I take my teenage sons to the shooting range a couple of times a year and they know the drill. On the drive down, each must recite the four rules of firearms safety. The Savage family version goes like this: 1) treat every gun as if it is loaded; 2) always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction; 3) keep your finger off the trigger until you are on target and ready to shoot; 4) be sure of your target and what lies behind it.
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg sets his own rules. To much mainstream media acclaim, our national nanny has launched a $12 million ad campaign aimed at pressuring Congress to enact additional gun control legislation. The first ad, titled “Responsible”, brings us a hunter and Second Amendment supporter seated on the tailgate of his pickup, children playing in the background. As the actor, who has evidently never held a firearm before, intones, ”but with rights come responsibilities”, his finger is curled around a shotgun trigger, a round possibly chambered behind the closed action, the barrel pointed across the yard where a twitch of his finger could cause injury or death.
Mayor Bloomberg’s ego knows no bounds. Fortunately, the same can be said for his incompetence.