The New York Post is ticked that Bloomberg spent $100,000 worth of money out of the NYPD budget to pull off his publicity stunt at Arizona gun shows noting, “Bloomberg, of course, has never been bashful about putting taxpayersâ€™ money where his mouth is.” They later go on to argue that the real solution is for the NYPD to stop buying from Glock, until they stop “selling high-capacity magazines to private citizens.”
New Yorkers have a tendency to think the world revolves around their city, but the fact of the matter is that whatever NYPD spends on Glocks is a drop in the bucket compared to what Glock makes selling guns to the civilian market. As it currently is, people are buying Glock magazines (the vast majority of which hold more than ten rounds) faster than they can make them.
Kudos to the post for recognizing the waste and silliness of Bloomberg’s stunt, but it’s disappointing they offered up an equally silly proposal to deny their police one of the best defensive handguns on the market. Imagine instead of spending $100,000 on publicity stunts, and wrangling about whether NYPD officers should sacrifice equipment on the altar of political correctness, if we actually spend all this time, energy, and money on helping the police, I don’t know, catch criminals or something?