After today’s shooting of a former co-worker in the Empire State Building by a disgruntled fired employee, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new tactic to combat violence in his city. Bloomberg has long blamed violence on guns even though New York has a strict ban on gun ownership…except for liberal celebrities who own guns but call for gun bans. After the shootings today at the Empire State Building, which killed two people including the gunman, Bloomberg said:
“New York City, as you know, is the safest big city in the country and we are on pace to have a record low number of murders this year but we are not immune to the national problem of gun violence.
As you know, guns have a violent tendency to get up, leave their homes, and arbitrarily shoot people. This gun violence must stop. As such, we long ago banned gun ownership in New York City because of the violence perpetrated on innocent New Yorkers by these reprehensible, violent, unpredictable guns!