If you hadn’t heard, two New Yorkers have been pushed from subway platforms into the paths of oncoming trains this month. Now, I’m pretty sure that if legal gunowners had shot two people this month in New York, the Mayor would be calling for tighter gun control. Look at his blather since recent shootings. But, instead of fanning the flames of fear in this case, he’s urging New Yorkers to keep their perspective;
“It’s a very tragic case, but what we want to focus on today is the overall safety in New York,” Bloomberg told reporters following a police academy graduation.
Yeah, “overall safety in New York” sucked for Sunando Sen, the latest victim and it will probably suck for the next victim, but it’s so out of character for the mayor who freaked out over transfats, 40-ounce soda pop, and breast feeding babies to tell people not to panic. His rhetoric in regards to gun control has been maniacal fanaticism.
Probably because there’s nothing that he can do to prevent the next platform death, or nothing he can do to look like like he’s trying to prevent the next subway platform death.