Hizzoner Dons Big Nanny Apron In Benevolent Blather To Free You The Bondage Of Freedom

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to lobby for an end to your Constitutional rights. Now he has a new partner, but the mantra is the same: Denying you your Second Amendment rights is, really, a benevolent act of preservation for poor souls overwhelmed with the responsibilities of freedom.

In a Nov. 27 editorial in The Washington Post provocatively headlined "Enabling the next Fort Hood?" and co-written with former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean, Bloomberg writes that "one of the many restrictions on gun data sponsored by Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., meant that (Maj. Nidal) Hasan's investigators were blocked from searching records to determine whether he or other terrorist suspects had purchased guns." 
Bloomie says that the Tiahrt legislation interferes "with preserving, sharing and investigating data on gun purchases by terrorist suspects."

Had authorities known of the purchase, "it could have saved lives," Bloomberg opined.

Nonsense, Tiahrt responded: "Contrary to what Mayors Against Illegal Guns have asserted, the Tiahrt amendment does not affect background check outcomes, does not affect who is permitted to own a firearm, and does not restrict law enforcement officials from accessing and effectively using all available firearm data for criminal investigations. Allowing the federal government to maintain a firearm registry of law-abiding American citizens who have passed a background test will do nothing to prevent terrorist attacks. Retaining a federal registry for 45 days or even 45 years will not make us any safer but will expose which citizens own guns and how many they own -- something every violent criminal would like to access. Unfortunately, many opponents of the Tiahrt language, including Mayor Bloomberg, appear to be more interested in lawsuits against firearm manufacturers than about protecting law enforcement officers, the public, and privacy rights of
law-abiding citizens who own firearms."

To read Bloomberg's and Kean's editorial, go to: -- Enabling the next Fort Hood? Congress's curbs on gun data hurt investigations; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/25/AR2009112503655.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

Related:
-- Fort Hood Massacre: NY Mayor Bloomberg cites lax gun laws as obstacles in Hasan probe; [http://www.examiner.com/x-30774-High-Profile-Crime-Examiner<sub>y2009m11d27-Fort-Hood-Massacre-NY-Mayor-Bloomberg-cites-lax-gun-laws-as-obstacles-in-Hasan-probe](http://www.examiner.com/x-30774-High-Profile-Crime-Examiner</sub>y2009m11d27-Fort-Hood-Massacre-NY-Mayor-Bloomberg-cites-lax-gun-laws-as-obstacles-in-Hasan-probe)