Never one to pass on a chance to belittle the right to keep and bear arms, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a guest on Piers Morgan’s television show last night, where he called on police officers around the country to go on strike until more gun control is implemented.
Morgan opened the segment by asking why more Americans don’t react to things like the Aurora Theater shooting with demands for more gun control, and Bloomberg took over from there:
“I would take it one step further. I don’t understand why police officers across this country don’t stand up, collectively, and say, ‘We’re going to go on strike. We’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe.”
Bloomberg’s comments have no real basis in reality regarding the Aurora shooting, as no police officers were even injured in that incident. But that doesn’t matter to him. It’s just one more angle he’s using in his effort to take away our guns.
The desperation he feels in this endeavor was further evident in the fact that he also criticized “armor piercing bullets” while on Morgan’s show. Nevermind that the Aurora shooter didn’t use armor piercing bullets: its a good line for motivating people who don’t know much about guns into demanding more gun control.
By the way, the only people who can legally buy armor-piercing bullets are law enforcement officers. It’s already the law of the land. I guess Bloomberg missed that one.