Director of Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Group: You Should Fight a Guy Wielding an Axe With Your Fists, Not a Gun
Just three weeks after naming Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a "gun violence" victim, Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns [MAIG] is embarrassing itself again.Ah, yes. The "disparity of force" fallacy. If your assailant doesn't have a firearm, you're not allowed to use a firearm to defend yourself. Because no one is ever killed by fists, feet, bricks, sticks, bats, clubs, cars, rocks, hammers, etc. You're only allowed to use a firearm if you're attacked by someone with a firearm, you see. In this bizarro world, you're supposed to check your attacker's weapon before responding - because you've always got time to do that in a violent attack. Glaze had no comment on episodes where cops shoot people armed with wallets or cell phones, mind you.
Yesterday during an appearance on MSNBC's Hardball, MAIG Director Mark Glaze suggested fighting back against someone wielding an axe with an intent on serious doing harm....with your fists. His larger argument was that unless an attacker has a gun, a victim doesn't have right to shoot that attacker with a gun of their own in self-defense.
He did have this gem. In response to a legitimate question about how one would defend themselves against an assailant armed with an ax handle:
MARK GLAZE: Well, you fight him. You run away. You deescalate the situation.
Right. So you ladies, if you're confronted by a 6' 5", 300 pound meth head armed with a baseball bat, you're taking him on one-on-one. Even better, those with physical disabilities, you just try running away. Because, you know, an ax handle isn't a deadly weapon or anything - even though your assailant will be charged as having one. You know what will deescalate the situation? A 230 grain .45 ACP round to the breadbasket.
Note to MAIG: Better to keep silent and be thought an idiot than to put a spokesdunce on TV and remove all doubt.
That is all.