The Washington Times reports on these two who want to restrict the freedom of the little people, you know, you. First the man with the big mouth, the bigger wallet and the planet’s biggest Napoleon complex, Nanny Bloomberg.
Bloggers are taking New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to task, accusing him of hypocrisy for pushing strict gun control onto Americans but simultaneously seeking gun-carry exemptions for his security detail when he travels to Bermuda, where firearms are largely prohibited.
The New York Times first reported of this disparity in 2010, stating that the mayor uses taxpayer dollars to pay for two armed city officers to accompany him on get-away jaunts to Bermuda. But before he can fly them in, he has to obtain special permission so they can keep their guns: Bermuda is so anti-gun that even its own police force isn’t armed, The Times reported then.
As Mr. Bloomberg ratchets up his Second Amendment clampdown, and spends millions of his own dollars to push for stronger gun controls through Capitol Hill, the online community is reigniting this story.
Bloggers are questioning why Mr. Bloomberg on one hand pushes for tight gun control, but on the other, finds the need for gun control exemptions for his personal protection.
Then there’s Mr. Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly. You will recall that former Rep. Giffords’ astronaut husband made news recently when he was caught purchasing one of those scary “assault rifles” that no ordinary citizen should own, according to him. Once busted, Mr. Kelly said he was actually conducting his own investigation, or some such drivel, and that he planned to give the gun to the Tucson Police Department. A likely story, but one that caused the gun store owner to cancel the transaction. Mark, I thought you gun grabbers were against “straw purchasers?” If you plan to give the gun to someone else, what does that make you? Were you lying on your NICS background check form 4473?
On March 5, Mr. Kelly, a former astronaut who’s married for shooting victim and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, visited the Diamondback Police Supply store in Tucson, completed a background check and paid for an AR-15-type firearm, a .45-caliber handgun and several high-capacity magazines, the Blaze reported. The purchase came at a time when he and his wife had spoken publicly about the need for gun control and joined forces with several on Capitol Hill and in the gun-control community to press for legislative limits. …
Mr. MacKinley adds: “While I support and respect Mark Kelly’s 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to the media made it clear that his intent in purchasing the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle from us was for reasons other than for his personal use. In light of this fact, I determined that it was in my company’s best interest to terminate this transaction.”