**Promoted from TAM Wire, posted by persecutor**
A law enforcement professional responds to Bloomie’s stupid observation that police should go on strike until gun laws are changed.
…On the Piers Morgan Tonight show, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police officers across America go on strike and refuse to protect people until more gun control laws are enacted. The first time I read that my brain skipped a moment, I blinked and then I went back and read it again. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police officers across America go on strike and refuse to protect people until more gun control laws are enacted. Um, HUH?! […]
Mayor Bloomberg’s statement was: I don’t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re gonna go on strike, we’re not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe.
Well, Mayor Bloomberg, let me give you a few reasons why, and in the process hopefully explain how your suggestion is not only stupid, but it’s insulting, AND it marks you as a politician who doesn’t care in the least about his constituency.
First, we law enforcement professionals take an oath. That oath includes promising to fairly and impartially enforce the laws of our city, county and state. That oath includes obeying and/or protecting the Constitution of the United States (which contains that thing called the 2nd Amendment if you remember correctly). That oath usually says something about protecting the citizens of the community we serve. That oath isn’t just a collection of words mashed together that we say so we can start collecting a paycheck. That oath has a deeper meaning: it comes from our heart. We speak it with our right hand in the air and (often) our left hand on The Bible…
UPDATE from Tammy:
The hypocrite is now walking back his remarks saying he didn’t mean the cops should literally go on strike. Really, who the freaking hell are these people?
Commentary: Bloomberg: Police Should Strike Until I Get What I Want
How much do you want to bet that Bloomie’s got either a pocket piece or a shoulder holster for a 9mm loaded with hollow points, the hypocrite.
This man, and I use the term loosely, should not be allowed to breathe the same air as normal folks. He makes the Dumb Bastard seem sensible and rational.
Protection for ME, but not for THEE. All animals are equal, but some are more equal.
Bloomers has bodyguards and even if not Mayor can afford oodles of bodyguards. His vision of gun control would provide exceptions for ‘professionals’ such as licensed bodyguards. So the rich will still have their gun protection, it will be the little people who can’t afford bodyguards that will be without.
Mayor Blooming Idiot, I live in a rual area. Police response here is measured in hours, not minutes.
I’ll be generous and say that the response time is, oooooooh, 30 minutes. Contrast that with the response time of my 12 gauge, which is, ooooooh, about 900 fps.
I carry a pistol because a striking cop is too heavy.