When it comes to more recent New York City politics it’s pretty obvious that the nut doesn’t fall very far from the tree. But since he has served in both Boston and Los Angeles, Mr. Bratton’s rather leftward slant regarding gun rights, besides coming as no surprise, likely made him the ideal choice as, current communist mayor of ‘The Big Apple’, Bill de Blasio’s police commissioner. This is his second shot at being the city’s top cop, the first time around Bratton was forced to resign while under investigation for accepting unauthorized trips from corporations as well as individuals. Which I guess, was seen as being a resume enhancer.
Anyway, it was on Communist News Network (CNN) earlier this week that New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was discussing terrorism and Donald Trump, and after watching a clip host Don Lemon played featuring Trump saying that Americans are under threat from foreign terrorists coming in to this country, Bratton responded by saying that it’s Americans and guns that are actually the biggest problem we face. This has become the typical mantra of many on the left as they work to increase their efforts to rip from the hands of law abiding Americans that which is something constitutionally guaranteed to them.
Frankly, it’s this kind of idiotic drivel, that Americans are somehow more of a threat to the country than are these Muslim terrorists, that is so offensive and on many fronts. But is especially grotesque when hearing it from the top cop in the city that is now home to a somber memorial at Ground Zero. Terrorism, both domestic and foreign-born, has nothing to do with the availability of guns. The notion that the Second Amendment enables terror of any kind is demonstrably false -- because that is what he is saying: not that we face a threat from criminals who use guns, but we face a threat from Americans "who have access to firearms."
It's all the gun's fault, you see. It's the EASY access. It’s not the threat from Islamic terrorists. A threat that is on the rise, is brutal, leaves many casualties in its wake, is frequent, and has consequences well beyond just the tragic deaths and injuries. And too many of our leaders, mostly Democrats, seem not to be all that concerned. And you would think that a police commissioner should know these things. That a New York City police commissioner, especially, should live and breathe them. What a despicable, politically correct, factually bereft rant from a committed leftist gun-control fanatic. How typical. How utterly predictable. How dangerous.
But Chief, if guns are illegal in Chicago, what the Hell is going on there? How many gun related deaths have already occurred there in this still very young year? Hold on a minute, I’ll tell you: As of yesterday (30 Mar) 128 were shot and killed, 673 were shot and wounded. Now I would argue that if guns were legal in ‘The Windy City, both numbers would not only be lower, but would likely be significantly lower. But then, Bill, you don’t want to hear that. But look, this latest example is but one more reason, on what apparently is a very long list of many, why Bratton is hated by the NYPD rank and file, and basically anyone with an ounce of sense who knows him.
Bratton’s idiotic premise that "Americans with guns pose a bigger threat than terrorism" is so patently false and for any number of reasons. Not the least of which are: 1) It is physically impossible to eliminate the 300 million guns in America; only the LEGAL ones can regulated, but it’s the ILLEGAL ones which do the most damage. 2) Firearms accidents, etc., like far more pervasive automobile accidents, are relatively constant year-by-year, whereas terrorism has demonstrated at least the potential to grow exponentially, as it has recently in Europe. 3) And then, as we saw in San Bernardino, Americans WITHOUT Guns are really nothing more than soft targets for these murdering Muslims. Imagine if just one of those victims had actually had a gun. How much lower would the body count have been?
And what’s scary is the fact that this imbecile is responsible for keeping New Yorkers safe. New Yorkers should be afraid, VERY afraid! The biggest threat to our Constitution and our way of life are people like this guy who think our 'rights' are the problem. My guess is this nut believes that Mike Brown was "shot with his hands in the air". It’s the dumbing down of America. It should frighten every single American that complete morons like this boob are able to get into such positions, being responsible for things that are so far beyond the capabilities or their intelligence. We insist upon granting to these losers on the left far too much control over our lives.