He and other big city mayors have noticed the link between illegal gun ownership and homocides. Since these crimes take place on their watch, Mayors Against Illegal Guns are stepping up to the plate to fight the powerful gun lobby.
Don’t even bother leaving comments telling me to shut up. I’ve had a gun pointed at my face by a man intent on killing me. He had an arsenal of handguns. I don’t have a sense of humor about this issue, and I’m not going to shut up.
Mayor Bloomberg claims that legal gun owners don’t commit murder.
I beg to disagree. George Sodini’s four guns were all legal. He had no criminal background. He killed three people and himself at an LA Fitness club in a Pittsburg suburb last week. He couldn’t get a woman to share his bed so he decided to kill a few of them to make sure he went down in history as a sexually frustrated lunatic.
The DC Sniper and many other shooting rampage killers start out at home with domestic violence. They tend to own an arsenal of guns ~ illegal and legal. Like Sodini, when their power and control issues at home are met with resistance, they literally take it out on the road.
While I don’t have scholarly research to support my hunch, I do have a huge stack of newspaper stories. There appears to be a very strong correlation between misogynistic, angry men and arsenals of guns and dead people. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that guns do give a person a sense of power and control.
Some men have guns because they hunt. This should give the women in their lives pause. I know they’ve grown up with this mind set. But, think about it. His favorite sport is killing something. It makes him feel good to bag something. . .more of a man I suppose. I didn’t realize how creepy this is until I saw that infamous photo of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin proudly kneeling beside the animal she’d murdered.
There are those who suggest citizens carry guns and become vigilantes to help fight crime. I hope they’ll stop and think a second about how many people at that LA Fitness center might be dead if there had been a shoot-out with Sodini.
The gun control lobby has been effectively taking out their opposition for decades. Mayor Bloomberg, however, is fairly invincible. He’s a independent with billions of his own money. And, he’s very popular with the people of New York City. We need to put an end to these shooting rampages. We need to end violence against women and children.
Yes, I know there are other weapons. Isaiaha Kalebu used arson and a knife. Vernetta Cockerham’s estranged husband Richard Ellerbee used a knife. But, everybody else in my stack of stories used a gun ~ most had a whole arsenal.