The gross hypocrisy of the liberal mentality is no better demonstrated by the seemingly-unrelated issues of gun control and abortion, both of which are strongly supported by libs even though the issues are antithetical: Control of guns is endorsed in the interests of preserving human life, abortion by definition destroys human life and is considered a virtual liberal sacrament.
Liberals can be awfully confusing.
In reaction to 52 shootings in the city between Friday and Labor Day, including a shoot-out at the festive West Indian parade on Monday in Crown Heights that left 3 people dead, Bloomberg again resorted to the tried and true shibolleth that people don’t kill people, guns kill people.
He didn’t phrase his explanation of the mayhem in quite those terms since it’s been logically and statistically shown that guns aren’t the cause of gun violence and that people are the cause. It’s also been proven in Florida and other states that guns–in the hands of law-abiding people–actually deter criminals. Instead, the mayor invoked the more popular if less catchy line of the anti-gun lobby by blaming the shootings on illegal guns.
Memo to Bloomberg: Legal or illegal, firearms don’t usually discharge themselves.
None of this is meant to suggest that the ubiquity of weapons on the mean streets of New York, in predominantly black Crown Heights or anywhere else, isn’t a serious problem.
Nor is it meant to imply that accidents involving legal guns never happen. They do, although those occurrences are usually attributable to carelessness and are rarities even if the media blows them out of proportion when they do occur–in the interests of promoting gun safety–and the liberal agenda of denying Second Amendment rights to Americans.
The sad truth–as illustrated by New York City which has the most stringent gun possession laws in the nation and also has, per capita, the most illegal weapons in the nation and is undergoing a rapidly rising violent crime rate–is that “gun control” doesn’t work, except to the advantage of criminal elements.
Nevertheless, Bloomberg stuck to the liberal script and ignored reality by nasally intoning, This is ”what happens when elected officials in Washington fail to take the problem of illegal guns seriously.” (http://wapo.st/qBTRTd)
Those damned guns. They keep shooting and killing people, an implicit and ridiculous claim that serves to absolve the shooters and killers of individual responsibility for their actions.
In January in Tucson, he preached the evils of guns following the murder of 6 and wounding of 13 other innocent people allegedly by the nihilistic Jared Lee Loughner and early on in his presidency Obama said all he had to say on abortion when he opined that he would never want his daughters “punished with a baby.”
Obama evidently wouldn’t want that punishment visited on anyone even if he tries not to touch on the explosive issue of abortion, especially less than fourteen months prior to Election Day. He prefers to let his henchmen handle that dirty work.
Thomas P. Carney of the Washington Examiner reports that the Obama administration–translate, Obama–has decided to enforce Ted Kennedy’s 1994 Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, FACE, a law widely assumed to be unconstitutional and which has never been enforced due to that probability.
Liberals just love to advocate freedom, selective freedom.
FACE essentially accords all the freedom in the world to abortion facilities to carry on with their assigned duties of suctioning and aspirating, employing a sharp curette to slice and dice, dismembering and burning, pre-born babies. Denied any freedoms under FACE are any and all individuals who would dare exercise their Constitutional rights to peacefully protest under the First Amendment.
See the gory details of what really goes on during abortions here http://bit.ly/5BMFb. The truth may not set you free and is unsettling but none are so blind as those who refuse to see.
The Examiner’s Carney recounts an NPR story of an incident at a Washington D.C. Planned Parenthood “clinic,” a misleading description for an enterprise which earns hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars to end human lives.
NPR observed Pro-life activist Dick Retta at the Planned Parenthood facility imploring a woman, “Please don’t let them take your child’s life. You don’t have to. We can and will help you. Don’t let them take your child’s life. Let us help you.”
For such offenses, Retta was hit with an Eric Holder Justice Department civil lawsuit contending he violated the FACE Act by blocking a patient’s entry and “following her for 35 feet and standing in front of the door.”
Retta, a Catholic with 7 kids and 11 grandchildren, forcefully denied guilt saying, ”We don’t block women from coming in. That’s not our policy. I teach it. . . and I say one thing: Never block the women from going in. Never.”
It may not matter what Dick Retta said, did, or taught. He’s up against Barack Obama who voted as an Illinois state senator to let living, breathing babies die when they made the mistake of surviving an abortion.
Carney concluded his article on Obama’s vendetta on pre-borns by writing, ”It’s abortion absolutism. Everything else–free assembly, free speech, conscience protection, and his party’s other interests–they all take a back seat to protecting abortion.” (http://bit.ly/qHC86d)
With all deference to Mr. Carney, he could have incorporated gun control among this president’s and other hypocritical, liberal politicians’ absolutism. Guns don’t kill people but abortionists surely do. The only difference is that criminals use guns to murder after people are born, abortionists murder them with scalpels, curettes, etc. in the womb.