BELLEVUE, WA â€“ At least 46 people were shot in New York City over the Labor Day weekend, prompting the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to ask Mayor Michael Bloomberg how this could happen in a city with some of the toughest gun laws in the nation; laws that he would spread across the county.
â€œMayor Bloomberg has advocated New York-style gun control for everyone, everywhere,â€ said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. â€œThis included a 24-hour period from Saturday morning to Sunday morning during which 24 people were shot. Thatâ€™s a pitiful demonstration of the abject failure of Bloombergâ€™s anti-gun policies.
â€œWe will probably see Mayor Bloomberg adopt the â€˜Obama protocol,â€™ blaming someone else, or the gun laws in other states, when the sad truth is that New York gun control laws have failed consistently,â€ he continued. â€œAfter this weekend, Bloomberg is going to have a hard time pandering his gun control agenda.â€
According to the New York Post, the Labor Day weekend saw an â€œepidemic of shootingsâ€ including one that occurred not far from where he was marching in the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.
â€œMichael Bloombergâ€™s blood-spattered anti-gun agenda is not simply wrong for New York,â€ Gottlieb observed, â€œit is wrong for the country. No better evidence of that can be found in the Big Appleâ€™s Labor Day weekend shooting statistics. Maybe itâ€™s time for members of Bloombergâ€™s â€˜Mayors Against Illegal Gunsâ€™ to wonder just where his philosophy might take their cities, if they continue listening to his sirenâ€™s song of restrictive gun control.
â€œNew Yorkâ€™s mayor is the Pied Piper of Prohibition,â€ Gottlieb stated. â€œNearly four dozen shootings over a three-day weekend is proof positive that Bloombergâ€™s tune is seriously off-key. It is time for Mayor Bloomberg and other gun control extremists to admit that their strategies have failed. He has been running around the country blaming gun laws in other states for his cityâ€™s crime problems, but it is the laws of his own jurisdiction that have failed miserably, and he knows it.â€