Remembering Jay Minsky and the Bloomberg Gun Giveaway

Bloomberg Gun Giveaway
Bloomberg Gun Giveaway

Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)-  As some of you may know, member VCDL Jay Minsky died this week and was buried Thursday morning. As I attended the funeral, I realized that he played a part in a historic event for Virginia Citizens Defense League and I would like to share it.

Back in 2007, then Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, decided to send undercover agents to Virginia in order to do a “sting” on some Virginia gun dealers so he could destroy them financially with a lawsuit. Using a hidden camera, the agents pretended to be straw purchasers and tried to coax the gun dealers into selling guns to them illegally.

The agents were not exactly Hollywood-quality actors. Many dealers turned them away, but some didn't hear the subtle cues that a straw purchase was being done and sold them a gun.

Bloomberg then brought suit against them for huge amounts of money.

Watching the videos from those buys, it was apparent to Virginia Citizens Defense League leadership that the dealers did nothing wrong and couldn't possibly have picked up on the botched “clues.” In fact, it looked to us like the purchasers had actually broken the law themselves.

Virginia Citizens Defense League circled the wagons in support of those dealers.

In order to spit in Bloomberg's eye, Virginia Citizens Defense League gave away a handgun and a rifle, calling the event the “Bloomberg Gun Giveaway.”

The press went ape and the giveaway became national news overnight! To show we hit a bullseye, Bloomberg called us, “sick people.” (Not to let that comment go to waste, we had a cake made to celebrate the event with a picture of Bloomberg on it saying, “These are sick people.”)

Typical of Bloomberg to not understand who was actually the sick one. BTW, the General Assembly agreed that Bloomberg was the problem. The next year, with Virginia Citizens Defense League in full support, they made what Bloomberg did a felony if ever tried again!

The drawing was held at our usual meeting room at the Mason Government Center in Annandale and there were over 300 people in attendance! The fire marshal and even the County Attorney showed up. The national mainstream media flooded the room to the point where we had to ask some of our members to step outside the room due to overcrowding. (They could hear the proceedings and many stood outside the windows, which were open to make it easier to hear outside. Heck, we even had 10 or so protesters outside!

And guess who won the handgun? None other than Jay Minsky, who had fled New York City some years earlier for America and the free state of Virginia.

Jay was inundated with the press asking him questions.

One reporter asked the perfect question. “As an ex-New Yorker, what message would you like to send to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York City?”

Jay, a man of few words, turned to the camera and saluted the Mayor with his middle finger – the room exploded into applause and laughter!

Yeah, I'm going to miss him.


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About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):

 

Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

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Howard Sterling

I was a very good friend of Jay’s for about the last 38 or so years and it was in shock in December 2018 when I found out he passed in March last year. He took me to the gun show in Chantilly Expo Center a couple of times and seemed to know everyone there. Miss you my friend!

Fred
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Fred

Seeing how this got their goat, it seems like it would be a no brainer to have all gun give aways named after Bloomberg’s anti freedom groups.

MOMS DEMAND GLOCKS would be something I would support.

Tionico
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Tionico

This is a GREAT STORY and perfectly demonstrates the difference between Virgina and states like Noo Yawk. Bloomburg Salute..I like that, too. I don’t think Virginia making Bloomie’s Boyz’ conduct a felony should be necessary. In order to effect those purchases, those lousey actors had to have LIED on the 4473, which is a FEDERAL felony. Of course, seeing as to how it was Sick Mikey who was behind it, I’ve no doubt he’d have been able to buy off or threaten any Fed level prosecutor who might have had the stones to prosecute the Bloomie Boyz. Some pigs are… Read more »

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Heed the Call-up

Tionico, that is why Virginia passed that law, the feds decided not to pursue it, just as they have done every other time an anti-rights person broke federal firearms laws to “prove a point”. Unfortunately, the only point they prove is that the feds selectively prosecute based on political expediency. The same reason the reporter in DC was not prosecuted for being in possession of a banned mag, even after being told that he couldn’t have (to be used as a prop in his report) on his person in DC, and the same reason Gifford’s husband was not prosecuted for… Read more »

tomcat
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tomcat

Good story against a bad little rich kid, nanny, who is smarter than all of us put together. He thinks.Why doesn’t he just go count his pennies and leave the rest of us alone. He won’t become the king of the universe and his sidekick, Soros, won’t either. Give it up and go away bloomturd.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

Comment …I like it Instead of calling it the social finger we should name it the Bloomberg Salute ! B S even fits.

JD
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JD

Maybe we should all start using the “Bloomberg Salute” to all gun-banners everywhere!

Phil Auten
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Phil Auten

Hey, Bloomberg, we still salute you with our middle finger! Stupid nanny stater.

Phil in TX