What Do They Put in the Water?
When a New York City mayor does something goofy, a normal reactionis: “there they go again.” When another mayor does the same thingyears later, an additional thought comes to mind. Namely, “what dothey put in the water there?”
In the early 90s when Mayor David Dinkins was in office, a Utahtourist was murdered by a knife-wielding assailant. The next day,Mayor Dinkins held a news conference saying that the previous day’sviolence meant that additional gun control was needed in New York.
Fast forward to the wannabe car bomber who through no thanks to theauthorities failed to carry out his murderous mission. The followingweek, Mayor Michael Bloomberg went to Washington to testify for ahorrendous bill sponsored by that enemy of freedom, NJ’s Sen. FrankLautenberg. The bill? A gun control bill.
Speaking at the hearing, Bloomberg said: “It is imperative thatCongress close this terror gap in our gun laws — and close itquickly. The car bomb the NYPD found in Times Square on Saturdaynight was not the only attempted terrorist attack on our city since9/11 — far from it. And sadly, it won’t be the last.”
Hmm, so let’s have some more gun control because there was a carbomb in New York City. Talk about a non sequitur.
But wait, it does not seem to be just New York mayors who are loony.Congressional Democrats had the same reaction to the bombing of theOklahoma City federal building. Maybe we need to understand that forthe citizen disarmament supporters, any excuse is a good excuse tograb the sovereign people’s guns.
In Bloomberg’s case, he was after a lot more than disarmament. Thebill he supports also aims at one of the most important bulwarks ofliberty, namely, due process. Lautenberg wants to enable the facelessmaintainers of the Terrorist Watch List to use the list to deny gunsales to anyone they choose.
No one ever gets to face their accuser when it comes to the TerroristWatch List. Nameless trolls in law enforcement agencies can add anyname they want. Otherwise, how else to explain the addition of thelate Sen. Edward Kennedy to the list? There is no way to get off thelist (unless, like Sen. Kennedy, you can call the head of theHomeland Insecurity Agency).
Seeing how ruthless the Chicago-style political thuggery of the Obamaadministration is, it is not hard to imagine that all their politicalenemies would end up on the Watch List. In September, 2008, SecretaryJanet Napolitano announced that she had zeroed in on the terroristthreat in the U.S. by releasing a publication entitled: RightwingExtremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgencein Radicalization and Recruitment. The resurgence threat, of course,comes from returning veterans, pro-lifers, Second Amendment advocatesand constitutionalists in general, the report explained. Police wereto approach such people with extra precautions.
Not once has the Obama gang issued an analysis of the 1400 years ofIslamic terror and conquest and its contemporary threat posed byjihadi thugs. Mayor Bloomberg’s speculation about who the wannabecar bomber might be before he was apprehended and confessed suggestedthat we would probably find that he was a 40-year old loner white guywho did not like ObamaCare. Oops, Faisal Shahzad is a 30-somethingnaturalized Pakistani Muslim extremist. And, double oops, he madeover a dozen trips to be trained by the Pakistani Taliban who havepraised his attempt.
While the Beltway Sniper murders were taking place, you may recallthat police were looking for a 40-something white guy and a loner.How disappointing for the politically correct that it was a couple ofblack guys who had trained at a Muslim jihad camp in southwesternVirginia.
The domestic gun control advocate has always had a love forappeasement at home and abroad. No guns for self-defense, and noresistance to jihadi murderers. As Governor of Arizona, JanetNapolitano declared that there was no border problem in her state.Where does she think the real problem lies? Well, it’s those angryTea Party types, of course!
A related item suggests that Secretary Napolitano has imposed anaffirmative action program for the entire Department of HomelandInsecurity. Namely, all key personnel must be as vision challenged(we used to say blind) as is the Secretary. Faisal Shahzad was on theterrorist watch list while he was being naturalized. I bet if theyfound a membership card for Gun Owners of America he would not havebeen naturalized.
Let’s say it. Sen. Lautenberg and Mayor Bloomberg and the like arefar more interested in depriving citizens of the means ofself-defense than they are in effective counter-terrorism measures.