Being Necessary To The Security Of A Free State

New Yorkers, disarmed by generations of nannystate government, are more or less helpless as those who disregarded the city’s gun control laws flow into the vacuum left when the city’s veneer of civilization – cops and “the system” – got blown away last week.

Residents in parts of Queens – where law enforcement is as scarce as power – are trying to “arm” themselves as looters and armed robbers prowl the neigbhorhood:

Thugs have been masquerading as Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) workers, knocking on doors in the dead of night. But locals say the real workers have been nowhere in sight, causing at least one elected official — who fears a descent into anarchy if help doesn’t arrive soon — to call for the city to investigate the utility…

…“We booby-trapped our door and keep a baseball bat beside our bed,” said Danielle Harris, 34, rummaging through donated supplies as children rode scooters along half-block chunk of the boardwalk that had marooned into the middle of Beach 91st St.

“We heard gunshots for three nights in a row,” said Harris, who believed they came from the nearby housing projects.

Carly Ruggieri, 27, who lives in water-damaged house on the block, said she barricades her door with a bed frame. “There have been people in power department uniforms knocking on doors and asking if they’re okay, but at midnight.”

And another local surfer said he has knives, a machete and a bow and arrow on the ready. Gunshots and slow-rolling cars have become a common fixture of the night since Hurricane Sandy.

When owning guns is a crime, only criminals will have guns (and the Department of Homeland Security isn’t wild about people stockpiling food, either).

So demented is Mayor Bloomberg – an Obama-endorsing Quisling pseudo-Republican – that he doesn’t even want the National Guard going into Brooiklyn.  Too many guns.

Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.

“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”

Markowitz demanded the National Guard’s help just an hour before Bloomberg’s press conference, claiming that the NYPD and FDNY are “brave — but overwhelmed” by all the challenges Sandy brought when it visited the borough on Monday night: flooding, power outages, and looting.

“All of our resources have been stretched to the limit,” Markowitz said. “In the name of public safety we need to send more National Guard personnel into Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Red Hook, and any other locations.”

Markowitz hopes that the sight of an armed soldier would deter criminal activity in the still-unaccessible evacuation zones — such as the rash of break-ins that took place in Coney Island hours after Sandy kissed the borough goodbye — but the Mayor said the NYPD was more than capable of handling the job.

“There are plenty of locations upstate and in surrounding states where they don’t have a police department the size of New York and they can use help [from the National Guard],” said Bloomberg.

Markowitz said he was surprised by the Mayor’s response, but was sticking to his guns.

“We stand by our statement 100 percent,” said Markowitz spokesman John Hill. “We hope the governor will listen to our request.”

It might scare the thugs.

5 thoughts on “Being Necessary To The Security Of A Free State

  1. One has to wonder how many of those police officers were affected by Sandy and thereby have personal issues to deal with? Friends in NY tell me that they know at least 20 that aren’t working now because their houses are destroyed and have to deal with family.

    Mikey Bloomberg is an elitist butt wipe that isn’t qualified to be a dog catcher. I predict that his political career in NY is over!

  2. Hate to be the guy who has to state the obvious, but the National Guard deploys for disaster assistance without guns more often that we do with guns. And in those few instances when we do draw weapons (Katrina, the LA riots, RNC 2008) only a few weapons are issued, usually an M-9 to senior leaders.

    The only time I can recall the majority of soldiers being armed would be the airport security mission post 9/11.

  3. Don’t worry Mourning Joe will still promote Bloomers as an “Independent” in the next Presidential race.

    NY will recover, but, Bloomers is letting his hoplophobia get in the way.

  4. Meanwhile Bill Clinton said today that the people who volunteer to serve in our armed forces are racist, sexist and homophobic, but less so over the past 3 years.

    Yes, this is the rapist of Juanita Broaddrick and an Obama supporter.

    Or is he an Obama supporter? See Hillary in 2016 campaign.

  5. Oh yeah…….kids see the full page Billy Graham ad on page 7A of Sunday’s St Paul Pioneer Press? Saying to vote for Biblican values, for those who support Israel’s right to exist, and for those who support the Biblical definition of marriage.

    I wonder what the leftwingers from the ELCA think about it.

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