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If gun control works so well why is there ANY murder in NYC

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If gun control works so well why is there ANY murder in NYC

New York City recently celebrated a week free of murders, abruptly ended by murder.

But if Bloomberg’s gun free city is so great why are there any murders?

Funny thing about that.  Somehow, even with a de facto ban on guns criminals STILL use them to kill.  Another funny thing, despite what Bloomberg prattles on about, you can kill people with things OTHER than guns.

There have been 256 murders thus far this year in the city.  Of those only 148 were committed by firearms.  That means 108 people were murdered by something OTHER than a firearm.

With all the gun hating prognosticators using fear tactics to demonize firearms you would think that without  firearm’s forcing people to do evil their would be NO crime without a firearm.

While the NYPD and Bloomberg were patting themselves on the back because they had one week without a murder I took a look at the week before.

From September 30th to October 6th:

  • 11 murders
  • 28 rapes
  • 427 robberies
  • 341 burglaries
  • 938 Grand Larceny
  • 160 GL Auto
  • 935 Assaults
  • 29 Shooting victims
  • 22 Shooting incidents

So even without murders there are still law abiding citizens of New York City that are being rapped and beaten and robbed that have no defense against those who are more powerful or outnumber them.  While murders took a fluke holiday last week crime and the production of victims thanks to the disarmament of the law abiding continued.

What’s not a fluke is that the criminals who committed these crimes rest safely knowing that they can continue on doing so without fear that their victims will be able to stop them.

Let Mayor Bloomberg hang his hat on that.

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Mayor Bloomberg’s endorsement; the touch of death?

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Mayor Bloomberg’s endorsement; the touch of death?

Money can buy you a lot of things but apparently it can’t buy you love.

Even after contributing $350,000 of his own money (by himself equaling the total of those in favor of recall) and using his MAIG henchmen to try and save Morse and Giron in their bid NOT to become the first politicians ever to be recalled from office in the state of Colorado, Bloomberg was getting no love from Angela Giron.

Last weekend Giron was asked what it would mean if, despite his efforts, Bloomberg and his group were unable to deliver and protect her’s and Morse’s jobs.  Giron responded:

“For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they lose even one of these seats, they might as well fold it up and they understand that.”

Though I would argue that Bloomberg and MAIG understand anything I think Giron has a point.  By failing to protect either of these seats, even though the money raised to protect them was 6 times the money raised to remove them, Bloomberg was exposed on several fronts.

  • Politics in the Blue North East do not play in the majority of the country
  • Gun Control is a loser plank to run on as it will inevitably come down to Pro Liberty or anti liberty.  The latter being what gun control is really all about.
  • Bloomberg and crew are pretty impotent on delivering.
  • Second only to the matter at hand, Bloomberg is a motivating factor for those opposed to his New York City, nanny state, anti gun ways and will come out to beat him.  Recall Spokeswoman Jennifer Kerns; the recall  “represent[ed] the folks who live here, work here, and simply want their state back from the East Coast special interests like Mayor Bloomberg.”

I mean, even though Giron’s district is overwhelmingly Democrat and Obama won it by 20 points last election, she lost by double digits in the recall.  A mountain Democrat in Colorado is different from a city Democrat in the East Village.  Bloomberg thinks his brand carries…he is mistaken.

But Giron, even if she tries to backpedal on her statements now that she actually lost, was right.  You can’t go around interfering in races, becoming part of what the opposition uses, putting your brand on the line and LOSE without cutting the legs out from under yourself.

That is why Bloomberg may not find Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuliffe a welcoming supplicant for his endorsement.  With polls showing the race anywhere from a toss-up to McAuliffe having an 8 point lead the interjection of the NY Nanny Tyrant may be exactly the boost McAuliffe’s opponent, Ken Cuccinelli.

McAuliffe all ready refuses to answer questions about “assault” weapons bans (that he previous endorsed before running for governor) and only mentions background checks when cornered.  While that may dupe some people into believing he is not a gun grabbing politician, the entering of Bloomberg and his circus on McAuliffe’s behalf will give him no  room to maneuver around the point.

Bloomberg’s support has come with the stigma of radical gun grabber.  And while that may play in a handful of states, it doesn’t play in Virginia.

Yet somehow, drunk on their own kool-aid, MAIG will continue to force themselves into races in which they aren’t welcomed by those they endorse for some reasoning I don’t quite have the mental judo to comprehend.

 “Win, lose, or draw, this will send a message to legislators who take risks to protect their community,” said MAIG’s Mark Glaze. “We will have their back”

Huh?  Message?  The only message sent to Giron and Morse was that ignoring your constituency for too long makes you lose your job regardless of how much money Bloomberg spends to protect it.

Bloomberg finds himself on a sinking ship from which his own members are jumping from (over 50 mayors have left since February) others are criminals themselves, he is impotent to positively impact a race for his endorsed candidate outside of heavily Blue states (and maybe not even then, ask Mayoral Candidate Quinn), and the people he does endorse call on him to perform seppuku for his failures.

If that isn’t a recipe for Bloomberg’s endorsement to be a touch of death to any red or purple state politician I don’t know what is.

Bloomberg…dude…when no one shows up perhaps 90% just ain’t so

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Bloomberg…dude…when no one shows up perhaps 90% just ain’t so

Bloomberg’s dog and pony show, aka No More Names Bus Tour, has a bit of a logistical problem.  No one is showing up.

In case you haven’t heard of this bus tour, it is a bus with a bunch of names of people killed by firearms that Bloomberg says he is honoring (like the Boston Marathon Bomber) and the gun ctonrollers drive across the country and try to hold rallies to push their agenda.

The funny part is that in order not to be overwhelmed by people who believe in liberty and freedom the bus tour doesn’t actually announce publicly where it is going to be.  It just kind of shows up and hopes that the magical “90%” of Americans who agree with them will show up.

What they get is more like this:

Atlanta

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Des Moines

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Minneapolis

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Chester PA

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Missoula, MT

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(the above picture isn’t of her alone for effect, there are no other shadows on the ground, their is no crowd around her)

Now remember, a lot of the people you see in these photos are RIDING THE BUS.

And while I jest that Bloomberg’s magical mystical bus tour doesn’t tell anyone about where its stopping, they don’t promote it openly but DO tell their ardent supporters of where it’s going to be.  Mostly through social media, emails and the like.

THESE are the ardent supporters of gun control?

Sounds about right.

When even your billions of dollars cannot generate minuscule results of “astro-turf”, I believe it is telling on who has real support.

And what happens when they were publicly announcing their tour dates (or gun owners found out anyways)?

People who actually believe in a cause showed up.  Unfortunately for NYC’s number 1 nanny it was these people:

Atlanta (outnumbering GC’ers 3 to 1)

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Not overwhelming numbers mind you, but then again its not our rally, it a counter rally.  But with a three to one margin you get the sense of where the real energy is.

Besides, when we do feel the need to make our voices heard, we don’t need the prodding of a New York City billionaire.

Lansing

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Philadelphia

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Olympia

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Albany

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Of course, as gun owners we don’t really care who knows about our rallies because we truly are grassroots and the billionaire nanny can rail against that fact all he wants but the truth is in the turnout.

And look at the location of these gun rights rallies.  Philadelphia, Lansing, Olympia and ALBANY.  These aren’t the stereotypical hotbed of 2nd Amendment activism.  Just another chip away at the big lie the gun grabbing press and those they work with.

Belief in the 2nd Amendment and the liberty it ensures transcends geography, race, economic standing and gender.

It’s hard to get excited about someone else controlling your life and as such our rallies will continue to be bigger than theirs.

 

 

Edit: thanks to one of our readers for providing this photo of a pro-gun rally in MARYLAND of all places

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Thousands show up in a rights infringing state like Maryland.  Just goes to show, like in Albany NY, where their is tyranny, there are those willing to stand up and fight against it.