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Bloomberg Blames Guns, Not Gunners, For Violent NYC Weekend
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/05/2011 5:35:30 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Serious question: can the supposedly-very-smart Mayor Michael Bloomberg really be this foolish, or is there something else at work? Commenting on the outbreak of gun violence in NYC over the Labor Day weekend, in which 42 people were injured or killed, Bloomberg uttered [at least according to this report] not a word of condemnation directed toward the criminals themselves. Instead, the Big Appler blamed only the proliferation of guns and called for "stricter gun control laws".

What is it that drives liberals to condemn the instruments of crime, rather than the criminals themselves? Bloomberg quote after the jump.

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1 posted on 09/05/2011 5:35:33 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Bloomber blames guns, not gunners, for violent NYC weekend. Clueless liberal ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/05/2011 5:36:40 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And he blames jumbo jets for 9/11 - not muslims.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 5:39:31 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess that guns have this magic, demonic power that overcomes normally decent, law-abiding citizens and turns them into mad dog killers. Right.


4 posted on 09/05/2011 5:40:33 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Maybe the Gunwalker/Fast and Furious program in Indiana actually had New York City as its target and not Chicago at all.

Bloomberg has definitely gotten himself in a bind in this gun stuff ~ he was out there engaging in straw purchases himself ~ we'll see this ol'boy in prison before it's over Fur Shur.

5 posted on 09/05/2011 5:41:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Guns are evil, terrible things. I used to have to keep them locked in a dark closet. And then I lost them all in a tragic boating accident. But I still laugh at their pitiful cries for help.


6 posted on 09/05/2011 5:41:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Its is never a failure of their policies, so therefore it must be those evil guns, barbarian Tea Partiers, etc. etc. Maybe you should order another mandatory evacuation of NYC, Bloomberg you idiot.
7 posted on 09/05/2011 5:41:48 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think it was the vitriol and heated rhetoric from the union thugs that caused it. I’m sure Sheriff Dipstik would agree with me.


8 posted on 09/05/2011 5:42:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Spreading fear isn't working for the 'RATS anymore so they've resorted to using threats.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

lol!


9 posted on 09/05/2011 5:42:25 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The liberals’ liberal.

You can bet that his bodyguards carry real guns. After all he is of soooooooo great a value to New York and the country.


10 posted on 09/05/2011 5:42:36 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

His comment is worse than you imagine. He said that guns had to be kept out of the hands of kids who don’t understand the value of human life. His problem is guns when he admits that graduates of his schools,where I taught for 25 yrs, do not understand the value and importance of human life.An indictment of everything progressive in America.


11 posted on 09/05/2011 5:42:36 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I have a 45. auto sitting next to me where I can reach it (old man, always put in safe when grandkids visit) and it has sat there all weekend and not shot anybody. Suppose its defective???


12 posted on 09/05/2011 5:43:01 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Liberals hate individualism and personal responsibility in all forms........


13 posted on 09/05/2011 5:43:01 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I recently spent some time with a MD who works the ER at a major urban trauma center.

He said there are three phrases almost always uttered by gunshot victims which are almost always false:

“I got no idea who did this”

“I was just minding my own business”

“There’s no drugs in my system”


14 posted on 09/05/2011 5:43:04 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’d like to see a breakdown - - who shot who...


15 posted on 09/05/2011 5:43:12 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh Goody!!!!

Democrats bringing up gun control again.

2012 is going to be a LANDSLIDE...!!!


16 posted on 09/05/2011 5:44:40 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Exactly like another failed mayor by the name of David Dinkins.


17 posted on 09/05/2011 5:46:11 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Serious question: can the supposedly-very-smart Mayor Michael Bloomberg really be this foolish

You betcha!

18 posted on 09/05/2011 5:46:20 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: JohnD9207

I always loved the old line, “Ted Kennedy’s car has killed more people than all my guns put together.”


19 posted on 09/05/2011 5:46:29 PM PDT by kevao
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
What a simple-minded twit.
He thinks that inanimate objects
have the power of thought and action

20 posted on 09/05/2011 5:54:35 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And the deficit problem is not due to inept politicians, it is the pencil’s fault.


21 posted on 09/05/2011 5:55:13 PM PDT by RobertClark (People sleep peaceably in their beds at night b'cse good men are rdy to do violence on their behalf)
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To: GOPJ

“I’d like to see a breakdown - - who shot who...”

Dream on, my FRiend.


22 posted on 09/05/2011 5:56:16 PM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Does he blame the cars for drunk driving?


23 posted on 09/05/2011 5:56:18 PM PDT by Grunthor
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To: SVTCobra03

Nn different than how the MSM covers SUV’s. The SUV always mysteriously drives itself into a building, crowd of people, etc.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 5:57:13 PM PDT by matt04
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To: ilovesarah2012

Good one!


25 posted on 09/05/2011 5:57:16 PM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
blamed only the proliferation of guns and called for "stricter gun control laws"

That makes sense. The sort of criminal who would shoot total strangers at random or over "business" territory isn't deterred by the laws against assault with a deadly weapon or murder, but that's only because there aren't enough of the right laws, yet. It's time for a new approach - let's find out if new laws against that sawed-off fully automatic 12-gauge assault rifle revolver with high capacity newspapers and magazines will deter criminals - at least until we can build more midnight basketball courts.

26 posted on 09/05/2011 5:59:36 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bloomy you turkey, GUNS ARE ILLEGAL IN NY City. Try and get a LIC unless you are a drug dealer!


27 posted on 09/05/2011 6:01:22 PM PDT by Tuketu (Socialize the Legal System. Then we are all equal before the law.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bloombug believes guns are some alien parasite that leaps into someones hand and forces them to act goa’uld like.


28 posted on 09/05/2011 6:01:27 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: SVTCobra03

But they ‘magically’ behave in the hands of police and military.
Bloombug can’t explain that.


29 posted on 09/05/2011 6:05:02 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks governsleastgovernsbest.


30 posted on 09/05/2011 6:10:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: panaxanax
I'm willing to bet not one person what shot by someone with a conceal carry ...

...that more than half of the shootings were done by blacks or other minorities.

And the majority of shootings were done by people with existent criminal backgrounds.

In short - the shooters would be the same types who would ignore gun control laws to start with...

31 posted on 09/05/2011 6:14:41 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: nascarnation

““I got no idea who did this”

“I was just minding my own business”

“There’s no drugs in my system

‘’’’’

Don’t forget “I was just turning my life around”.


32 posted on 09/05/2011 6:20:42 PM PDT by Mears
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
'There are just too many guns on the streets and we have to do something about it,' he said, and urged for more federal control and stricter gun control laws across the country."

Hmmm... If Bloomberg is right, that there are "just too many guns on the streets" he can do something about it... Just disarm the cops! As mayor, he can order that. In one fell swoop, he could get 40,000 or more guns right off the streets!

Mark

33 posted on 09/05/2011 6:23:40 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Tuketu

It IS possible to get a gun and a permit to conceal in both New York state, and New York city. It’s extremely difficult.


34 posted on 09/05/2011 6:26:36 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bloomberg views the urban mayhem as an exploitable crisis, exactly what he wants.


35 posted on 09/05/2011 6:27:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He must be retired asap. Clueless.


36 posted on 09/05/2011 6:29:39 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: GOPJ

You nailed it!

If I can find a list of the shooters I’ll surely post it and ping you.


37 posted on 09/05/2011 6:32:46 PM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Anytime the left claims one of their own is the smartest person on earth, they mean he’s as dumb as a box of rocks.

You may have noticed that they lie?


38 posted on 09/05/2011 6:54:15 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I got rid of my only gun, my grandfathers 410 Ga, years ago after IT missed that 12 point buck.


39 posted on 09/05/2011 7:08:29 PM PDT by IAMIUBU
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mark Levin’s got it right, he calls him - Bloomturd!


40 posted on 09/05/2011 7:21:55 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: TheOldLady

Sure, but that’s only when they’re among strangers or just people they know.


41 posted on 09/05/2011 7:29:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ah, so. That narrows it down to everyone on earth. Good show, Civ.


42 posted on 09/05/2011 7:40:08 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Closer to home, does he than the mixmaster for the birthday cake his wife baked for him?


43 posted on 09/05/2011 8:14:49 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB61)
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To: SVTCobra03
Yeah. Kinda like SUVs.
45 posted on 09/05/2011 8:27:22 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A rich Cretin.


46 posted on 09/05/2011 9:58:18 PM PDT by pankot
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
47 posted on 09/06/2011 7:16:41 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower
Bloomberg Blames Guns, Not Gunners, For Violent NYC Weekend

What a surprise. Who didn't see that coming? Of course bloomturd is going to blame guns. He's made it a centerpiece of his political philosophy. It's so convenient (but utterly insane) to blame an inanimate object for the criminal activity of criminals. I think that the NYC criminal justice system should just go around arresting the guns and let the criminals go. (Oh wait that's pretty much what they do. Make it almost impossible for a law abiding citizen to protect himself, and let the criminals back out on the streets as soon as possible) That really worked well in this instance didn't it?

48 posted on 09/06/2011 7:27:42 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did Bloomberg also find a study citing automobiles as being responsible for traffic accidents?


49 posted on 09/06/2011 7:31:55 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama and the Dems - The flash mob raiding the Treasury.)
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To: N. Theknow

Was it an SUV? Those things are killers....


50 posted on 09/06/2011 7:32:51 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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