Bloomberg Has Lost It – Mayor Opposes Bill Allowing Sparklers Due to Their Possible Use in Terrorism

June 27 2013
by GSL Staff
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Hendriks_kerzeReally Michael? Reeeaaalllyyy? This one isn’t really 100% gun related, but I have to take the opportunity to point out the state of mind of one of the most vehement anti gun politicians in the country.

I didn’t think the New York City nanny state imposed by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg could get anymore ridiculous…until I read an article in the New York Post that the mayor is opposing a state bill that would allow the sale of sparklers in counties outside of New York City.

Why does the Mayor oppose this bill? Oh, you know, the normal reasons, like the fear of sparklers being used by terrorists in an attack.

According to the Post,

“While this bill excludes New York City, legalizing these devices everywhere else in the state would, as a practical matter, have the same effect in the five boroughs,” Joseph Garba, the mayor’s state legislative director, said in a memo. “A recent attempt to harm innocent lives provides a frightening example of how legally purchased . . . fireworks can cause dramatic harm and even kill.”

Some fireworks due contain gunpowder and are technically explosive in nature. However, sparklers contain none of these compounds.

Under the proposed legislation sparklers could be sold by state licensed dealers for a total of less 2 weeks per year, around pre-approved holidays.

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