This is a discussion on The Empire State shooting: I can't believe I agree with Bloomberg within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Didn't see this in the other ESB threads, an interesting comment from Bloomberg. According to the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, in response to a reporter’s ...
Didn't see this in the other ESB threads, an interesting comment from Bloomberg.According to the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, in response to a reporter’s question about the police officers’ actions, said, “Let me ask you this, Miss, ‘Somebody pointed a gun at you, and you had a gun in your pocket, what would you do?”
The mayor’s curt reply silenced the scribe. He then added, “I think that answers the question.”
The Empire State shooting: I can't believe I agree with Bloomberg
"I got a lot of problems with you people!" - Frank Costanza
That answer kind of plays against what Bloomberg stands for.I wonder if it had not been a police officer behind the guns if his answer would have been the same?
Would he have answerd the question at all?
Did the 9 bystanders point guns at the police?
That reporter should have replied, "What I would have done is gotten arrested for having that gun in my pocket due to your strict anti self-defense laws Mr. Mayor!"
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To analyze his answer we need to first check to see what the polls said just prior to his comment.
Serve my country, swear an oath to protect it, pay my taxes, fly old glory in the front yard, love and protect my family, honor the vets before me and help fellow americans in need.
By definition my country now calls me a radical
Why do I think Bloomberg, would blow up the whole room in order to get rid of a pesky gnat .... but fail to allow anyone else to own a fly swatter.
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Chief Justice John Roberts : "I don't see how you can read Heller and not take away from it the notion that the Second Amendment...was extremely important to the framers in their view of what liberty meant."
By the way, 6 of the 9 were hit with fragments.
Shooting at an armed moving target on a busy sidewalk while you are also moving isn't like shooting at pie plates. I'm fairly certain these 2 cops were pumped on adrenaline, had tunnel vision, etc.etc. I'm giving them a pass on this one.....
To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will.
Hmmm, in light of the Empire State building shooting Mayor Bloomberg should take his gun control all the way. He can go the route of England and disarm the "beat" cops. You go Mayor
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Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
2 dead, 9 wounded in Empire State Building shootings, police say
August 24, 2012|By David Ariosto, CNN
A disgruntled former apparel designer was killed Friday morning in a hail of police gunfire in front of the Empire State Building after he shot and killed a co-worker and engaged in a gunbattle with two officers, authorities said.
Of course you got to KNOW ,,,,, legally you can not have a gun in YOUR pocket
in NYC,,,,, another STUPID REMARK FROM BLOOMINGIDIOT,,,, I MEAN BLOOMBERG.