Like many pet projects that are adopted by Liberal millionaire activists, Michael Bloomberg’s crusade against legal gun ownership has showcased the New Yorker’s disdain for average Americans… Again. Of course, he has plenty of company among his intellectual peers. This elitism, and intellectual snobbery, is unfortunately rampant throughout the political landscape; and it is coming to the forefront again in my home state of New-New York (AKA: Colorado).
When asked by the Rolling Stone about recent setbacks for the gun-control advocates in the state of New-New York, Bloomberg responded with a typical display of arrogance. Apparently, according to Bloomy, Coloradoans who voted to recall anti-gun Democrats are simply poor, misinformed, backward thinking bumpkins who have a nearly non-existent connection to society. (Or something.) Here’s what he said:
“In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state Senatorsin a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's as far rural as you can get. And, yes, they lost recall elections. I'm sorry for that. We tried to help 'em. But the bottom line is, the law is on the books, and being enforced.”
Meh… Kinda. I mean, the overwhelming majority of Colorado Sheriffs have said they will be unable to enforce these laws, so it’s not exactly like the laws are making much of an impact. But, then again, banning the eleventh bullet in an ammunition magazine isn’t exactly the most profound method of deterring criminal tendencies to begin with.
Besides, Bloomberg isn’t exactly alone with his cartoonish depiction of rural America. In fact, as Colorado’s Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez pointed out: Colorado’s very own Democrat Governor seems less than respectful of non-urbanites.
In 2010 John Hickenlooper explained that there is a lot of “backward thinking” in rural America. In 2013, Hick explained that the magazine capacity law would merely “inconvenience” all those silly backwoods farmers and ranchers:
“In a way this (the ban on magazines that have a capacity of more than 10 rounds) is an urban issue which is going to require some inconvenience from rural people. They’re going to have to change their clip more often if they’re shooting varmints or if they’re at a shooting facility.”
Yeah… So, remember when you’re shooting that violent intruder at two in the morning and you run out of bullets, that you’re being “inconvenienced” for the benefit of all those anti-gun Liberals who live in apartment buildings near the State Capitol.
Which, by the way, brings us to another point: Even Hickenlooper has admitted that the bills were a mistake… But you shouldn’t believe, even for a second, that Hickenlooper has experienced some sort of transformational enlightenment regarding the issue of personal protection methods. In fact, he really only seems to be sorry about the political fallout – not the humanitarian fallout. That’s right: I’m calling gun ownership a humanitarian issue. After all, is there a more basic right than the intrinsic right to apply lethal force when confronted by a lethal threat?
In the end, this attitude of arrogance and elitism explains a lot about the mentality of the Left. It’s not good enough that Hickenlooper, or Bloomberg, personally dislike guns; they also have the unrelenting desire to outlaw firearms for everybody else. It’s apparently not enough to decide not to smoke cigarettes, bans should be instituted to coerce the rest of the human race into living in your image. And, heck, those high capacity sodas are just down-right dangerous…
And to make matters worse, these self-proclaimed crusaders for “progress” don’t just think their opponents are wrong; they also think you “fools” who have guns just haven’t evolved enough to experience their enlightened level of understanding.
Apparently, enlightenment is only reserved for wealthy city-folks…with an armed security-detail.