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Mayors’ Campaign Against Guns Hits The Road

February 21, 2011 by  

Mayors' campaign against guns hits the roadThe coalition of United States mayors that supports stricter gun control laws is taking its campaign on the road.

During a Feb. 16 appearance on ABC's Good Morning America, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the launch of the National Drive to Fix Gun Checks, which is a truck that will travel to approximately 25 States over two months. The vehicle will display a running tally of the number of Americans who have been killed by guns since the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz.

"Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns, and most of them are purchased or possessed illegally," Bloomberg said in a statement, quoted by The Huffington Post. "It is time for Washington to take action: Since the Tucson shooting, more than 1,300 people have been killed with guns in the U.S. and that number continues to grow."

The national drive began on Feb. 16 in New York City's Times Square. Bloomberg is the co-chair of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a group of more than 550 U.S. mayors who support tougher gun laws, including more thorough background checks.

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who is in the final days of his 22-year tenure in office, recently made his last push for stricter gun policies. The outgoing Democrat proposed four new criminal laws for Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Among the proposals are measures to charge 15- to 17-year-olds arrested with guns as adults in court, as well as a mandatory prison sentence of at least five years for felons caught with firearms.

If you would like to express your opinion about stricter gun laws, go here and take our gun control poll.

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  • s c

    Like this world doesn’t have enough schmucks. Hey, Bloomberg! If you want to see just how unpopular you are, go to Arizona. Tell them you know what’s best for them. Tell them that only someone like YOU can save Arizonans from themselves. Don’t forget to spread the word that you would lower yourself and accept a Nobel Peace Prize. Twit!

    • JeffH

      I have just two words for Bloomberg…screw you! Bloomberg is driven by the anti-gun obsession of an ego-driven local politician trying to become relevant on a national level. After all, Bloomberg’s the same guy that waged a personal “investigation” on so called “illegal” gun shows which turned out to be a sham.

      The U.S. Department of Justice warned him there were “potential legal liabilities that may attach when persons outside of law enforcement undertake actions typically reserved for law enforcement agents,” such as when people “without proper law enforcement authority, misrepresent that they are the actual purchasers of the firearms,” and “unintentionally interrupt or jeopardize ongoing criminal investigations.” And Virginia`s Attorney General Bob McDonnell–now newly elected as the Old Dominion`s governor–warned Bloomberg he may have violated state law as well, and won passage of state legislation to deter future meddling. But “Hizzoner” still refuses to take the hint. He thinks he is ABOVE THE LAW!

      Like Bloomberg and his anti-gun MAIG, gun control supporters` lips may lie, but their actions don`t. As always, anti-gunners want more. And if they get what they want now, they’ll always want more.
      Gun control supporters aren`t interested in preventing criminals from obtaining guns.

      The Bureau of Justice Statistics has twice reported that most criminals get their guns from the street or other illegal sources. And BATFE has noted theft is a major source of criminals` guns.

      It was very clear, based on the actions of America’s anti-gun leadership that their hatred of guns burns so deeply that instead of feelings of sympathy for the Ticson victims, they only see human suffering as a political opportunity.

      A choice to exploit the suffering of others to make political hay forces us to wonder what else they will do to push their anti-gun agenda. Seeing their action after six people were killed makes it hard to imagine they can lower their discourse even more.

    • JC

      “If every person has the right to defend — even by force — his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus the principle of collective right — its reason for existing, its lawfulness — is based on individual right. And the common force that protects this collective right cannot logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that for which it acts as a substitute. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force — for the same reason — cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.”
      – Frederic Bastiat

      • Dan az

        Some one should check what this clown is drinking,as far as arizona goes I think he found that it was a lost cause and started something much bigger than his ego.The Arizona Firearms Freedom Act Becomes Law
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        Written by: Derek J. Sheriff

        On Monday Arizona made a bold move to check unlimited federal power. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the Arizona Firearms Freedom Act (HB 2307) into law, making Arizona the sixth state to pass this type of historic Tenth Amendment legislation.

        However, this was hardly Arizona’s first act of defiance against federal overreach. Last year, the Arizona Legislature passed a concurrent resolution known as the Arizona Health Care Freedom Act, which will appear on the ballot this November. If approved by Arizona’s voters, it will amend the state’s constitution and guarantee Arizonans two things:

        -That all Arizonans have the right to spend their own money to obtain legal health care services.

        -That all Arizonans have the right NOT to participate in any health care system, of any type.

        Arizona is also on the verge of passing a bill that would nullify Cap and Trade (SCR 1050), as well as passing another bill that declares “..any incandescent lightbulb manufactured entirely within Arizona and not exported to any other state is not subject to federal regulations.” (HB 2337).

        Question: What do all these bills have in common? Answer: They all push back against Congress’ abuse of the “commerce clause”.

        In an official statement released yesterday, Governor Brewer issued a stern warning to the federal government when she noted that the Arizona Firearms Freedom Act should:

        “..send a clear and convincing message that politicians in Washington should not attempt to get between Arizonans and their constitutional rights.”

        • Dan az

          Sorry I almost forgot for all you libies that are gasping for air here is the facts that allot of what we do here is for the constitutional liberties that you like to try to destroy.
          http://arizona.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2010/02/arizona-firearms-freedom-act-hb-2307-passes-the-house/

          • Dan az

            In paper number forty-five Madison writes: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce; with which last part the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.

          • Dan az

            A. Any official, agent, or employee of the United States government or any employee of an entity providing services to the United States government that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of this chapter is guilty of a class 6 felony, except that any fine imposed shall not exceed two thousand dollars.

            B. Any public officer or employee of this state who enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government in violation of this chapter is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, except that any fine imposed shall not exceed five hundred dollars.

            Can anyone deny that this is truly nullification legislation with teeth?

    • Wandamurline

      Everyday drunk drivers kill more people across this nation than guns….everyday, car drivers kill more people across this nation than guns…are we going to stop using cars? Everyday, people are stabbed to death….are we going to stop making knives? Bloomberg is one of the new world order and he wants to disarm America so we have no way to defend ourselves against our corrupt, unconstitutional government. This is the purpose behind … I hope he comes to Texas, he will not be greeted well…and who are the other mayors that are included in this click? We need to know who all of them are…maybe next election cycle, they will no longer be mayor. As Thomas Jefferson said “Those who pound their guns to plows…will plow for those who do not”. I don’t believe that I have to explain this.

      • Macawma

        Yeah, Wanda, I don’t think Oklahoman’s would be very hospitable either. If they do come this way, they’d better not even stop for coffee…

  • JimH

    Bloomburg says, “Every day 34 Americans are murdered with guns and most of them are purchased or possessed illegally.” If they are purchased or possessed illegally there already is a law in place. Enforce it. Hindering law abiders even more won’t change things. How many of the 34 murders would have found a different weapon, if a gun wasn’t availiable? Maybe the problem is there are people who are willing to kill others and not the choice of weapon.

    • JC

      The fallacy of Bloombergs’s “crusade” is that he can not legislate murder from the heart of a psychopath. And if his argument is that “Guns Kill People” then why aren’t prisons full of illegal guns?
      Registraion and other forms of bureaucracy are simply an infringement on our right to keep and bear and have absolutely NO effect on crime rates. He is just another parasitic podium pounding politico with nothing of relevance to say…

      • Always Right

        actually, gun ownership DOES have an impact on crime rates. The more people are carrying legally, the lower the crime rates. The more draconian the gun laws, the higher the crime rates. An armed society is a polite society, unless of course, the “minority” is the majority. Then you have Mogadishu and Nuevo Laredo.

    • Les

      Ahh, if these morons could gain an understanding of the word “Illegal” and the courts could begin to see how that actually could work; it would all change. So making it MORE illegal will fix it? And how many upstanding citizens die every day because they were not allowed to defend themselves? And how much would THIS number grow with his ideas? Pandering, Anti-American progressive idiots serving spineless entitlement thieves. Pass the ammunition, I can smell them coming.

      • Wandamurline

        What you have to understand, they don’t want to get rid of their guns…they just want to get rid of yours. Example, Congressman from SC has voted to take our guns away on EVERY law that has come before congress, however, the other day, a burglar broke into HIS home and he shot him (with a GUN)…see, they believe that they are entitled to a gun to protect their home and families….they just don’t believe that you have the same right at they do.

    • http://oklahoma1 ajbokie

      maybe we should ban autos also, maybe his truck will hit a IED

    • Al Sieber

      JimH, those 34 people were probably killed in his city, because people that follow the law can’t buy firearms.

    • Vicki

      JimH says:
      “Bloomburg says, “Every day 34 Americans are murdered with guns and most of them are purchased or possessed illegally.” ”

      And every day ~6 THOUSAND Americans protect their own lives and property with guns. Most of them are purchased or possessed LEGALLY.
      http://www.pulpless.com/gunclock/noframedex.html
      (3600 sec/hr = 86400 sec. 86400/13 = ~6646)

      Makes one wonder about the motives of the Bloomburg set.

  • newspooner

    The worst possible situation for liberty would be if only government had guns. That is the goal of the Communists. That is why fools (or evil people?) like Bloomberg want to destroy the standing of the Second Amendment and common sense. They are very disturbed that they still haven’t disarmed the largest freedom-preserving army in the world — American deer hunters.

  • Disabled Veteran Brian

    This pipsqueak would give up his stance on carrying weapons for self defense if he had to ride the subway every day. And just how does he plan to get the illegal gun holders to pay attention to his new laws when they are by definition not paying attention to current law? I agree, send him to Arizona without a gun to settle the immigration issues…he will leak like the cartoon dummy he is.

    • David in MA

      It seems like everytime you see bloomburg he is surrounded by cops—and them ain’t water pistols they have in the holster……so, he be protected by people with firearms and he wants the great unwashed masses to wander about with a secure feeling they are also protected?
      BS!
      What’s the saying about when there is a crime being committed…(police arrive in minutes,when seconds count….)
      I have to wonder how bloomburg got elected in the first place..

      • Carlucci

        Bloomberg got elected by the same dummies in NY who voted for Madame Couchon Clinton and Charles Schumer. Gun laws in NY are totally draconian, and now this moron wants the rest of the nation to play along. If he’s planning on making a stop in Texas, I’m sure there will be plenty of tar and feathers on hand for him and his staff.

        • Average Joe Patriot

          The problem in Tucson was that were NO guns present other than the one wielded by a crazy person. I live in NM. If somehow they managed to confiscate all of my guns, I assure you I could acquire another in one day, if not one hour. And so could Jared Lee.

          I took the survey attached to this article. I have problems with it. If AZ had stricter gun laws could the tragic shootings have been prevented? Possibly. If Jared Lee had had to undergo two days of licensed training before being allowed to legally carry concealed (as we do here, with proficiency re-testing every two years), and if he were as much of a fruitcake as we’ve been told, there is no way he could have sat through the class without it being obvious that he was a danger. The thing is, though, this required training is not a restriction on ownership, just a requirement that you demonstrate the ability to handle a gun safely and competently before you may carry concealed, same as with driving a car or practicing medicine (and look how many those bozos kill every year).

          Should guns be permitted to people with a history of mental illness? Here again, I have a problem with the phrasing of the question. Who gets to define mental illness (hopefully not the Director of HS)? As the old joke goes: Did you know one in five people are mentally disturbed? Yeah, they’re disturbed by the other four who’re freaking nuts. So, who gets to decide, and where does this stigma get recorded? How might this have prevented the Tucson incident, since Jared Lee had no such history on record? (Nor have the majority of assassins and mass murderers in history.)

          Should a convicted felon be allowed to purchase a weapon? Again I have reservations, but they are tempered by reality. Would I want O.J. running around my neighborhood with a concealed weapon? Not unless I had one too. But here we go back to what I said earlier: If I were disarmed, I could literally re-arm inside 24 hours. And so could Jared Lee, and so could O.J., or Cho, or my 80+ year-old mother.

          As for Bloomberg’s mayoral crusade against illegal guns, I’d like to chat with him about this (I’d never be allowed near him, I go armed everywhere as a matter of course, and his goons would probably shoot me). I’d ask him what he’s hoping to do, make illegal guns MORE illegal? No, he wants to make legal guns less legal, like they did in Australia (where in the first year crime of every sort shot up across the boards, look up the appalling stats). The only level of success Bloomberg and his “Mayors Against” brigade could expect would be two-fold. Step 1, make more guns illegal. Step 2, bust a bunch of peaceful people for possession. Then he’d have some stats to hang his ridiculous campaign on.

          In states like NY and MA, IL and CA, unlicensed possession of a gun is defined as a “gun crime.” Since “gun crimes” scare people, this becomes a self-perpetuating campaign issue. We must take guns out of the hands of citizens because gun crimes are up. Why are gun crimes up? Because it is a crime for citizens to have guns.

          And as we all know, when crimes are outlawed, only criminals will commit crimes. I.e., it’s a circular argument which anti-gun idiots have been bamboozling people with for years.

          Perhaps one of the biggest tragedies about the Tucson shooting? The armed citizen who came out of the store about 60 seconds too late. Imagine if he’d arrived on the scene after the first shot was fired, what Bloomberg would be saying now? Nothing anyone would be listening to.

      • Vicki

        David in MA writes:
        “What’s the saying about when there is a crime being committed…(police arrive in minutes,when seconds count….)

        When seconds count the police are only minutes away.

        Unless you are a big shot politician like Bloomburg.

  • Okee

    Bloomberg (worth 18 BILLION) George Soros (wort 14 BILLION) are MARXIST/COMMUNIST along with many other Democrat Left Wingers. These two individuals I consider the most dangerous we have in this country.
    They are for total gun confiscation and are spending millions to
    demolish our Country and its’ Constitution. They should be in jail
    for TREASON!!!!

    Let us point out a few more: Obama and his Admin., Shumer, Fienstein, Boxar, Durbin, Waters, Shelia Lee, Waxmann, Calif. Lee, Conyers, Lautenberg, Clinton, Rangel, Frank. I could keep going.

    • http://gunner689 gunner689

      They need to meet Mr. Nozler; he’ll change their minds.

    • Vicki

      “They are for total gun confiscation and are spending millions to
      demolish our Country and its’ Constitution. They should be in jail
      for TREASON!!!!”

      I know it sucks sometimes but the First Amendment is for everyone. Even those we don’t like. Then again our founders KNEW this and that is why it is for EVERYONE not just the ones you like.

  • Ronni

    Who is paying for this great trip and why does he not stay in his
    own state where he belongs–they voted for him, they need to keep
    him!

    • eddie47d

      There may not be as much unity in the gun control groups as there is in the pro gun groups but the guns rights folks are not policing themselves as well as they think. There are a few of you who believe you walk on water and attack any sensible measure on safety issues. Thankfully you are not the majority of gun owners who want respectful gun laws. The cat is out of the bag at gun shows. The fact that 17 gun sellers in 7 states were willing to sell to unauthorized persons has set the stage for more “policing” of those gun shows/private purchases. Bury your arrogance and make sure all sellers are responsible gun enthusiasts and maybe the Bloomberg’s wouldn’t be hitting the road.

      • JeffH

        Unfortunately, there are too many like yourself that are ignorant of the facts and are swayed by he progressive anti-gun rhetoric hat you spew. Speaking of arrogance, your comment wreaks of arrogance and fact ignorance: ” There are a few of you who believe you walk on water and attack any sensible measure on safety issues. Thankfully you are not the majority of gun owners who want respectful gun laws.”
        You prove daily that you wouldn’t be able to identify “sensible” or “respect” if it hit you between the eyes.

        The fact is that gun shows account for a very small percentage of criminals’ guns. The largest study of the subject ever conducted by the federal government found that only 0.7 percent of prison inmates who had used guns, had obtained their guns from gun shows. That is less than one percent of the convicted and incarcerated, less than 1%…WOW, that means there should be a ban on all guns? Reasonable, sensible and respectful? NO!

        Furthermore, firearm sales have increased over the last several years, the nation’s murder rate fell to a 43-year low in 2008, and fell another 10 percent in the first half of 2009, according to the FBI.

        The BATFE has show it can operate outside the law on more than one occasion. In January 2009, the ATF along with the Austin police department set up a sting operation targeting independent firearms dealers that were selling weapons to illegal immigrants, both inside the show and outside the Austin’s Gun Show’s parking lot.
        One of the gun dealers of Austin’s Gun Show is sentenced to 6-months at a federal work camp for selling a weapon to an undocumented immigrant with a valid Texas drivers license that appeared to be real.

        Got that? The illegal had valid ID, yet, Copeland was the one arrested and sentenced. If Copeland had asked for more, he would have been in violation of federal “supremacy” laws. Perhaps the ATF could have arrested the illegals?

        Investigators with the Austin police department believed many of the guns sold to the undocumented immigrants at the show were headed back across the Texas-Mexico border. “I guess you need ask them for their documentation too; if the police aren’t going to profile why should the common citizen have to” says Copeland. He says none of the undocumented immigrants that were asked to testify against him were arrested by federal agents.

        The police are probably afraid to ask for ID and arrest the illegals, otherwise, the Obama administration will sue them. And what of the illegal who purchased the gun with valid ID? No one seems to know.

        Where is the sensibility in this? There isn’t any and there obviously is no respect for the law by he Austin PD or the ATF where illegal immigration is concerned.

        • Average Joe Patriot

          As I am not an armchair observer, but rather someone who has family in both Austin and Tucson, and live 90 minutes from the Mexican border in NM, I’d like to comment: many of the much-referenced US-source weapons confiscated from Mexican drug cartels? Are actually US military, including full-auto AR-16s and fragmentation grenades. They don’t sell these items at gun shows. The cartels are so well-armed and well-funded, they need hardly be picking through used shotguns, AK-47s converted to semi-auto, and Saturday night specials at gun shows.

          Where are they getting this level of ordnance from? Probably not from anyone posting here, nor from anyone I know. International arms dealers, the Mexican police (who get them from the US government), other countries (which get them from the US government). But you don’t fight the Federales and the Rurales to a standstill, as the cartels have done, with a handful of second hand gun show weapons, or even new sporting goods store inventory.

          This canard, that depriving us of our only means of defense (other than voting) because guns from America are flooding over the border into the hands of Mexican banditos, is absurd on so many levels one doesn’t know where to begin or end in response.

          If our weapons in the hands of Mexicans is such a terrible thing, why is our federal government letting foreign illegals over our border in the first place? This sounds like the very definition of an armed invasion, no?

          If these desperados are so dangerous (and they are), why would our leaders want to disarm legal American citizens? How would that protect us from an admittedly known threat? How does taking away our guns reduce our peril in the face of a clear and present, armed danger?

          If the cartels’ motivation is drug profits (it is), why don’t we at least legalize marijuana and take the wind out of their sails (sales, if you will), thus reducing the incentive to come here in the first place? (Even Calderone has publicly said this.) Here is a case where the pen can be mightier than the sword (or gun); with one stroke, reduce border violence, protect American citizens, reduce the load on law enforcement and the courts, free up prison space, help agriculture, increase tax revenue, etc. I don’t partake, but many upstanding citizens I’ve known do, and this sounds reasonable to me.

          And the more @$$#o1e$ like Bloomberg try to deprive Americans of their 2nd Amendment rights, despite all historical and current arguments to the contrary, we must ask ourselves one question: cui bono? If we must give up our guns but he and his ilk get to keep theirs, who benefits?

          • Dan az

            Jeff and average Joe
            Very well put thanks to both of you.

      • independant thinker

        “The fact that 17 gun sellers in 7 states were willing to sell to unauthorized persons”

        Source please.

      • JeffH

        eddie also says, ” The fact that 17 gun sellers in 7 states were willing to sell to unauthorized persons has set the stage for more “policing” of those gun shows/private purchases.”

        17 gun sellers = anyone that sells a gun and doesn’t indicate whether these “17 gun sellers” were legal FFL license holders or crooks on the street. There are probably more corrupt politicians than there are corrupt “gun sellers”.

        Here are some hard facts.
        June 2008 – source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

        The total number of FFL holders changes each day. The majority of FFL’s are 01, 02 & 03.
        In 1993, the overall number of FFLs was approximately 284,000. By 2007, that number had declined to 109,000 total active licenses. These numbers include licenses held for business purposes as well as those held by collectors of curios and relics.

        It is also instructive to note the transitory nature of FFL numbers. Each year, a significant number of licensees choose to voluntarily cease operations or fail to renew their licenses.

        While the number of FFL revocations and denials of renewals has fluctuated in years past, the effect of these adverse actions on the numbers of FFLs is insignificant. Since 2005, revocation actions against federal firearms licensees have translated to only 1-2% of the FFL inspections conducted and 0.1% – 0.2% of all active licenses, excluding collector (of curio and relic) licenses.
        http://www.atf.gov/publications/factsheets/factsheet-decline-in-ffls.html

        • 45caliber

          You know, it is sad. They insist that they want “proof” but then they ignore it when it is provided. Then the very next day they demand it again – and ignore it again.

          • JeffH

            45caliber. You’re right! I provide proof because it shuts ‘em down.

      • independant thinker

        eddie……….I am still waiting for your source of information>

        • JeffH

          independant thinker…if history repeats itself, my best guess is nevvvver!

          • 45caliber

            Of course not. They demand proof and ignore it – and then refuse to provide any when asked.

            I quit trying to provide proof unless it is really handy several years ago. It just take up my time – which may be the reason they demand it.

          • independant thinker

            Oh I know that but it is fun to request knowing there will never be an answer from him.

      • Vicki

        Eddie47d writes:
        “The fact that 17 gun sellers in 7 states were willing to sell to unauthorized persons has set the stage for more “policing” of those gun shows/private purchases. ”

        unauthorized persons. So my right to own a firearm requires I get permission from the government? How again is that a right? If I have to have permission then it is being treated as a privilege in clear violation of the 2nd amendment. (What is so hard to understand in the simple statement … shall NOT be infringed? )

  • http://purple50.org Gregory Zorn

    Good ol Mayor Daily of Chicago, in Cook County has the strickist gun laws in the nation and the highist rates in gun violance. Prof that gun control does not work.

    G. Zorn
    purple50.org

    • 45caliber

      New York falls in there somewhere too. It is illegal in NY to even own a gun without a license from the city and it is almost impossible to get it unless you are a policeman or a politician.

      • Average Joe Patriot

        Same in MA and CA. I’ve lived in both, owned in both. A nightmare to get in the former, a nightmare to get TO in the latter, should you need to. Never heard a whole lot about safe streets and low crime in either.

        As for NY, yup, lived and worked security management one year there. The only civilian I knew who had a CC was a coked up, liquored up, strung out ex-NYC cop I wouldn’t trust to carry a squirt gun and load a toaster at the same time.

  • newspooner

    Does Bloomberg really think that most of the unfortunate 34 Americans murdered daily were illegally purchased or possessed?

    • Ken Blakely

      Back during the previous presidential primaries, I recall a statistic from a couple of the candidates that 26 people per day were killed by illegal aliens. That number included fire arms, drunk drivers, stabbings, beatings. At that rate, it totals 9,490 per year and a whole lot more than were killed on 9/11/2001.

    • Average Joe Patriot

      What Bloomberg thinks and what he actually says…what makes you think there is some equivalency, there?

      As for “possessed,” probably right about that. I’d bet the majority of these victims were possessed…of the notion that guns are so dangerous they should not carry one. They died for this notion. As is their right, under the Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc.

      Someone has here noted: if Bloomberg were truly so frightened of guns, why does he surround himself with thugs carrying them? Why not just outlaw the damn things so no one can shoot him?

      Bloomberg: “I have it! Let’s just make illegal guns illegal! That’s it! We’ll do a cross-country tour, inviting mayors, like me! Promoting the radical idea that illegal guns should be made illegal! And if that doesn’t work then, by god, we’ll make illegal illegal guns illegal!”

      And so forth.

  • Bill

    how many of these Americans were killed by people in the country illegally? Fix that problem!

    • Delores Smith

      BILL,
      You have asked a great question! I want everyone in America to be willing to show identification and/or documentation. Our military are in Harm’s Way to protect terrorists from reaching our shores. Obama has taken Arizona to court because we want to identify our 500,000 illegals (from numerous countries). Obama has reported us to the U.N. for violating human rights.
      Obama is interfering with the sovereign states of Arizona and Wisconsin. Obama needs to butt out.
      Delores Smith
      Delores109@cox.net

  • TIME

    Look call a spade a spade, Blombomb is a “New World Order” Member what else do you think he is going to preach.

    These Elite SOB’s like him have MONEY all they want is POWER and MORE POWER to CONTROL you’re life down to the NANO.

    Send them packing when the Vote comes. Don’t just vote for the lesser of two IDIOTS. Vote for real people who will bring about what YOU believe in not what ever company can buy them tells them to do.

    These people WORK for YOU. Its YOU’RE Tax dollars that pay them, and BTW – if they say They don’t want the pay, YOU had better not vote for them as thats a soild clear picture YOU will get screwed in the end!

    Please wake up.

    • JC

      Exactly Time, It’s not about guns…it’s about disarmament.
      Which is why we must never give up our guns.

      • Al Sieber

        TIME and JC I agree with you, Obama just signed a bill against importing WW11, and Korean War vintage M1 Carbines and M1 Garand rifles into this country. apparently Korea had a surplus they were giving back.

        • independant thinker

          While the ban did happen it was not a bill signed by Obama. He had Hillary and the state department do it by declaration. There either has been or will be a bill introduced in the house to overide the state department’s (Hillary’s) action and allow the importation of the Garands and M-1 carbines.

          • JeffH

            The Arms Export Control Act of 1976 is another component that could ensure that these guns will likely never come home. This act gave the President of the United States the authority to control the import and export of military hardware, which was not limited to just firearms. It further requires governments that receive weapons, and other military equipment, from the United States to use them for “legitimate self-defense.” The act restricts the sale of some technologies as well, but it does put limits on how the guns can be sold.

          • Al Sieber

            independent thinker, thanks for correcting me I had a e-mail from Ron Paul that said something to that effect, or he meant the Obama administration.

      • http://gunner689 gunner689

        It’s not about gun control, it’s about Control, period.
        Screw em.

    • JeffH

      TIME, you got that right!

  • TP

    I agree with Ronni. What fund is he tapping into from his bankrupt state that is allowing him to spend money for a venture like this. Typical liberal garbage-spend the taxpayers money to take the rest of what the taxpayer has and his ability to defend it.

    • independant thinker

      Do not know where he is getting his money for the anti-gun campaign from.

      Interesting side note though. Many of the mayors who initialy joined MAIG left after they found out the ultimate goal of MAIG was banning guns.

      • JeffH

        independant thinker, Bloomberg is spending a lot of his own cash to support the failing MAIG. You are correct in that a majority of mayors pulled out once thay learned of the real intentions of banning all firearms from the public.

        • independant thinker

          JeffH, know any ways we can make MAIG and his anti-gun campaigns cost him even more?

          • JeffH

            Yes, by supporting your 2nd Amendment organizations like the NRA and GOA. They battle the anti-gunners where the others don’t…right in their backyard…aka…DC. Whether you agree or not, the NRA has a 125 year history and has provided generations of Americans with programs focused on safety, education and responsibility.
            The NRA is still the strongest gun lobby and organization fighting the anti-gunners. The GOA is a no-compromise national gun rights organization that carries a strong pro-gun lobby also.
            It is important, if one believes in the right to keep and bear arms, to become a member in either of these organization. They are clearly the two strongest 2nd Amendment gun lobby organizations in the country.
            These comments aren’t intended to create a “pissing” match between the NRA and the GOA. They both work hard for your 2nd Amendement rights!

  • David in MA

    Will someone please send bloomburg a copy of the 2nd Amendment….and point out how well the “gun control” measures are working in N.Y., D.C.,Chicago & in other places, like China, Russia, N. Korea, Cuba, and in Chavezville?

    bloomburgs agenda is , I believe, to help to disarm the law abiding American citizens so he can help with instituting the New World Order/One World Government…….if you look into it, you just might find who bloomberg hangs out with and what their thoughs are for the great unwashed masses—-which they consider YOU & I to be a part of!

  • http://None PA Gal

    Bloomberg is a liberal idiot. He has made billions of dollars and he wants power. He and Soros belong in the same garbage dump.

  • jim

    Yes Bloomberg is a problem. However he is supported by the worst enemy that America has ever had. His name is Obama

  • Robert Morrow

    What an idiot, His City is broke and he sending a propaganda truck through other States. How did he get elected? If he really wanted to stop murder he should spend his time saving lives by stopping the FDA and FTC. Let us look at the FDA which approves poison drugs and all for Profits of the Pharmaceutical and approved toxins,15,000 placed in the the processed foods to make us fat and sick, so we will be prescribed more poison drugs to finish us off. How many deaths you ask? About 200,000 per year. How does that compare to the gun deaths from Criminals and crazies. If you don’t believe me, search it yourself. To add I will type in a Quote from Herbert Ley, M.D. Former FDA Commissioner: Quote”THE THING THAT BUGS ME IS THAT PEOPLE THINK THE FDA IS PROTECTING THEM. IT ISN’T. THE FDA IS PROTECTING THE PROFITS OF THE CORPORATIONS THAT PAY US AND THE POLITICIANS!”. Ask your corrupt Politician, Do you own stock in the Pharmaceutical or Food Processor Co? How do you wash the blood stains from your hands after taking the blood stain 30 pieces of Silver? One more thing, did you know that the FDA, EPA, FTC, TSA and other Agencies are a totalitarian Police state of which you or your Corrupt Politician have no controls over. These agencies are Accusers,Judge, Jury and Executor and your rights under the Constitution have been canceled or suspended. So, take away the guns from honest Citizens and the Police State will grow.

    • Ellen

      Well said, Robert.

  • Sprock

    OK, here is another article about some government official upset about gun murders in his town. It’s time to go completely NUTS about this being an Obama Plot to take all your guns!!!!

    • ValDM

      If he was willing to keep it in his own town, I might not object. But since he is taking this garbage on the road, OUTSIDE HIS JURISDICTION, then it becomes my business. You don’t like guns? Don’t have one; that’s fairly simple. I prefer my 5 guns to your no guns. And I refuse to have them confiscated from me by Bloomfool or anyone else. And since you brought it up, yes I do believe Odumbo has a secret agenda.

    • Vicki

      Sprock writes:
      “OK, here is another article about some government official upset about gun murders in his town. ”

      How come that official is not upset about all the non-gun murders in his town? How many of those murders could have been prevented by an intended victim who was armed.
      http://www.americanretiredpersons.com/InsuranceServices/13secago.htm

  • Delores Smith

    MAYOR BLOOMBERG,
    Excuse me. You want a mandatory sentence of at least 5 years for felons caught with firearms? Felons cannot obtain licenses for guns. They steal their guns. Are you setting up a “Theft Commission.” You are another puppet of Obama. I’m sorry to cut you short, but I must clean my gun.
    Delores Smith
    Delores109@cox.net

    • Ellen

      Yes, “mayor”, you may have my gun, ammunition first!

    • 45caliber

      Delores:

      There is ALREADY a Federal law that mandates a 10 year sentence without parole for any felon caught using a gun in a crime. This is on top of whatever sentence they receive for the crime itself. There are now a few states that are pushing that law but the libs don’t like it. In fact, it wasn’t even administered until about ten years ago when Virgina started using it. Now Texas does and so does a few other states. But the Feds don’t like it.

      There is also a law that states that any already convicted felon, even if released from prison, cannot have a gun. That too requires more than five years prison time without parole.

      So why is Bloomberg pushing for an identical law for five years?

      • independant thinker

        If you will reread the article you will see it is Daily pushing for that law. That has no effect on the rest of your comment just a correction of a detail.

        • 45caliber

          You are right, no problem.

        • Average Joe Patriot

          Mayor Daley is just being a copycat. Bloomberg wants to make illegal guns illegal. Daley wants to make it really REALLY illegal for felons to own illegal guns. (Any gun in the possession of a felon is, ipso facto, an illegal gun already.)

          I really hope this trend doesn’t catch on. It’s bad enough we have to listen constant political doublespeak, without also being forced to listen to these fools belabor the obvious. But I think I know where it comes from. Since so many of these idiots are FOR illegal aliens, I guess they have to make clear which illegal things they are NOT for.

  • http://charter howe

    I lose confidence in some of my fellow countrymen more each day when I hear another lame brain story about how guns kill people. People kill people and you cannot ever in this life or the next stop the flow of and illegal use of guns from within and outside the country unless the consequence for doing the crime is much tougher and law abiding citizens are allowed to carry concealed handguns using a system like the state of Texas uses for issuing a license which anyone can get provided they qualify mentaly and physically. Qualification requires that you have no medical history that makes you a nutjob risk and you must be able to hit a fixed target while your learning how to use the firearm in the proper way, including laws and safeguards to protect other people. It’s eight hours of intense training and several tests so you can qualify for a carry license. The idea is to stop criminals not law abiding citizens. This preposterous expenditure of taxpayer money to ban guns from everyone in violation of the 2nd Amendement is a pipe dream and not achievable without martial law and a police state that exists only in a country with a dictatorship and no freedoms. The one thing that seems to be forgotten by politicians who want to jump on the quick fix bandwagon are the social ills and injustices that are never addressed and the enormous problems with inadequate care with people who have mental health issues. Funding this area of humanity would create a far more dramatic reduction in gun related deaths than all the finger pointing and demonization that exists in our country.

    • Ellen

      The problem that I have with “qualifications” for gun ownership is that of mental fitness. Really, how hard would it be for TPTB to declare someone mentally unfit for gun ownership? Multiply that by millions of people all over this nation and, voilà! You’ve made great strides in disarming the people.

      Think of the absurd mental “diseases” that the DSMV now enumerates. This fraudulent organization labels pretty much any behavior as aberrant and in need of their poisonous and mentally crippling medication.

      The Second Amendment makes no such exceptions. Naturally we don’t want nut cases toting guns (or any other weapon) but any restrictions WILL lead to our disarmament. Make no mistake about that.

      • 45caliber

        You are right. It’s only been a problem the last hundred years or less, though. Prior to that, the moment someone with a mental problem started causing trouble with a gun, some sane person shot him.

        If you take a look at the book the Psychiatric profession has out now telling what is a mental problem and what isn’t, basically EVERYONE fits somewhere. It was written that way to try to get more people to go to them for expensive care instead of just those who really needed it.

        • Average Joe Patriot

          That about hits the nail, .45. In the olden days, a screw-up got himself shot (or stabbed or lanced or clobbered with a mammoth bone) before too many others got hurt. This would still hold true today if folks could confront and deal with the reality of Jack London’s “law of club and fang.”

          Many tend to believe in “law” without realizing that the “club” stands behind the law. And that if they give up their clubs, they have given up any defense against those who may have corrupted the law.

          Perhaps this is social Darwinism. The only ones of us standing will be those who hung onto our clubs the longest. And who taught their children, and neighbors, well.

  • Knightowl

    Bloomberg is campaigning; for what, who knows, but the fools who support him in his crusade against the lawful and constitutionally supported right to keep and bear arms are the same fools who believe the government will protect them from all evils. In keeping with that belief, those fools will abdicate their personal freedoms for the same false sense of security that was felt by all who in history have fallen to despotic regimes.

    • 45caliber

      And many were killed by those same despotic regimes after they took power.

      Most libs believe that if you just let the bad people know that you “feel” for them they will do whatever you want them to do. Kaddafy (or whatever the favorite spelling at the moment is) in Libia simply doesn’t understand his people when they riot against his rule. But he’s basically a good person …

  • Delores Smith

    MAYOR BLOOMBERG,
    Thank you for your information about the number of deaths from guns (1300). How many people are killed with knives? I can speak for the area that I live in, the sovereign State of Arizona. Our neighbor, Mexico, had 30,000 deaths last year. Many of the deaths were beheadings, which is difficult to do with a gun, so they use a knife. Beheadings are the mark of the Drug Cartel, as well as Muslim Extremists who are waiting for the 12th Amam (or whatever). We had an illegal man beheaded in Chandler, AZ on 10-10-10. He was killed in his apartment. It is believed that he worked for the Drug Cartel, and he borrowed drugs from them. It was 15 minutes from my home. Come visit AZ sometime. Bring your tent, and pitch it at the border. You can check for guns there.
    Delores Smith
    Delores109@cox.net

  • Kat

    So 12410 people are killed by guns annually? Oh my!! How many people die annually due to drunk drivers? 13,846!! So you are still more likely to be killed by a drunk driver but these mayors are not taking to the streets to oppose them. And how many time has a drunk driver been used annually to deter crime? Based on the risks benefit profile one can only conclude that there seems to be a bias here that has more to do with gun control than it does with public safety.

    • 45caliber

      They may be “killed by guns” but they aren’t necessarily “murdered” by guns. They seem to fail to see a difference there. Many of those killed are criminals who refuse to lay down their weapons when a cop shows up. Many more criminals are killed by their own “friends”.

    • http://gunner689 gunner689

      and how many of those were dope dealers killed by other dope dealers ?

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Close the borders,this will help some If you read the paper it is mostly
    blacks and mexicans that are doing most of the killings. I do think in high profile casses whites do most of the killings,however, these are few and in between. I know Americans are not going to give up their guns. In countries wher they did, they were repressed by their goverments and thugs
    that would buy guns on the Black Market.

    • 45caliber

      Let Bloomberg take his bus (with him on it, of course) to Mexico to show his “support”. THEN close the border and don’t let him back in.

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    Maybe a loaded Kenworth will T-Bone his bus. Oh Happy Day !!
    Even better if Ms. Hillary was aboard.

  • Ramon

    He should hope he’s not shot in the back on the way out of town…..

  • Ken Bittner

    bloomburg scumbag.
    I’m prepared to die to protect my right to keep my gun.
    Are you prepared to die trying to take it from me?
    Come git some.

    • 45caliber

      He’s not prepared to die, but he certainly has no problem letting someone else die trying to take it.

      I still believe that anyone who starts a war needs to be required to stay on the front lines during it. Congress, the President, etc. This falls into that category as far as I’m concerned. We’d see a whole lot less problems if these “leaders” had to actually lead in battle.

  • Laura

    Islam would love nothing more than to have a completely disarmed America, the minute American citizens become disarmed a mass unprecedented foreign invasion of this country would occur in a heart beat, there is a reason why there are over 35 Islamic terrorist training camps across our country, when prayer rugs and other ‘muslim materials’ are found in the Ariszona desert, it is paramount that American citizens be armed; otherwise submit to Islam or die. Islamic leaders have made it very clear they want to take over this country. Iman quote; “We will be waving an Islamic flag over the white house soon.” Liberal morons might want to wake up and get a clue as to the upcoming muslim event at the white house demanding sharia law across America, this would consist of the following; oppression of women, burkas, sexual mutilation, honor killings, stoning of women, women no longer having any rights in any aspect, like to drive? forget it, going out in public with a man? forget it, liberal men would also be subjected to the same treatment, as they lack any ability to physically defend themselves other than bending over as such. I say Islam can kiss my a** and I will never submit, I say to the submit to Islam or die whining, I will not submit, nor will I die, the male muslims wil be the one’s who are going to die along with their sympathizers, so please bring it on, as I cannot wait to take out as many goat f****ing, women abusing cave dwelling pedophiles as I can. Best thing to do is to take out every male muslim in America now. :) no apologies.

    • http://personalliberty.com RandyH

      You have revealed the big picture. If Obo’ can disarm us, he is one step closer to being the next caliphate, which is his ultimate goal. America is only an obstacle he has to overcome to pave the way for his true countrymen. Why do you think he was sooo anxious to get pro America Mubaric out of office, yet is not supporting the ousting of anti American Qadafi? Who do you think he will call upon to enforce the UN Arms Treaty (if the republicans don’t get off their asses and stop it now from going any futher), the new Egyptian leadership maybe? Just my opinion.

  • Art C

    Since when are the limits of our Constitutional rights determined by the actions of criminals?
    Obama, the first Affirmative Action president, ineligible, inexperienced and unqualified but he still gets the job over a white man anyway.

    • Vicki

      Our Constitutional rights are not limited. The Constitution limits what powers we can delegate to government.

  • H. L. James

    Fine ! If you want to confiscate all privately owned weapons contrarily to the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. Go ahead ! -
    If, as you say, there will total safety and freedom on the streets of such cities as New York, Chicago, St.Llouis, Atlanta etc. etc. to be logical there will be no need for the Police to carry guns, they can sit down and “Conference” freely with the – thugs and felons – who are busy assaulting people and robbing banks and other establishments. They are indeed “outlaws’ people living outside of the law by theior own preference! Our disarmed police can then feel as ‘Safe’ as any other citizen going about their daily tasks, saying, “There,there, we understand yourtrue feelings, you were badly potty trained when young, please don’t do that ! We will give you
    taxpayers money to help you – just apply at the nearest City Hall”

    Hitler and Stalin disarmed their citizens – all the better to “Control” them. Lo & Behold a Leftist liberal Paradise will come into immediate being – led by ‘Useful idiots’ as previously defined by the former ultra liberal Communists like Lenin and Stalin. Blomberg & Obama will lead everyone to a blissful future Eden. You won’t have to worry about either your property or future as you jusyt won’t have anything left to lose under “Happy Rule” ! Shortly you will have nothing left except a Neo-Slavery to the all powerful massive State and its Ruling DictatorsShip !

    Freedom or Slavery – your choices – Not Obama or Blomberg’s !

    Left Wing Administrations and Governments are all about phgysical copntrol of their populations in perpetuity – then ‘elections’ will be a thing of the past !

    • 45caliber

      Correct.

  • 45caliber

    Why is tax money being used to run this truck? If Bloomberg wants to pay for it out of his own pocket, that is okay, but not using tax money collected by force from the rest of us.

    Further, someone needs to realize that they are listing all gun deaths on their propaganda – including those criminals being killed by the police when the criminals try to kill the police. That is not murder. That is the best description of self-defense.

    • independant thinker

      “Further, someone needs to realize that they are listing all gun deaths on their propaganda – including those criminals being killed by the police when the criminals try to kill the police.”

      Not only that, US gun death figures also include suicides, self defense by private citizens, accidents, and so on.

      • http://gunner689 gunner689

        mostly it’s drug dealers killing other drug dealers. What’s the problem ? give em more ammo.

  • Howard Roark

    Great Britan and Austrailia have both banned gun ownership and their crime rate has gone through the roof. Liberals will never understand that gun laws are obeyed by honest citizens. criminals will use guns no matter what the law says. they operate outside the law. thats why thet are called outlaws.

    • 45caliber

      Not too long ago I saw a statement by one of the officials in Great Britian. He said that today there were more guns in England than before the gun ban – but there was a difference. Today the guns are in the hands of gangs and are generally all automatic weapons from Russia. Before they were more commonly bolt action rifles in the hands of honest citizens.

  • Tom

    This campaign could be stopped instantly if the correct propaganda is used. Just denounce the campaign as “racist”, a move to keep black people from having firearms, just like the original gun control laws were intended. Accuse Bloomberg of believing that black people are too stupid and violent to have the Second Amendment apply to them.
    Google JPFO’s book, “the racist roots of gun control”.
    Slaves were not allowed to own guns.
    This will shut up Bloomberg in a minute. Put up pictures of him in a KKK outfit, with pictures of lynchings from the old south.
    But Republicans and Conservatives are really bad communicators…they won’t understand this.

  • Robert

    Maybe it is time for Americans to have giant protests against ignorant thug elitists like Bloomberg, like they are having in Egypt.
    Surround his bus with a jeering mob holding up pictures of crime victims and hand out copies of some of those books about people saving lives with their guns.

  • pilot007

    Bloomberg said in a statement, quoted by The Huffington Post. “Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns, and most of them are purchased or possessed illegally,” (purchased or possessed illegally…So how many guns would this law prevent being in the hands of criminals and others.
    Oh I am so impressed…Guns don’t kill people…People kill people, and not always with guns. The illustrious Bloomberg and his cronies are so misguided…or perhaps they are more concerned that they may be at risk when the people have had enough of the Nannie State.

    In Arizona laws are on the books to assign people to mental health facilities if they are reported as being a threat or concern for others safety. Pima County’s Idiot sheriff Dupnik (another Democrat)could have on several occassions had the wacko assasin put away for his and our safety. He did not choose to take the action that would have saved lives at Tucson. The problem lies with the non-enforcement of existing law, not in new assaults on our right to keep and bear arms. I live in Pima County. I am deeply grieved by the Tucson shootings. I am deeply grieved that our Sheriff allowed this tragedy to happen!

    • Doug

      Good make sure there are not more Dupnik moments and make sure this waste of skin does not get reelected!

      • Average Joe Patriot

        Get serious, Dupnik turned into a $#!+head pol within minutes after the cops got to the scene five minutes too late (after unarmed senior citizens took the shooter down and a CC armed citizen helped make sure he stayed there).

        Immediately Sheriff Dupnik became a psychologist commenting on Loughner’s mental state and motives, and a social commentator, lamenting the declining state of political discourse in our nation. I happened to have FOX Noise on in the background when the shooting story first hit the airwaves. I turned it up and postponed the day’s plans for a few hours.

        It was gratifying to see that the county sheriff was so on top of things, informing us that the mystery man seen with Loughner was not involved but was merely a person of interest, that Judge Roll was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that Loughner was a troubled youth motivated by the recent tenor of political rhetoric.

        All this within under an hour of the incident. I was waiting for our beloved MSM to explain all of this, how Dupnik knew these things while spending so much time in front of their cameras, but that didn’t happen. For the first hour and a half, they didn’t even give us his name. Just his repeated mantra (in varying versions): the judge in wrong place wrong time, troubled youth (with a large-mag concealed weapon), irresponsible political rhetoric surrounding us all, suspect in custody. Nothing about tests for drugs, how he managed all that damage in seconds, nothing about his handgun training, nothing from or about his parents with whom he lived a few blocks away.

        I thought: Hey bonehead, you’re a cop, cut the speculation and tell us what you know and don’t know, I’ve got friends and family over there, and besides that, this will give anti-Constitutionalists all manner of leverage. Nothing. I go to town, do my business, get home, start channel surfing. ALL of the pundits and their pet pols are asking whether our 2nd Amendment shouldn’t be abrogated in light of this heinous tragedy, whether we should really be allowed free speech, or the right to assemble in supermarket parking lots or on the Internet. Whether gun rights shouldn’t, in fact be curtailed. Some idiot saying we should have a thousand yard gun-free zone around his precious political ass.

        My God! Had I been there (or the other gun-carrying citizen who arrived seconds too late), this story would have been one of the need for free citizens to defend their elected leaders and our right to assemble and speak freely. Instead it became a story of the need for sheeple to bow down to authority and give up all their rights. In a matter of hours, our lock on freedom became even more of a shambles, and Blowmeberg (sp?) is a shining example of why. Let no tragedy go unprofited by. The ghoul.

        Some call me a cynic. This is true. Some ask why I’m suspicious of pols and the MSM…the next person who wonders, I’ll probably just excommunicate from my thought processes as too damn dumb to bother with, ever.

  • http://INPROGRESS JESS WILLIAMS

    IT IS NICE TO SEE PEOPLE WITH COMMON SENSE LEAVING COMMENTS, I ONLY READ ONE REAL IDIOT REPLY.

    AL S. DROP ME AN EMAIL, I SEE UR STILL INVOLVED WITH THE SCH&FC. WISH I COULD BE THERE.

  • JeffH

    Bloomberg`s Phantom Mayors Against Illegal Guns
    November 16th, 2009

    Billionaire anti-gun zealot Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, recently appeared on “Meet the Press.” Host David Gregory asked him, “How can you muster the clout and the power to take on the NRA?” Bloomberg raised some eyebrows with his response.

    “If you look at what the real numbers are, I think that we can pull together here and raise enough money . . . to take on this issue and explain to Congress this is just an outrage,” said Bloomberg. Having called your Second Amendment rights an “outrage,” Bloomberg went on to add, “I`m going to not only do that myself, I`m going to ask plenty of other people to do it.

    But not all is well in the ranks of Bloomberg`s supporters.
    His anti-gun lobbying group, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG), is in a state of turmoil. That may explain why Bloomberg has had to provide more than 95% of the funding for his anti-gun crusades from his personal fortune.

    Bloomberg proudly cites the number of mayors in his group. But at least 25 members of his group are not mayors at all. Another five members have already lost their re-election campaigns or have retired.
    Nine members of the group–all of them actual mayors, at least for the moment–were arrested or indicted on criminal charges. These include the perennial misdeeds of corrupt politicians at the lowest levels of government–bribery, corruption and money laundering. The list of charges hanging over Bloomberg`s members also includes conspiracy, tax fraud, possession of child pornography and sexual assault on a child.

    Criminal cases involving five other members of the Bloomberg corps have already been completed, with the mayors in question convicted of the charges against them. Again, we have the garden variety of government corruption–bribery, extortion and conspiracy. But we also see charges for assault and even assaulting a police officer. Ex-mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick of Detroit, faced 10 felony charges in two cases before he made a plea deal.

    Bloomberg proudly states that “over 450 mayors from more than 40 states have joined” his group. He doesn`t talk about how many have left his group (and political office) in disgrace. But corruption charges and criminal trials aren`t the only reason mayors have resigned from MAIG. More than 40 other mayors have resigned from the group when they were made aware of its true legislative agenda.

    Oldmans Township, N.J., Mayor Harry Moore resigned his membership in a letter to Bloomberg, which said in part, “I joined your coalition because of its purported purpose to combat the criminal acquisition and misuse of guns, which is a goal shared by all Americans. Regrettably, it has become abundantly clear to me that you are using this coalition of mayors to advance a hidden agenda of bringing lawsuits against members of the firearms industry and spreading anti-gun propaganda.”

    Moore also protested Bloomberg`s illegal “sting” operations, which jeopardized the safety of actual law enforcement personnel.
    “The Department of Justice warned you to refrain from these actions … I do not want the blood of a police officer on my hands so that you can advance your anti-gun litigation campaign,” wrote Moore.

    Another resignation came from Mayor Marlene Anielski of Walton Hills, Ohio.
    Her letter forcefully stated, “Mayor, you and your coalition of allies have misrepresented yourselves to the mayors of America and its citizens,” and closed by saying, “I can only hope that you will see my departure and the recent departure of other mayors from your coalition as a sign that things must change. We are all on the same side when it comes to stopping criminals from getting guns. Where you lose me is in your true quest–to end lawful firearms ownership and destroy a lawful American industry.”
    http://www.ammoland.com/2009/11/16/bloombergs-phantom-mayors-against-illegal-guns/

    • independant thinker

      Does anyone have informatoion showing how many mayors there iae in the US? So far I have not been able to find said info. It would be interesting to see what % of the mayors support MAIG.

      • JeffH

        You can check the MAIG website and see if your mayor is a part of Bloomberg’s gun grabbing coalition. I believe it is well below the 400 accounted for in 2009.
        http://mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/members/members.shtml

        • 45caliber

          Only two in Texas. Not a big surprise. One on the border and the other a suburb of Dallas.

        • independant thinker

          There are only two mayors from my state that are members and neither are within 75 miles of me. Like I said I am curious what % of the mayors in the USA are members of MAIG.

        • JeffH

          Good ole anti-gun California has 21 mayors on the members list. I’m surprised it wasn’t more.

  • ONTIME

    Recently the threat of destroying public safety by spineless politicians who are looking for ways to keep their government employees as the money becomes scarce, is the way that they extort the public sentiment. This tactic has now taken on the form of gun control and the public has rightfully demanded they have a constitutional right to defend life, family and property under the second amendment, it has now taken on a life which the politicians are having a argument defficiency, they have no way to defend the gun laws that deny people this right. The double edged sword has come to rest on their own necks, protect the people as you promised or they will form the means to legally protect themselves.

    • 45caliber

      Considering that the politicians intend to cut police numbers if forced to balance any budget, we will need to keep our guns for personal protection even more. Or in some cases, protection of our neighborhoods.

  • JeffH

    Imagine turning on the news one evening to see the mayor of New York-a man you’ve never met, in a city you’ve never visited, more than 1,000 miles away-accusing you of federal felonies for which you’ve never even been charged.

    Imagine the heat of fury in your face to hear some New York City politician slur your family business as “a bad apple who routinely ignores federal regulations, a rogue gun dealer with New Yorkers’ blood on their hands,” when you’ve never even gotten a parking ticket.

    You might want to fight back. But can you fight New York’s City Hall and its legions of lawyers?

    That’s exactly what at least two firearm dealers in Georgia and South Carolina are doing after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg targeted them with his anti-gun so-called “sting operations.”

    Jay Wallace, 51, the owner of Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna, Ga., is suing Mayor Bloomberg for slander and libel to the tune of $400 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

    Larry Mickalis, 50, the owner of Mickalis Pawn Shop in Summerville, S.C., is also suing Bloomberg for defamation and lost business.

    Former U.S. Rep Bob Barr, a current NRA Board member, who represents Wallace in his suit, said, “We didn’t start this fight. They did. But we intend to finish it and win.”

    Gun-Hating Theatrics on Broadway In May 2006, New York Mayor Bloomberg kicked off an anti-gun publicity blitz that’s made him a darling of the media and the gun-ban lobby for nearly two years now.

    In a secret, two-month “operation” funded by New York taxpayers, Bloomberg hired civilian investigators to try to trick firearms dealers into making illegal so-called “straw sales”-sales in which a dealer sells a firearm with the knowledge that it is actually being purchased by someone other than the person who fills out the paperwork.

    At his press conference in City Hall-fittingly located on Broadway-Mayor Bloomberg denounced the 15 firearm retailers as “rogue dealers,” “bad apples,” “the worst of the worst” and “a scourge on our society.”

    If any law was broken by any of the 15 dealers named in Bloomberg’s law-suit, it was news to the BATFE, as well.

    Moreover, after reviewing the circumstances surrounding the alleged “straw purchases” made by Bloomberg’s investigators, U.S. attorneys concluded that the purchases “do not rise to a level that would support a criminal prosecution.”

    Michael Battle, director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys at the Department of Justice, wrote a terse letter to Bloomberg’s office, with not-so-veiled censure of his unorthodox activities.

    After gun rights activists called for a probe of Bloomberg’s likely illegal fishing expedition, the BATFE confirmed in February 2007 that it was “investigating to determine if violations(by Bloomberg)of federal firearms laws occurred.”

    Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell wrote to the New York mayor to advise him that the commonwealth had passed legislation specifically intended to stop Bloomberg’s brand of publicity-seeking pseudo-police work.

    In his letter, McDonnell warned that, “such non-law enforcement activities related to undercover illegal firearm purchases will be punishable as a felony in Virginia.”

    As this wass written, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending uncounted millions on a sophisticated, nationwide virtual neural network for profiling, modeling and “microtargeting” individual voters in all 50 states to calculate his chances of bagging the world’s priciest political prize this November.
    Bloomberg is the 25th-wealthiest American, one-third again wealthier even than billionaire gun-ban financier George Soros, and worth $11.5 billion-some even say double that.
    As for a possible presidential juggernaut, Bloomberg’s top political advisor Kevin Sheekey says, “If it happens, it’s a billion-dollar campaign.”
    http://www.nraila.org/Issues/Articles/Read.aspx?id=280&issue=011

  • http://igoogle PEH

    I’d like to know what ‘scientific model’ was used to produce the statistics about the number of persons killed by guns. Did the model include all of the criminals who don’t subscribe to any laws anyway? It is common knowledge that ‘junk’ science can be, and is constantly used, to peddle scare tactics to cloud real issues and gain support of those who choose to remain uninformed. Were any other statistics used to support the contents of this specific report (I doubt it)?
    In this totally biased report, why wasn’t there any mention of the number of lives that are saved each year by law-abiding citizen gun owners in full support of laws and law enforcement.
    The general public is not ‘BLOOMIN’ idiots! Gimme a break!

    • Raggs

      Yeah like global warming…

    • 45caliber

      Every figure I’ve seen quoted by the progressives on the number of gun deaths in the US contain ALL deaths regardless of the reason or cause. Suicides, cops protecting themselves by shooting criminals, criminal on criminal, accidental shootings, etc. are in their figures.

      But if they compare them to figures from other countries, they tend to show ONLY the murders in other countries to make our figures seem even worse.

      If you take all gun deaths, Russia is number 1. Japan is number two – and in Japan even the ownership of one bullet has a year sentence to it. But those who kill themselves aren’t worried about jail when they are found …

      • JeffH

        45caliber, the progressives and the anti-gun liberals feel they have strength in numbers…even when they make them up. You’ll notice that they tend to be non-specific when they cite polls and statistics. They all to often speak in generalities. We see it on this website, we hear Obama speak in generalities all of the time…Hope & Change…that was a generality left to the imagination of the less informed to figure it out. It got him elected.

  • jopa

    New York city is a very small area of land and the mayor thinks he can dictate what is good for the rest of America.I don’t think he has ever lived outside of the city limits and doesn’t have a clue what America is really like and what type of people most of the American gun owners are.He lives with a gangbanger mentality type in his neighborhood and thinks it is like that everywhere.Time for Bloomberg to take a long vacation in the country.

    • JeffH

      jopa, we don’t agree on much but well said.

    • 45caliber

      jopa, Agreed!

  • Raggs

    This has nothing to do with how many people are murdered every year…
    It has everything to do with power over the people.

  • http://AOL.COM FRENCHIE

    I KNEW STUFF LIKE THIS WAS GONNA HAPPEN IN THE WAKE OF THE ARIZONA SHOOTINGS. BLOOMBERG IS A DELUDED LITTLE MANIAC, AFRAID HIS OWN STUPIDITY WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT HIM WHEN PEOPLE HAVE FINALLY HAD ENOUGH OF IT. ISN’T IT STRANGE HOW ONLY LIBERALS THINK THAT TIGHTER GUN LAWS ARE THE ANSWER? LOOK, IF THERE ARE TIGHTER GUN LAWS, THE ONLY PEOPLE AFFECTED ARE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. CRIMINALS COULDN’T CARE LESS ABOUT STRICTER GUN LAWS. THEY’RE ALREADY GOING TO DO LIFE BY THE TIME THEY’RE DONE DOING WHAT THEY DO, WHAT’S AN EXTRA 5 YEARS ON TOP OF THAT? NOPE, MORE GUN LAWS EQUAL NOTHING MORE THAN MORE RED TAPE & MORE CRAP FOR LAW ABIDING CITIZENS TO DEAL WITH. TALK ABOUT GOVERNMENT WASTE, HOW MUCH IS THIS FIASCO COSTING TAXPAYERS? THESE LIBERALS TIME WOULD BE BETTER SPENT IMPROVING THE SITUATIONS OF THIER CONSTITUENCY, INSTEAD OF TRYING TO LEGISLATE THE SAVING OF THIER OWN ASSES, WHICH ULTIMATELY WILL NOT WORK ANYHOW.

  • Joey Biden

    Bloomberg tried this once before and failed. He will fail again and prove once again what an idiot he is. He needs to look at the crime rate where he lives for the real answer.

    • 45caliber

      But he’s got it under CONTROL! So there is nothing to worry about. He has the safest criminals in the country.

  • Rooney

    Next will be banning cars. How many traffic deaths are there each year? I no one could own a car, the country would be a much safer place..

    • 45caliber

      Let’s bann football too. After all, nearly every person who plays football ends up with bruises, not to mention other injuries. And it seems that every year a couple of high school kids die on the field as well.

      • Raggs

        Why not ban illegal immigration?… oxymoron… No wonder the US is in the shape it’s in.

  • SHADOW 123

    Who manufactured the GUN that Cain used to kill Able? Maybe Bloomburg, or Bloombumb could answer that.

  • SHADOW 123

    I sit and read these comments every night and here is what I think—Thomas Jefferson said–”those who do not turn their plows into guns will plow for those who do.” These idiots want to take our GUNS and we still have idiots voting for them. Wake up AMERICA, the time has come to do away with Nancy and the other commies and elect some real Americans. God knows who they are. Some of the ones we have in office (high up) are not. For those of you who are too young to know, look at what Hitler did to the Jewish population of Germany. NO GUNS, NO DEFENSE.

  • http://PERSNNELLIBERTYDIGEST paguespring

    SHADOW 123-Same apply to liberals darling(FDR too)- uncle joe STALIN who kill 25 milion ….

  • Raggs

    Ever have the feeling that ( they ) are trying to scare you into submission?… Indoctrination of children to see global warming as a threat to thier very life… So what is the first thing that you do when you get bit by a venomous snake?… Liberals will sue the snake… Progressives will take the venom and use it on someone else… I shoot the snake.

  • JimH

    People have been killing each other long before the invention of gun powder. What percentage of murders are commited using a gun and what percentage use a different weapon?

  • Ridge Runner

    This dmn blooming idiot needs to put his hands in his own pockrts and play with his own marbles and leave others along.Chicago’s outlaw mayor dally is half right, he wants to charge 17 year olds if caught with an illegal gun. If it is just a gun and not one such as machine gun or sawed off shot gun banned by the fed then it shouldn’t be classed as illegal but legal by the constution.If it is stolen then if it can be proven that the person stole it then they should be prosicuted for that. If a person is a convicted felon as recent as say 10 years and caught with a gun then they should be prosicuted.Every body makes mistakes and if they have served their time(penality)and has stayed clean for at least 10 years then i think they should be able to have a gun for their protection if they wont one guarnteed by the second admendment as long as he is mentaly stable.

  • Infidel

    Will the Automobile be banned? Thousands Die each year and we sell
    more! Why do those in Power want us to give up our Rights? When will
    we decide we want to be Subjects rather than the Citizens we are now!

    NEVER!!!

  • Infidel

    SOROS and Bloomberg Scheming and Dreaming!!!

  • Infidel

    They want OUR Constitution,Guns and Children! Then they own us!

  • Ridge Runner

    I don’t know but i don’t trust these people to tell the truth abouthow many people were murdered with a gun.I wonder how many were accidently killed which is very disturbing(exspecialy if some close to you) and how many were killed by people protecting themselfs from maybe rape,robbery or murder. There is a difference.

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    Here in Pa. the city of Philly was expierencing an usually high murder rate over the last few years. A black legislator from Philly was trying to push through some draconian gun restrictions that would affect everyone in the state. On our state version of C-Span the legislator debated a spokesman from the NRA. After the legislator ended his tirade, the NRA guy stated some facts:

    1) Nationwide 76% of the murders were committed by drug dealers and 92% of their victims were felons.
    2) In Philly 91% of the murders were committed by felons and 96% of their victims were felons.

    Now where does the problem lay ? I say give them more ammo then shoot the survivors.

  • Mjustang

    one of the most deserved headlines would read Bloomberg mugged in New York subway on way to the gay caballero ball

  • oldtimeyman

    You nailed it, Mjustang.

    Just some thoughts: Haven’t all public officials taken an oath to defend and protect the Constitution? Isn’t the Second Amendment part of the Constitution? If the answers are “yes,” then why haven’t they been impeached or recalled?

    • http://gunner689 gunner689

      They’re politicians and mostly lawyers. You can’t trust a word they say; you watch what they do. That’s why it’s so damn important to do your homework on all the candidates.

  • BOB REIN

    I THINK THAT I’M GOING TO SIDE WITH MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON HIS ANTI GUN STAND, AT LEAST FOR NEW YORK CITY….LET’S FACE IT HOW MANY INDIVIDUALS IN NEW YORK CITY ARE MENTALLY CAPABLE OF OWNING AND UTILIZING A FIREARM SAFELY…THEY HAVE NO IDEA OF THEIR RIGHTS UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION …I SAY LET THEM HAVE THEIR WAY IN NEW YORK CITY…EVENTUALLY PRODUCTIVE INTELLIGENT PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING CRUSHED BY HIGH TAXES, AND OVER REGULATION WILL FLEE THE STATE AND HEAD FOR ANYWHERE THAT THE PROGRESSIVE , SOCIALIST KOOKS HAVEN,T DESTROYED…LIKE TEXAS!! LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC!!!!

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