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Bloomberg Rips Senate For Failing To Expand Background Checks For Guns
CBS New York ^ | 4/17/13

Posted on 04/17/2013 3:09:36 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Mayor Michael Bloomberg ripped the U.S. Senate for failing to pass a bipartisan effort to expand background checks...

“Democrats – who are so quick to blame Republicans for our broken gun laws – could not stand united,” Bloomberg said. “And Republicans – who are so quick to blame Democrats for not being tough enough on crime – handed criminals a huge victory, by preserving their ability to buy guns illegally at gun shows and online and keeping the illegal trafficking market well-fed.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; bloominidiotberg; burgerblooms; democrats; guncontrol; guns; hypocrite; liberalfascism; nanny; napoleoncomplex; pipsqueak; secondamendment; youwillnotdisarmus
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To: SoFloFreeper

WE ARE THE PEOPLE....


2 posted on 04/17/2013 3:10:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good job Senate!


3 posted on 04/17/2013 3:11:00 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: All


CLICK TO SUPPORT FR TODAY!

4 posted on 04/17/2013 3:11:23 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Sacajaweau

little man


5 posted on 04/17/2013 3:11:44 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoFloFreeper

The little hitler boy looks like he’s having a bad day.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 3:13:10 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If you get Nanny Bloomer’s bloomers in a wad you know you have done a good piece or work for The Land Of The Free.

Screw the rest of them.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 3:13:36 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The promised debate on “Gun Control” occurred only in John Mc Lame’s bi-partisan head.

There was no debate, ...only another photo op !
Same ole ,...same ole !!


8 posted on 04/17/2013 3:13:55 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A small step for a little man, a giant step for we the people!!!!


9 posted on 04/17/2013 3:14:17 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Don't forget love)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder what Rights this little fascist will put in his sights next.

What remains that he hasn’t already attempted to take away?


10 posted on 04/17/2013 3:14:22 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He should have a 32 oz soda and relax.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 3:15:25 PM PDT by pke
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To: SoFloFreeper

Haha! FU Bloomturd.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 3:15:45 PM PDT by GnL
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To: SoFloFreeper

Put some ice on it, lil' Mikey.

< /clinton-rapist>

13 posted on 04/17/2013 3:16:17 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

You know what Bloomie, you surrender your rights first! As a matter of fact next time you weekend in your mansion on Bermuda, stay there and the hell out of our lives!


14 posted on 04/17/2013 3:16:25 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Biggirl

Every leftie hissie-fit over-reaction to the failure of Manchin-Toomey-Stalin-Mao further convinces me that this whole thing is a massive trojan horse meant to illegally subvert the Second Admendment.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 3:16:25 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: SoFloFreeper

‘Nanny’ Bloomberg demonstrates that elections can be bought !
and the electorate can be dammed by the political machine.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 3:16:41 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston)
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To: pke

I’ll drink to that.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 3:16:46 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I will put it plainer than most... F you Bloomturd you filthy Rat!


18 posted on 04/17/2013 3:17:48 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sorry bloomie but the Bill of Rights is not for sale.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 3:17:51 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ah yes, spring. When we listen to the sounds of the forest.... Wait! Listen! You hear that? The scream, and the gnashing of teeth? It is the Yellow-Bellied Bloomberg! That can only mean one thing: America will be freer for another week or two.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 3:18:21 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: freedumb2003

Butter...sex...


21 posted on 04/17/2013 3:19:11 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Sacajaweau

Woo hoo!

The Fat Lady has finally sung. I believe it now.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 3:19:14 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A failed mayor of a failed city wants to rule the country?


23 posted on 04/17/2013 3:19:58 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Bloomberg doesn't seem to have any beliefs consistent with American customs and traditions.

Frankly, this guy needs to be DEPORTED.

24 posted on 04/17/2013 3:20:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SoFloFreeper
Dear Lying Bloomberg,

The Mexican Drug Cartel has not been slowed by making drugs illegal. In fact the laws have empowered them, just like your stupid gun laws have empowered the criminals in Chicago.

25 posted on 04/17/2013 3:21:53 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: SoFloFreeper

Napoleon Bloomaparte. Or is it Bonaberg......


26 posted on 04/17/2013 3:21:58 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Sacajaweau

If Bloomigidiot keeps talking like that, the G.O.P.E. will insist that he be the next republican presidential nominee.

I can hear Coulter, Rove, Hannity et al right now. Bloomy is the only one that can wine it for us.


27 posted on 04/17/2013 3:22:16 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Bloomy, go pour yourself a big 40 ouncer and relax.
28 posted on 04/17/2013 3:22:26 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
feh...
29 posted on 04/17/2013 3:22:47 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: SoFloFreeper

FYI...on the NY Safe Act

Albany Police Officers Union, local 2841, “We respectfully demand that you do the right thing and repeal the law.”

The letter:

To: Andrew M. Cuomo / Dean G. Skelos / Neil D. Breslin / John T- McDonald III / Phil Steck / Sheldon Silver / Jeffrey D. Klein / Cecilia Tkaczyk / Patricia Fahy Note; see the formal list of people this letter went to at the bottom.

April 15,2013

Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen:

The Albany Police Officers Union condemns and opposes the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (the SAFE Act) Substantively, we believe that it violates fundamental constitutional rights, that it is unduly and purposely burdensome on law-abiding citizens, and” that it will not deter criminals or menially ill individuals from plotting and carrying out bloodshed and violence. Procedurally, we believe that the way in which the bill was rammed into law via an unjustified and expedient “message of necessity”, which circumvents the right and the ability of the citizens of this State to voice their concerns about the bill and have them addressed, is an outrage. This flawed law’ and the w ay in which it was rushed and passed., shows the apparent contempt that those who govern have for the governed, and. calls into question whether we truly have a representational government. Morally, we believe that this law is about ideology and politics and not about making anyone any safer. We respectfully demand that you do the right thing and repeal the law.

First, while we applaud and support your overall concern for public safety and your desire to improve it. The SAFE Act will not improve public safety. Criminals and the mentally ill will not abide by it, and it is either foolish or dishonest to think or suggest otherwise. While law-abiding citizens will abide by the law and not load a ten-round magazine with more than seven rounds, do you really expect a criminal or mentally ill individual intent on doing violence not load ten rounds into a ten-round magazine? While law-abiding citizens will abide by the law that previously legal thirty-round magazines must be sold within one-year to an out-of-state resident or turn in to local authorities, do you really expect a criminal or mentally ill individual intent on doing violence to sell or turn in his thirty-round magazines? While law-abiding citizens will abide by the law requiring that they register weapons which they already do and which have been deemed “assault weapons”, do you really expect a criminal or mentally ill individual intent on doing violence to do so? Do you really expect a criminal or mentally ill individual intent on doing violence to be concerned about any increase in penalties for shooting first responders? Do you really expect that a mentally ill individual who owns firearms and who is intent on doing violence will voice his intentions to his or her mental health professional and thus put into motion the confiscation of his or her firearms? Do you-really expect that a mentally ill individual will “safely store” his firearms? Of course you don’t. Again, only law-abiding citizens, who are not intent on doing violence, will abide the NY SAFE Act criminals and the mentally ill who are intent on doing violence will not do so. The public will not be any safer under this 1aw. What then, have you accomplished?

Second., the SAFE Act carries with it unfair burdens on law abiding citizen. What is the point of making law-abiding citizens register their previously lawfully owned and lawfully used firearms which are now deemed to be “assault weapons”? What is the point of making law-abiding citizens who affirmatively “opt into” protection from public identification that they hold permits or own firearms? What is the point of making law-abiding citizens renew their pistol permits or “assault weapon” registrations every five years? Why are you preemptively punishing those who have done nothing wrong?

Third, -we fully believe that the SAFE ACT broad prohibitions against will not. withstand constitutional challenge and scrutiny. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides and U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld the right of individuals to possess and carry firearms and to use them for lawful purposes. The SAFE Act, however, infringes on that right as it bans the possession and use of certain firearms that were heretofore possessed and” used lawfully for the defense of life, liberty, and property, and as it bans the possession and use of certain firearms that were heretofore possessed and used lawfully for safe use of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting.

We as police officers are on the front lines of public safety. Respectfully, none of you are. We see, feel, work, and live with the effects of gun violence in ways that you cannot. We believe that you see gun violence as a means to move your agenda and your ambitions forward. You know that the SAFE Act will not work in the way that you pretend it will. You know that this shameful SAFE Act was about ideology and politics and not about making anyone safer.

Regarding the reduction in violent crime this new legislation is proposed to have, in 2011 the most current year for which FBI crime statistics are available, New York State had 77l homicides, 445 were committed with a firearm, 394 of that 445 were committed with a handgun, 5 were committed with a rifle, 16 were committed with a shotgun, in 30 the firearm type was unknown, 160 were committed with a cutting instrument, 143 were committed with another type of weapon, and 26 were committed with bare hands. We believe based on these statistics, that the SAFE Act will do nothing to reduce violent crime as the primary target of the legislation is the “assault rifle” which would be included statistically with standard rifles and used in less than 1% of New York homicides in 2011.These so called “Assault Weapons” were not used in the commission of one reported crime in Albany County in 2011.

For the reasons set forth above, the Albany Police Union believes that the SAFE Act is wrong - substantively, procedurally, and morally. The SAFE Act infringes on the rights of law-abiding citizens, it will burden and negatively impact firearms ownership by law-abiding citizens and will not affect the willingness of criminals or those who are mentally ill from perpetrating violence. Again, we respectfully demand that each and all of you do the right thing and repeal the law.

Very truly yours,

Thomas Mahar: President Albany Police Officers Union, local 2841 Council 82, AFSCME, AFI-CIO


30 posted on 04/17/2013 3:23:17 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: muawiyah
Frankly, this guy needs to be DEPORTED.

IMHO, NYC *IS* a foreign country, so it could be said he is already deported. Now if we could just wall it off with him inside..........

31 posted on 04/17/2013 3:23:34 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: SoFloFreeper

FUMB


32 posted on 04/17/2013 3:24:12 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

FUMB


33 posted on 04/17/2013 3:24:31 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Awwww,, he easily bought Colorado, so he just assumed,,,,


34 posted on 04/17/2013 3:25:18 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Mmmmm....so many tears, so delicious. I'm loving my Facebook feed right about now.

35 posted on 04/17/2013 3:25:37 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper
HaHaHaHa, you fascist dog humping Left Wing Loon!

We are going to hound you out of office!

36 posted on 04/17/2013 3:27:21 PM PDT by STD (One day closer to street justice)
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To: freedumb2003
I wonder what Rights this little fascist will put in his sights next.

Standard sized coffees?

37 posted on 04/17/2013 3:27:21 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Poor Scott Tenorman...


38 posted on 04/17/2013 3:28:29 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Any time we can stick to this strutting, little martinet we are right on target! His hubris is our best bet because he always underestimates the pesky peasants. The liberal misfire on gun control is what comes of going off half-cocked!


39 posted on 04/17/2013 3:29:24 PM PDT by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: EEGator
Butter...sex...

Only straight sex. Banning gay "sex" would be insensitive and a hate crime. You know, there's some things the government has no right regulating.

40 posted on 04/17/2013 3:29:51 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Its so adorable when Commies get so upset..Hey Bloomberg and the rest of the Commie left..U ARE FREE TO LEAVE..I hear Venezuela has really cheap real estate


41 posted on 04/17/2013 3:29:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sacajaweau

Hey Bloomingidiot! STFU, and go have a 64oz soda!! Dumb@ss.


42 posted on 04/17/2013 3:30:46 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Was Bloomberg vacationing at his plush seaside hideaway in the Bahamas? (Guarded by NYC Cops)


43 posted on 04/17/2013 3:31:54 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: Still Thinking

Of course, I should have clarified.

He should make white males illegal too.


44 posted on 04/17/2013 3:32:02 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: doorgunner69
IMHO, NYC *IS* a foreign country, so it could be said he is already deported. Now if we could just wall it off with him inside..........

Just wall it off and don't worry about it. If he's out of town when you finish, just airdrop him back inside. It's not like they'll sue; fecal matter falls out of airplanes all the time.

45 posted on 04/17/2013 3:32:57 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Alright Bloomberg, I dare you to try and buy a gun off the internet right now, without a background check. Not going to happen.


46 posted on 04/17/2013 3:33:12 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Sacajaweau

Hey Bloomie, the tribe has spoken.


47 posted on 04/17/2013 3:35:01 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Fitzy_888

The Albany Police Officers Union is doing the right thing in attempting to assure that none of their officers will have to enforce the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act which could led to events such as officers returning home after their shift ends to find their own homes are now just a smoldering pile of ashes.


48 posted on 04/17/2013 3:35:08 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( There's Two Choices. Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered.)
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To: Sacajaweau

FU Bloomturd


49 posted on 04/17/2013 3:43:39 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Mikey Run for the Senate! get a vote!
America has spoken! Not the Dems or the repubs!


50 posted on 04/17/2013 3:51:11 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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