Here is how it could work with guns: The Defense Department and the city of New York are among the largest purchasers of guns. If the president and the mayor truly believe that semi-automatic weapons should not be available to private purchasers, and that magazines with more than 10 bullets should not be sold over the counter, they should simply say that, from now on, the federal government and the city of New York, as a matter of public safety, will not buy any weapons or ammunition from companies that do not agree to pull semi-automatics from their stock and refuse to produce magazines with more than 10 rounds other than for sale to the government.
Great example of why Liberals suck at the economy. The New York Police Department has 34,500 men and women in uniform. The U.S. Military has between active and reserve some 3 million people. Let’s round-up the numbers in total to 3,035,000 NYPD and US Armed Forces. For the year 2011 there were 16,454,951 NICS checks of people buying firearms or FIVE times the amount of firearms that the US Military and NYPD combined could buy…. and they won’t buying every year; gun owners have been buying over 10 million guns a year since 2006.
So basically, if Bloomberg and Obama refuse to buy US Made Guns unless they are subjected to those tight controls, the effect in the gun market would be the equivalent of a sneeze in a hurricane. Actually I doubt it would be that much since it would mean more availability of firearms for the civilian market which has been suffering some delays due to demand.
I was going to make the obligatory Spitzer/Hooker joke….but the article is all the joke we need.
Update: This post got picked up by WNBC-NY. Follow the link to see the video and updated numbers & info reflecting the uber foolishness of the Spitzer Scheme.