Texas Libertarians Mock New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Gun Rights Quip [POLL]
Sarcasm and politics sharply collide this week, thanks to a statement from Texas Libertarians.
In an extremely tongue-in-cheek press release Wednesday, the Libertarian Party of Texas announced their "support" of comments made by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Bloomberg issued a call for stricter gun control this week, suggesting that police officers go on strike until new gun laws are passed. This comes as a response to the shooting in Aurora, Colorado last week. Bloomberg has led political crusades against smoking and sodas as well.
The Texas Libertarians’ statement says “Many cite statistics about well-armed communities enjoying dramatically lower crime rates than those with strict gun control laws, but it cannot be denied that guns kill people, much like pencils misspell words.”
The group says that they stand firmly behind Bloomberg’s proposal, which would cause people to “TAKE ACTION and sort things out later.”
The entire press release is included below.
While the Libertarian Party tends to oppose pretty much everything Mayor Bloomberg has proposed in his time serving the people of New York, we now see that in order to ensure safety, sacrifices to Liberty MUST be made. To this end we stand firmly behind the mayor's latest proposal that cops should go on strike until Americans turn in their guns.
It's high time that politicians take action to create the state controlled environment which will keep us safe. Disarming the citizenry of this country, putting guns in only the hands of government agents (or those willing to break the law to obtain them), is the ONLY way to prevent the violence plaguing our society.
Much like Bloomberg's recent efforts to regulate salt, sodas and smoking, turning over one of the most effective forms of self defense will ultimately protect us from ourselves. Individuals clinging to their "Right to Keep an Bear Arms" are stuck in the past.
Many cite statistics about well armed communities enjoying dramatically lower crime rates than those with strict gun control laws, but it cannot be denied that guns kill people, much like pencils misspell words.
And, sure, if every officer in the country were to go on strike, taxpayers would save in excess of $23 million dollars in wages per hour; but what does that matter when much of it is "federal money," printed on a whim. Some say that encouraging public employees to strike is illegal, or even bordering extortion, but this just demonstrates a lack of leadership. Sometimes leaders just gotta do what they gotta do.
We stand firmly behind Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to move away from community oriented solutions for protecting one another, and toward an all hazards approach to law enforcement where we TAKE ACTION and sort things out later.
The Texas Libertarian Party wishes to thank Mayor Bloomberg for his common sense solution to increase our safety, even at the cost of the peoples' Liberty in our great country!
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