Bloomberg Tries Again To Confiscate Your Guns
by GREGORY D. LEE
April 21, 2014
After former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's brainchild, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, fell apart when a number of the mayor-members were arrested for a variety of felonies and misdemeanors, or some of the membership realized that Bloomberg's true agenda was total gun confiscation, he decided to fold the organization into a new one he now calls "Everytown for Gun Safety." He says he will pour $50 million of his own money into the new venture.
"This new organization will bring more people into the fight against gun violence, which affects every town in America," Bloomberg said in a statement printed in a recent article by the AP. This is the same guy who banned trans fats, smoking in public, and attempted to deny NY City residents the ability to purchase more than 16-ounces of a sugary drink. Uncle Mike knows what's good for you, because you're too stupid to make correct choices. Just do as he says.
What Bloomberg doesn't yet realize is that people are catching on that his version of "gun safety" is in fact, gun confiscation. Gun violence and gun safety are two entirely different things. He won't be happy or feel fulfilled until every gun in America is taken away from law abiding, Second Amendment protected citizens. Second Amendment? What's that?
He also doesn't realize, or doesn't seem to care, is taking law abiding citizens guns away from them will not make them safer; just the opposite. Guns are used over a million times a year to protect life and property from violent criminals.
I'm all for gun safety, unless it deprives you of your ability to protect yourself or your family. His new organization's website has a video depicting two children playing hide and seek in a home. A little girl hides in a closet and finds a handgun and begins to play with it. When she is startled by her playmate, a gunshot it heard and her mother begins to scream. It is never suggested that a properly secured firearm would have prevented a tragedy. Instead, the indelible message is that not owning a gun is the best alternative.
Locking up handguns in the home where small children reside or visit is essential in keeping them safe. But, so is the presence of a gun when seconds count and the police are minutes away. A variety of combination lock boxes are on the market that will keep kids safe, yet still gives adults quick access to a firearm if needed. A quality lock box costs around $100.00. If you own a gun and have children around, I strongly suggest you invest in one.
Although he would rather you not have a gun, Bloomberg does not offer any common sense ways to promote gun safety. That's because his agenda is gun confiscation. No guns, no problems.
Why can't Liberals ever seek a middle ground solution to problems that can easily be solved, such as gun safety? Bloomberg doesn't like guns, sugary drinks, trans fats, standard capacity magazines, or smoking. So, they must be banned so you don't have access to them. After all, Uncle Mike knows what's best for you.
No doubt, Bloomberg intends to donate more money to liberal, like-minded anti-gun candidates. He says he will target candidates in many pro-gun states like Texas. Good luck with that.
If Bloomberg was truly interested in gun safety instead of gun confiscation, he could buy 500,000 gun lock boxes with his $50 million and distribute them to gun owners with children.
Or, if he really wanted to end gun violence, donate the money to mental health facilities to keep crazy people from stealing guns and using them at schools, theaters, military bases and shopping malls.
Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Gregory D. Lee is a retired Supervisory Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the author of three criminal justice textbooks. While on DEA diplomatic assignment in Pakistan, he was involved in the investigation of several notable terrorism events and arrests. He recently retired after more than 39 years of active and reserve service from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer Five Special Agent for the Criminal Investigation Division Command, better known as CID. In 2011 he completed a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan while on special assignment to the Special Operations Command Europe. Visit his website athttp://www.gregorydlee.com/ and contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.