Now his idiot is going to put his ugly face on TV during the most watched event in the year. Thankfully I didn't see it but his stupidity comes through on this report.
Special Report: Bloomberg reloads in push for gun control
(Reuters) - Among the slick, million-dollar ads for the likes of Pepsi and Honda during the Super Bowl this Sunday, viewers in Washington will see a far more modest spot. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be sitting on a couch touting an issue most politicians avoid like the plague: gun control.
The two mayors, whose local teams face off in the big game, are making the pitch for Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), the organization they co-founded in 2006.
Murder has been on the decline in New York and other major American cities for years, but the mayors say they still see too many dead cops and teens. On Tuesday night, Bloomberg was at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan visiting a New York police officer who had just been shot in the face in Brooklyn.
"We have someone who's dedicated his life to protecting all of us, who has had a much too close brush with death tonight because of what appears to be an illegal gun," Bloomberg told a news conference. He added that more Americans have been killed by illegal guns since 1968 than were killed in World War II.
Of course he uses a cop's almost death at the hands of a criminal to push his agenda. But I did some checking on his stats and they don't really match up. In WWII the US lost approximatley 418 thousand men and women in combat. According to the US Department of Justice's states in the US there are been from 1976-2006 around 350 thousand murders with firearms. Granted this doesn't cover 68-75 or 07 to now so one has to wonder where he gets these states. But notice he says these were done with Illegal weapons. What is an illegal weapon in your mindset Mr Bloomberg. I know the ones shipped to Mexico in Fast and Furious were illegal but again what is your definition. He probably means any firearm because in his mind all weapons not owned by the state or limited people (like his bodyguards) are illegal.
Now this in funny.
"We have to face the fact that both Democrats and Republicans have for a while viewed this as the third rail of American politics," said John Feinblatt, who helps run MAIG as Bloomberg's chief advisor for policy and strategic planning. (Bloomberg is an independent; Menino is a Democrat.)
Democrats, who are more likely than Republicans to favor some restrictions on gun ownership, made a conscious decision to stay away from the gun issue in the 2010 midterm congressional elections. The aim: protect the so-called Blue Dog conservative Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, who didn't toe the party line on gun control. Most were defeated anyway.
Bloomberg is a leftist democrat in all but name. He changed his affiliation to succeed Giuliani and changed it to independent later on. He also got the city council to let him run for a third term. Gee worked out well for them.
Also those Blue Dog Democrats were liberal in everything but name for the most part. They may have voted against gun right but they were good little boys and girls on Obamacare, speeding, Dodd-Frank, etc.
...New York's activist mayor cannot simply restrict handguns in his city - as he has done with smoking and transfats. Two Supreme Court decisions - District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago - have declared such local initiatives unconstitutional. Instead, Bloomberg launched MAIG, which now has 600 members nationwide. Although it has a handful of private donors, the bulk of MAIG's $4 million budget comes out of the mayor's own pocket.
"He's putting his money where his mouth is," said Carolyn McCarthy, a Democratic congresswoman from Long Island. She entered politics after a 1993 shooting spree on the Long Island Rail Road left her husband dead and her son severely injured.
...In the past, advocates for stricter gun controls held marches, rallies and candlelight vigils. MAIG has taken a far more activist approach, conducting undercover investigations and sting operations that are then dramatically revealed to the press.
In 2009, New York City contracted the security firm Kroll Inc. to send undercover agents to gun shows in Ohio, Tennessee and Nevada to show how people who could not pass a background check easily bought guns.
MAIG also used undercover investigators to expose gun dealers who sold to "straw purchasers," buyers intending to quickly resell the guns on the black market. Another investigation identified online gun sellers who did not require background checks.
Bloomberg launched another probe after the January 2011 shooting in Arizona that killed six people and wounded 13, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Using city money, he sent undercover investigators to Arizona to repeat the gun show sting and prove how easy it was for someone like Jared Lee Loughner, the shooter, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, to get a gun.
Gee, nice of him to check up on crime in other states. Hey Mr Mayor, maybe if you had such concern about crime in the city you're mayor of there would not be such a problem with it.
Members of the MAIG say they are not trying to take guns away from their legal owners, just to close loopholes that allow criminals to get guns and move them around undetected.
"It's a serious safety issue," said Margaret Stock, the Democratic mayor of Butler, Pennsylvania, the town of 13,000 where Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum spent part of his childhood. "If an officer gets shot with an illegal gun I'm responsible."
There is the problem. No Miss Stock, you are not responsible for a cop getting shot with a firearm. Nor is the manufacturer of the gun or the ammunition or the retail seller of the gun. The person reasonable if the piece of s#$% who shot the cop. A simple fact you leftist can't comprehend or don't want to acknowledge because it pushes against your agenda. And we know what it is, the effective removal of the 2nd Amendment via legislation or judicial activism
..."We're a big hunting community, but this is illegal handguns, it's a totally different issue," Stock said. "I had a little bit of backlash from local members of the NRA that I was somehow anti-gun. That was not the intent of the coalition."...
See how every gun used to commit a crime is an illegal gun. Just what makes it illegal? If it was manufactured outside the US and shipped in under the radar and used in the commission of a crime I don't question it's illegal. However if someone breaks into my house and steals my pistol then uses it in a robbery the gun is not illegal. The acts of breaking into my house, stealing the gun and using it in the robbery are the unlawful acts of a criminal. If we follow these people's logic I should be held accountable for the robbery because my gun was used, even though it was stolen. The criminal is where law enforcement should concentrate his efforts. But that won't happen under a liberal's direction.
UPDATE: Who says Da Mayor doesn't know his job:
...The Mormon Church owns one of the most active and unregulated gun sale portals on the web, according to a national investigation released by the New York City Mayor's office...Cool. Transfat, salt, smoking and guns on the other side of the country cool are critical issues for this man. Budget deficits, people running from the city, lack of firemen and cops are things he doesn't need to be concerned with. But he wants to see how the Mormons in Utah are doing with guns.
Who voted for this moron?