24 July 2012

Can You Say, 'Backfire'?

Mayor Nanny wants cops to go on strike for more gun control.  I, for one, hope they do. 

In 1978, the New Orleans Police went on strike (contract issues, not guns).  In less than a week, at least three criminals died at the hands of armed victims, one in a rather well-publicised attempted car-jacking.  During the strike, crime actually declined.  Criminals knew that a cop will shoot as a last resort; victims, however - especially victims who know there is no police help - don't tend to wait.

Word to the wise, Mayor Blumberg:  People won't easily give up the right to protect themselves once they have to use it.

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