Michael Bloomberg is the Mayor of New York and the nation’s highest profile gun control advocate. The founder of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) and majority owner of the Bloomberg media group is a wealthy man. In March 2009, Forbes magazine (not clip) pegged the Mayor’s fortune at $16 billion. And yet Hizzoner has no compunction about using taxpayer money to pursue his anti-gun—sorry, “common sense” gun control agenda. We know his press secretary doubles as MAIG’s spokesman. We know he’s got a “special advisor to the Mayor on gun control.” And now nypost.com tells us that Bloomberg spent big bucks from the New York City Police Department budget to send his “investigators” to Arizona to prove that yes, you can buy a gun at an Arizona gun show. Legally. How much you ask? (For the sting, not the gun) . . .
Complete with locally hired private investigators and hidden cameras, the project cost $100,000 — out of the NYPD budget — to demonstrate that it’s really, really easy to buy a gun in Arizona.
Who’da thunk it?
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Bloomberg, of course, has never been bashful about putting taxpayers’ money where his mouth is.
As the Pink Ladies in Grease urged, tell me more, tell more more. Nope. Instead of launching an investigation into the “real” cost of the barb-less sting operation, and the furtive funding behind MAIG, the Post shrugs its shoulders and renews its call for the NYPD to boycott Glock. ‘Cause politics is more important than officers’ lives, apparently. I think they call that a lose – lose proposition.