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Something is Off Today

It’s just not right if I find myself agreeing with Mayor Mike. But I do so from a completely different position, so I guess that’s okay. Bloomberg is decidedly not getting on board with the NY Post in their call for the NYPD to boycott Glock in the wake of the Arizona shooting. To his credit, Bloomberg gives a good reason why that’s a bad idea if the paper actually wants to hurt the company:

“One of our newspapers has a campaign going to try to get the police department to ban the use of — one particular manufacturer’s guns,” Bloomberg said. “We think all that would do would be to get people to focus and buy more of that manufacturer’s guns.”

That’s already happening, but it is true that if a known gun control supporter starts using his office to institute some kind of boycott or ban, sales will continue to rise. At least Bloomberg paid attention to the Great Obama Gun Rush.

6 Responses to “Something is Off Today”

  1. Those scary magazines, are they made by Glock, or are they aftermarket?

    Cause I think it would be funny if they pushed for a boycott of Glock over something Glock doesn’t even make.

  2. JohnOC says:

    Both. Glock makes 33 round magazines for their factory 9mm pistols, and various other companies make aftermarket 28-33 round mags.

  3. Alpheus says:

    Yes, we need to boycott Glock! Because Glock deliberately hunted Loughner down, ordered him to purchase a gun, lie on the government’s form, and shoot all those people. The gun dealer who sold Loughner the gun wouldn’t have completed the sale, either, except that a Glock customer representative was there, holding an S&W revolver at the dealer’s head, telling him to complete the sale.

    And while we’re at it, we should boycott S&W, too, because the Glock customer representative wouldn’t have done what he did, if they didn’t hunt him down, etc.

    Oh, what the heck. Let’s boycott all gun manufacturers! You know they all wanted to do what Glock did! They just didn’t have the guts!

    But under no circumstances are we to believe that Loughner was solely responsible for his own actions (and, due to his illness, might not have even been completely responsible at that…but that’s for a jury to decide).

  4. Ian Argent says:

    Bloomberg is not an idiot (that way, anyway). Makes him dangerous

  5. mikee says:

    What make and model of car did the shooter use to arrive at the scene of the crime? What brand gasoline did it have in it? Who made the motor oil, the transmission fluid, and the brake fluid? What brand clothing was he wearing during the shooting? Who made his underwear? Were they boxers or briefs – it could be important! One or the other might have been the cause of his actions! Who last gave him a haircut? Was it a good one or a bad one – because either one could have pushed him over the edge! Don’t forget his rage-inducing shoes (including both the left and right sets of laces) and those perfidious socks!

    Boycott them all – because they all had as much to do with his illegal actions as did Glock.

  6. mikee says:

    What make and model of car did the shooter use to arrive at the scene of the crime? What brand gasoline did it have in it? Who made the motor oil, the transmission fluid, and the brake fluid? What brand clothing was he wearing during the shooting? Who made his underwear? Were they boxers or briefs – it could be important! One or the other might have been the cause of his actions! Who last gave him a haircut? Was it a good one or a bad one – because either one could have pushed him over the edge! Don’t forget his rage-inducing shoes (including both the left and right sets of laces) and those perfidious socks!

    Boycott them all – because they all had as much to do with his illegal actions as did Glock.

    Stanislaw Lem, a sci-fi writer in Comminist Czechoslovakia, wrote a detective story in which seemingly the dead were being reanimated, then murdering other folk. The investigating officer is reading his boss a list of details of the latest crime. The boss asks, “Was the house wired with copper wire or aluminum?” The investigator pauses to think, says he does not know offhand, and the boss peremptorily cuts him off and asks, “What on earth could it possibly matter, one way or the other? Find and arrest the person who did this murder and stop bothering me with irrelevant details!”

    That is how I feel about the anti-gun folks who apparently are just anti-gun, but not so much anti-murderer.

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