Sunday, May 10, 2015

Epic Fail of Disarmist March across Brooklyn Bridge

AP photo by Mary Altaffer

On Saturday, a few dozen misguided marchers straggled across the Brooklyn bridge, demanding that more Americans be disarmed.  Notice the widely debunked "120" school shooting meme in the sign.   When you have to resort to easily disproved lies, your "movement" has no moral validity.

Consider, in a city of 12 million, in the heart of the densest support for citizen disarmament in the country, in a legal regime that has stifled the right to bear arms with numerous infringements for a century, this morally bankrupt astroturf organization is able to attract, pay, or bully only a few dozen marchers.

Second amendment supporters can outdo that in the wilds of Idaho, for free.   This is pitiful, and it shows what the Pew poll revealed.   Popular support for more restrictions on Americans right to keep and bear arms, some times wide, but never deep, has fallen to the province of paid promoters and useful idiots.   Without the support of neofascist billionaires like Michael Bloomberg, this "movement" would not exist.

Epic fail.  

AP does their best imitation of Pravda to try to spin the story in some sort of positive way.  From
 — Hundreds of men, women and children including fashion designer Donna Karan marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed.
 If you look at the pictures, you see that they are closely cropped, with no more than a few dozen showing at any one time.    A group that has to resort to emotional appeals from an eight year old victim does so because it has no rational basis:
 Christopher Underwood, 8, addressed the crowd three years after losing his 14-year-old brother to gunfire in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood.
No one mentioned that this occurred in a jurisdiction with some of the most draconian gun restrictions in the world.

In a way, this gives me some hope for the future.  Michael Bloomberg may have strains of meglomania, but he is not an idiot.   Some recent statements even indicate that he has learned a little reality about guns and legislation.   From the
Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, he said.

“These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Bloomberg said. “They just don’t have any long-term focus or anything. It’s a joke to have a gun. It’s a joke to pull a trigger.”
While Mr. Bloomberg's numbers are off, (they are closer to 50% than 95%) at least they show that he understands the problem is one of violent cultures.   His error is assuming that access to guns somehow makes a difference, and that by attempting to disarm the whole country, he will, in some mysterious but unexplained way, significantly reduce access to guns by the violent criminal underclass.

So, he might actually be educable with real facts and figures.  

Hey, it is not impossible...

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mmercier said...

Idiots in the disparate leftist fringe groups are reduced to small gestures of relevence, as the main body of the hillary imbicile army forms its ranks for the major assault.

Those who pay attention to the usual leftist troll armies will note a thinning of the ranks, and legions of new names with new discus accounts throughout the threads and forums.

A 2 billion dollar manufactured grass roots movement must be carefully controlled; the generals are well aware that those involved are every bit the thievs and criminals as their command structure.

They are sorting the true believers for officer roles, these leading the small non plantation actions are the truely useless idiots.

Anonymous said...

Most of the disarmists are equal to dime store cowboys, they own a gun so they can sit on the fence. Now if they ever have to use that gun how much have they practiced with it. When they throw it at you and run remember people are stoned to death so go a head and shoot. If they throw it at you it is still a deadly weapon. The next time they may try to shoot you from concealment.