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Bloomberg Decries Death of Background Check Bill in Senate (Including a Crying Cuomo)
Politicker ^ | 4/17 4:52pm | Colin Campbell

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 isn’t happy.

“Today’s 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 year’s infamous Connecticut elementary school massacre, further suggested that he’d 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 don’t 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 Senate’s 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 Senate’s inability to pass even a watered down, minimal gun safety bill is simply unacceptable.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/17/2013 5:58:25 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

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”


2 posted on 04/17/2013 6:00:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Red Steel


3 posted on 04/17/2013 6:01:25 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Red Steel

I think I’ll run down and get me a 32oz soda.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 6:03:21 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: nascarnation

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.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 6:03:35 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Red Steel

Hey Bloomie: the Special Interests LOST today! The Constitution won!


6 posted on 04/17/2013 6:04:51 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Red Steel
Bloomberg is not pleased...
7 posted on 04/17/2013 6:05:05 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red Steel

-——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...


8 posted on 04/17/2013 6:05:58 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: Red Steel


9 posted on 04/17/2013 6:07:55 PM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Red Steel

If Obozo, Bloomturd, Cuomo and Schumer are unhappy, it is a good thing.

No more exploration is necessary.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 6:10:42 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RC one

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?


11 posted on 04/17/2013 6:13:18 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: RC one

Euroscum......


12 posted on 04/17/2013 6:15:42 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: RC one

Both of those turds: Protected 24 hours a day 7 days a week by ARMED bodyguards.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 6:16:59 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Red Steel

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.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 6:18:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Red Steel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtKuRTQAvV4 think I`ll use this as my standard reply for this occasion.
15 posted on 04/17/2013 6:18:37 PM PDT by nomad
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

and i am sure they are able to conceal carry, no problem.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 6:19:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: bert

Bwahahahaha. Commies take one up the...


17 posted on 04/17/2013 6:19:52 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: EEGator

There’s a guy here in Maine who collects “Wizard of Oz” memorabilia, and he has the green “Munchkin” costume shown in your post.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 6:25:18 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: Red Steel

Stick it in your ear Bloomie!!!


19 posted on 04/17/2013 6:26:12 PM PDT by Route395
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To: RC one

Wolves in sheep clothing.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 6:26:41 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: nascarnation

Note to the dago in the expensive suit....you’re the extremist and stupid like your father.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 6:27:07 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (The Government is actively preparing to go to War with a significant portion of its own Citizens.)
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To: Chode

22 posted on 04/17/2013 6:28:28 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Red Steel

23 posted on 04/17/2013 6:28:47 PM PDT by Route395
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To: Red Steel

Bloomberg, who is positioning himself for a presidential run lost. He is from NY. He wants your rights. He is a liberal, He is short. He lost today and he will lose in the future. He is the heart of the democrat party.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 6:29:08 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Cyclone59

The bottom line is nobody buys 32 oz soda’s here in NY. Even on a hot day. It’s too humid.

In the desert you can down a 32 oz’er and get another one and down it too because you sweat it off or exhale it. Here you simply don’t get dehydrated like that.


25 posted on 04/17/2013 6:31:06 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (The Government is actively preparing to go to War with a significant portion of its own Citizens.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

What are the odds? :)


26 posted on 04/17/2013 6:37:20 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red Steel

Bloomberg decries special interest groups then says he’ll spend millions on the issue.

And obama says the NRA lied. Cuomo is lying when he says criminals buying guns at gun shows is killing children. I don’t think any of the mass killers were “criminals” until after they had killed people.


27 posted on 04/17/2013 6:42:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: RC one

Look... evil is putting on a “happy face”.

LLS


28 posted on 04/17/2013 6:54:22 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Does this idiot not realize he is leading a freaking special interest group?


29 posted on 04/17/2013 7:06:47 PM PDT by GamecockD
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To: Red Steel

There’s at least one thing we can be sure Bloomberg will NEVER decry - and that’s the sound of his own voice as he beats his gums endlessly on his Olympian ego trip.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 8:04:05 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Red Steel.
The U.S. Senate voted down a bipartisan deal Democrats and Republicans rejected to expand background checks to gun shows and internet sales today an illegal attempt to undermine the Constitution.

31 posted on 04/17/2013 8:04:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Red Steel; All

Bloomberg & Cuomo are politicians of the “Boxcar Stuffing” variety.


32 posted on 04/18/2013 3:09:20 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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