Skip to comments.Bloomberg: 'Shoot first' laws provoke tragedies like the death of Trayvon Martin
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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Bloomberg is ignorant. There are no “Shoot First” laws anywhere in this country. Except when it comes to cops and family puppies.
The man is embarrassing.
It’s not shoot first.
It’s shoot when you feel threatened. Like when you are getting your head pounded into concrete.
Bloomberg has never let the truth get in the way of a good propaganda line.
This man is a total ass.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Purple Drank. Only available in 8 oz. size.
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.
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.
Bloomberg’s father must have been one heck of a jockstrap to support a d!ck like that.
So, Mr. Bloomturd, what are you supposed to do? Wait until you are dead, and then shoot?
Idiot. He didn’t shoot first....he only shoot when he was attacked by 3 year old baby trayvon!
if they didn’t blatantly lie, they would never be able to open their mouths.
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
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.
Hmmmmm. Wonder many hoody, Skittle eating punks have visited Zimmermans community recently?
That’s exactly what Zimmerman’s brother said in his interview with Piers Morgan after the verdict was read last night.
NOTICE they are NOT identified as BLACK teens...
Was the 13 month old white/hispanic BABY able to defend itself against their GUNS?
Bloomberg wants us to just roll over and take it while these ANIMALS runs wild playing the Knock-out game and KILLING innocent people.
forget that! some punk hits me, I am shooting to kill.
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
#3d Die of old age... Go to
#2c Your assailant takes your gun
#2d HE shoots first at his next victim
Is Bloomturd willing to give up his armed bodyguards?
If not, then he should shut his midget pie-hole.
We could always outlaw guns and become like Chicago or Detroit and lose 200 or 300a year to people like Trayvon.
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.
Oh Mayor Bloomberg, it is “stand your ground law”, but then again, he has no idea what it is all about.
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.
Tell me what rules Bloomberg’s security detail is operating under.
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.
Ah St. Skittles was provoked. If a man walking down the street is provocation for an attack then everyone of us is in danger.
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.
“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!
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.
Only problem with Mayor Shit-fer-Brain’s theory is that Zimmerman DIDN’T shoot first...
My thought, too.
Should be community watch stats.
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.
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.
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