Michael Bloomberg has been quoted as saying, "It's the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot. You just do not want the average citizen carrying a gun in a crowded place."


Bloomberg employs an army of civilian security personnel with guns to protect him wherever he goes, 24 hours a day. These people are not sworn and active law enforcement officers. They are "average citizens" who are licensed by the government to carry a concealed firearm in public – including crowded places. They are just like the many thousands of other "average citizens" in America who also possess a government issued license to carry a concealed firearm in public – including crowded places.


So, if Bloomberg really means what he says, his first order of business is to dis-arm his phalanx of civilian bodyguards and let law enforcement decide when to shoot.


L. Ernie Foucault, Kresgeville


Sergeant (retired), San Diego Police Department