This new piece of fearmongering propaganda titled “No More Silence” is hitting cable TV just ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Newtown shooting.
A clock ticks as people in a drab, desaturated world observe a moment of silence for the victims, then a camera follows a guy with a duffel bag in slow motion as he tosses the bag to the ground and heads into a school, presumably to shoot the place up. A dramatic female voice says, “But with 26 more school shootings since that day, ask yourself: Is silence what America needs right now?” alluding that what America needs is even more gun control laws.
The fact that Sandy Hook was already a gun-free zone and criminals are criminals because they don’t follow laws to begin with (that’s what makes them criminals by definition) apparently doesn’t factor in.
The latter group is led by outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an extreme gun control enthusiast who continues to assert that the Second Amendment is about hunting and someone who has spent millions on all manner of anti-gun propaganda, even including gun control Thanksgiving place mats for the kiddies this year. While Bloomberg touts that his organization has approximately 600 members as if that’s a whole lot, considering there are some 35,000 mayors in this country, Bloomberg’s got less than 2% in his corner. Just last month, 23 of those members lost reelection.
By the way, while the mayor argues that average citizens should have less guns, he’s busy sitting on a city he bragged has the “7th biggest army in the world”. (Note, while it’s true this is wildly inaccurate as the NYPD isn’t even the largest police force in the world, according to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, it does have a state-of-the-art post-9/11 anti-terrorism system with the ability to take down rogue aircraft.)
Bloomberg needs to check out what Thomas Jefferson meant by “unalienable rights” and take a history lesson; his city’s overblown police state is exactly what America’s founding fathers warned against and why a person’s right to bear arms is absolutely critical to maintaining freedom against a tyrannical, oppressive system.
Besides, despite having some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, NYC still has more gun murders per capita than the entire country of Argentina.