NYC Shooting Surge Highlights de Blasio’s Ineptness and Futility of Anti-Gun Edicts

Bill de Blasio can’t dictate his way out of New York City’s problems, which means that’s exactly what he’ll continue trying to do as long as other people’s money holds out. (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons Share Alike 2.0.)

U.S.A. – -( “NYC’s surge in gun violence sees spike in kid, teen and young adult victims,” WNBC-TV 4 reported Monday. “New York City has been grappling with an outstanding increase in gun violence over the past few months.”

Shooting stats are up overall and across all age range categories. The increases are “jaw-dropping,” we are told, and all socialist Mayor Bill de Blasio can seem to think to do is “decry the recent violence [and express] deep condolences.” While former New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s contention that the department is no longer allowed to do “things that work” is revealing (he no doubt means on-demand suspension of the Bill of Rights) what clearly does not work is New York City’s draconian citizen disarmament mindset.

It’s not for lack of de Blasio and his fellow gun-grabbers trying. After giving Michael Bloomberg a scare by not immediately signing on to Mayors Against Illegal [read “Your”] Guns, the mayor ultimately got with that program and started implementing Intolerable Acts of his own. What that means to a socialist is taking money from the productive sector and then transferring the wealth, like the $12.7M de Blasio earmarked for a pilot program with “violence interrupters,” which is a transparently manipulative way of saying “ex-gang members” (with a big question mark on the “ex”).

Seeing how well that didn’t work, de Blasio came up with another plan to spend other people’s money:

“Seeking to quell stubbornly persistent gun-related violence in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday will unveil a new system for handling such cases, creating a dedicated gun court in Brooklyn and a 200-officer police division focused on gun crime.”

And you have to admit, he offered one hell of a creative benchmark for success:

“Bill de Blasio Says Face-Slashing Epidemic Probably a Result of NYPD Gun Seizures”

Not that seizures actually had any long-term effect, but no matter. The “man of the people” mayor not only has his own taxpayer-funded armed bodyguards, but he also has enough to spare to help his son move into an Ivy League university (one that costs more than the median household income in this country).

That’s some “classless society”!

Not done spending money he never earned but has the power to claim, de Blasio took further crime and safety measures, like tapping another $10M to attract and embed ex-cons into the populace:

“No one will be disqualified from the program based on their past criminal history, even if they have gang ties or were sex offenders, according to Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte.”

That would be the same Joe Ponte who resigned over ethics “lapses.” In his defense, with de Blasio setting the tone, how was he supposed to know exploiting taxpayers for personal gain was verboten?

Still not content with making New York an even more dangerous place, de Blasio set about raising the “base price of a pack of cigarettes to $13.” Noting “New York City’s dangerous, multimillion-dollar cigarette black market,” what could go wrong?

With any of de Blasio’s “policies”…?

Like suing the Department of Defense for failing to report discharged service members who are prohibited from possessing a gun – while the police department he appoints the commissioner for refuses to disclose information on its lost or stolen guns.

Or partnering with David Hogg to add anti-gun voters to the rolls.

Or getting “busted” quoting communist murderer Che Guevara? Or “allow[ing] illegal immigrants in [the] taxpayer-subsidized housing pool”? Or releasing a “migrant who then raped and murdered [a] 92-year-old woman”? (And “migrant”? Really?)

“Mayor Bill De Blasio defends policing policies as NYPD statistics show rise in shootings, other major crimes,” CBS New York reported in February. No matter, there are churches and synagogues (but not mosques?) to close.  And speaking of closures, he has presumed himself the arbiter of whose lives and livelihoods are, to use his words, “important,” and Black (Marxist) Lives Matter wins.

For the rest of us, he has established snitch channels (with hilarious unintended consequences).

All this is just de Blasio. We could go back to the Bloomberg administration, or to all the anti-gun mayors before him, and further back to the Sullivan Act, and subsequent New York State edicts and specialized New York City prohibitions (look at what’s required just to get “permission” to own a gun – forget about carrying one “legally” unless you’re connected or a celebrity).

Yet with all this, what do we see? The violence is on the upswing and everything thrown at it has been shown not to work – including a police chief taking a knee for the mob and getting the hell beaten out of him anyway.  People who can’t protect themselves can’t protect anyone else and have no legal duty to anyway. So much for the mayor’s “leadership” on this, which consists of painting “Black Lives Matter” on a public street in front of Trump Tower.

What this shows though, is something that every rights advocate ought to be sharing with everyone, including their political representatives: New York City is a laboratory where all the experiments the gun-grabbers demand imposing on a national scale are shown to have failed. Let the riots deceptively characterized as “protests” continue and grow, and let the police continue to become demoralized and disgusted with the city‘s “leadership,” and when it comes to more so-called “gun violence,” we ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Especially with de Blasio bragging about emptying the jails.

And predictably, they’ll blame the guns.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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uncle dudley

Why would anyone want to live in the giant cesspool of NYC with all the rats and over restrictive laws, plus all the crime that the current mayor ignores but he sure does like his black lives matter paintings.


Because one has dreams that vastly outpace his talents, and sees success as a lottery. Cities are like magnets to such people.


DeBlasio is a typical Progressive New Left clown. Be specific. In his world facts don’t matter.


This guy is an inept clown. He has no clue on how to me an effective mayor. Him and his wife need to go.


New Yorker’s are getting what they deserve. They have ceded their Safety and Security to Elected officials.. Who care not about providing either. They quietly sit back and allow it to happen. When they Did have a Mayor willing to Do what needed to done. To keep their streets safe. They complained about aggressive tactics. So let the Koolade they have been drinking destroy their lives, businesses and communities. New York isn’t worth saving.anyway.
Keep’n My Powder Dry. Yours is up to You. Choose Wisely.


New Yorkers also leave the state and bring their liberal politics with them.


Same as the stupid leftist socialist clowns from ca, wa, ct, ma, de and many other states


Idaho remains a free state. But Californication is taking place and Boise is becoming another CA.


No wonder he likes Marxists/Communists.


He is a socialist. He supported the Marxist revolution in Nicaragua.

uncle dudley

Am I the only one who wonders how many New Yorkers fled to Florida to escape the covid-19 and might have brought it along with them?


As you enter Florida on any major road they have check points and all cars have to go through, they ask where from, look at tags and if from several states on a no go list then send the car out back for testing.
But just because someone said they will self quarantine does not guarantee they will.


This is the PROBLEM with the LIBERAL’S moving from STATES that have Destroyed Themselves, when they move to Other States they don’t leave their IDIOT Mind SET behind that destroyed the STATE THEY WERE LIVING BEFORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


poor william wilhelm jr. a.k.a. bill de blasio.
condolences are not enough. isn’t that what leftists say after each and every tragedy in America. it’s different with leftists, theirs do matter, just like their feelings.
do you think those “seizures” were from the criminals he let out of rikers island so they wouldn’t get the wuhan virus or law-abiding citizens?
actually, it is a miracle that more people are not killed in nyc.


de Blasio is in morning today as it is the 76th Anniversary of the Attempt on the life of his idol, Dolphie Hitler.


The NY cops didn’t do squat when the riots were in full motion – burning, looting, vandalism – about all they did was watch. But they did recently arrest a woman for illegally placing of All Lives Matter posters around town. I’m certain if asked about it, the cops would reply “just doing my job”. Workin’ both sides of the fence ain’t gonna sit well with the vast majority of adult voters in this country. If the cops continue this bs, they deserve to be defunded. Police cred is in a death spiral. It’s time they stand on their hind… Read more »


Many cities like NY the Police are under control of the Mayor, fire and police commission, or city council, (civilian control). If the Police were allowed to do there job, they would do it w/o hesitation. Don’t blame the Police for the crime that is happening. Cops will always do their job to the best of their ability. People sometimes may not like the way it’s done, but they will do their job.


The oath the cops took spells out the job requirements. If a mayor, city council, even the POTUS orders them to violate that oath, then the cops should refuse to follow the order. If they (the cops) get terminated for refusing, then they have legal grounds for a lawsuit.

The cops arrested a woman for placing posters, yet they sat by and watched as private and public property was stolen or burned to the ground. Please give me just one good reason why I should have respect for any cop this hypocritical?


They will do as their masters tell them, and then claim it is their job. And, in the most practical sense, they will be right. The question you have to ask yourself is whether you want an armed paramilitary force to exist who is tasked with that exact job. I don’t.


Death to ALL Commie Rat Bastards!


Old Saying: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

November 2020 thru February 2021 is shaping up to be at the very least, an unpredictable time period in our Country. Shortages of daily essentials may occur. The time to start slowly stocking up well on your bug-in and bug-out life necessities is right now. Always Be Ready. Prepare to be “Lucky”.

Last edited 2 years ago by JIAZ

We ALL know the root of the probem. That oft-misunderstood Second Article of Ammendment bluntly places the burden of “the security of a free state” upon the shoulders of…. the common man, THE PEOPLE. We as a nation have gradually ceded that responsibility to various parts of government, with little to no direct accountability to WE THE PEOPLE. Now that Mayor O’Sullivan, er, squeeze me, O’Blabbio, controls all, THE PEOPLE cannot. Of course the dummies whoDID bother to vote failed to educate themselves, and selected a dictator, and once was NOT enough. Friend of mine used to live in Manhattan,… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by Tionico

Please save us the bs. NYC is still a great city.


Correction, Was a great city.


past perfect tense


Still is a great city. Once this covid stuff is over I will hit a few of the boroughs for great food and great people. Stop the whining and don’t go into the bad areas.


No worries there, mate. We won’t even wait for you to come back out.


All of NYC is a bad area.

Rebel VA

Bull s#!t


What part ??