"Fred Thompson admittedly isn’t the most objective source for this, but I think he makes the case for some problems with Giuliani’s approach to gun laws pretty well:"
When I was working in television, I spent quite a bit of time in New York City. There are lots of things about the place I like, but New York gun laws don’t fall in that category
Anybody who knows me knows I’ve always cared deeply about the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. So I’ve always felt sort of relieved when I flew back home to where that particular civil liberty gets as much respect as the rest of the Bill of Rights
Unfortunately, New York is trying, again, to force its ways on the rest of us, this time through the courts. First, they went after U.S. gun manufacturers, seeking through a lawsuit not only money but injunctive control over the entire industry. An act of congress in 2005 blocked, but did not end, that effort
Now, the same activist federal judge from Brooklyn who provided Mayor Giuliani’s administration with the legal ruling it sought to sue gun makers, has done it again. Last week, he created a bizarre justification to allow New York City to sue out-of-state gun stores that sold guns that somehow ended up in criminal hands in the Big Apple.
I posted about Bloomberg’s attempts to sue out-of-state gun makers for gun crimes committed in New York some time ago. It was ridiculous then, and it was ridiculous when it was happening under Giuliani
The Giuliani campaign sent along this response to Thompson’s post from Communications Director Katie Levinson:
Those who live in New York in the real world - not on TV - know that Rudy Giuliani’s record of making the city safe for families speaks for itself. No amount of political theater will change that.
"Frankly, I find that a little insulting. The idea of holding the people who actually use guns in crimes responsible for those crimes instead of the people who made the guns is just plain common sense. I don’t know what “real world” Giuliani and his campaign are living in, but here in America we believe in personal responsibility, not finger pointing. We also believe in the Constitution, which provides constitutional protection for owning and selling guns
BAD, bad move by Julie Annie's people. When pushed on an issue that is a weakness, the smart politician hems, haws, skillfully changes the subject then moves on. To say that disarming the law abiding citizens of NYC made them safer, is something that should result in his being repeatedly beat about the head and shoulder area with great force and rapidity.
Here's a headline that Fred's folks could run in reply...
"Rudy Giuliani Admits Disarming NYC But Says Taking Away Their Guns Was For Their Own Good..."
Or any of a scazillion others like it.
Bottom line time: It's already against the law to use a gun in the commission of a criminal act.
EVERYWHERE. Going after the people who DO NOT use guns illegally is the cowards way out. Blaming legal gun owners and gun shops for the actions of criminals is also the cowards way out.
This is sorta like those IQ tests then, because...
If all liberals are cowards then all cowards must be liberals.