Mayor Bloomberg says Americans should just acknowledge that big government knows best what’s good for them.
(Washington Times) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday: Sometimes government does know best. And in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights.
“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC.
With that in mind, Mayor “Nanny State” Bloomberg is spending $12 million of his money to buy ads to promote universal registration of guns and other gun control legislation to further erode your right to keep and bear arms.
The good news is he’s buying these ads in pro-gun states, whose voters are likely to see through the statist message. Even better, it’s likely to further energize those pro-gun residents into taking action to defend and protect their Constitutional rights from big-city, gun grabbing leftists like Bloomberg.
We say it’s none of government’s business what guns you’ve bought or possess any more than it’s government’s business who you voted for in the last election.
Meanwhile, in Florida, without Chicago-style gun control advocated by Mayor Bloomberg and his ilk, the gun violence rates continue to set new record LOWS as concealed weapon license numbers set record highs.
Florida firearm violence hits record low; concealed gun permits up
NAPLES, FL – In the so-called Gunshine State, home to the most gun permits in the country, firearm violence has fallen to the lowest point on record.
As state and national legislators consider gun control laws in the wake of last month’s Connecticut school shooting, Florida finds itself in a gun violence depression. The firearm-involved violent crime rate has dropped 33 percent between 2007 and 2011, while the number of issued concealed weapons permits rose nearly 90 percent during that time, state records show.
It’s not rocket science, folks.
Gun control only increases violent crime. Every time it’s tried.