12/16/12, "Bloomberg Uses Tragedy to Tell the 99% How to Live," PJ Media, Howard Nemerov
"Baron Bloomberg says gun control will make us safer. The question remains: Safer for whom?...
As the 20th richest man in the world, Michael Bloomberg is in the 1% of the 1%. As mayor, he gets 24/7 armed police protection....
To own a gun in NYC, a handgun permit application costs $340, plus $91.50 for fingerprinting. Rifle and shotgun permits cost $140, plus the fingerprinting fee. These fees are non-refundable if you’re denied. These increased costs add another hurdle for the working class choosing between protecting their family and feeding them.
Of course, criminals don’t have to pay these fees, giving them an edge in the use of force. But this is all part of the feudalism formula: Keep raising the bar on lawful self-defense, making it easier for criminals on the street and in government offices to prey upon those who produce the food, goods, and services that everybody needs to live.
Baron Bloomberg says gun control will make us safer. The question remains: Safer for whom?
(Note: This isn’t a classist rant. If you invented a better mousetrap, may you be showered by God’s abundance. It’s only when the wealthy and powerful conclude, on the basis of their outer successes, that they are superior beings designated by God to order everybody else’s life that responsible media needs to highlight such transgressions.)" via Instapundit
4/18/12, "Bloomberg Looking to Curb Smoking in and Around Apartments," NY Magazine, Coscarelli