Bloomberg Scolds Reporter For Questioning Police Shooting Of Nine BystandersChris | InformationLiberation
Aug. 30, 2012
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Via CBS Local:
[Mayor Bloomberg] exploded in anger after a reporter asked him what he thought of the officers opening fire on 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson Friday morning on a Midtown street, injuring nine bystanders who got caught in the crossfire.First off, if the reporter had a gun in her pocket, and the gun wielding shooter aimed his gun at her, and she took her gun out and shot the man (who did not even discharge his weapon) just as police did, not hitting any bystanders, she would be arrested at a minimum for possession of an illegal firearm. As the man did not shoot his gun, she may have even been charged with murder. If she had hit nine bystanders, there's almost no doubt she would have been charged with a laundry list of crimes. Yet, put on a magic uniform, and all the sudden not only is your actions not illegal, you're celebrated as a "hero" despite shooting nine strangers. This is a complete joke, that's why he "lost his cool" as CBS reports, because when you can't stand behind the facts, you resort to personal attacks and ad hominems.
Meanwhile, the reason the reporter, and no one else on the street that day had a gun, nor has a gun, is because a gun is pointed at them in the form of New York's anti-gun laws. The only reason anyone follows such stupid laws are because of the implicit threat they'd be jailed or shot by some costumed bureaucrat for disobeying the government's arbitrary dictates.
If Bloomberg actually believes it's outrageous for anyone not to defend themselves from armed assailants with weapons, then he should tell the police to put down their guns and let people arm themselves, instead he regularly calls for citizens to be further disarmed while he arms his "personal army" to the teeth.
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