Skip to comments.Rubio Draws Scorn Of Bloomberg Gun Group
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 Bloombergs Mayors Against Illegal Guns group.
According to the Miami Herald, the local leader of that group, Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner said of Rubios 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 dont work and that closing the gun show loophole isnt needed. Rubio also said several times that new laws werent needed because the criminals dont 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 dont care about the law anyway.
According to the Herald, the mayors group has bought some advertising in Orlando and Tampa but hasnt said if it will spend significant money to beat Rubio in a statewide election or if he chooses to run for president in 2016.
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
>>The expanded background measures polled nationally around 90 percent support, which is almost unheard of for any potential legislation from the federal government.
Not if you predefine the results.
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.
Dopesmoking commie! </WoDmaniac>
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.
Scorn of Bloomturd=Badge of honor.
Wear it proudly.