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Can 'Enemy of Freedom' Michael Bloomberg Buy a Stairway to Heaven by Targeting Guns?

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James Bond supervillain Michael Bloomberg has sworn that he's getting a fastpass through the Pearly Gates because he's decided to amp up his lobbying against gun rights with another $50 million to create "grassroots" anti-gun lobbying.

Not necessarily, if the Lord who can counteth the fall of every sparrow and all the hairs of your head and all that has any sense of opportunity costs.

Because as data from Bloomberg's own news service (the creation of which is a far better boon to humanity than hectoring governments to restrict people's rights to armed self-defence) explained in a document called "How Americans Die" released this week, guns are not the first place a sensible, scientific person who understood the facts would aim his absurdly huge resources if he really wanted to save lives.

Why does he spend all this money and energy fighting against guns rather than, say, promoting motor vehicle safety? The data in that Bloomberg feature indicate that these days, motor accidents cause more than three times as many deaths for Americans (35,332) a year as do either murders or accidents involving firearms (together adding up to 11,684).

What do you want him to do? Ban cars? (Do not give this jerk any ideas.) Bloomberg doesn't want to admit that all sorts of deaths are in fact the results of mistakes made by people, bad choices that they wouldn't even admit were mistakes, or sheer crummy luck, and that the tool of the death does not make the tool inherently a sinister killer to be driven from society.

And also of course because the erstwhile mayor and eternal busybody hates our freedom. Reason dubbed Bloomberg a number one enemy of freedom last year.

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  1. [i]Can ‘Enemy of Freedom’ Michael Bloomberg Buy a Stairway to Heaven by Targeting Guns?[/i]

    I am pretty sure the NT has pretty strong views on this subject. They are not in his favor.

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  2. You never know, maybe God does hate guns. It could be that the god we think of as the almighty creator really could just be a petulant little shit among deities and he just created humanity so he could fuck with us and impose arbitrary rules and judgements. Maybe he does send hurricanes to destroy cities because there are too many homos acting way too gay. Maybe he did send Bloomburg to disarm us and put us under the yoke of progressive busybodies.

    Who are we to claim to know the mind of God?

    1. That hypothesis would explain why my truck keeps burning up starters…

    2. It could be that the god we think of as the almighty creator really could just be a petulant little shit among deities and he just created humanity so he could fuck with us and impose arbitrary rules and judgements.

      IOW, more like the God of the Old Testament? Also, if that’s the case, then maybe the progtards are right and government really is God.

    3. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child. –R. Heinlein.

  3. Why does he spend all this money and energy fighting against guns rather than, say, promoting motor vehicle safety?

    Because like most gun grabbers he’s an animist who actually appears to believe that guns themselves are inherently evil totems that make people do bad things with them. All the while I’m sure he employs armed badyguards, yet it never occurs to him that maybe people who can’t pay for their own personal entourage of gun toting thugs might want to be able to defend themselves too.

    Which makes him a complete moron with absolutely no sense of self awareness. But he makes up for it by being a banal, mendacious, authoritarian fuckstick.

    1. This pretty much sums it up. Well said.

    2. And don’t forget, disarming the populace is a necessary step in imposing tyranny. I think that’s the fundamental reason Bloomburg and his ilk support “gun control,” they want government, controlled by them, to be free from any checks on their power.

  4. Why does he spend all this money and energy fighting against guns rather than, say, promoting motor vehicle safety?

    I can see it now; Bloomberg says, “Bring Back the 55MPH Speed Limit.”

    He’s just dumb enough to think it would work.

  5. Hey look, another good news story: Florida jury convicts cop of killing escort. Sadly, I am shocked and pleased that the jury didn’t buy this:

    “I thought she was going to go for a knife,” Ho told detectives on the video. He claimed he acted in self-defense, after Carter raged when he changed his mind and refused to pay her $160 for sex that didn’t happen.

    “I just wanted to come out of there alive because she was going crazy,” Ho said.

    1. “I just wanted to come out of there alive because she was going crazy,” Ho said.

      And he was a model of self-restraint!

    2. I have been punched by a hooker for telling her that I wasn’t interested. Seriously.

      1. Did you handcuff her and then shoot her? Oh wait, you probably aren’t a cop.

        1. No, Any place where the young ladies are compelled to violence due to my good looks and charm is not a place that any sane person should tarry.

    3. Ok, this has to be from the Onion.

      The cop who greased the hooker is named “Ho”?

  6. Waiting for shreek to explain how Bloomy is a christfag.

  7. I thought Jews did not believe in Heaven?

    1. They don’t Bloomturd likes to go slumming!

      PS: NEEDZLESSCHRISTFAG

  8. James Bond supervillain Michael Bloomberg

    Best article opening line I’ve seen all year!

  9. If Michael Bloomberg were Catholic, I would tell him he seriously needs to study his Catechism.

    http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

  10. If there were such a thing as a stairway to heaven I would love to be the one who puhes Bloomburg down them. In fact, if I could do that in in perpetuity that would be heaven.

    1. “I got this one, Pete. You just deal with the next guy in line.”

  11. So I expect the full on liberal outrage to start about this just being an Astroturf Organization.

  12. I’ve recently begun reading and watching videos from the JPFO site (Jews for thePreservation of Firearms Ownership). While not necessarily a libertarian organization, it’s a solid RKBA site and the rabbinical director would surely disagree with Bloomberg’s thought of a free pass to heaven.

  13. Can ‘Enemy of Freedom’ Michael Bloomberg Buy a Stairway to Heaven by Targeting Guns?

    Shoot him with a gun and find out.

  14. What do you want him to do? Ban cars? (Do not give this jerk any ideas.)

    You don’t have to give him that idea. Giuliani cracked down on pedestrians & cyclists, but mostly left motorists alone. Bloomberg suppressed motorists, yet did not let up any of the pressure on pedestrians & cyclists, except they started that City Cycle thing.

    1. Actually, it’s irrelevant if you give him ideas. He’s not in any position of legislative authority now and even if he ran for national office, Congress doesn’t run by dictate like New York City and he’s too much of an asshole to win the White House.

      He can have all the stupid ideas he wants. His inability to implement any of them will ensure that all they do is make him miserable.

    2. Using the royal “you”, of course. 🙂

  15. That little tyrant has armed guards surrounding him. So does that mean he would be willing to give them up? Never, he just thinks individuals and their families do not deserve the right to defend themselves.

    If you would smack Bloomberg, he would shit in his pants, cry and run away. So how in the ef did this little douchebag go around robbing everyone through increased property taxes, taxes in general, fee’s, fines, etc.????

    Precisely because of him not having to go door to door and face consequences, but standing behind the police and his armed guards that were ready to use violence against anyone who didn’t agree, or resisted such tyranny.

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