Has the once and former Mayor Bloomberg overextended his gun-banning efforts? Maybe so. Excerpt:
A mere 10 days after former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his new anti-gun coalition Everytown for Gun Safety in the New York Times, former Pennsylvania Gov. and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, one of the most prominent members of its advisory board, has resigned from the group.
No one should be surprised.
“When I signed on as an adviser to Everytown,” Ridge said, “I looked forward to a thoughtful and provocative discussion about the toll gun violence takes on Americans. After consultation with Everytown, I have decided that I am uncomfortable with their expected electoral work.”
It’s an early embarrassment for Bloomberg’s latest effort to buy the Second Amendment back from the Constitution, but one that is sure to be repeated over the coming months — if Everytown even lasts that long.
First of all – thinking people should take issue with Gov. Ridge’s use of the idiotic term “gun violence.” Guns can not commit violence; they are not motive agents. As inanimate objects, firearms are capable of being neither good nor bad; they can only be tools. People can be good or bad, and it’s important to note that Mayor Bloomberg and his ilk favor acts of legislation that will only affect good people – and which bad people will ignore.
That, True Believers, is the ultimate fallacy of gun control legislation. Laws only affect the law-abiding – and the savage hypocrisy of fools like Bloomberg, themselves surrounded by layers of armed guards, is that they would deprive the peaceable and law-abiding citizens of the country of their best and most effective means of self-defense.
Bloomberg may be losing influence, but what he really deserves is derision, for his thoughtless and foolish stance on this issue.