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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:


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 - 14:28 | 3071650 helping_friendl...
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Bloomberg makes comp;lete sense.

If you fear the police then you must be committing a crime?

I don't own a gun, lived in the absolute 'hood in Jackson Ward RVA when our murder rate was #1 per capita and never needed a gun.

Why does anyone need an assualt rifle?

Ferderal gun laws MUST BE ENFORCED.

There are more guns in this country than people.

If the gov't gets untenable the armed forces will protect the people from the gov't.

Think it through. How does a gun protect you from the gov't? It doesn't. That is what the army is for.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:31 | 3071670 ebworthen
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+1 for the wry tone of your sarcasm.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:46 | 3071770 NotApplicable
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Hmm... I missed it by that much.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:02 | 3071880 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Perhaps it's not the wry but the rye.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:34 | 3071689 azzhatter
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Where is the army? It's untenable for me

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:13 | 3071886 helping_friendl...
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No reason to lose your head when your the one getting shit upon. It takes time. Bernanke has set a course for ultimate self destruct. Reading ZH today revealed in the treasury market " collapsing Indirect interest is persisting"

Sounds like treasury bonds are losing luster. If the cops don't get paid we get their guns. When the army doesn't get paid we get their guns.

It will take time and I am sure you want to live to see it. Wasting your resources on arms might not be the best allocation.


Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:45 | 3071756 NotApplicable
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Did you get you HuffPo bookmark messed up again?

Besides, if we're going to start enforcing centralized laws, how about the Galactic laws? Tell ya what... since I'm the Emperor of the MFing Galaxy (yes, that's really it's name, (thank Corzine)), I'll grant you an audience... well,  just as soon as you clear up that little incident concerning all of the back taxes you owe the MFGRS (after all, I can't be expected to entertain state criminals).

Oh, as for my title... well, perhaps you were apathetic on election day, that is assuming you even bothered to register AT ALL!

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:52 | 3071811 LawsofPhysics
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Hhmmm, that must be why Bloomberg has his own private security detail with the best assault weapons ben's jewbucks can buy.  Why does my public servant get to carry such weapons and be afforded such security.  If he has been such a good mayor in making sure laws were upheld his citizens should love him right?  Bullshit, while I agree that laws should be enforced, this fascism is sickening.  This guy presides of a den of fucking crimminals and he wants to disarm everybody?  Execute John Corzine and then let's talk.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:12 | 3071922 helping_friendl...
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Point goes to LawsofPhysics.

I can't argue w/ your reasoning.

Trying to take on the "Blackwater" alumni is futile I can assure you.

There must be another way?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:22 | 3072005 LawsofPhysics
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Many of us have served our country.  Many went our own ways (with our guns and knowledge).  We keep in touch.  Many of the former Delta operatives I know make some great gear now.  We wait, we watch, patience.  Evil and cowardice always show themselves first.  Love and caring enough to actually make an honest fix requires real courage.  If the mayor wishes to continue to isolated his city, fine with me.  I will simply encourage those in agriculture like, myself, to do less business with this region.  All economies are local and blowback is a bitch.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 16:20 | 3072302 helping_friendl...
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When I wrote ***How does a gun protect you from the gov't? It doesn't. That is what the army is for.*****

I should have included veterans as well.

I too think Manhattan needs to be excommunicated from the Union so they may bear the cost of Wall Street's treachery. I'm sure an inordinate amount of tax dollars flows to NYNY so the bankers can maintain their high style while letting federal tax dollars take care of the rest of their infrastructure. I say lay siege and tax Manhattan, let them pay for their folly with their own money. Why should we be forced to pay for their criminal ways?

Chicago and San Francisco can be brought in line as well.

This whole Union business is not working out well. The ass clown who owns the house next to mine lives in another state and I can't compel him to follow the laws of my state to maintain his property. I say forget about the United part and let the States regain their sovereignty. 


I don't see the Federal Gov't as anything other than oppression and usurping my property rights.


If we ever wage a just war, which actually defends the constitution, I will, then, thank you for your service. Until then I respect your opinion.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 17:12 | 3072592 LawsofPhysics
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"If we ever wage a just war, which actually defends the constitution"


FYI, buying and holding PMs is doing just this.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:06 | 3071903 forwardho
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"Those who beat their swords into plowshares, usually end up plowing for those who did not"

 - Benjamin Franklin

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:33 | 3071680 azzhatter
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Interestingly one of the co sponsors of the last attempt to extend the assault weapons ban was the honorable Jon Corzine when he was a senator. Isn't that special, sponsored by a fucking criminal

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:33 | 3071686 Captain Benny
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Bloomberg should stop his protection detail from carrying firearms.  His corporate security at Bloomberg LP should be prohibited from carrying firearms.  All guests to Bloomberg LP should be banned from carrying firearms as well, no matter how VIP they are.  Come on Bloomberg, be the example ....  /sarc/


Pry them from my cold dead hands.  They are protection from tyranny.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:46 | 3071764 youngman
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CNBC just had two mayors..one from Atlanta....saying ban the guns.....but they have huge security staff..with high cap magazines..with assault weapons..probably auto weapons...why?....if its so safe....set the example first guys...you drop your fist...oh and don´t get me started on the POTUS...and his security....???

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:50 | 3071796 kralizec
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Damn right!  If it is the guns causing the problem, get rid of them all!  Thus their calls for us to only disarm ourselves falls of deaf ears...

Fricken Nazi's!

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:59 | 3071856 orangedrinkandchips
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Right...no guns for the innocent or defensless but guns for the gangbangers!!!


Make em illegall they will become more of a black market than crack, coke, weed, meth all put together!





Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:29 | 3072057 john39
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gangbangers are an issue, but the real terrorist slaughter kids with drones and white phos...  until they are disarmed, it would be most unwise to drop your guard.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:38 | 3071720 grunk
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Semi automatic weapons: the Big Gulps of the gun industry.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:39 | 3071723 buzzsaw99
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he should list his bans in order of importance. does the twinkie ban rate higher or lower on his list than the sub machine gun ban?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:43 | 3071744 WillyGroper
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1. What is he doing about "Fast & Furious?"

2. What penalties has he imposed on his finest that shot 9? bystanders?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:44 | 3071755 MOLONAABE
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Bloomberg is a big wet douche

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:44 | 3071758 gbresnahan
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Maybe we should outlaw accidents and suicide before we outlaw guns?

Leading causes of death in US, 2009 (via http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm)

  • Heart disease: 599,413
  • Cancer: 567,628
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
  • Alzheimer's disease: 79,003
  • Diabetes: 68,705
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909


Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:31 | 3072059 john39
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death by prescription drugs (properly prescribed) takes a few hundred thousand a year in the U.S. alone...  

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 16:07 | 3072283 centerline
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Death by cheese.  Don't anyone dare ban cheese.  Damn.

What we don't have enough of is death by stupidity.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:45 | 3071765 besnook
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i become a laugh track when i hear or read jews in power talk about the need to reduce or take away rights in the name of public security. maybe they need to be reminded again why that is not such a good idea.

apparently all the others in power clamoring for draconian gun control need a real life lesson in history. also.

my in house research is showing the demand for guillotines has almost reached the threshold of a viable business plan.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:50 | 3071795 helping_friendl...
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Need investors?

I would be willing to provide short term money.

I was thinking the same and I think Congress might be a little more motivated knowing we have ten guillotines in each state.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:57 | 3071807 pazmaker
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I call for a ban on NY subway trains!   people are being killed by them all the time.....just recently a guy was pushed in front of one and a girl jump in front of one to commit suicide!  


Subway trains are evil and should be banned!

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:58 | 3071855 pazmaker
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either somebody doesn't like me or they don't get the sarc...any way junk away!!!!!

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:43 | 3072122 Matt
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I think we should cut to the root of the problem. It seems to me that all murders and most accidents occur when someone is MOVING. If we just forced everybody to sit in one place without MOVING, we could virtually eliminate death and violent crime.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:53 | 3071819 orangedrinkandchips
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Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:59 | 3071865 fuu
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Hey kids!
You want a soundtrack that's gonna make you feel tense?
Let you express your frustration?
Make ya scared, wanna run out and buy a gun?
You're looking for another rock'n'roll record that'll make you
feel like a victim.
You're like a victim - you love to be a victim.
You love the United States prime time victim show.
Hey, bells, helicopters, machine guns.
Listen to that! Listen to that!
Kill for Allah. Kill for Jesus.
1980's shit - turn it down.
Tone it down 

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:56 | 3071836 TheSettler
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Meanwhile in Arkansas...


"[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.



Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:56 | 3071842 reader2010
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Pretty soon, they will ask you to get a permit before you can sex with your woman.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:05 | 3071901 thedrickster
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Nah, hetero sex will just be banned outright first.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 16:55 | 3072528 sunnyside
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Like my wife needs yet another reason to say no.


Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:01 | 3071876 MFLTucson
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Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:05 | 3071895 mr. mirbach
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Before you jump on the Gun Ban wagon, keep in mind that the Police have no duty or obligation to protect citizens.http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/28scotus.html

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:05 | 3071900 Floodmaster
Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:06 | 3071905 QQQBall
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Gun trafficking a felony? The ATF and particularly Eric Holder will have a private wing at San Quentin.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:06 | 3071908 dexter_morgan
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Will he ride the subway without his armed bodyguerds then also?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:09 | 3071916 Dr. Engali
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I am sick of these control freak assclowns who want to manage every aspect of our lives. Why can't these fuckers just go away?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 17:44 | 3072719 DosZap
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Dr E

I am sick of these control freak assclowns who want to manage every aspect of our lives. Why can't these fuckers just go away?


Because they are so rich, they only want POWER...............all of it.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:12 | 3071941 americanspirit
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When the Feds give up their drones, domestic surveillance, Patriot Act, and TSA groping I might - might - consider giving up a couple of my weapons. Until then - stuff it Bloomberg.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:14 | 3071954 JR
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 Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands. Federal and state laws combined to insure that no teacher, no administrator, no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered. This tragedy underscores the urgency of getting rid of gun bans in school zones. The only thing accomplished by gun free zones is to insure that mass murderers can slay more before they are finally confronted by someone with a gun.” – Larry Pratt, director Gun Owners Association of America

How many mass murders are there in police stations?

How many mass murders are there at a gun show?

You know why there are none. It would be suicide. Because most of the people there have a gun.

The banker-controlled media is going to talk about going after the guns as much as it can get away with. These people don’t care about lives. They care about restrictions on guns because they want restrictions on freedom. They know, like Lenin and Michael Bloomberg, that “One man with a gun can control a hundred without one.” They know that the current government is preparing, if necessary, to disarm those who would rebel against their encroaching police state. Bloomberg, with his $40 Million NYC surveillance operation who told his police officers that they should not protect Americans who oppose gun control, is the voice of the police state.

The enemy, the State, wants Americans defenseless. Keep your freedom by keeping your guns. And prepare to “Run to the sound of the guns.”

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:21 | 3071993 Shell Game
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"The enemy, the State, wants Americans defenseless."

Exactly.  So called 'gun-free' zones must be abolished, and quickly. 

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:21 | 3072001 syntaxterror
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Ban Halo and Call of Duty! Just don't ban the banksters, ponzi schemers, or vampire squid!

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 16:10 | 3072299 centerline
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Can I keep GTA?  The latest is coming out early next year.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:37 | 3072036 Catullus
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We can start with the NYPD. Come on, Mike. You can actually control that.

Is there a reason the NYPD trains their officers to use an M4 automatic machine gun? Is there a reason the "Elite Service Unit" of the NYPD is armed with these weapons? These people have obviously shown a pattern of anti-social and violent behavior with regards to their jobs. Some of them even have the homicidal God Complex.

Get back to us on this one, Mike. I'm sure you're ready to do your part to ban assault weapons.

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