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.”
Bloomberg is so anti-gun he’s afraid of national guardsmen — citizen-soldiers who have at least a basic-level security clearance — toting firearms.
City-dwellers may finally be understanding what rural folks say — when danger is seconds away, it does you little good if the police are 10-15 minutes away.
Unfortunately for New York residents, he may have deprived them of the beneficial use of defense.
Good luck surviving the looters tonight, New Yorkers.
Bless their hearts.
h/t Weer’d World