In another “some animals are more equal than others” example, we bring you the tale from 2010 of Bermuda’s frequent guest, Mayor Bloomberg, now known more as forbidder of Big Gulps and Anti Gun harridan. Mayor Bloomberg, a billionaire, often visits the island. That’s not a problem. But this hypocrisy is:
The mayor also takes along a police detail when he travels, flying two officers on his private plane and paying as much as $400 a night to put them up at a hotel near his house; the city pays their wages while they are there, as it does whether Mr. Bloomberg is New York or not. Guns are largely forbidden in Bermuda — even most police officers do not use them — but the mayor’s guards have special permission to carry weapons. A spokesman for the Police Department declined to comment.
So let’s understand that-he doesn’t want you to have guns for your own protection, but he can have guns and override the island law to have them.