But instead of touring the country exposing your complete lack of knowledge concerning firearms, maybe you should clean up your own house first, starting with the gang of idiots you call a police force.
Every child who learns to shoot knows enough to be conscious of where his or her bullet will eventually stop, but for some reason the idiots in your employ thought it was wise to unload a few magazines on a crowded Manhattan street. Any parent would never allow a child so stupid to ever shoot again, but you’re probably shopping for armored personnel carriers to make sure those incompetent fools can get to their next slaughter in safety.
If police nationwide had followed your laughable advice of going on strike in protest of the second amendment, the construction worker who followed the murderer would have waited for a good opportunity to punch him in the back of the head and take his gun. I guess we’re all lucky that New York’s Dumbest were on the job, because they came up with the better idea of shooting up the whole neighborhood. Maybe excluding people from joining police forces because of high I.Q. scores isn’t the best policy, and it might actually help to have a cop or two that thinks now and then rather than hiring on the basis of how many times they’ve seen “Robo-cop”.
Let’s have a look at the scene. The Empire State Building is on fifth avenue, between thirty third and thirty-fourth streets, and in the middle of the day, there would be a minimum of a hundred people on that one block at any given time. Everything in every direction is made of steel or concrete, all of which can be counted upon to bounce a bullet like a rubber ball. Anyone with a brain in their head would know that this is the absolute worst place to use a firearm, but your cops, completely familiar with that environment, decided on a strategy formerly only employed by crack-dealers.
Yes, Mr. Bloomberg. We DO need gun controls, and they have to start with disarming your cops, because this is only the latest in a long string of events proving they’re completely irresponsible concerning the safe use of firearms, as well as not being able to hit anything they shoot at unless they get lucky after a few dozen rounds.
Nine innocent civilian casualties puts you in the same league as the Batman shooter, so don’t forget to politicize this incident too. Don ‘t forget to tell millions of Americans how many people are killed by rogue, or incompetent cops every year. At least the latest victims weren’t handcuffed when they were shot, but they were shot just the same.
It doesn’t matter if they kill out of anger or stupidity, or just because their petty feelings of power were violated. Incidents of cops using their guns irresponsibly, criminally, or just plain stupidly, far outweigh the number of times they’re ever used to fight crime, and since We The People pay their salary (and don’t you forget that), I think it’s time to begin a public debate over whether or not our cops should carry guns. It’s looks to me like it’s long past time to take the guns away from the irresponsible children before more innocent people are hurt.