Bloomberg is a hypocrite

Bloomberg is a hypocrite

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    Bloomberg is a hypocrite

    Just read an article and in it the mayor of NYC said the following:

    "Bloomberg, who financed television advertisements pressuring senators, said Wednesday’s vote was “a damning indictment of the stranglehold that special interests have on Washington.”"

    I think that it is a damning indictment that rich guys like him can get the NYC laws changed to allow an unprecedented 3rd term as mayor all because he can easily out spend all his opponents and support all those who support him with his massive amount of money. It is a damning indictment that the rich and privileged in this country think that they can impose their morals and beliefs on the rest of us never having walked in our shoes. It is easy to ban guns when you have 24/7 armed details protecting your home and your family. Rich guys do not have to walk through dark parking lots at night or live in areas where the crime rate is higher than it is up on the hills where the mansions are. I think I know who the hypocrites are and they are not those who oppose gun control.

    I think the general public is generally stupid and easy to lead. Most do not read real news and get their info from short clips or skimming news articles which are shortened to begin with. Heck most of the non gun owners I know thought that the proposed gun control laws would ban all guns and many ran out to buy revolvers and other guns never in risk of being banned. Most are too lazy or unable to do their own research and grasp onto anything that fits in with their own belief system or sounds good to them. Most have non descript lives with no noteworthy accomplishments to their name and want to become part of something greater than themselves in a pathetic effort to feel like they matter or have some power. They latch onto whatever cause is popular at the time so they can become part of it and be like others around them.

    Lucky for us the more intelligent and/or knowledgeable people in congress and counted among gun owners see through the B.S. and do not run with the sheep composed of the general population. It just burns me up that Obama, a closet socialist, claims that 90% of the people supported his gun control measures. Surely he never polled the people around here . Polls can be designed to produce predetermined outcomes. I know as I spent many years making them come out the way my client wanted them to. I wish that Obama just keeps his TV time seeking mouth shut and recognizes that he was elected by a bunch of do gooders who do not have a grasp of the real world and think that unicorns still exist and that every neighborhood and life is like theirs in well to do neighborhoods with people who would never even say an unkind word to another (at least to their face) much less want to kill anyone.

    Sorry for the rant but it has a calming effect if I get it all out. The tragedy in Boston this week points out that the problem of violence is not going to be solved by banning guns or pressure cookers. The problem is much deeper than that but not as sexy or vote getting as banning guns seems to be. One last thing. The article tells about one of the two ladies escorted from the Senate yelling that they hated the senators who voted against the gun control bills. One had a daughter killed in a mass murder and was yelling that with the politicians it is all about the numbers. How true that is. It would be a dangerous slope we follow the day we pass laws that restrict 100,000 million people to save a hundred lives. No one wants to see anyone die but the reality is that we cannot go passing laws to save a small number of lives or this nation will become so weak and regulated that we shall fall before others who do not value life as much as we do. We are a nation who kills 40 children to kill a terrorist with a drone and yet we want to save 40 lives by passing restrictive laws on a third or more of our population of honest citizens? Sorry to say but it is about the numbers however there are a lot of liberals who call for us to withdraw our troops if 100 men die in a year. When we hold life so precious that we are willing to give up our freedom and liberty to protect it at any cost, we are doomed. If any of these do-gooder liberals want to actually save lives, they should try to bring back Prohibition as banning alcohol will save a lot more lives than banning guns but yet no one wants to give up their wine or beer to save lives. They rather ban things they do not own. Heaven help us when our laws are enacted based on the actions of a few criminals rather than the good of the law abiding. We already take off our shoes and get searched when we fly and I am just waiting for the day a terrorist is found with a bomb that does not show up on the machines that scan us, up his butt because then security checks will not be as much fun as they currently are. :)
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    There are other words that I would prefer to call Bloomberg.

    But they'd get mad if I did that here.

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    Bloomberg is a hypocrite...

    And this is somehow news?

    [sarcasm - off]
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    I am one of those people who believes in voting with his feet. Born and raised in NYC with all my family there, I moved to NJ so I could at least own a gun and shoot every week in a gun club. Then NJ passed a law limiting the sale of handguns to only one every 30 days and their permit per gun system became so slow that at times it could take 6 months to get the permit to purchase a handgun. I was young and fit and always able to defend myself and avoid major trouble so concealed carry was not a major issue for me. However as I got older and developed some medical problems that prevent me from fighting or running I did get concerned about becoming an easy target for criminals. Once again I voted with my feet and moved to Florida, took a major pay cut in the process but much happier than I ever was and able to defend myself with a gun now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    I am one of those people who believes in voting with his feet. Born and raised in NYC with all my family there, I moved to NJ so I could at least own a gun and shoot every week in a gun club. Then NJ passed a law limiting the sale of handguns to only one every 30 days and their permit per gun system became so slow that at times it could take 6 months to get the permit to purchase a handgun. I was young and fit and always able to defend myself and avoid major trouble so concealed carry was not a major issue for me. However as I got older and developed some medical problems that prevent me from fighting or running I did get concerned about becoming an easy target for criminals. Once again I voted with my feet and moved to Florida, took a major pay cut in the process but much happier than I ever was and able to defend myself with a gun now.


    No doubt it sucks to be forced to move in order to exercise rights protected under the Constitution. But the alternative is something I couldn't stomach. If my state (Missouri), ever gets that restrictive on my freedoms, I would relocate too. Who I am, as a person would demand it. I'm a free man. Not some government's subject or Serf. And my children are not part of "the collective!"
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    = HIS RANTS DO NOT EQUAL THE PERSONAL MONEY HE HAS SPENT...... and they try to proclaim that the NRA is the 'Boogyman'.
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    Bloomberg seems to forget his family are Jewish and Russian immigrants who came to this country for the freedom it offered. His goal now is to suppress the people and exert his will. Another example of money/power corrupting.
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    I find it fascinating that a coalition of senators representing a majority of the US population is somehow a "special interest group", but Bloomberg's unilateral dictatorial edicts banning anything he personally does not like is 'representing the best interest of the people'. The hypocrisy is unbelievable - how can he even say these things with a straight face?

    With this said, Old Dog please don't believe that all "rich guys" are power hungry or anti 2A. That simply is not true. I am not a "rich guy" but I know a few and most see the world the same way I do. Some rich people are evil, just as some middle class and poor people are. Wealth is not a bad thing, especially if it is earned; and it certainly is not a determining factor in how one views personal freedoms.

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    We shouldn't have to relocate in our own country...in 2014 we need to hear where these candidates stand on Guns up front before they go on their crusades about making America " better"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by multistage View Post
    There are other words that I would prefer to call Bloomberg.

    But they'd get mad if I did that here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by multistage View Post
    There are other words that I would prefer to call Bloomberg.

    But they'd get mad if I did that here.
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    I sure hate to say this and I am sure I will get some grief but there is a very large number of my neighbors who are from NY and are the most politically ignorant, misinformed supporters of Bloomberg's policies/actions. These people are shunned by the entire community.
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    Bloomberg is a hypocrite.

    Ya' Think!!!

    And how does that differentiate him from 95% of politicians?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sap03 View Post
    We shouldn't have to relocate in our own country...in 2014 we need to hear where these candidates stand on Guns up front before they go on their crusades about making America " better"...
    Luckily the founders of our country saw fit to establish a system of Federal and State laws. This has two effects. The first is to keep them fighting each other over who has the right to pass laws that affect their citizens which tends to result in nothing happening and leaves us alone. The other effect is that it allows us to move to a State more in line with our beliefs. By enabling States to control laws that affect only their citizens, we can go to places with like minded people. Without such a system, we would all be bound by Federal law as it is in many other countries. So I view relocating as part of choosing the way I want to live and not a burden but a privilege afforded me through our system of government.
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