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Arizona Governor Questions Bloomberg’s Cross-Country Investigation

February 7, 2011 by  

Arizona governor questions Bloomberg's cross-country investigationArizona officials are perplexed about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent investigation that occurred thousands of miles outside of his jurisdiction.

Bloomberg has urged Congress to fix "loopholes" in Federal gun laws after undercover video allegedly showed gun vendors in Phoenix failing to conduct background checks before selling firearms. The mayor used NYC funds to send investigators to a gun show in the Grand Canyon State.

"He's out here in Arizona solving our problems. I guess he believes that he has solved all the problems in New York," Arizona Governor Jan Brewer told FOX News.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio took exception to Bloomberg's investigation, claiming that the mayor overstepped his jurisdictional boundaries. According to the news provider, Arpaio said that elected officials are making a habit of infringing on his county's law enforcement policies — first with immigration reform and now with gun control.

Appearing on MSNBC on Feb. 1, Bloomberg called on President Barack Obama to take a firmer stance on gun control. Since last month's deadly shooting in Tucson, Ariz., the mayor has stepped up his efforts to promote stricter policies, which he says will help "stop all this carnage."

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