The failure of Dianne Feinstein’s attempt to ban “assault weapons” hardly means the war on liberty is over; so long as there are Michael Bloombergs in the world, it will never be over. Quoth the despot:
“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.”
By “certain times,” he means 24/7.
His latest attacks include a $12 million advertising onslaught against the Second Amendment by which he attempts to infringe on freedom not only for the New Yorkers who incomprehensibly vote for him, but for all of us. The ads push expanded background checks; these sound reasonable superficially but would certainly be abused if implemented by the likes of Bloomberg, Feinstein, et al., who have made clear that their ultimate objective is to remove all firearms from private hands.
Such a ban wouldn’t effect Bloomberg himself — not even in Bermuda, which he visits twice a month:
The mayor also takes along a police detail when he travels, flying two officers on his private plane and paying as much as $400 a night to put them up at a hotel near his house; the city pays their wages while they are there, as it does whether Mr. Bloomberg is New York or not. Guns are largely forbidden in Bermuda — even most police officers do not use them — but the mayor’s guards have special permission to carry weapons.
In addition to guns, Bloomberg has infringed on freedom regarding salt, trans-fats, Styrofoam, cigarettes, soda, baby formula, et cetera. You can see why he needs drones to ensure that New Yorkers obey his many proscriptions:
“You can’t keep the tides from coming in,” the mayor remarked when asked about drones on his weekly radio show.
“We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy. I just don’t see how you could stop that.” …
The mayor put the timeframe for an all-seeing society at about five years, when he estimated “there’ll be cameras every place.”
What is it about oligarchical collectivists and 5-year plans?
Bloomberg ought to advance his propaganda blitz and surveillance objectives simultaneously by installing a Telescreen in each home. This would have the added advantage of allowing bureaucrats to supervise mandatory morning exercise routines. After all, with the government taking over healthcare, everyone’s health is everyone else’s business.
On tips from Wiggins, A. Levy, Dr. 9, Oleg, and Ummah Gummah.