Before he ever entered into politics, Michael Bloomberg has been against guns and people owning them. I can honor someone who really doesn’t like guns, but when that person becomes the mayor of the most populace city in America, and then uses his position to push his personal views on guns onto the people, I lose all respect for that person.
After Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida a month ago, Bloomberg again took to the podium and called for stricter gun laws. He attacked the NRA and gun lobbyists as well as conservative Americans and Florida’s Stand Your Ground Laws and his rhetoric is once again stirring up the fray on gun control.
Ironically, in one of his latest statements he actually hurt his own cause when he stated that illegal guns were part of the problem with the number of shootings throughout the country. Doesn’t he realize that the more gun laws there are the more illegal guns will be on the streets? Anyone that wishes to purchase a gun for illegal activities can easily do so, but taking the guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens only emboldens the criminals to commit more crimes against their fellow man.
Evidently Mayor Bloomberg completely disregards the Second Amendment to the US Constitution and how strongly our Founding Fathers believed in the right to bear arms.
Thomas Jefferson often wrote about the right to bear arms and in 1776, Jefferson drafted the Virginia Constitution and in that draft he wrote,
“No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms (within his own lands or tenements).”
In 1808 he wrote to Jacob J. Brown and in that letter stated,
“I learn with great concern that [one] portion of our frontier so interesting, so important, and so exposed, should be so entirely unprovided with common fire-arms. I did not suppose any part of the United States so destitute of what is considered as among the first necessaries of a farm-house.”
In 1824 Jefferson wrote to John Cartwright and in that letter states,
“The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”
But it appears that Mayor Bloomberg seems more determined to follow the writings of Adolf Hitler than Thomas Jefferson and disarm the American people to make them more susceptible to being taken over by a totalitarian government. Read the words of Hitler taken from a 1942 Dinner Talk,
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police.”
When I read this, it reminded me not only of Mayor Bloomberg, but the actions of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their efforts to enforce stricter international gun control laws on the American people. They know that Americans are the most well-armed people in the world and that it would be very difficult to take complete control of the government and country with so many people armed and ready to use them.
But let Bloomberg, Obama and Clinton keep talking about gun control because the more they do, the more guns are being purchased by American’s arming themselves for what seems to be coming in the near future. Several gun manufacturers have been reporting record sales, and considering the downturn the economy has taken, it is a direct indicator of how uneasy our people are and how willing they are to defend what little they have.
As for me and my household, I much prefer the writings of Jefferson over those of Hitler. How about you?