Anti-Gun Mayors Plot Demise Of Gun Rights
Fresh off his appearance at a recent hearing in the U.S. House of
Representatives, where he railed against prohibiting the release of
sensitive gun trace data for his efforts to sue the firearm industry out
of existence, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) is not relenting
in his anti-gun crusade.
As reported by The New York Times (April 19,
2006) and elsewhere, a dozen mayors are planning to convene at the
Mayor's residence next week to discuss "reducing gun violence." Among
the attendees will be Anthony Williams, Mayor of "Gun Ban City," a.ka.,
However, based upon the Bloomberg's recent screeds
against NRA, and in favor of gun control, coupled with the roster of
anti-gun mayors planning to join Hizzoner, the outcome of this meeting
is easily predictable-a united call for more restrictions on the rights
of law-abiding gun owners.
Like most anti-gun politicians, Bloomberg
blames violence in his city on guns from other jurisdictions, and thus,
is campaigning to enact additional federal gun control laws. Rather
than acknowledging the reams of evidence that no gun control law
anywhere has ever reduced crime and that enforcing existing law against
Bloomberg prefers to score cheap political points by
scapegoating law-abiding gun owners for the acts of criminals.