Gun Grabbers Pounce on Tragedy as Excuse to Attack Your Freedoms
The gun-grabbers haven’t wasted any time in the wake of the Colorado theater shooting to begin plotting the curtailment of your basic rights. Nanny Bloomberg quickly came out with rhetorical guns blazing by hyping a national emergency and the need to seize guns:
“Soothing words are nice,” Bloomberg said during a regularly scheduled appearance on WOR 710 AM in New York. “But maybe it’s time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country. And everybody always says, ‘Isn’t it tragic?’”
“I mean, there’s so many murders with guns every day,” Bloomberg continued. “It’s just gotta stop. And instead of these two people, President [Barack] Obama and Governor [Mitt] Romney talking in broad things about, they want to make the world a better place. OK, tell us how. And this is a problem. No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them, concretely, not just in generalities, specifically, what are they going to do about guns?”
Bloomberg went on to suggest most of the nation’s governors should also make their stances clear, and said the problem wasn’t limited to major cities like New York.
“This is killing people every day,” he said. “And it’s growing. And it’s not just an inner city, East Coast, West Coast, big city phenomenon. Aurora is not a big city, it’s a suburb of Denver. … The murder rate in the rural areas is as just as bad, if not worse than the murder rate in the urban areas.”
But Bloomberg is either lying or doesn’t know what he is talking about. It’s not “growing.” Homicide rates are down considerably from where they were decades ago, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The gun-grabbers at the Brady Campaign also demanded the seizure of guns from law-abiding citizens.
“We understand that President Obama has just spoken and so might Mitt Romney,” Brady Campaign president Dan Gross said in a statement. “As someone who has suffered the lasting impact of gun violence, and President of Brady, I can tell you that we don’t want sympathy. We want action.”
Gross noted that this past April 16 marked the anniversary of “the worst mass shooting in American history,” when 32 people were shot and killed by a gunman on the Virginia Tech campus in 2007.
Gross called on people to “demand Congress take action to stop arming dangerous people.” He said the Brady Campaign is meeting today with activists around the country to sign a petition against arming dangerous people.
“We are insistent that our elected leaders take action to prevent future tragedies. Political cowardice is not an excuse for evasion and inaction on this life-and-death issue,” said Gross.
The suspect in custody, James Eagan Holmes, had no criminal record. So the only way to comply with the demands of the Brady Campaign to “take action to stop arming dangerous people,” those like today’s shooter we are to understand, is to “stop arming” everyone.