Alan Gottlieb on Bloomberg's New Lawsuit Against Guns

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's lawsuit against 15 alleged "rogue" firearms dealers in five states is political grandstanding run amok.

The press and prosecutors in those five states ought to be asking Bloomberg why, if his investigators had positively identified these retailers and caught them in an illegal act, was the information not turned over to the proper authorities, including the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives?

Instead, the headline-hunting Bloomberg launched a civil lawsuit in what should be, if he is to be believed, a criminal action.

There's a reason for that. The private investigators New York hired to conduct this sting must have made deliberately false statements on federal firearms purchase forms. That's a felony. They should be prosecuted. If Bloomberg sent them to do this, he's an accessory, if not a conspirator.

Given Bloomberg's anti-gun history, and that of New York's previous unsuccessful efforts to sue firearms manufacturers, he is turning his attention to retailers. Yet, his ultimate goal remains the same, and it has nothing to do with stopping criminals.

His intent, and that of his cheerleaders, is to demonize gun owners and ultimately drive gun manufacturers out of business while destroying the individual right to keep and bear arms in the process. . . .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Bloomberg and his private investigator henchmen/women should all have Virginia warrants served to them and be tried for the actual felonies they appear to be so proud of.

George Venable
Rustburg, VA

5/18/2006 3:18 PM  
Blogger saturdaynightspecial said...

Bloomberg probably has armed bodyguards surrounding him 24/7. He does because a real threat of harm exists; but he does not want citizens of New York to be armed because he is better than the citizens he rules over; he deserves protection but his subjects do not, and that's because he's a gun grabbing, gun banning freedom hating dictator. When government disregards the Bill of Rights by stepping over the 2nd Amendment it makes us it's slaves and makes itself our master.

Gun dealers that sell large quantities don't violate the 2nd amendment, therefore they have done nothing immoral.

Laws on gun sales don't make us safer they make us less free and less safe. The worst crimes have been committed without firearms - 9/11 and the Oklahoma City Federal bldg bombing.

5/18/2006 6:07 PM  

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