I can guarantee you hundreds of thousands new converts to the Gun Culture
He recalled the Los Angeles riots in 1992, which helped many Hollywood folks change their views on gun ownership. As smoke from burning buildings smudged the skyline and the TV news showed vivid images of laughing looters smashing windows and carting off boom boxes and booze, Heston got a few phone calls from firmly anti-gun friends. One conversation went this way:
“Umm, Chuck, you have quite a few … ah, guns, don’t you?”
“Yes, I do.”
“Shotguns and … like that?”
“Could you lend me one for a day or so? I tried to buy one, but they have this waiting period … “
“Yeah, I know; I remember you voted for that. Do you know how to use a shotgun?”
“No, I thought maybe you could teach me. This is getting a little scary.”
“I noticed. I could teach you, but not in an hour. You might shoot yourself instead of the bad guys. The Marines are coming up from Pendleton; that’ll end it. When it does, go buy yourself a good shotgun and take some lessons. It doesn’t get so scary then.”
Heston said his friend writer-director John Milius had more calls. His answer was more forthright: “Sorry. They’re all being used.”
Bloomberg is just stupidly grandstanding. It still amazes me that New Yorkers re-elected this moron twice.
UPDATE: quote from an armed Cuban regarding Bloomberg’s statement.
It seems Virgin Galactic has been running flights to Planet Stupid all week.
UPDATE 2: Rebuttal by Frank Borelli of Officer.com
“a duty they won’t shirk simply to serve some politician’s agenda.”