Skip to comments.Bloomberg: 'Shoot first' laws provoke tragedies like the death of Trayvon Martin
Posted on 07/14/2013 1:02:13 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
"Sadly, all the facts in this tragic case will probably never be known," Bloomberg said in a prepared statement Sunday. "But one fact has long been crystal clear: 'shoot first' laws like those in Florida can inspire dangerous vigilantism and protect those who act recklessly with guns."
He blamed "gun lobby extremists in Washington" for drafting the laws and said the legislation lets armed citizens think it's OK to shoot first and later defend themselves on the grounds that it was a justifiable homicide."
Bloomberg touted his work with other civic leaders on the issue and said they are seeking to eliminate such laws in Florida and elsewhere: "The tragic death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed child attempting to walk home from the store, will continue to drive our efforts," he said.
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Bloomberg is ignorant. There are no “Shoot First” laws anywhere in this country. Except when it comes to cops and family puppies.
The man is embarrassing.
It’s not shoot first.
It’s shoot when you feel threatened. Like when you are getting your head pounded into concrete.
Bloomberg has never let the truth get in the way of a good propaganda line.
This man is a total ass.
Bloomberg can rest easy knowing that in his city Zimmerman wouldn’t have had a chance and might in fact be dead today from his beating.
Then why are you making goofy "Shoot first" comments on it, moron?! You haven't a clue about what happened that night. You weren't there! Were you?
He is desperate to make some sort of splash as a lame dud mayor. He’s already ruined the school system, given away precious parkland to developers, dissed the city’s workers over and over again, etc. Now he styles himself the disarmament king. Too bad criminals aren’t the ones handing in their guns, bozo.
Compare our crime rates Bloomy. I’m in central FL and our violent crime is at a 40 year low and almost the lowest since they started keeping stats. The logical results of an armed society. Our Founding Fathers were brilliant architects.
Are they trying to abolish self defense? or is it that you can’t use a gun? Some people can’t fight, or can’t use a knife, so they need the gun, or they die.
One more right down the drain: the instinctive right of self preservation. This is a fundamental, unalienable right.
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You're right on both counts... he's an idiot and there are no 'shoot first' laws. The guy never knows when to keep his mouth shut.
that is the bloomber marketing machine. Their new meme”shoot first laws”.
We need more power on stand your ground laws.
Call them bloomberg protections. Shut the left down.
Perhaps we need common sense open carry.
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