Bloomberg’s dystopia: you may only defend yourselves with sticks and rakes

Posted by: Phineas on March 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Still suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, the people of Staten Island, denied their Second Amendment rights, are reduced to neolithic means to defend themselves:

As CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported Wednesday, when darkness sets in on Wavecrest Street in New Dorp, people say squatters make their move – crashing empty homes wrecked by the hurricane.

“They just go in there late at night when nobody is supposed to be looking, and they just flop in the house and sleep in there, wherever,” resident Steven Sumner said.

Residents said the squatters are most attracted to homes that have electricity.

But Sumner said it is not just the squatters, but the looters, too. They have tried to break into his Sandy-ravaged home next to the trailer where he has been living temporarily.

But he said he has managed to fight back, with many different weapons, including a cane, a baseball bat, two rakes, and a stick.

And if you think they’re effective, think again.

This is just the kind of situation the Founders had in mind when they wrote the Second Amendment, recognizing (not granting!) an individual’s right to arm himself for defense of life and property. It is the difference between the free citizen and the victimized subject. And the laws of New York City, the joys of which its liberal fascist mayor wants to impose on the rest of us, have turned the first into the second.

via JWF, who has a trenchant observation on Obama, Bloomberg, and guys like Mr. Summer.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “Bloomberg’s dystopia: you may only defend yourselves with sticks and rakes”


  1. This is what happens when the fascists/commiecrats refuse to recognize the power of free enterprise. It should not be long before straw purchasers begin importing weapons to fill the “needs of the market”. It is situation the nanny state has created thereby stimulating the very thing they sought to “outlaw”. Prohibition does not work; free trade does, as Al Capone so deftly showed us.

  2. Tom TB says:

    Mayor Bloomberg has always said “I don’t know why anyone would want to own a handgun”. We should be able to see his point; he always has an escort service of HANDGUN armed NYPD detectives. The rest of America has realized that they might have to carry a gun, because they can’t carry a cop!

  3. Carlos says:

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but rakes and canes will never protect anyone, Mikey. Your analysis, Drew, is spot on. I wouldn’t mind being one of the profiteers of such enterprise.

    And the way nanny staters like Mikey are turning everything, the old saying the “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns” is frighteningly close to reality now because of the armed goons people like Mikey and Barry and his wife Thunderthighs and sidekick Slo Joe have just so the riff-raff doesn’t take to interfering with their thievery and vacations.