Earlier this year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg—of soda cup-regulating fame—commissioned a report which lambasted the LDS Church and KSL, which it owns, for allowing firearms to be sold on its online classifieds website.
“One would think that a church would feel a special obligation to make sure that they weren’t fueling a black market for a particularly deadly form of commerce,” said one of the individuals involved in producing the report. Alleging that KSL and the LDS Church were “putting profits over principle,” Bloomberg’s office called them out for allowing guns to be sold without documentation and background checks.
With KSL removing firearms listings from their site this week, it appears that Bloomberg has finally gotten his wish. In response to KSL’s decision, Bloomberg issued a statement saying that it was a “critical step toward keeping illegal weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals.” He further stated: “I encourage all classified websites to follow KSL’s lead and help keep illegal gunsout of our neighborhoods.”
Message to Mayor Bloomberg: Your city and state have some of the strictest laws regarding gun purchase and possession, and yet New York’s gun homicide rate is triple that of Utah’s. Restricting guns prevents law-abiding, peaceful people from being able to defend themselves from those who don’t care what the law says, and will get a gun on the black market anyway.
We at UtahGunExchange.com reject Bloomberg’s criticisms and affirm the lawful and inherent right each individual has to obtain and appropriately use tools of self-defense. That is why, in light of KSL’s decision, we have created our Utah gun classifieds website.
We encourage you to post a listing and participate in the free market of firearms. Support the Constitution. Support the right to keep and bear arms. Support UtahGunExchange.com!
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