Skip to comments.Bloomberg Decries Death of Background Check Bill in Senate (Including a Crying Cuomo)
Posted on 04/17/2013 5:58:25 PM PDT by Red Steel
The U.S. Senate voted down a bipartisan deal to expand background checks to gun shows and internet sales today, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg isnt happy.
Todays vote is a damning indictment of the stranglehold that special interests have on Washington, Mr. Bloomberg declared in a statement condemning both parties for their inaction. Democrats who are so quick to blame Republicans for our broken gun laws could not stand united. And Republicans who are so quick to blame Democrats for not being tough enough on crime handed criminals a huge victory, by preserving their ability to buy guns illegally at gun shows and online and keeping the illegal trafficking market well-fed.
Mr. Bloomberg, who has become a national spokesman of sorts for gun control in the aftermath of last years infamous Connecticut elementary school massacre, further suggested that hed continue to put millions of dollars into affecting future congressional elections on the basis of this issue.
But even with some bi-partisan support, a common-sense public safety reform died in the U.S. Senate at the hands of those who are more interested in attempting to protect their own political careers or some false sense of ideological purity than protecting the lives of innocent Americans, he continued. The only silver lining is that we now know who refuses to stand with the 90 percent of Americans and in 2014, our ever-expanding coalition of supporters will work to make sure that voters dont forget.
Update (5:58 p.m.): Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who rose to some national prominence for his tough gun control measures passed earlier this year, also weighed in:
The Senates failure to pass a bipartisan measure that is supported by the vast majority of American people is a sad statement on the power of extremists to stand in the way of reason and common sense. Background checks for firearm sales is a reasonable measure that would help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and help keep Americans safe from gun violence. In the wake of the seemingly unending cycle of tragedy involving gun violence, the Senates inability to pass even a watered down, minimal gun safety bill is simply unacceptable.
Note to Bloomie:
You have been running $$$$ millions in ads here in Indiana attempting to pass this legislation. Why don’t you have enough “integrity” to attach YOUR NAME to these ads instead of the fake “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”
I think I’ll run down and get me a 32oz soda.
Hey idiot Bloomberg. You cannot buy a gun on the Internet without taking delivery of it from an FFL after a background check. They continue that fat lie. Suck it Bloomie and Cuomohomo.
Hey Bloomie: the Special Interests LOST today! The Constitution won!
-——handed criminals a huge victory, by preserving their ability to buy guns illegally at gun shows and online and keeping the illegal trafficking market well-fed.-——
Hey...doom berg....you numbskull....
Criminals will always find a way to abtain guns.....because they are criminals you facist dirtbag....
If I wanted to sell any of my guns to a person I trusted and knew...and this bill passed.... I would be a felon...
If Obozo, Bloomturd, Cuomo and Schumer are unhappy, it is a good thing.
No more exploration is necessary.
I find it interesting that the left tries to paint the right as the party that limits rights - mainly because of the opposition to abortion. But it is the left who continues to limit the rights of the people - no big ass sodas, not trans fats or no guns to name a few. How is it that nobody picks up on this?
Both of those turds: Protected 24 hours a day 7 days a week by ARMED bodyguards.
they are more outraged law abiding people can have their 2nd amendment rights less infringed, than they are outraged that criminals never obey the mountains and mountains of laws they pass.
the solution to people breaking laws is not to keep passing more laws, which they will also ignore.
they don’t want criminals punished. they want law abiding people disarmed. criminals won’t have their guns tracked. because they don’t buy them at stores and they aren’t registered.
government - and i mean a great deal of repubs too - are not on the citizens’ side concerning a ‘not infringed’ 2nd amendment.
and i am sure they are able to conceal carry, no problem.
Bwahahahaha. Commies take one up the...
There’s a guy here in Maine who collects “Wizard of Oz” memorabilia, and he has the green “Munchkin” costume shown in your post.
Stick it in your ear Bloomie!!!
Wolves in sheep clothing.