Skip to comments.Bloomberg Presses Blueprint for Ending Gun Rights
Posted on 09/13/2011 12:17:49 PM PDT by neverdem
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a war path against gun owners – again. This time he is exploiting an incident that occurred over Labor Day weekend between NYC police officers and one armed criminal gunman that resulted in the tragic shooting and death of an innocent bystander.
Bloomberg is calling for Federal involvement, regulation and enforcement of gun control rules in both NYC and in every city, state, in the Nation. Except he neglects to tell us that gun control rules does not reduce violent crime rates. Instead his real goal is to advertise and promote his personal project “A Blueprint for Federal Action on Illegal Guns” rather than addressing the task of reducing crimes in the city that elected him mayor.
“We cannot tolerate it; there are just too many guns on the streets and we have to do something about it,” he said. Bloomberg was very specific about what needs to be done to tackle the problem: “We need the federal government to step up. Both ends of Pennsylvania Ave., both sides of the aisle.” The New American
MAIG, the outfit created and funded by multi billionaire Bloomberg does just that – it seeks to circumvent Congress through Federal regulation of gun laws by means of 7 Federal agencies of enforcement. In their Executive Summary(PDF), they concede “the coalition has identified 40 opportunities in six areas where the Administration could enhance enforcement of existing laws without Congressional action.”
It means having the Obama administration monitor, restrain and prevent private gun ownership, sales, and production without the consent of the People via their representatives in Congress, and worse, with an ultimate goal of participating in a full-ledged gun grab from innocent Americans, arguing all along that criminal behavior is not the cause of violent crime – gun ownership is. We cannot kid ourselves; it can happen if we let our guard down.
Bloomberg’s plan is another level of bureaucratic censorship that places an additional burden on law abiding Americans who are in the business of owning or selling firearms. Under MAIG guidelines innocent Americans must prove their innocence and answer to unelected Federal agencies, which are making up rules as they go along. This is a clear infringement upon our right to keep and bear arms in the privacy of our own home.
Indeed in violation of the 2nd and 4th Amendments to the United States Constitution if enacted, not that Mr. Bloomberg pays much attention to the Constitution, as indicated by his constant bickering of how all Americans should conduct their lives. He is the perpetual gun hating, United Nations’ loving, Nanny-state Mayor.
Select recommendations included in ‘Blueprint for Federal Action(PDF)’ and the Federal agencies that will enforce the rules:
Improving gun background checks: Perform background checks on employees of federally licensed dealers during audit inspections -ATF, FBI. (Burden on innocent people.)
Policing problematic gun shows: Investigate private sellers at gun shows who appear to be unlawfully engaged in the business - ATF. (Violation of 4th Amendment.)
Supplementing ATF Resources and Improving Its Structure: Establish an Interstate Firearms Trafficking Unit run by a Deputy Chief for Interstate Firearms Trafficking- ATF, DOJ, OMB. (Yet another layer of control.)
More Effective Crime Gun Tracing: Create a new Office of Tactical Trace Analysis at the National Tracing Center to determine which dealers have a high number of traces compared to their sales volume - ATF, DOG, OMG. (Big brother watching You.)
More Effective Partnerships Among Government, Law Enforcement, Community Groups and Responsible Gun Industry Representatives: Increase support for community programs that generate intelligence about firearms trafficking - DOJ, OMB. (Propaganda.)
Enforcement of Existing Laws on Especially Dangerous Firearms: Resume enforcement of the ban on the importation of non-sporting purpose firearms- DHS, ATF, DOJ. (Violation of 2nd Amendment.)
Gun control legislation serves one purpose: To limit the amount of guns that are manufactured and distributed to law abiding American citizens. Just because Mayor Bloomberg hates guns does not mean we put the Constitution to the side -- ignore its meaning. If he thinks with power and money he can bypass the Constitution, he is dead wrong.
Congratulations on the Human Events gig! BTTT!
Totally disarming the Warsaw Ghetto, eh?
Raquel has good credentials. She can live in my neighborhood anytime.
Someone should put some deer antlers on ol’ Bloomie during NY’s bow-hunting season opening day. Would be ironic for a gungrabber to be “retired” by Henry Bowman using an arrow.
Bloomberg needs to register as the Democrat that he is.
FUBO GTFO! 494 Days until Noon Jan 20, 2013 - Hell Yes, change is coming!
Bloomie - it ain’t the guns buddy. It’s the thugs that infest your city. Don’t ban guns, ban ignorant thugs.
Considering that NY City is it’s own entity; it’s not a part of the federal government, I don’t see why this is unconstitutional.
Yes, it’s tyrannical. Yes, it’s not a policy position I support, but what about federalism?
Has federalism been slain, even on Free Republic?
(Yes, I’m aware of the judicial activism which have re-written parts of the constitution to fit their mold, and there are plenty of freepers reject judicial activism)
More than anything, does anybody know what they NY State Constitution has to say regarding what Bloomberg is up to?
Quite the outreach program to Irish Catholic conservatives (yes I know how they got the name, just sayin').
U.S. House Committee Passes Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act IIRC, Denny Rehberg is Montana's Congressman at large. He's gunning for the seat of Senator Tester in 2012.
I'm no legal eagle, but I believe the recent SC decision in the Chicago case also applies to New York. The 14th Amendment requires states to give their citizens equal protection, therefore a city can't be more restrictive than the state.
Hey Mike. Can I call you Mike, because I feel like I know each of your two brain cells personally? Let me put this into simple financial terms that maybe even you can understand. No branch of government in the US, jointly or singularly, has the ability to raise anywhere near enough cash to even beging to pay all the death benefits for the jack booted thugs who are going to get themselves perished trying to take our guns. Capice?
Can’t someone propose a tax on liberal billionaires?
Ah yes, Bloomberg using the old saw of calling every gun ‘illegal’ despite there being a 2nd Amendment.
The leftists call anything they disagree with ‘illegal’.
Too bad it is a loser issue for Obama, and he will run from it without looking back.
Bloomberg is going no where with this, because he is not addressing the real problem. Another smokescreen for a gutless politician that cannot face up to a ghetto crime wave without stripping everyone of their Constitutional rights.
What is a “problematic gun show?”
Fear the tyrant that fears your gun.
>> “Hell Yes, change is coming!” <<
Only if Palin or equal is elected.
If its Perry, he’ll probably have Bloomberg in his cabinet. He likes NY RINOs.
Raquel’s a Freeper (won’t divulge her handle).
>> “Cant someone propose a tax on liberal billionaires?” <<
First, “liberal billionaires” is a redundant phrase.
Second, no it is not possible under our constitution.
They get away with taxing our accumulated wealth (property tax) because the courts are owned by the wealthy and powerful.
Thanks for the ping!
Another robber baron bent on controlling the “less intelligent” to further secure their privileged position. Entrenched political class indeed.
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;
The right to keep and bear arms is an "immunity" of citizens of the United States. No state is allowed to abridge that right.
Additionally, the RKBA is fundamental to a republican form of government. The Constitution tasks the federal government with guaranteeing a republican form of government to the states.
We’re screwed if they ever get healthcare in as a constitutional amendment.
We need to amend the 14th amendment so that it protects us from the incorporation doctrine.
It’s amazing how fragile that freedom is.