Bill De Blasio is the most anti-firearm Mayor from the most anti-firearm city in the United States. Figuratively, New York City should be a utopia. A beacon of peace for all to revere. The only wrinkly is the current, really bad rash of stabbings. To his credit, or at least accidentally, De Blasio may have stumbled on to the reason why…
“I’m not a criminologist but I can safely say that guns are being taken off the street in an unprecedented way. Some people, unfortunately, are turning to a different weapon,” de Blasio says.
New Yorkers have been on edge because of a series of highly-reported attacks, including several seemingly random attacks on the subways. The city was averaging more than 10 stabbing attacks a day in the first six weeks of the year.
The mayor claims that since there are so many fewer guns on the street, officers can now focus on criminals using knives and razors.
Thank you Bill De Blasio for making the case for us. Because there are two key points that Second Amendment supporters make, other than it’s in the Bill of Rights and screw you…
1. If you ban guns, people will just find other ways to kill (remember when we covered “Mass-sword killing in Sweden” here?). De Blasio admits that.
2. If you ban guns, law-abiding citizens will just find it harder to protect and defend themselves (read about the woman who was killed during her “waiting period” as she tried to buy a gun to protect her life from a crazy ex here). De Blasio proves that.
So what next? Knife control? Pointy stick control? Push-a-button-and-an-ACME-anvil-falls-from-the-ceiling control? It sounds absurd, I know. Until you realize that we’re talking about the same city who tried to ban big gulps.
Big gulp control. Mayor Bloomberg made that an actual thing. That alone should beg the question “why oh why, should the citizens of New York trust any mayor with making responsible decisions regarding their right to self-preservation?” For those who still don’t get it: you want to know why Second Amendment rights are such an important stand for Conservatives? Because it’s literally the second one listed there, next to freedom of speech. If you allow scummy politicians to take that one away, it’s a whole lot easier to remove your rights that aren’t even found in the document.
Which is why I say, again, that the most important argument against people like Bill De Blasio is “The Bill of Rights and screw you…”