Bloomberg Suggests Police Stop Protecting People Until Gun Control Enacted

Appearing as a guest on Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recommended that America's police officers should go on strike and refuse to protect people until gun control legislation which would allegedly make them safer is enacted. Bloomberg:

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Well, I would take it one step further. I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're gonna go on strike, we're not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.

New York's liberal mayor appeared in the first segment as CNN host Morgan again devoted a considerable portion of his show to promoting more gun control in the aftermath of the Aurora theater massacre.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Monday, July 23, Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN:

PIERS MORGAN: Every time one of these things happens, Gabrielle Giffords last year, this shooting here, there's an outrage, and then, very quickly, it dissipates. The American people quite quickly go back to their normal lives and they don't demand action in the way that I would expect them to. Why do so many Americans not feel angry enough to demand further gun control?

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG NEW YORK MAYOR: Well, I would take it one step further. I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're gonna go on strike, we're not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.

After all, police officers want to go home to their families, and we're doing everything we can to make their job more difficult, but, more importantly, more dangerous, by leaving guns in the hands of people who shouldn't have them and letting people who have those guns buy things like armor-piercing bullets. The only reason to have an armor-piercing bullet is to go through a bullet-resistant vest.