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Bloomberg: What are Obama, Romney going to do?
Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Kevin Robillard

Posted on 07/20/2012 8:13:55 AM PDT by Zakeet

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has emerged as one of the nation’s highest-profile supporters of gun control, demanded on Friday that the presidential candidates “stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about” mass shootings.

Asked about the Colorado mass shootings at a movie theater showing “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo., that killed at least 12 people, Bloomberg said politicians needed to offer policy proposals in addition to prayers and sympathy.

“Soothing words are nice,” Bloomberg said during an interview on WOR News Talk Radio 710 in New York City. “But maybe it’s time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country. ... No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them, concretely, not just in generalities, specifically, what are they going to do about guns?”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; guncontrol; murder; shooting

... and Libtards like me are just beginning to start our motors on this screed ... again!

1 posted on 07/20/2012 8:14:06 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
Murders caused by gang violence are a major scourge of American cities. What are you, Rahm, and the rest of your liberal brethren who administrate these cities going to do about these gangs?
2 posted on 07/20/2012 8:17:59 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Zakeet

Romney will have to be injected with massive doses of starch directly to the spine in order for him not to collapse on this issue.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 8:18:09 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Zakeet

Make a new law you dipshnit liberal. The killers are not following the law that you cannot murder, maybe they will follow the law that you cannot have a gun.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 8:18:56 AM PDT by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: Zakeet

Guns are illegal in Chicago, you see how that has worked.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 8:20:28 AM PDT by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: Zakeet

Hey Bloomy how many people got shot in your city last night in individual shootings?


6 posted on 07/20/2012 8:21:46 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Zakeet
New York City has had about 200 murders so far in 2012.

How many have been committed by deranged white males wearing body armor? And, Mayor, what are you doing about the NYC murder rate? (And whatever you are doing or are not doing -- it isn't working.)

7 posted on 07/20/2012 8:21:46 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Zakeet

Well as Governor, Romney already implemented his own “Assault Weapons” ban so we know where his true position lies on “Scary” guns.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 8:23:00 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Zakeet
demanded on Friday that the presidential candidates “stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about” mass shootings.

There's an air to this that insinuates these events happen daily.

How about going to Israel for a week, Bloomie? I'd bet you'd feel more safe there than you do in your own city. Then again, you've got armed security details, so you don't count, do you?

This WILL become the undersea quake to start a gun-ban tsunami. It's coming.

9 posted on 07/20/2012 8:23:12 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Zakeet

Stocking up before January just in case.

Heck, 12 dead? That’s almost a typical night in Chicago!


10 posted on 07/20/2012 8:23:41 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Zakeet

Bloomberg really fancies himself to be a national leader, doesn’t he?

Unemployment just passed 10% in NYC. Maybe he might want to pay some attention to affairs in his own jurisdiction, and we Americans will tend to ours.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 8:25:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Zakeet
...what are they going to do about guns?”

Check you at the entrance where a lot of people are gathered. If you don't have a gun, they issue you one to shoot back at the bad guys. I wonder how many good guns (concealed carriers) were at the event?

12 posted on 07/20/2012 8:26:23 AM PDT by TexasRedeye
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To: izzatzo

are you kidding me?

after the clinton “assault weapons ban” expired, governor mcromney instituted his own personal “assault weapon ban” for his state....

what do you think he will do with executive power?


13 posted on 07/20/2012 8:27:55 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: Zakeet
Didn't take Blooming Idiot long to try and hijack this tragedy for his anti-gun agenda, you would have thought he would have at least had the decency to let the bodies get cold....
14 posted on 07/20/2012 8:30:43 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Zakeet

What are you going to do?

A whole movie theater full of people and not a single concealed carry permitee who is capable of firing back? After the 2002 Moscow Theater hostage debacle, I woke up to how inviting a theater full of people would be to any terrorist, especially a jihadist.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 8:35:45 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Zakeet
What are Obama, Romney going to do?

The people of Colorado can handle it just fine.

If somebody in that theater had been armed and trained, this pompous mental midget wouldn't be asking that question.

16 posted on 07/20/2012 8:37:35 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Zakeet

What all the gungrabbers are really doing today is throwing a party. They love it when somebody goes postal; they don’t give a rat’s ass about the people killed.


17 posted on 07/20/2012 8:38:49 AM PDT by MrKatykelly
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

The Zimmerman case didn’t cause enough fear and chaos.

Now they can further their gun control crap. Hmmm


18 posted on 07/20/2012 8:40:00 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Zakeet

Require every citizen to own and get training in how to use a gun. Enact “Shall Issue” CCW laws in every state. The bad guys won’t be so free with guns if they know that people are ready to shoot back.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 8:43:59 AM PDT by RonF
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To: Zakeet

I actually agree with this POS for once, politicians should clearly state their positions and intentions regarding gun control. That makes it easier for us to root out the hidden gun grabbers and then vote the SOBs out of office.


20 posted on 07/20/2012 8:45:33 AM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Seems a little suspicious since the gun grabbers are really pushing this UN gun control thing right now. Is this the added push they need?

As I've said before, I don't put anything past the dick-tater & his handlers.

21 posted on 07/20/2012 8:48:07 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Zakeet

I want them to look into the culture of Hollywood. Chances are this idiot grew up watching violent movies 24/7. Guns are the problem? I say Hollywood is the a big chunk of the problem.


22 posted on 07/20/2012 8:51:24 AM PDT by bergmeid (Leftism kills babies and economies. Leftism is truly a DEAD END.)
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To: RonF

Based on the Supreme Court ruling on health care, does that mean Congress could pass a law requiring everyone to purchase a gun, and fining them if they refuse to do so?


23 posted on 07/20/2012 8:51:54 AM PDT by Pappy Smear (Support the presidency, end the policies.)
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To: Zakeet
The sane solution would be to make it easier to carry a weapon.

...."An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."

Robert A. Heinlein

24 posted on 07/20/2012 8:54:50 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Zakeet

Blow it out your bloomers.


25 posted on 07/20/2012 9:01:42 AM PDT by beaversmom
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Keep FR Running

Counter the MSM spin machine.

26 posted on 07/20/2012 9:02:26 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Zakeet

the last think we want to do is make sure responsible law abiding people have a means to defend themselves under an attack by a nut job with a rifle. /s


27 posted on 07/20/2012 9:03:01 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Zakeet
Since Cinemark theaters have a no guns policy, it could just as easily be argued that the gun free zone made it an attractive target. One CCW carrier in the theater could have ended this much earlier with much less loss of life.
28 posted on 07/20/2012 9:03:44 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Zakeet

Dear Nanny B: short answer to your question - ARM EVERYBODY, you jackass!


29 posted on 07/20/2012 9:03:49 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: Zakeet

The best way to prevent this crap is to encourage more citizens to arm themselves, and train to use their firearms. A bullet in the back of the perps head would have been a good way to end his evil.


30 posted on 07/20/2012 9:05:44 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Zakeet

How many gang bangers have been killed in Chicago this year?


31 posted on 07/20/2012 9:06:21 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: beaversmom

Sounds like he has a bloomer wedgy again. Sorry SOS that he is. He has armed security to protect him so what’s his beef? Besides he probably had a private screening of the show and would never deign to mingle with the lowly scum who go to a local cinema. Unless of course it is a red carpet event. Then he would have to mingle with hollywood scum which he would just love.

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.


32 posted on 07/20/2012 9:06:30 AM PDT by rktman
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To: Zakeet

Bloomberg needs to stick with what he knows - taking sugarery drinks away from citizens - and telling the ‘little people’ what they can eat if they’re good. What a wad...


33 posted on 07/20/2012 9:12:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Zakeet

Another nitwit pol dipping his beak in the still-cooling blood of the victims.


34 posted on 07/20/2012 9:15:33 AM PDT by Rocko
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To: DarthVader

What are we going to do about automobile accidents statistic show about 115 dead per day or about one dead every 13 minutes. Are we going to take all the cars away?

And please, I hope some one does not come back and say “Well there is not much we can do about car accidents, but we sure can do something about guns” Since we have plenty of politicians who are of the same mind set as Bloomberg, matter of fact right now one of them is abusing the public housing project you know where. Because of it I do believe that a well armed public is just about as essential as having a car, perhaps even more so.


35 posted on 07/20/2012 9:19:53 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: Zakeet

Everything they can.


36 posted on 07/20/2012 9:25:27 AM PDT by sport
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To: Zakeet

Hey Bloomie, would you feel any better if they died by being run over by a Chevy Blazer or killed by Islamic terrorists? All I can say to you is hands off our guns and you can get lost.


37 posted on 07/20/2012 9:37:28 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
The Zimmerman case didn’t cause enough fear and chaos.

Now they can further their gun control crap. Hmmm


Yeah, it is like their versions of s Reichstag Fire. They are going to make hay of it for sure, we need to be strong.
38 posted on 07/20/2012 9:42:58 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Zakeet
...“stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about” mass shootings.

Step one is to properly identify the shooters, who in all cases have either been Muslim Jihadis or homegrown crazies. They're already tapdancing all around the Jihad angle on this one.

39 posted on 07/20/2012 9:46:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Zakeet

Here is a sickening thought that someone here has probably already made but I haven’ read it yet.

Obama will get a bounce form the Aurora shootings like he did after the Grifford shooting.

He will attend the funerals and say pretty things about compassion and understanding and non-violence and the need for us all to come together and love one another and re-elect him.

People will swoon. It could incite a new wave of Obama fever and push up his numbers.

Anyone know if the murderer is an Obama fan? That could have been the motive.


40 posted on 07/21/2012 12:29:06 AM PDT by garjog
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