February 17th, 2011
As reported early this morning by WYNS (1010 "WINS" AM Radio) in New York City, yesterday armed robbers entered a Bronx (New York City) jewelry store dressed as upscale potential clients. Upon allowing the would-be robbers entry into the store, the store owner soon had a gun placed next to his head during an attempted robbery. However, the store owner then brandished his own licensed pistol and began shooting at the robbers. The would-be robbers were then sent fleeing out of the store. The two robbers who entered the store got away but a third [look-out] accomplice was wounded in the leg and eventually arrested. The other two would-be robbers are presumed to be still on the loose and at-large in the New York City area with a possible unreported amount of stolen valuables.
Does anyone believe that the robbers would have fled the scene in such a fashion had the store owner not been armed? What do you think Mayor Bloomberg? What does your anti-gun/gun-control group think? Would the robbers have fled had the store owner not been armed with an adequate defensive weapon? I will take the liberty to answer for you, Mayor Bloomberg, and say, surely the robbers would not have fled the Bronx jewelry store as they did had the store owner not been armed. What’s more, it’s unlikely that any of the would-be robbers would have been caught, had the store owner not been armed.
Does anyone foolishly believe the jewelry store owner was not in mortal danger during this robbery and likely may have been killed during the course of this robbery – had he not been armed with an adequate defensive weapon? Given the circumstances of this would-be robbery, would anything other than the store owner’s licensed pistol have saved his life? What do you think Mayor Bloomberg? What does your anti-gun/gun-control group think? Again, I will take the liberty to answer for you, Mayor Bloomberg, and say this store owner just as likely would have been killed during the course of this robbery had he not been armed with his defensive weapon, his licensed pistol.
Well, Mayor Bloomberg, as you and I seem to be having an ‘unofficial debate’ on the subject of whether guns provide the only adequate defense to law-abiders (as I claim) or if all gun-owners should be criminals (as you seem to claim), it’s now your turn to move in response to my stated facts with this blog. Of course, during this ‘unofficial debate,’ I am merely armed with my words, my thoughts, my logic, my blog and my computer; you, on the other hand, additionally have your battery of billions of dollars, the entire workforce of a major urban city, and the minions in your anti-gun/gun-control group as well.
Since it’s your turn to respond, Mayor Bloomberg, what will you do this time? Will you ‘gruff-up’ your ‘agents’ and have them pose as would-be violent creeps and send them to buy guns in places such as Nevada, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, or maybe Delaware – as you did previously in Arizona about a month ago? I would hereby suggest that you spare any other state your assertions and implications that any other state may have some culpability regarding the amount of crime in New York City/Gotham City – for no other state has any responsibility for what happens in New York. Might I hereby suggest that you save us all the time and surely make one of my debate points for me – and possibly make one of you own points as well, and thereby send your ‘agents’ to any unnamed borough of Gotham City and have them buy illegal weapons there? Such would surely show, no matter what spin you were to put on it as to the original origin of any illegally purchased weapon in your city, that violent creeps will always be able to get guns should they have the desire to do so. The only proper response to such a reality is for law-abiders to also have adequate defensive weapons such as pistols to allow law-abiders to defend themselves against would-be robbers and violent creeps. Then again, maybe that is another of your points in that you do not desire the law-abiding citizenry to maintain the ability to defend themselves against would-be violent creeps?
Mayor Bloomberg, should you be willing to discuss or debate the matters herein in-person or via the telephone, I would be honored to hear from you and would relish the opportunity to debate you on these issues as well.
Adam Trotter / AVT