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Rubio Draws Scorn Of Bloomberg Gun Group
CBSMiami ^ | 19 April, 2013 | NA

Posted on 04/19/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT by marktwain

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Senator Marco Rubio was vocal in his opposition to any new gun control measures and voted against the expanded background check amendment earlier this week. That vote has now drawn the scorn of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group.

According to the Miami Herald, the local leader of that group, Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner said of Rubio’s move, “Your position and your vote yesterday put you on shaky ground with 94 percent of Floridians. You are a coward Senator Rubio. You are afraid to stand up to the gun lobby and to stand up for your constituents. Instead you stood up for the NRA. Shame on you.”

The expanded background measures polled nationally around 90 percent support, which is almost unheard of for any potential legislation from the federal government.

Rubio repeatedly said the expanded background checks don’t work and that closing the gun show loophole isn’t needed. Rubio also said several times that new laws weren’t needed because the criminals don’t respect the laws.

Democrats pointed out the problem with that logic, which was routinely used by the National Rifle Association and gun supporters, is that if that is indeed the case, then why are laws needed against drugs, murder, and other crimes if criminals don’t care about the law anyway.

According to the Herald, the mayors group has bought some advertising in Orlando and Tampa but hasn’t said if it will spend significant money to beat Rubio in a statewide election or if he chooses to run for president in 2016.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; constitution; guncontrol; rubio; secondamendment
It is a good analogy for the failed war on drugs, a terrible analogy for murder, which is not an item that is easily manufactured and sold on the black market.
1 posted on 04/19/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT by marktwain
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The proper respsonse:

“I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is “needed” before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents’ “interests,” I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can.” - Barry Godwater, the Conscience of a Conservative


2 posted on 04/19/2013 11:24:25 AM PDT by cotton1706
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>>The expanded background measures polled nationally around 90 percent support, which is almost unheard of for any potential legislation from the federal government.
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Not if you predefine the results.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 11:26:44 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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In this life one’s reputation is based on who your friends are, and also on those who are your enemies. Certainly this is true for politicians.

I think that Rubio should be very proud that the likes of Bloomberg dislike him with such intensity...it means that he’s simply GOT to be right.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 11:43:02 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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It is a good analogy for the failed war on drugs

Dopesmoking commie! </WoDmaniac>

5 posted on 04/19/2013 11:53:10 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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why are laws needed against drugs, murder, and other crimes if criminals don’t care about the law anyway.


6 posted on 04/19/2013 11:57:52 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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7 posted on 04/19/2013 12:00:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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What is this *Mayors Against Illegal Guns* nonsense?

For that to be a legitimate organization they would spend most, if not all, of their time dealing with the gangbangers in every major city in the country.

Instead they only want to take away the law-abiding’s right to self defense as provided for in the 2A.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 12:24:36 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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"Any time a fascist tyrant is sad, I'm happy!" -- Rubio


9 posted on 04/19/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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Scorn of Bloomturd=Badge of honor.

Wear it proudly.


10 posted on 04/19/2013 4:54:59 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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