Skip to comments.BLOOMBERG'S MISFIRE: BLAMING GUN MAKERS
Posted on 01/24/2005 11:18:31 AM PST by neverdem
BLOOMBERG'S MISFIRE: BLAMING GUN MAKERS
Mayor Bloomberg misfired recently when he signed a bill permitting crime victims to sue law-abiding, out-of-state gun makers unless they change their lawful sales and distribution practices by adopting the city's so-called "code of conduct" ("Mike Opens Fire on Gun Makers," Jan. 19).
The law is an unconstitutional attempt to regulate interstate commerce, something only Congress can do.
There already is a "code of conduct" for the firearm industry. It's called the Gun Control Act.
More importantly, this law will not reduce gun crime in the city.
The law's "code" is nothing more than the same gun-control measures the U.S. Center for Disease Control and the National Academy of Sciences both separately concluded have not been shown to reduce gun violence.
Lawsuits under the law will simply bankrupt law-abiding businesses by blaming them for the actions of criminals. Lawrence Keane
Sports Foundation, Inc.
Is New York prepared to hold knife makers, automobile makers, fertilizer makers, tool makers, etc., responsible for the misuse of their products?
All of these objects are inanimate until someone uses them.
That someone is the responsible party if harm comes from misuse. Doug Denehie
Ocean Springs, Miss.
I would like to commend Councilman Andrew Lanza for voting against the recent batch of gun laws that the misguided City Council has inflicted on legitimate gun owners.
History has proven time and again that gun control does not work, and all the junk lawsuits brought against the gun industry have all been thrown out of court. Anthony Calabria
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I'd love to see NY try to pass a law barring young black males from buying a gun. See how well that goes off.
Did'ya ever notice that when liberals defend abortion the first argument they raise is that it's legal, but never bring that point up when discussing tobacco or firearms?
We don't call him Blooming-idiot for nothing!!
He may have changed his party affiliation, but he sure didnt change his liberal opinions.
If gun manufacturers would decline to make any future sales to NYC, including the police department and the security services which provide protection for the elites, that would just tickle me. Gunsmiths could also refuse all city service work.
There has to be a concerted effort to break these foolish politicians rather than to just try to work around their silly laws.
Do you suppose they'll sue Boeing for 9/11?
Not the best example. I would use pharmaceutical manufacturers. If grandma won't get her meds because some punks stole some pain pills in the supply chain and sold them, illegally, on the black market, then grandma, and perhaps the left, will get the drift about how bad laws like these are.
After all, it's not gun owners, knife owners and tool makers that are voting these jokers into office. It's grandma and her soon-to-be-menopausal daughter that's voting for these morons.
This is idiotic. THe manufactures have no idea how their tool will be used. I suppose now that if someone uses a car to run down someone, the grieving family members can sue Ford?
The clown hasn't a clue about existing laws, and the procurement process.
No. This is Bloomberg.
And every car manufacturer.... And....
***We don't call him Blooming-idiot for nothing!!***
Let me guess...His pappy j**k*d off in a flower garden and he came up a bloomim idiot.
A turtle s&&t on a rock and the sun hatched him.
This knucklehead, Bloomboob, makes Giuliani look good. Woe is me!
He's running for office in the city of New York.
So, forget that idea.
Rudy G. was the best mayor of NY since Manhattan was settled by the Dutch 300 years ago.
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