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Archive for December 7th, 2006

Bloomberg Grandstands on Gun Issue

Posted by Mike on December 7, 2006

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed suit today against gun dealers from five states, none of them New York. His rationale is to prevent the sale of guns used during the commission of crimes in New York City.  It is now clear that Bloomberg’s arrogance knows no bounds.

Common sense tells us that gun control is unwise. A criminal who has made the decision to murder another human being also makes a decision to violate the statute against murder. If a person has no qualms about violating the statute against murder, what makes people think that the same person would make the decision to obey a statute that says he can’t own a gun? In the process, people who respect law become prey.

Preventing New Yorkers from owning guns is bad enough, not mention unconstitutional. However, Bloomberg’s attempt to use the courts to impose his own asinine policy upon regular Americans in other states is an arrogant power grab and a perfect example of why most regular Americans can’t stand New Yorkers (For the record, I love New Yorkers). Part of the investigation leading up to this lawsuit involved New York City police conducting undercover investigations in other states, an obvious violation of each of the other states’ sovereignty.

The lawsuits aer also a waste of money and other resources.  The sales in question did not involve a gun used in the commission of the crime so there are no damages.  Moreover, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act protects gun sellers from such suits.

If New Yorkers are cool with Bloomberg wasting their money and depriving them of their rights, well, too bad.  (“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”). The Second Amendment notwithstanding, Bloomberg’s grandstanding should be confined to Broadway.

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ISG Fallout = More War?

Posted by Ryan on December 7, 2006

So the Arab world has decided to weigh in on the ISG’s findings.  Some Mideastern quotes about the ISG report:

“…holocaust for American claims.”

“Bush confesses defeat in Iraq.”

“In the short term, American will highly suffer the loss of its credibility and reputation in the region.”

“Al qaida must smell victory…”

Iran could “fill the vacuum” in Iraq.

Anyone shocked?  I, for one, am not.  No matter what the report said, the Arab media would be saying the same thing.  However, they are saying this on the 65th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  The pre-WWII analogies of appeasement in the face of our enemy are staggering sometimes. But at least Neville Chamberlain did not have himself as an example.  What’s our excuse?  Emboldening our enemies can only mean that they will try harder.  Unfortunately, this report and it’s findings, which focus on how to lose gracefully not how to win basically, means the death and killing is not likely to cool off at all in the near future.

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They Really Are the Slimes

Posted by Mike on December 7, 2006

The last paragraph tells you most of what you need to know about the Old Gray Whore.

Hat tip: Mark Levin

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