Skip to comments.Bloomberg: If You Sell a Gun to Your Son, 'There's Something Wrong in Your Family'
Posted on 04/17/2013 6:14:28 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
(CNSNews.com) If you sell a gun to your son, theres 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 giveI 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 Senatorsand House members if we get to thatthat 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.
There he goes again!
Nanny State PING!
I got my great grandmother’s pressure cooker.
You right wing nutjob!
I guess I am ok since I have sold a gun to one my of daughters.
I acutely agree with the statement.
My concern is that the weapon is not a gift.
Of COURSE ... y’should GIVE it to him.
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.
I got a pressure cooker with rails.
don’t sell...... follow democrat tradition....lend lease
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!
Its a high capacity 22quart assault pressure cooker.
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!!
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?
Nobody needs 22 quarts...except the military.
Without “the sale” there’s already something wrong in your family Bloomberg!
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!?
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