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Bloomberg: 'Shoot first' laws provoke tragedies like the death of Trayvon Martin
silive.com ^ | July 14, 2013

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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TOPICS: US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; guncontrol; limolib; michaelbloomberg; newyorkcity; nyc; reprehensible; secondamendment; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/14/2013 1:02:13 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bloomberg is ignorant. There are no “Shoot First” laws anywhere in this country. Except when it comes to cops and family puppies.


2 posted on 07/14/2013 1:03:51 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: gitmo

The man is embarrassing.


3 posted on 07/14/2013 1:04:21 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s not shoot first.

It’s shoot when you feel threatened. Like when you are getting your head pounded into concrete.


4 posted on 07/14/2013 1:04:48 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: gitmo

Bloomberg has never let the truth get in the way of a good propaganda line.


5 posted on 07/14/2013 1:04:53 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Doomburg why don’t you go back to New York or where ever your hole is and keep you nose out of monist peoples business. Stay out of Colorado with your communist views also. Stop meddling in people elections.
6 posted on 07/14/2013 1:05:06 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This man is a total ass.


9 posted on 07/14/2013 1:05:42 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Tailgunner Joe
listen you stooopid bloomTURD you... he was getting his head beat into the concrete, that is NOT shooting first!!!
11 posted on 07/14/2013 1:06:15 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: Tailgunner Joe

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.


12 posted on 07/14/2013 1:06:23 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Sadly, all the facts in this tragic case will probably never be known," Bloomberg said

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?

13 posted on 07/14/2013 1:06:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


14 posted on 07/14/2013 1:07:14 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


15 posted on 07/14/2013 1:07:17 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


16 posted on 07/14/2013 1:08:38 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Purple Drank. Only available in 8 oz. size.


17 posted on 07/14/2013 1:08:49 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: gitmo
Bloomberg is ignorant. There are no “Shoot First” laws anywhere in this country...

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.

18 posted on 07/14/2013 1:09:40 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice organized rallies against George Zimmerman.)
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To: EinNYC

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.


19 posted on 07/14/2013 1:10:27 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Tailgunner Joe








20 posted on 07/14/2013 1:10:54 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bloomberg’s father must have been one heck of a jockstrap to support a d!ck like that.


21 posted on 07/14/2013 1:11:31 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So, Mr. Bloomturd, what are you supposed to do? Wait until you are dead, and then shoot?


22 posted on 07/14/2013 1:11:31 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Idiot. He didn’t shoot first....he only shoot when he was attacked by 3 year old baby trayvon!


23 posted on 07/14/2013 1:11:37 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: All

if they didn’t blatantly lie, they would never be able to open their mouths.


24 posted on 07/14/2013 1:12:43 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
http://www.gzdefensefund.com/donate/

25 posted on 07/14/2013 1:13:01 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The stupidity of this man never ceases to amaze me. On a side note, I hope Bloomberg caught this tweet because it may just push him over the edge:

@NewsBreaker : NEW: George Zimmerman’s attorney tells @MattGutmanABC Zimmerman will get gun back + would use it again. Says he needs it now more than ever 6 mins ago


26 posted on 07/14/2013 1:13:02 PM PDT by Gorilla44
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To: 101stAirborneVet

I have often recently thought this.

I remember seeing a video of Saddam Hussien, when he took power, calling out names and telling them how they betrayed him, then having them taken outside and executed.

I used to not be able to make the connection that someone could do this in any situation. It didn’t seem in any way, shape or form a reasonable resolution.

These days I often wonder if I would care if that happened to the political leaders of the Left(whether democrat or republican)

I am pretty sure it wouldn’t hurt this country if it happened.

I feel I am a reasonable guy but there are things that they do and say that make me want to start snapping necks.


27 posted on 07/14/2013 1:13:54 PM PDT by BookaT
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hmmmmm. Wonder many hoody, Skittle eating punks have visited Zimmermans community recently?


28 posted on 07/14/2013 1:15:24 PM PDT by albie (t allowed)
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To: Gorilla44

That’s exactly what Zimmerman’s brother said in his interview with Piers Morgan after the verdict was read last night.


29 posted on 07/14/2013 1:16:11 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Two teen boys arrested in shooting death of Georgia infant - Fox News www.foxnews.com/.../police-georgia-infant-killed-while-pushed-in-stroll...‎ Mar 22, 2013 - Seventeen-year-old De'Marquis Elkins is charged as an adult with ... to go around to the stroller and he shot my baby in the face," she said.

NOTICE they are NOT identified as BLACK teens...

Was the 13 month old white/hispanic BABY able to defend itself against their GUNS?

30 posted on 07/14/2013 1:17:40 PM PDT by EinNYC
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31 posted on 07/14/2013 1:18:16 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bloomberg wants us to just roll over and take it while these ANIMALS runs wild playing the Knock-out game and KILLING innocent people.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/knockout-game-victims-eye-kicked-out-of-socket/

forget that! some punk hits me, I am shooting to kill.


32 posted on 07/14/2013 1:18:47 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Please select your Option:

#1a Shoot your assailant
#1b Spend the next year+ in legal hell
#1c Be acquitted by a jury of your peers
#1d Spend the rest of your life hiding from racists, assorted idiot politicians and the motley crew of media types
#2a Wait until your assailant pounds your skull to a pulp
#2b You die
#2c Your assailant takes your gun
#2d HE shoots first at his next victim
#3a Wait until Bloomberg sends police help
#3b Wait
#3c Wait
#3d Die of old age... Go to
#2c Your assailant takes your gun
#2d HE shoots first at his next victim


33 posted on 07/14/2013 1:18:48 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is Bloomturd willing to give up his armed bodyguards?

If not, then he should shut his midget pie-hole.


34 posted on 07/14/2013 1:19:12 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a chain of convenience stores.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We could always outlaw guns and become like Chicago or Detroit and lose 200 or 300a year to people like Trayvon.


35 posted on 07/14/2013 1:19:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tailgunner Joe

bloomburg, you pinhead...maybe there should be a law against attacking someone, beating their face and ramming their head into the cement sidewalk. Oh, wait...there already is.


36 posted on 07/14/2013 1:21:15 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh Mayor Bloomberg, it is “stand your ground law”, but then again, he has no idea what it is all about.


37 posted on 07/14/2013 1:23:05 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: gitmo

Tragedies occur every day in inner cities throughout the nation, and they don’t occur because we don’t have enough laws on the books. They occur because we are failing as a society to pass on virtue and respect for life.


38 posted on 07/14/2013 1:26:14 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Tell me what rules Bloomberg’s security detail is operating under.


39 posted on 07/14/2013 1:28:49 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Tailgunner Joe
If a young black male jumped on Bloomberg and started to bang his head into the concrete, what would he have is armed guards do? What if the kid was running at Bloomberg with a machete, would he approve of his armed guards “shooting first”?

The total silliness in all of this is the oft repeated claim/inference that Zimmerman was the aggressor. All of the evidence points toward Martin starting the fight, and being in the process of delivering a beating on Zimmerman, up to the point when he got shot.

If people don't want to get shot dead, they should first and foremost not assault other people.

Nothing Zimmerman did, nor even anything they claimed he did warrants an assault.

Note to all young thug-wanta-be types: It is not OK to assault someone just because you think they are a creepy-ass-cracker, or because you are feeling dissed. Doing so might result in your being dead within seconds.

40 posted on 07/14/2013 1:29:15 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ah St. Skittles was provoked. If a man walking down the street is provocation for an attack then everyone of us is in danger.


41 posted on 07/14/2013 1:29:34 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bloomie’s a moron. Obviously, he didn’t see the trial and refuses to view the FACTS of the case. This was a cut-and-dried case of self-defense.

There was no “shoot first” - this was a shooting as a last resort, as it should be.

I wonder when ol’ Bloomie’s going to disarm his guards and his police department. He needs to lead by example, after all.


42 posted on 07/14/2013 1:37:46 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: shalom aleichem

“Are they trying to abolish self defense? “

Many liberals don’t believe you have a right to self defense. The only thing you are allowed to do is run away.

But in this case there was no “shoot first” law invoked (he means “Stand Your Ground” - what an a$$). While Florida has such a law Zimmerman did not use it and it was never an issue. This was pure self defence. So if they repealed the law it would have had no affect on the Zimmerman case whatsoever. Bloomjerk is a total idiot!


43 posted on 07/14/2013 1:38:47 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: Tailgunner Joe
And by how many armed men,Mr Doomberg,are you protected 24/7/366?
44 posted on 07/14/2013 1:39:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dear God. My message to Bloomberg. “Shoot of your mouth first before knowing what you’re talking about can be dangerous to your reputation.” In this case, it reconfirms that he’s a blooming ignorant creepy ass cracker.


45 posted on 07/14/2013 1:40:16 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Only problem with Mayor Shit-fer-Brain’s theory is that Zimmerman DIDN’T shoot first...


46 posted on 07/14/2013 1:40:44 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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"Sadly, all the facts in this tragic case will probably never be known," Bloomberg said "

Umm...I believe they are known, and a verdict was rendered. I'm afraid we are all going to suffer through the coming months, having to listen to disciples of St. Skittles parrot the closing phrase, "questions remain."
47 posted on 07/14/2013 1:47:04 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: albie

My thought, too.

Should be community watch stats.


48 posted on 07/14/2013 1:48:29 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The clear message that this trial has left for all of us is what this shooting has done for Zimmerman's life. Zimmerman shot in self defense, and in doing so, it has left him and his family destitute, branded racist, and in fear for his life and for the lives of his family.

The message the Left wants you to take away from this incident is like Zimmerman, if you have a concealed carry permit, and you are faced with a self defense situation, maybe you should just take your ass-whipping and hope he doesn't decide to kill you rather than shooting your attacker (if he's black and you are white)and subjecting your self and your family to the Hell that Zimmerman and his family are now going through.

49 posted on 07/14/2013 1:48:41 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Traythug was a product of a broken home and being passed around like a dog. Bloombooger is yapping like the anti-gun whore he is.


50 posted on 07/14/2013 1:49:58 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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