According to Mail Online, just minutes before the [Empire State Building] shooting, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg had warned about the dangers of ‘too many guns on the streets’ on his weekly radio show. While discussing proposed tougher gun laws in Albany shortly before 9 a.m., he said: “The argument guns don’t kill people, people kill people is one of the most disingenuous things you can say. It does take a person to pull the trigger, but if they didn’t have the gun… We are the only developed country in the world with this problem.”
While gun ownership may be prohibited in other developed countries, Mayor Bloomberg deliberately overlooks the fact that innocent citizens in those countries do get shot more often than we are led to believe. For instance, in Norway on July 22, 2011, a right-wing fanatic shot 77 individuals to death. Because gun ownership is prohibited in Norway and other nations, only cops and crooks are armed with guns in countries that have disarmed their citizens. That’s just about the way it is in New York, and if Bloomberg gets his way, that’s what it will be like in the rest of our country.
As for the Empire State Building shooting, the gun smoke had barely dissipated before the armchair police critics started slamming the two cops for shooting the killer when he did not fire a shot at them. Never mind that the killer pulled his pistol out and pointed it at them. In their warped minds, the second guessers accuse the cops of disregarding the safety of the bystanders around them when they opened fire. These morons believe that a crook should get off the first shot before the police are allowed to fire their weapons.
I’ll agree that at the time of the confrontation, the cops were unmindful of any bystanders. They were staring death in the face! Fearing for their lives, they opened fire. Had they withheld their fire, one or both of them could have been killed.