Just when gun rights supporters thought there couldn’t possibly be another reason to vilify New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun jihad, the NYPD says it’s testing remote gun scanners. No really. “The technology, similar to infrared imaging, can detect a natural energy known as terahertz radiation emitted by the human body. Because that energy cannot travel through metal, a concealed gun can be detected from the image captured by the detector.” That’s the technical side, according to Big Apple Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly at the State of the NYPD address. As for the idea that the device violates Americans’ constitutional protections, fuhgeddaboutit. Kelly’s justification for trampling on same has a familiar ring to it . . .“We want to use new technology to protect the public and police officers from illegal guns.”
Note: not criminals wielding illegal guns. The guns themselves. The same euphemistic dodge upon which Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” was founded. ‘Cause “Mayors Against Judges Releasing Criminals Accused of Killing a Policeman” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
It’s high time someone—voters, the NRA, the U.S. Supreme Court, someone—reads these New York City gun grabbers the Riot Act. Liberty is not the enemy of public safety.
The sooner Mayor Bloomberg is ousted from power, the sooner New York City residents begin to exercise their Constitutional right to armed self-defense without Big Brother looking over their shoulder, the safer everyone will be.