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Bloomberg’s Real Agenda: Self-Defense is ‘Gun Violence’

His useful tools consider Boston Marathon terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev a victim, too.

by
Howard Nemerov

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June 19, 2013 - 3:29 pm

Yesterday, a small group of supporters congregated in Concord, New Hampshire to support Mayor Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns. They read off a list of people “killed by guns” while standing before their “No More Names” bus.

In the rush to demonize gun owners, the New Hampshire Union Leader chose to focus on one “gun rights supporter” arrested when he “placed his hand on an officer.” If this man indeed assaulted somebody, that’s a criminal act, and all reasonable people will condemn it. However, a much more interesting assault occurred that received no coverage: the Mayors Against Illegal Guns consider self-defense to be “gun violence.”

While mourning the names of “gun violence victims,” organizers read off the name “Tamerlan Tsarnaev,” one of the two brothers who committed the mass bombing at this year’s Boston Marathon. He and his brother “carjacked a man in a Mercedes-Benz, keeping him with them in the car for half an hour before releasing him at a gas station in Cambridge.” They were fleeing when police chased them down, and engaged in a “gun battle” with police, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed.

This is curious. Does Mayor Bloomberg—one of the richest men in the world who receives 24/7 police protection—expect his police bodyguards to simply die so he may live? If they shoot an attacker, will he destroy their career because they committed “gun violence”?

You could counter that this is just an indication of the type of useful tools supporting Bloomberg’s agenda. But Bloomberg wants the world to see him as a leader, and he’s spent more money on his anti-rights agenda than the NRA and firearms manufacturers together, including the millions Bloomberg has donated to Mayors Against Illegal Guns. So it’s reasonable to conclude that his minions promote his beliefs.

This is an assault not only on the Second Amendment, but on your right to life: If you defend yourself against a violent attacker, you’re committing gun violence!

  • When 52-year-old Susan Pohl was stabbed by her attacker, she wasn’t defending herself with the best tool to even the playing field, she committed gun violence.
  • When Clarence Wesley killed the robber who had just shot her own son, she wasn’t following the legal principle that you have the right to use deadly force when another person’s at risk of grievous bodily harm, she added to the gun violence.

When one of the wealthiest men in the world, surrounded by his personal armed bodyguards, tells you to do as he says but not as he does, perhaps it becomes a little more understandable that law-abiding citizens might become a little agitated: It’s King George trying to disarm us all over again.

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.

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Did you read the comic book/see the movie "A History of Violence"? That is exactly its theme: that Violence is Violence, Killing is Killing, whether it's an armed robber cutting down an innocent victim in cold blood or a man risking his own life to stop said robber in his tracks. Both are Killers, and Will Kill Again.

Too many years of peace and prosperity have left too many of us naïve and stupid.
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@SilverAge:
I think you are spot on reference the leaders of the anti-2A folks. Bloombag and other politicians and those spearheading things surely aren't ignorant, they know what their ideals will lead to.

I do, however, believe that most of the anti-2A in the populace is misguided. They are thinking emotionally and want to believe that the problem can be easily solved if we just removed a "thing" from society. This is why the anti-2A positions and claims are emotional and exaggerated.
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A lot of people (I used to be one of them) want to give anti-2A folks the benefit of the doubt, thinking them ignorant or misguided. That, sadly, isn't the case.

Bloomberg and his ilk aren't ignorant or misguided, they're evil.
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Did you read the comic book/see the movie "A History of Violence"? That is exactly its theme: that Violence is Violence, Killing is Killing, whether it's an armed robber cutting down an innocent victim in cold blood or a man risking his own life to stop said robber in his tracks. Both are Killers, and Will Kill Again.

Too many years of peace and prosperity have left too many of us naïve and stupid.
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They can issue all the apologies they want to. They compiled the list. They said it aloud. They need to own up to it.

We all know that Mikey Bloomberg is suffering from Short Man Syndrome and a severe case of penis envy.

Let's be done with this crap and stop giving him media coverage.
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Update: Bloomberg's group has now issued a fake apology.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130619/NEWS06/130619117

The reason it's fake is because they blame Slate for providing the list. Nobody proofed it? Bloomberg wants to be seen as a decisive leader, but he can't even take responsibility for allowing this travesty to happen.
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They endorsed it by reading it out loud.
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