Mike Bloomberg Calls For Ban On Assault Weapons

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In the least unexpected news of the week, Mayor Mike, whose forays into central planning started with banning sugary sodas, and then proceeded to gas rationing, has just done what everyone expected him to do, and demand a ban on all assault weapons:

  • MAYOR BLOOMBERG CALLS FOR ENFORCEABLE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN
  • MAYOR BLOOMBERG CALLS FOR PASSING GUNS CHECK ACT
  • MAYOR BLOOMBERG CALLS FOR MAKING GUN TRAFFICKING A FELONY
  • MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS TO SEND VIDEO STATEMENTS TO CONGRESS

We eagerly await the imminent escalation: the "taxable inhalable oxygen for those making over $250,000 - it's only fair act" to be proposed by Mayor Mike and his central-planning enamored brethren in D.C. next.

From AP:

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and dozens of shooting survivors and victims' relatives are calling on Congress and President Barack Obama to tighten gun laws and enforcement.

 

The mayor was appearing at City Hall Monday with 34 people whose own lives or the lives of their relatives have been affected by gun violence around the country. They're sending videos to lawmakers telling their stories.

 

Bloomberg has long been an advocate for tougher national gun regulations. He has found himself at the forefront of a re-energized push for gun control since Friday's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

 

He says the carnage "demands immediate national action."

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Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:41 | 3071724 foxenburg
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macho man - i disagree. an assault weapon is generally a rifle intended for assault, but needn't necessarily be fully automatic. i assaulted many people using a belgian fn fal which didn't have an automatic fire option as my employers were thrifty. essentially, if you can't kill someone using two or three rounds then you need to up your game. also fully auto wears out barrels in a hurry. i think what tptb have against "assault" weapons is their large magazine capacity especially if they are taped together rambo style. for my own record, in perhaps 200 contacts in central africa in the late 70s i never used more than half a magazine (10 rounds). but most shots accounted for someone.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:26 | 3072029 MachoMan
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I'm guessing you're not an american...  so there has been something lost in translation...  "assault weapon" is a term of art...  meaning, you cannot break it down into the common usage of its component words.  If you did, then conceivably anything could be an assault weapon if it was used to assault someone...  "these fists are assault weapons, hold my beer"

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 16:27 | 3072391 Slim
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Just for completeness there is a real distinction in what is meant by assault rifle vs. a battle rifle (DMR) and out to sniper rifle.  Granted - the American public has no clue this exists nor that an M4 has a 14.5" barrel (which is not readily available to a US consumer) and a select fire/auto/burst mode (not available at all to US consumer except for pre-1986 M16 models at close to $20K).

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 18:10 | 3072815 MachoMan
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Actually, you can get a 14.5" barrel, but you'll need to have a pinned flash hider to push out the 16", but I know what you're saying :-)  [m4gery]

PS, who wants carbine gas systems anyway?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:24 | 3071626 Miffed Microbio...
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God I love ZH... Some of you guys have swearing down to an art form! I need to take notes.

Miffed:-)

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:08 | 3071522 pods
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So I guess it was a good thing the Eric "Place" Holder got out?

It would be tough for him to enforce something like this.

I am absolutely not surprised by this. Most people today think with their hearts, so this should come as little surprise to those who do not.

pods

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:49 | 3071791 NumberNone
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Irony will be when assault weapons are confiscated from the public and at some point in the future a US Attorney General will have to smuggle in assault weapons into the US to find out where they go because only the criminals have them and are terrorizing our cities.  

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:08 | 3071526 malikai
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Is this the same Bloomberg who'se cops shoot up entire streets to kill one bad guy?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:14 | 3071560 gbresnahan
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This is why I favor disarming all police.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:20 | 3071594 Bawneee Fwank
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Check this out...

http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/articles/2012/12/15/top_story/doc50cb...

Armed task force to patrol streets Police chief says citizens could be subject to ID checks

"[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck," Stovall said. "If you're out walking, we're going to stop you, ask why you're out walking, check for your ID."

Stovall said while some people may be offended by the actions of his department, they should not be.

"We're going to do it to everybody," he said. "Criminals don't like being talked to."

Gaskill backed Stovall's proposed actions during Thursday's town hall.

"They may not be doing anything but walking their dog," he said. "But they're going to have to prove it."

Stovall said task force members would not even be required to be looking for a specific suspect before stopping citizens on the street.

"Anyone that's out walking, because of the crime and the fear factor, [could be stopped]," he said.

Should an individual not produce identification, Stovall said his officers would not back down. Individuals who do not produce identification when asked could be charged with obstructing a governmental operation, according to Stovall.

"I'm hoping we don't run across [any] of that," Stovall said. "Will there be people who buck us? There may be. But we have a right to be doing what we're doing. We have a zero-tolerance. We are prepared to throw your hind-end in jail, OK? We're not going to take a lot of flack."


Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:25 | 3071630 otto skorzeny
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scary shit-but highly illegal if you don't have just cause-plus you do not have to legally carry ID

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:50 | 3071794 Alea Iactaest
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Does this mean I'll need ID at all times -- except when I go to vote?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:25 | 3071633 azzhatter
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fascist pricks. this will end well

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:29 | 3071654 FrankDrakman
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(sigh)

I remember as a kid watching movies about both the Nazis or the Red Menace. In both cases, the most chilling moments to me were when the oh-so-polite state police asked "Papers? May we see your papers?". The idea that you had to justify who you were and where you were struck at the very heart of my childish notion of freedom.

"Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"

Well, the flag still flies, and there are lots of brave Americans, but I think on the middle part, the USA's pretty much punted.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:39 | 3071717 pods
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I hope someone asks those fascist jackboot wearing cocksuckers if THEY have ID.

pods

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:49 | 3071732 fuu
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"Will there be people who buck us? There may be. But we have a right to be doing what we're doing."

Liar. You are not exercising rights, you are exercising powers.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:08 | 3071917 pods
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Good catch!  Government has zero rights, as it is a fictional creation of humans.

Of course in our up-is-down world, one would expect someone from the government confusing a right with force.

Always happens when a society implodes.

pods

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:27 | 3072027 fuu
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The speaker is not confused, he is evil. It's just more branding for the ignorant.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:08 | 3071530 Wakanda
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Poor Mike, unable to cope with the tides of Hurricane Sandy or the tides of history.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:16 | 3071573 otto skorzeny
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it's alright for his and rahm's beloved homeland brethren in the Fascist State of Israel to carry  them everywhere.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:09 | 3071534 docj
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Soon as you give-up your armed, personal protection, Bloomy. Then we can talk.

Until then? DIAF.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:10 | 3071535 SheepDog-One
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They're desperately trying to disarm the people because they know they'll be coming for them soon.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:14 | 3071546 BLOTTO
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Mayor Bloomberg is leading the charge to take away guns in the wake of the Newtown child murders. The pressure is on.

 

Apart from grandstanding, which Bloomberg knows how to do, this is all about deflection from the main event: the killer himself.

 

Last night, I watched network coverage, wherein, of course, the anchors were in Newtown, standing on the street, “trying to make sense of the whole thing.”

 

If they’re so interested, along with the public, in figuring out why Adam Lanza killed all those children, you would think, with their enormous resources, they would find out who Lanza’s doctor-psychiatrist was in five minutes and ask him about his patient.

 

Of course, that’s sacred ground. Patient-doctor confidentiality.

 

Except the patient is dead.

 

So much for the networks wanting to know who Adam Lanza really was. It’s all a sham. They just want to keep asking the question over and over, pretending to be in the dark about the whole thing.

And “out of respect for the victims,” the drug companies aren’t running ads anywhere near this media coverage. *** Translation: the companies don’t want to encourage the public to make the connection between meds and murder.***

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Blots: good points made by J.R.

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https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/lanza-bloomberg-obama-guns...

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:22 | 3071616 john39
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i'm sure that we would get anything but the truth from the brain butcher/psychiatrist even if such person would talk...

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:50 | 3072175 centerline
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The cops up there already know the story I am sure.  From there, it will be sanitized.  Then politicized.  Cut up for easy consumption and served to the people on a MSM silver platter in whatever sensational form gets the highest ratings.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:10 | 3071537 indygo55
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But if they make all this illegal wouldn't Eric Holder have to go to jail? Oh, never mind.....

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:11 | 3071538 SmoothCoolSmoke
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They sense they hve the pro-gun crowd on-the-run.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:14 | 3071562 youngman
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They do have the Pro-Gun crowd on the run...to the nearest gun show or gun shop to buy another one...

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:25 | 3071629 john39
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true, but, thinking long term... if you pass gun control laws... you turn otherwise good people into criminals, who just so happen presented the last threat to the fascist takeover... once they are criminals, the fascist system will set out to destroy any and all who would present any opposition to what they have planned.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:03 | 3071888 Raymond Reason
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When the Bolsheviks gained control of Russia, they immediately had a problem.  No money and no food.  Only through Wall Street and Herbert Hoover were they saved.  History will soon be repeated but there are no saviors for the American incarnation.  I think they will be overthrown. 

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:06 | 3071907 john39
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the time to fight is now.  they are building a mechanized drone army for a reason... they don't have the numbers to control us all, but if we don't fight now, "the terminator" will become reality... but with one difference, there will be (evil) humans controlling the machines.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:52 | 3072188 centerline
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Watch some of the DARPA videos.  Makes it look like Skynet is pretty close to becoming "self-aware" - lol.  Scary stuff.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:27 | 3071637 Vincent Vega
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Exactly right, youngman. I was at the range on Sat., as usual. There was a 1 1/2 hour wait for a lane.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:28 | 3071652 NotApplicable
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Which only "strengthen's the resolve" of the gun-controllers.

In other words, a win-win for the divide and conquer crowd (as usual).

Assimilation via polarization.

You're either with "us" or "them."

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:56 | 3071839 GoinFawr
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@youngman:

Calling SWHC a buy then?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:42 | 3071742 fuu
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Which is too bad really since 99.9967% of all legal gun owners do not shoot people.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:11 | 3071540 EL INDIO
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"taxable inhalable oxygen for those making over $250,000 - it's only fair act"

 

Air is not free on Mars.

Anyone who saw Total Recall knows that.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:51 | 3071672 GoinFawr
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Hey, Mars, like the rest of the entire universe and everything in it, is private property, so suck it up. You're not some sort of interplanetary commie are you? I suppose you believe that you and yours are entitled to breathable air?

Oh, and Tylers, when stealing my lines try to get them right.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:45 | 3071759 Grinder74
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I thought Total Recall takes place in Australia.  Oh, you mean the real Total Recall.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:11 | 3071543 mrktwtch2
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of course what would you expecta little jew to say..lol

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:12 | 3071544 unrulian
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+1 Azz

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:11 | 3071549 q99x2
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He doesn't want the public to protect themselves against politicians.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:20 | 3071597 Mad Mohel
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He only wants firearms in the hands of his cops. Who coincidentally usually pop innocent bystanders when they shoot said firearms. Arrogant facist prick.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:13 | 3071554 notadouche
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I thought his ban on the Big Gulp was the panacea.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:14 | 3071558 Urban Redneck
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Why don't the fascist thugs on bloombturd's taxpayer funded payroll surrender their assault weapons first?

After all the primary purpose of the 2nd Amendment was to enable the citizenry to protect themselves from the fascist State up to and including KILLING Michael Bloomberg and the NYPD if necessary.

 

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:15 | 3071563 pragmatic hobo
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historically speaking ... has banning something ever worked as planned?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:17 | 3071581 Glass Seagull
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Prohibition worked incredibly well in the US...

on opposite day.

 

 

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:30 | 3071660 NotApplicable
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Umm... they ALL have.

Now, just who's plans were you referring to?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:16 | 3071569 Flakmeister
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This will be good, I'm off to make popcorn and will be back shortly...

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