James' World being the same one in which Cain slew Abel, Holmes paid no heed to Aurora theater's ban on concealed guns carried by non-criminals
"You know, soothing words are nice, but maybe it’s time that the two people who want to be President of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
Yes, Mayor Bloomberg, the words "gun-free zone" are soothing to criminals, which is why, despite the Empire State and Big Apple's draconian gun control laws, there is still at least one murder per day in NYC. Yes, this rate passes for "progress" in a jurisdiction that used to see thousands murdered each year before former Mayor Rudy Giuliani cracked down on all crime from serial squeegee-wielding to grafitti artists, but surely more lives would be saved if criminals feared their victims and not just the police.
In Aurora, the police arrived on the scene within 60-90 seconds of the first shot being fired by the former University of Colorado at Denver student. Killers know that lots of innocents can be killed and their sick "statement" made before Johnny Law brings the curtain down. Do liberals like Mayor Bloomberg ever wonder why mass shootings never take place at NRA shooting ranges or police stations? Can they spell D*E*T*E*R*E*N*C*E? Do they appreciate how precious is each life that could be saved by a concealed gun carrier that takes out the murderer before victim numbers 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, or 11 have their lives snuffed out?
What would Hizzoner have the presidential candidates advocate? Aren't federal officials bound by a constitution that even the nation's highest court affirms as protecting an individual's right to bear arms for self defense? Or does the anti-trans fat and Big Gulp nanny-stater want President Barack Obama to issue another lawless executive order, this time confiscating all non-water pistols from all but the bodyguards of elected officials and Hollywood stars?
Evil men aren't deterred by words on paper and the victims killed before the police arrive aren't assuaged by NYC's declining murder rate. Every individual has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness via self defense, not just those individuals over and above last year's murder tally.
President Barack Obama's federal government has refused to let We the People bail ourselves out economically since the beginning of the Great Recession/Anemic Recovery and officials in states like New York deny us even the right to self defense. How many more must die at the altar of liberal's Utopianism? Especially those Utopians whose lives are protected by concealed and unconcealed guns carried by their entourage?
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson
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