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July 24, 2012

Mike Bloomberg: Cops Should Go On Strike Until Gun Control Laws Are Toughened. BONUS: Bloomberg Pretty Sweet On Communist Vietnam

Gabe had this in his headline thread but it's so monumentally stupid that it deserves some extra coverage.

I dont understand why police officers across this country dont stand up collectively and say were going to go on strike, were not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do whats required to keep us safe, he told CNNs Piers Morgan.

First, it's illegal almost everywhere for cops to go on strike because of the lawlessness that would ensue in some areas. That would actually be an argument in favor of people having their own weapons. If the cops could just pack it in anytime, people would more likely want a firearm.

Second, he says cops should be especially outraged because they face more gun violence than the average person. Well, sort of. Cops do faced more armed criminals. How many cops are shot each year by otherwise law abiding citizens who go through training, permitting, etc? Also, when you become a cop, you know the job can be dangerous. People don't expect to be attacked in their own home or shot at in a movie theater. No matter what Bloomberg and his anti-gun nut friends think, people have a right to protect themselves and that doesn't mean "call the cops after it's all over".

Which brings me to my challenge to Mayor Bloomberg....put you life where your mouth is and give up your armed security detail. If it's too dangerous out there for cops that they should strike, put them on desk duty where they will be nice and safe. You can then take the same chances you are willing to make the little people take.

It's so stupid I can only imagine it was meant as a piece of performance art.

But here's what you really need to know about how Bloomberg views freedom:

"I want to congratulate Vietnam for officially going smoke-free. Last week, Vietnam adopted a comprehensive tobacco control law which makes virtually all public places 100% smoke-free and requires vivid health warnings on all tobacco packages. These are proven practices that Bloomberg Philanthropies advocates through its work to reduce tobacco use," said Michael Bloomberg. "Tobacco control is a key initiative of Bloomberg Philanthropies because we know reducing smoking and exposure to second hand smoke saves lives. This significant step in Vietnam, where we have been working since 2007, is encouraging for tobacco control efforts globally. I visited Vietnam in March and spoke with the Prime Minister about this important issue and I want to applaud him and the other government leaders for their strong commitment to saving lives and standing up for the health of the people of Vietnam."

Yes, Vietnam is still a Communist state.

Gun grabbing, freedom hating Communists, they tend to flock together, don't they?

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