In a radio interview, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped a comment providing a degree of insight into his warped perspective.
Regarding a potential loophole in proposed gun control legislation that would overlook the sale of a firearm within a family, Bloomberg said, "I would argue if you want to sell your gun to your son, maybe you have a problem in your family. Why don't you just give --- I don't know if you should have a gun or not, but if you have a commercial transaction of $100 with your son, there is something wrong in your family."
This is coming from an elected official so deluded in his own thinking to conclude that it is the place of government to tell you how much salt you can put on your food, what size soda you should be allowed to purchase, or even how much pain medication you should be allowed to have in the hospital.
Perhaps some parents believe requiring a child to purchase an heirloom firearm symbolically invests its transfer with a sense of responsibility.
Extrapolating a generalized principle from Bloomberg's musing, ought it to be frowned upon for parents to receive financial reimbursement should parents decide to grant titles of family dwellings and automobiles to their own children?
If there is one thing that liberals hate as much (maybe even more) than mere commoners defending themselves is daring to conduct an economic transaction that the government might not be able to seize a portion of.
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.