CCRKBA To NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Disarm the Cops And STFU

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) may have a mnemonically-challenged moniker, but they sure are some hard core mo’ fo’s. Who else would tell Big Apple Gun Grabber Mayor Michael Bloomberg to disarm New York’s finest? Well, the bad cops. Yes, it’s a pretty dumb argument. If a cop can’t be trusted with a gun, he shouldn’t be a cop. Or, to be fair, she. Anyway, it’s always nice to see Hizzoner get his nose rubbed in his own mess—even if gun rights advocates have to stretch their argument like taffy to mix my metaphors. I mean, reality check the bastard. Make the jump for the CCRKABATSTFU’s press release. It is SO worth it. Oh and whatever happened to those five NYC cops accused of gun smuggling?

BELLEVUE, WA – With the convictions of two former New York police officers, one a retired NYPD officer and the other an auxiliary sergeant, for drug offenses, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today suggested that anti-gun Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his sights set on the wrong people to disarm. “Instead of disarming law-abiding American citizens,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “perhaps Mayor Bloomberg should keep guns out of the hands of some cops on his public payroll.”

Former police officer Alfredo Rivera was carrying his department-issue 9mm pistol when he and then-Sgt. Rafael Jimenez agreed to move 10 kilograms – about 20 pounds – of cocaine to a buyer in the Bronx at a meeting in January 2010. Two months later, again armed with the same pistol, Rivera showed up at a Long Island warehouse picking up what appeared to be cocaine, and then transported it to the Bronx. Jimenez pulled a 127-month prison sentence and Rivera will be sentenced on May 18, according to an FBI press release.

“Bloomberg is running around the country, worrying about privately-owned firearms,” Gottlieb observed, “while the city was issuing guns to dirty cops. The activities of Rivera and Jimenez are an insult to every honest and decent hard-working police officer in New York City. Bloomberg’s national campaign against private gun ownership is an insult to every law-abiding gun owner in the country; people who wouldn’t dream of running drugs like this pair of city-armed rogue cops.

“Mayor Bloomberg likes to hold all gun owners responsible for crimes committed by people with guns,” he continued. “He routinely smears the reputations of reputable gun dealers because a few have, perhaps inadvertently, violated some gun regulation. By the same logic, he should be held responsible for crimes committed by sworn officers, including an auxiliary sergeant, who engage in criminal activity under the cover of their badges and guns.

“If Michael Bloomberg wants to attack criminal activity by armed outlaws,” Gottlieb concluded, “we suggest he stick to his own turf and concentrate on his own people rather than citizens in other states. He’s not their mayor, he’s not their president and he’s not their king. He’s just become a big pain in their necks.”

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21 Responses to CCRKBA To NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Disarm the Cops And STFU

  1. avatarTTACer says:

    What does MikeB have to say about this? How about all the NYPD rapists? I wouldn’t want to put words in his/her mouth but I believe his/her position is that only agents of the government should be allowed to have weapons.

  2. avatarST says:

    Over the past 10 years, city cops fired 4,702 bullets, accidentally pulled the trigger 323 times, and missed 78 percent of their intended targets, according to data The Post culled from a decade’s worth of NYPD annual firearm-discharge reports.

    Statistically speaking, the proper thing to do for public safety in NYC is to disarm the NYPD and initiate constitutional carry immediately.

    • avatarDirk Diggler says:

      or turn Gracie Mansion into a kick-ass shooting range

    • avatarMoonshine7102 says:

      An even more telling stat would be the number of UNintended targets hit. Also, did they hit their intended target on those 323 occasions when they couldn’t keep their booger hooker off the bang switch?

  3. avatarRalph says:

    He’s just become a big pain in their necks

    Obviously, the CCRKBA doesn’t know jack about anatomy.

  4. avatargreat unknown says:

    you wouldn’t expect him to disarm his military forces

    http://www.salon.com/2011/12/01/mayor_bloombergs_army/

    classic megalomania.

  5. avatarBen says:

    CCRKBA, GOA, JPFO, SAF, and the new ASA (american silencer association) are all excellent lobby groups who are interested in preserving and returning *ALL* your second admendment rights to you, not just keeping the status quo or rewarding their pocket polititions like a certain other unnamed gun lobby who has thrown us all under the bus repeatedly. Who won the Heller case for us? It certainly wasn’t the NRA (in fact, they fought *AGAINST* the case being heard in the SCOTUS).

    I support the SAF and GOA because they support returning *all* our rights to us, including striking these stupid, arbatrary import restrictions, terrible 1986 outright bans of new manufactured MGs (so now you can own a MG if you want, but only if your loaded with cash), and they are trying to put a stop to various agencies heavy handed “rule making” like the recent descision to ban import of barrels without any congressional oversight. Just *bam* no barrels for you, ha!

  6. avatarYdneas says:

    “The activities of Rivera and Jimenez are an insult to every honest and decent hard-working police officer in New York City. Bloomberg’s national campaign against private gun ownership is an insult to every law-abiding gun owner in the country;”

    False analogy is false. The logically correct sentence would be,

    “The activities of Rivera and Jimenez are an insult to every honest and decent hard-working police officer in New York City. The activities of ILLEGAL GUN OWNERS are an insult to every law-abiding gun owner in the country;”

    When you try to sneak logical fallacies by people you lose my respect, regardless of which side you are on.

    • avatarHSR47 says:

      The issue though, is that the felons in possession are duly sworn officers of Bloomberg’s police force. That is to say that they answer to him, and he bears some degree of responsibility for their action.

      What you declare a “false analogy” isn’t; You just seem to have missed the point. To wit, it points out Bloomberg’s hypocrisy of wanting to disarm everyone not in his employ (ostensibly because we’re not responsible enough), while at the same time seemingly turning a blind eye to the corruption and criminality running rampant among those he deems “professional enough” to bear arms.

      Thus, the statement IS true, because what is ESPECIALLY insulting to law-abiding gun owners like myself, is that double standard.

    • avatarRalph says:

      Bloomberg’ self-serving campaign against all gun ownership is an insult to me. If you don’t consider it an insult, that tells me all I need to know about you.

  7. What’s the idea, that too many cops are bad and none of you (lawful gun owners) are?

    How about if we demand higher standards for both LEO gun owners and civilian gun owners?

    • avatarTom says:

      LEOs are a law unto themselves.
      I have known and grew up with some of those guys. Friends with some of them.
      Some were great.
      Some were okay.
      Some were dense.
      Some were just plain nuts. ( My greatest ambition in life is to get in a gun fight )
      Some were actually criminals and hoods when they were younger.
      I thought my Dad having to teach LEOs to use some of their weapons was one of the high points of my life.

    • avatarRich7553 says:

      None? I refrain from using absolutes as it is frequently proven wrong. However, taking Florida as an example, carry license holders are 100 times less likely to commit a felony than a Florida law enforcement officer. Over the last 25 years, since Florida became a shall-issue carry state and with over 2 million license issued, only 0.008% of licensees lost their license for a crime involving a firearm, and only 0.02% of licensees lost their license for any reason. On the other hand, 2% of Florida’s law enforcement officers, excluding corrections and parole officers, have lost their LE credentials for moral code violations (the equivalent of a felony). Data were obtained from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services Licensing Division and the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement databases.

    • avatarRalph says:

      Hey, mikey, how about if you KMA?

  8. avatarTom says:

    In a Police State ( such as NYC ), who will police the Police? Or the Politicians?

  9. avatarTom says:

    Oh and whatever happened to those five NYC cops accused of gun smuggling?
    You mean the M16s? Oh yeah, I bet they bought those on the Internet at Bud’s Gun Shop and had them shipped UPS directly to their home address.
    Of course the BATF, NY and NYC gun laws and bureaucrats really stopped all of this, did it not?
    Oh, heck. Ban all private gun ownership and just let the government units arm the criminals like they do in Mexico.

  10. avatarFrankInFL says:

    “The activities of Rivera and Jimenez are an insult to every honest and decent hard-working police officer in New York City.”

    Both of them…

  11. avatar"gunner" says:

    the smartest move i ever made was leaving new york city permanently over 50 years ago, now i’m up in the woods “somewhere in new england” where there’s no such a thing as a “pistol permit” and nobody, including the police, knows or cares what i own or carry, and i’ll direct mikey bloomberg’s attention to the sprig of mistletoe attached to my shirttail.

  12. Mike,

    “How about if we demand higher standards for both LEO gun owners and civilian gun owners?”

    And if those individuals, and organizations, do not live up to those standards do we take their guns away?

    Can we get rid of our government entities if we feel they are no longer doing what is right?

    Who develops and enforces these standards?

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