readily armed and trained to protect a disarmed public to “stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike”. So, you’re in favor of having the sheep shorn THEN slaughtered by the wolves you’ll turn loose upon them with your suggestion the police violate their oaths of office to (in most locales) “serve and PROTECT”.
This is the way you’ll direct the national debate concerning Gun Control, Gun Safety and 2nd Amendment rights? I’ve got to give you credit Commissar. You have a unique way you plan to serve your citizens. First you place them in deadly, disarmed jeopardy; then you take the “thin blue line” between predator and prey and erase it to realize your political goals.
Way to go bubbie.
New Yorkers live with a ratio of 4.93 officers per 1000 citizens. (39,890 LEO: 8,005,742 citizens) Bloomberg has a personal bodyguard staff of 39,890 LEO to ONE (him) whenever he’s in attendance. The average citizen is left to defend him/herself or hold off any attacker until police arrive.
Years ago, (I believe it was in the early 1980s) the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled it was the responsibility of the police to protect and serve the community on an individual, prioritized basis and could not be held responsible for a failure to intercede in EVERY individual case.
That means you’re on your own until the cavalry can muster, saddle up, determine where you are and respond from wherever they are to save your bacon that’s fully involved in the heated confines of a potentially lethal force frying pan.
Talk is cheap and your bloviated, self-serving rhetoric is inflationary in the national debate concerning self-protection, self-determination and the right to bear arms Mr. Bloomberg.
Maybe you need to live in the real world for awhile. Jerk.
Thanks for listening.