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Bloomberg wants all police to stop protecting the public until only police are allowed to have guns

Bloomberg:

"I don’t understand why the police officers across his country don’t stand up collectively and say, ‘We’re going to go on strike. We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe. After all, police officers want to go home to their families and we're doing everything we can to make their jobs more difficult."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/bloomberg-gun-contr...

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bring it on.

I'll keep my shotgun with me all the time with some slugs and snakeshot. Put the cops on permanent leave as far as I'm concerned, and keep some sheriff's to help keep the peace. The rest can go on unemployment as far as I'm concerned and stick their pension up their ass.

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So mass lay offs for the NYPD?

+1 for liberty

robot999's picture

Awesome!

Do it.

We'll probably be a whole lot safer without many of the cops on the streets. We definitely have too many thugs in the ranks, but we do have many good cops (they can be identified by their membership to Oath Keepers!)

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

Cops Going On Strike Would Encourage More Gun Ownership!

If Cops went on strike,

Then MORE INDIVIDUALS WOULD USE/BUY GUNS to protect themselves.

Why? Because the COPS ARE ON STRIKE!

Bloomberg is a complete and utter moron!!

its actually a great idea.

its actually a great idea. more people buy guns and protect themsevles... and realize they don't need the police.

bloom who?

I think most are sick of him.

www.youtube.com/truefictions

I try to change people every day. Do You?

Hey Michael,

We'll blink when you do. Let's see you forgo your private guns (that includes your private security detail) and go sit on a central park bench for a full day with no more police to guard you than WE normally get to guard us all day. I really want to see how long you last (and how it ends!)

And he should put his butt where his mouth is - he should get no

police or other protection detail or any other security of ANY KIND - until his demands for complete disarmament of the entire American population are met.

Somehow, I'd bet he thinks it's okay for him to be protected by guns, just not the rest of us.

What an asshole!

Bloomberg should be the next candidate for a Darwin Award.

Mayor Bloomberg is blind to

Mayor Bloomberg is blind to the reality within his own city. Too bad he is not commenting on what a failure "gun control" has been in his city.

He might as well send NYPD on vacation, nobody wants them around anyway.

BLOOMBERG

is such a blow hard, what a fucken idiot , first he wants to ban sugary drinks, then he wants people shacking up in one bedroom apartments , now he says this shit , WHO VOTED HIS ASS INTO OFFICE ? the mafia ?

anyway doesnt he know anything about police RESPONSE TIMES AND HOW THEY ARE ABISSMAL!!!

WAKE UP AMERICA AND VOTE RON PAUL IN TAMPA!!!

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

The police don't protect the public!!!!

They are never there until after the fact. If a cop is around to stop a crime then it is blind shitass luck. Bloomberg is an idiot pinko liberal bastard.

Well, unless it is the really heinous crimes

like driving five miles over the speed limit or selling lemonade without a permit. You know, those crimes that really hurt people. Thank god and bloomberg that the cops save us from those lawless thugs.

Don't forget those people who terrorize us silly with their

tomato plants in their front yards, or those gangland little girls with their hopscotch chalk making such an unsightly mess on our pristine concrete sidewalks.

Is it possible for Bloomberg

Is it possible for Bloomberg to go on strike -- permanently?

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

reedr3v's picture

Grand idea; finally the citizen militias and

each responsible person can truly protect peace and liberty instead of the prison-industrial-political complex

The bully is going on strike?

The bully is going on strike unless the victims agree to not be able to defend themselves?

How absolutely comical.

A Classic Case Of The Seen vs. The Unseen

The role of guns in crime is seen while the role of guns in deterring crime is, largely, unseen.

The failure to account for the unseen leads to overreaching legislation.

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Yes please.

If only that could actually happen.

Perhaps Americans would wake up to how useless the police truly are when the level of our security and safety drastically improves.

I

Cannot stand Bloomberg. He is the biggest statist to arise in our age. The police officers can strike all they want; and I have the feeling that at least some of them would think that Bloomberg's proposal is madness. We should be careful though. Often it has been the case that oppressive laws spread form state to state, and often New York leads all others.

I have news for you, Mr. Bloomberg

First, the Supreme court ruled that LE's are not constitutionally obligated to protect citizens!

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/28scotus.html

So you have NOTHING to negotiate with!

Secondly, when seconds count, cops are minutes, often hours away. The Columbine school, Virgina Tech, and Oslo Norway mass shootings were renown for LE's taking forever to get organized to move in, while people were dying waiting for help.

If my kid was caught in a mass shooting at school, I would charge in bare-handed to stop the shooter before waiting for the cops to get their act together!

So thanks for nothing, Mr. Bloomberg. You keep your own little private Praetorian guard to protect you, and I'll rely on my friends Mr. Mossberg, Mr. Smith, & Mr. Wesson to protect me and my kin.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

AGREED

he knows nothing of court precedents that have already been set , WHY IS HE IN OFFICE , oh yeah SPECIAL INTERESTS PUT PEOPLE LIKE HIM IN POWER

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Brought a smile to my face...

No wait, it was a belly laugh. Bringing up the the SCOTUS ruling really shows what a clueless ass bloomberg actually is.

Paul

Do they get all their money back?

Voucher maybe?

Mr Bloomberg, it is because

Mr Bloomberg, it is because we officer's realize that everyone is safer, including us, when people in general are allowed to protect themselves and others. We as officers realize that the criminal element are already armed and none of your silly paper laws will prevent that.

Thanks for being a good officer

in a growing sea of statist ones.

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The Best thing that could happen to America

Is for all the militant cops to obey the delusions of Bloomberg and go on strike so we can start over with cops willing to serve the people instead of the elitist punks like Bloomie.

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Buy a gun, it is cheaper than a cop.

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...and easier to carry. :)

I wouldnt be suprised that if

I wouldnt be suprised that if this actually happened, we would get the exact opposite effect of what he is hoping.
Because the cops suddenly stopped "protecting" people, many would start defending themselves and carying would shoot through the roof.(no pun intended, haha) It wouldnt take long before potential criminals realized that now alot more people are packing. I could see a spike in crime at first, followed by a sharp decline.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

There is much truth in that statement

There was an experiment I read where they removed traffic signs in a certain place--and guess what, drivers paid more attention when they drove, and learn to communicate visually with other drivers. Driving was safer as a result.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin