long as City Council members do SOMETHING
by venting their impotent rage at the criminal haven that
is New York City against the law-abiding, the ignorant morons
accustomed to sucking at the government teat while being
ruthlessly shackled by that same band of tyrants will be
I don’t think it’s that easy. It’s not about protecting
the public or even placating them with empty legislation.
It’s not about making the city safer. And it’s not about
fighting crime. A quote by one of the aforementioned slugs
says it all: “There was no urgency prior to the shooting,"
said Councilman Peter Vallone. "But now there is a
sense that we all want to move as quickly as possible on
there you have it – the motivation behind these cowards’
sudden interest in yet more tyrannical limitations on the
right of the people to keep and bear arms is not a selfless
desire to protect the citizenry or a committed ambition
to cut down on crime, but a gutless, spineless, sniveling
fear that something like that could possibly happen to one
of them. They weren’t motivated by the 660 murders that
took place in the city in 2001 and the 590 murders committed
there a year later. They were motivated by one deranged
loon, who decided to finish off his political opponent –
one of them.
there was no urgency to even misguidedly attempt to protect
the public from violence. But now that it’s one of them
– one of their own that was harmed – all of a sudden someone
lit a fire under their voluminous derrieres. Now – all of
a sudden – it’s urgently important to punish someone, to
hold someone responsible for the death of one of their fellow
goons. And since the real bad guy has already eaten a lead
sandwich, it’s time to hold the innocents’ feet to the flame.
It’s time to hold those who manufacture a perfectly legal
product responsible for the misdeeds of an evil few. It’s
time to hold those who are trying to make a living by selling
a tool of self-defense responsible for those who misuse
what do you think these gutless twits are proposing?
proposed change would hold gun makers and sellers liable
for damages for deaths caused by their weapons. Another
proposal would require gun owners to have liability insurance.
with a shred of sanity must wonder why these petty tyrants
wouldn’t impose similar liabilities for car manufacturers
and car dealers for deaths caused by their automobiles or
alcohol distilleries and beer breweries for the criminal
deeds done while under the influence of their product.
must speculate how these insignificant dictators can justify
trying to legislate what the courts around the country have
rejected time and time again – holding the gun industry
liable for the misuse of their product.
anyone with a scrap of intelligence must ask how much money
the insurance companies poured into the coffers of these
“public servants” for the right to siphon thousands of dollars
from those wishing to exercise their constitutional rights.
course I shouldn’t be surprised. This is the same city that
fined a pregnant Crystal Rivera $50 for sitting on subway
steps for blocking the stairway.
is the same city that fined Jesse Taveras $105 for unauthorized
use of a milk crate when the poor guy tried to cop a squat
during this work day.
this is the same city that fined Pedro Nazario $50 for feeding
pigeons in a park and fined Sal Boyd, a Greenwich Village
merchant, $400 because, according to the donut munchers
of New York, there were too many words on the awning over
wonder New York has some of the highest murder, rape, aggravated
assault and burglary rates in the country! Apparently many
of its finest are too busy generating income for its pathetic
statist government and the mayor who spends every weekend
he can in the Bahamas, while the citizens who elected him
are getting shot, mugged and raped by armed thugs and then
fleeced by their own elected officials!
be in the Bahamas too for fear that the populace would tar
and feather me!
to the spineless hypocrites who are making concrete plans
to make their little Politburo safe from armed thugs, while
unilaterally disarming the rest of the good citizens of
New York who can’t afford fancy security systems, metal
detectors or armed guards at their gates.
unbelievable to me that a city that has symbolized freedom
to so many immigrants who escaped their tyrannical hellholes
and headed for the shores of Liberty, has mired itself so
deeply in the tactics of its supposed diametrical opposite
incredible that a city that is still home to the Statue
of Liberty is acting like a third world dictatorial Gestapo.
my family and I first came to this country, we landed in
New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. After being oppressed,
beaten down, disarmed and abused at the hands of the state
in the Soviet Union, my parents breathed a long sigh of
relief to be able to finally live in a place that didn’t
tyrannize and subjugate its citizens.
left New York a short nine months later.
don’t know if my parents realized that the city they thought
was a beacon of light and freedom was, in fact, only marginally
better than the socialist hellhole from which we escaped.
I don’t know if their primary reason for moving was a subconscious
awareness of the dictatorial nature of New York City’s government.
I know is that nine months later, my parents moved out of
the roach-infested dump that was our first home in the free
land – a home which they were not allowed to protect with
the most effective tool in existence, but were rather expected
to give to armed thugs freely, while praying for their lives
and hoping that the thugs didn’t harm their young daughter.
my parents know what kind of city they left.
left a city whose legislators are so paranoid, they would
ban toy pistols.
left a city whose legislative whore of a district attorney
would prosecute a father for protecting his family with
a firearm not approved by the nanny state.
left a city where a son would be prosecuted for defending
his mother with yet another “illegal” gun.
left a city where an immigrant who has worked hard to create
a business and a source of pride as well as income would
be prosecuted and possibly deported for using a gun against
an armed invader without asking the permission of the petty
legislative tyrants who run that grimy hole.
it’s now a city where the imbeciles at City Hall are attempting
to blame and punish law abiding merchants, manufacturers
and consumers because they feel powerless against the armed
thugs who have overrun the city where self-defense is treated
like a crime, instead of a virtue.
would be laughable if it wasn’t so frightening and sad.
is a US Army veteran, who spent nearly four years in Frankfurt,
Germany on active duty at the American Forces Network. She
is a former radio DJ and news anchor and a Featured Writer
and Newslinks Director for Keepandbeararms.com. She is also
a former contributing editor to the National Rifle Association's
newest monthly magazine, Women's Outlook and writes occasionally
for the Libertarian Party. She resides in Virginia with
her family. We are also proud to have Nicki as regular contributor
to Armed Females of America.
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