Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Bloomberg: If You Sell a Gun to Your Son, 'There's Something Wrong in Your Family'
CNSNews.com ^ | April 15, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 04/17/2013 6:14:28 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

(CNSNews.com) – If you sell a gun to your son, “there’s something wrong with your family," says New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

In a radio appearance on Friday, Bloomberg, a gun control activist and co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, praised the legislation that is now moving forward in the Senate. The bill would require universal background checks for most sales of firearms, including those online and at gun shows.

“The only thing it would not cover is if you sold a gun to your son, for example,” Bloomberg told radio host John Gambling. “Number one, I don't know how we would ever enforce that if it were the law. So to make a big deal about that's carved out, so what? It doesn't change anything.”

“Number two, I would argue if you want to sell your gun to your son, maybe you have a problem in your family,” he said. “Why don't you just give—I don't know if you should have a gun or not, but if you have a commercial transaction of $100 with your son, there's something wrong in your family.

“It's just not something where everybody's pulling together in the same direction,” Bloomberg said. “So that's the only thing it leaves out.”

Bloomberg said he would be satisfied with the Senate bill, which includes initiatives for school safety and stricter penalties for gun trafficking, although he wishes it also had included a ban on so-called ‘assault weapons.’

“It would be great if we could get rid of assault weapons, but that's just not going to happen at the moment,” he said. “So let's do this.”

On Thursday, the Senate voted 68-31 to open debate on the gun control package, as an attempted filibuster by a group of Republicans led by Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) failed to muster enough Republican support to succeed.

Bloomberg said those who ultimately vote for the legislation (S.649) are voting to “save your life.”

“I don't know that you want to have a victory lap, but those Senators—and House members if we get to that—that voted for this should have a big smile on their face,” he said. “They did something to save your life and your kids’ lives, and make this country a lot better.”

“And I will be out there, you can rest assured next November a year from now, saying look these are the people that voted...that's when you say this person voted to save your life, this person voted to let people with criminal records and mental problems have a gun and potentially take your life,” Bloomberg said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; backgroundchecks; banglist; bloominidiotberg; guncontrol; michaelbloomberg; rkba; secondamendment
Video in original.
1 posted on 04/17/2013 6:14:29 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

There he goes again!

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 04/17/2013 6:15:07 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I got my great grandmother’s pressure cooker.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 6:15:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

You right wing nutjob!


4 posted on 04/17/2013 6:16:39 PM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I guess I am ok since I have sold a gun to one my of daughters.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 6:16:52 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I acutely agree with the statement.
My concern is that the weapon is not a gift.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 6:17:50 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Of COURSE ... y’should GIVE it to him.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 6:18:10 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I agree. My first rifle, a winchester .22, was given to me as a present and heirloom. I didn’t have to buy it from my father, who got it from his father.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 6:18:23 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I got a pressure cooker with rails.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 6:18:53 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

don’t sell...... follow democrat tradition....lend lease


10 posted on 04/17/2013 6:19:51 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

To the people of New York, if you voted for this micro managing, rights usurping piece of what my dog leaves (and he is very big dog!) you have something very ,very wrong in your head!


11 posted on 04/17/2013 6:20:54 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

LOL!


12 posted on 04/17/2013 6:20:57 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: EEGator

Its a high capacity 22quart assault pressure cooker.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 6:21:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I agree with Bloomberg. You should GIVE a gun to your son. At a very young age before he would probably be able to buy it!!


14 posted on 04/17/2013 6:21:27 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Who is John Galt?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Lucky for him he's a good businessman because he doesn't know squat about real life.
15 posted on 04/17/2013 6:21:52 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well. my dad gave me a WWII Enfield and I gave it to my son. But since it was a gift, I guess we are OK?


16 posted on 04/17/2013 6:23:14 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

17 posted on 04/17/2013 6:23:59 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Nobody needs 22 quarts...except the military.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 6:24:51 PM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Without “the sale” there’s already something wrong in your family Bloomberg!


19 posted on 04/17/2013 6:25:53 PM PDT by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I agree with the mayor.

If you sell a gun to your son, you are a greedy money-grubbing basturd.
Its your SON, mayor!
You should GIVE him arms to defend hisself....not SELL him stuff!

what HAS this world come to, anyway!?


20 posted on 04/17/2013 6:26:14 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m safe. My son sold a gun to me.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 6:27:02 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

BWWAAHAHAHA! When he says ‘something wrong in your family’, I don’t think he’s talking about guns, he’s talking
about money. I had to read it a few times. He is so rich,
that he can’t comprehend wanting $100 from your kid. He sees
it as asking for that penny he owes you.Makes no sense!

Bloomturd! Sorry you’re so short, but you can’t take it out on the rest of us.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 6:27:36 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EEGator

I’m going to weaponize a few dozen jars of salsa in the fall.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 6:28:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

24 posted on 04/17/2013 6:28:06 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Yeah, they`re cheap! Give it to the kid, cheap skate. I mean a house warming present, 21st birthday gift, just because you love them. Or maybe the cheap skate wants`em helpless if some creep tries something.
25 posted on 04/17/2013 6:28:41 PM PDT by nomad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well, he IS right!!!!

You don’t SELL stuff to your kids....you GIVE them stuff.

(Can’t believe I agree w/this bozo)

Heh


26 posted on 04/17/2013 6:29:19 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeInPA
So, what does that make me for *buying* a rifle from my son so that he could afford to travel and be best man at his best friend's wedding?

I couldn't let him get ripped off at a pawn shop.

27 posted on 04/17/2013 6:30:07 PM PDT by The Duke (We don't rent pigs, but apparently we *do* ELECT them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
high capacity cooker...
28 posted on 04/17/2013 6:30:50 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: svcw
I actually agree with the statement.
My concern is that the weapon is not a gift.

My initial take?

If You WON'T Sell a Gun to Your Son, 'There's Something Wrong in Your Family'

I like yours better...

29 posted on 04/17/2013 6:30:58 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

WMDs huh? You’ll be spending the Fall in re-education camp.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 6:31:13 PM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee

You have the right to provide his sadistic voting base with a helpless victim.


31 posted on 04/17/2013 6:31:57 PM PDT by Wanderer99
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He should have run this by the people in his security detail, they could have told him how common it is for guns to change hands in a family, and not always as $500.00 and $2,000.00 gifts, but as sales, so that a different gun can replace the one that your son or daughter coveted and that you were willing to part with.

Being a billionaire, he probably doesn’t get the concept of the necessity of working people to make back some of the money they expended on the wrongly chosen product, so that they can purchase the correct one, I wonder if he is as generous as he makes himself sound?


32 posted on 04/17/2013 6:33:46 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective position-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Starting in July in Colorado private transfers of firearms are going to require background checks. I’m tempted to just ignore this as a stupid and unconstitutional law. Or on June 30th I’ll simply give my firearms and magazines to my son. He will of course store them at my house for now, and give me permission to maintain and test fire them... Ultimately when I’m gone though, they’ll be his.


33 posted on 04/17/2013 6:34:06 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

Bloomberg is an ass for his paternal-statism, but the headline is misleading in terms of gun ownership:

Why don't you just give—I don't know if you should have a gun or not, but if you have a commercial transaction of $100 with your son, there's something wrong in your family.

Regarding the financial angle, there are a number of reasons why selling the gun is a legitimate, responsible transaction — reasons that should be obvious to an adult.

34 posted on 04/17/2013 6:34:20 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps

Good for you. CO has has gone insane in the last few months, the politicians at least.......having mucho family there.......the citizens not so much..........a BIG rebellion brewing.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 6:36:50 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: The Duke

Well, apparently, like many other people are very evil.


36 posted on 04/17/2013 6:42:07 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps

Ultimately when I’m gone though, they’ll be his.<<<

Yup!.....and when they come to get them... he’ll be the one that lost them all in that tragic canoe mishap....../S


37 posted on 04/17/2013 6:57:31 PM PDT by M-cubed
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“but if you have a commercial transaction of $100 with your son, there’s something wrong in your family.”

Imagine for a moment that Romney would have said that.


38 posted on 04/17/2013 7:06:46 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I would never sell my guns to my Children, I WOULD GIVE THE GUN(s)TO THEM IF REQUESTED -{Except for the last one which will stay with me}.


39 posted on 04/17/2013 7:11:56 PM PDT by 56newblog (Registered Islamophobe)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Mayors Against Illegal Guns? Is there a group of mayors who are FOR illegal guns?


40 posted on 04/17/2013 7:12:03 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Quite frankly, who the hell is actually running NYC?

Running a city of over 8 million people is a full time job, and all this clown does is run his mouth on everything but running his own city.

FUMB.


41 posted on 04/17/2013 7:22:40 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeInPA

Gave my daughter a Glock 19 after she completed the Concealed Carry Course. However, if she wants one of my Wilson .45s, she’s going to have to buy it.


42 posted on 04/17/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT by Boomer One
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

you don’t sell, you give it or the kid inherits it.

you can’t spell scum without schumer.


43 posted on 04/17/2013 7:39:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bloomberg it totally correct; you should never sell a gun to your son, give it to him as a gift you cheapskate!


44 posted on 04/17/2013 7:58:50 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: exit82

But you’re REALLY messed up if you think you have the right to restrict the size of someone’s sodA...the guy has way too much money and s clearly insane...


45 posted on 04/17/2013 8:06:11 PM PDT by jsanders2001
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


46 posted on 04/17/2013 9:10:38 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Alamo-Girl

Bloomberg is a fool, BTW, hasn’t he tried to ban pressure cookers yet?


47 posted on 04/17/2013 9:11:50 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

I’m sure he will.


48 posted on 04/17/2013 9:14:28 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

They can have my pressure cooker when they pry it from my cold dark kitchen!


49 posted on 04/17/2013 10:16:47 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson