Another tragic mass shooting took place today near New York City’s iconic Empire State Building. Details are still emerging, but some things seem clear. First, a man opened fire shooting multiple people. Second, the shooter was killed when police eventually gunned him down “after the fact.” Finally, it appears the responding police officers may have wounded or killed as many or more people than the shooter trying to shoot him. NYPD admits this much, but who was shot by whom is still to be determined.
Based on this information, it should be clear to gun control advocates that the draconian gun control laws in NYC are not effective at stopping crimes and cops if anything endangered you more than the shooter. Perhaps Mayor Bloomberg should contemplate this before immediately announcing that America is at risk because they haven’t disarmed completely and followed NYC’s lead toward a police state.
NYC is one of the most surveiled locations on the face of the earth with heavily armed para-military police officers with assault rifles and full body armor on nearly every corner. None of Bloomberg’s much touted surveillance, oppressive police presence, unconstitutional stop and frisk, or near total gun control laws prevented almost a dozen people being shot. Even worse, the vaunted NYC is notorious at being as likely to shoot themselves or innocent by-standers as they are to actually hit a criminal. This appears to be the case once again today. Anyone that is familiar with firearms should be familiar with what has been dubbed the “New York Trigger.” The is a handgun built with an incredibly heavy ten pound trigger pull designed to be issued to NYPD officers to prevent them from accidentally shooting each other or themselves. All considered, the public should be asking why billions of their tax dollars are being spent to create these Orwellian, unconstitutional police states nationwide when they are in fact ineffective at stopping attacks.
Once again we find that the government is unable to protect innocent civilians. Truly the only way to be free and secure is to renounce any notion that it is the “government’s” responsibility to look after you. Instead, Americans must again take personal responsibility for their own defense locally. Only by accepting responsibility for your own safety and security can you remain both free and safe. Reliance on the government guarantees you will lose all freedom and gain no security. In fact, once all power is removed from the people and concentrated in the hands of the government, you will lose all security and constantly live in fear of not only criminals, but the government itself. Think otherwise? You should talk to people who grew up in the Soviet Union.