What Bloomberg’s Money is Buying?

Recommendations from the Gun Policy Summit, which I’m sure did not include any actual experts on guns or policy, and more accurately is a summit composed of a bunch of people with pieces of paper that they think say they are smarter than the rest of us. The rest of us who decided to forgo six figure debt to get into an unrewarding and over-regulated profession controlled by politicians, government bureaucrats and insurance company lobbyists. See also, anti-gun hacks sitting around a table trying to figure out how to better run your lives. No wonder Bloomberg is funding this. He loves this kind of nanny bullshit.

7 Responses to “What Bloomberg’s Money is Buying?”

  1. Bubblehead Les says:

    Uh, what’s Bloomberg doing? Uh, prepping to be Veep to Cuomo’s Presidential Ticket in 2016?

  2. Flubnut says:

    “Childproof” guns? Maybe ones with a “push down and twist to unlock” safety? Or maybe we should insist that people be responsible for their own actions? Wait, no…we can’t do that. There’s no money or power or control in tat solution. Silly me. Twist cap safeties it is!

    • MattW says:

      I felt the need to respond to each individual crazy proposal. The one about childproof guns really got me going. I’ve seen children defeat childproof pill bottles, cabinet locks and steal their parent’s vehicle. So much for childproof things preventing children from accessing them.

      • Harold says:

        I’ve seen credible claims that the introduction of “childproof” caps have actually resulted in more poisonings, presumably because parents became less careful about keeping them out of children’s hands.

        Note you have to be careful about claims of their efficacy like we should with crime rates because there are important underlying trends, like how many children there were during the period of study, a background of decreasing poisonings when they were introduced, etc.

  3. terraformer says:

    You know, some of these are more lenient than some brady B rated state’s laws….

    In MA any crime of violence, even juvenile, is lifetime prohibited. Smoking a joint will get you a lifetime ban too, no trafficking needed.

    Persons convicted of a violent misdemeanor would be prohibited from firearm purchase for a period of 15 years.
    Persons who committed a violent crime as a juvenile would be prohibited from firearm purchase until age 30.
    Persons convicted of 2 or more crimes involving drugs or alcohol within a three-year period would be prohibited from firearm purchase for a period of 10 years.
    Persons convicted of a single drug-trafficking offense would be prohibited from gun purchase.
    Persons determined by a judge to be a gang member would be prohibited from gun purchase.

    The gang member is a nice touch…

    Increase the maximum amount of time for the FBI to complete a background check from 3 to 10 business days.

    Uh huh??? It’s already 10 days…