Bloomberg Talks Guns and Democracy

Due to Veterans Day, Mayor Mike Bloomberg had only a brief stint at his weekly radio show with John Gambling, but the two talked about the most recent elections in the Virginia State Legislature, in which Mr. Bloomberg sent money to six anti gun lawmakers, all six of whom went on to win on Election Day.

“It was heartening,” the mayor  said of the victories. “But unfortunately the group of people who think everybody should be carrying guns, including children and people with psychiatric problems and people with criminal records still have an enormous amount of power.”

The mayor noted that there are still tough gun laws on the books in New York, but because guns are so easy to carry across state lines,  “this is a national problem.”

He cited his oft-cited statistics–that the number of people slain every day by gun violence equals those who killed in the Virginia Tech shooting and added, “It’s just got to stop, John. And these six people were willing to stand up and they ran some risks of the pro-gun lobby, or however you want to phrase that lobby, fighting against them and so I said this is what I believe in.”

The mayor then extolled the benefits of democracy.

“I am a big believer in democracy and you should support those who  believe in what you believe, and who fight for what you  believe in, and you can do it with going to work for them in the polls, you can do it by voting for them, you can do it by sending a dollar or whatever you can,” the mayor said. “I am in a situation where I can do a little more and that’s what I am going to do.”

Mr. Bloomberg said that most people want reasonable controls on guns, and he and Mr. Gambling discussed a bill making its way through Congress that would force states that allow their own residents to carry concealed handguns in public to extend the right to visitors from another state.

 

“It would be a disaster”

Some states you can have an enormous crimincal recod and psycholgoical problems and be ten years old and be able to get a gun

The federal laws that are there today just need a little bit of tightening.

Big gun sellers like Walmart have been scrupulously honest.

And to let that go throughout the country would just be frightening.

 

Comments

  1. Barban37 says:

    Bloomberg is trying to distract from his cuts to the NYPD and the resulting increases in violent crime in NYC.  Statistically the more gun control, the more crime — not the other way around.  Another direct correlation — cut cops on the street, get more violent criminals who don’t fear getting caught.

  2. John Dalco says:

    Dear Mayor. . . Since it is FEDERAL LAW that you have to be 21 to have a handgun please tell me what states allow 10 year olds to get guns???  None?  Ya, I thought that is what you ment.  More lies and deception from the gun grabbing crowd.  Please tell my why they won’t give you the facts?  could it be they would lose if they use facts???

  3. John Dalco says:

    Dear Mayor. . . Since it is FEDERAL LAW that you have to be 21 to have a handgun please tell me what states allow 10 year olds to get guns???  None?  Ya, I thought that is what you ment.  More lies and deception from the gun grabbing crowd.  Please tell my why they won’t give you the facts?  could it be they would lose if they use facts???

  4. Why is it that when a politician speaks fiction all his sheeple followers take it as fact?  Facts about guns, gun carrying, self defense, and criminals are available even to the lazy people that vote this cartoon character with money into office.

    There are enough guns in the US to have one in every legal household.  Very few households have in ground or above ground swimming pools.  Ten times as many children die in accidental drownings than accidental firearm deaths.  Swimming pools are much more a risk to our children than firearms yet EVERYBODY wants a damn pool!  Tens of thousands of children are killed in automobiles and tens of thousands more are harmed for life in automobiles yet everybody puts their kid in a car every day.  FACTS.  Use facts when discussing self defense and not fiction.  Besides, nearly every wealthy politician and buisness exec are personally protected by firearms – so, they would deny you protection because they are obviously more worthyand more at risk.  Ask your family if they value your life more than the mayor…  The number of attacks on the wealthy and politician pale in comparison to the commoner – ’cause their protected!

  5. Carlzomer says:

    If you are going to use the “big lie technique”, at least learn to spell.

    Russ