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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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