The Empire State shooting: I can't believe I agree with Bloomberg

The Empire State shooting: I can't believe I agree with Bloomberg

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    The Empire State shooting: I can't believe I agree with Bloomberg

    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


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    Rhetorical question.
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    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?
    The easy way is always mined.

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    Did the 9 bystanders point guns at the police?

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTee View Post
    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!"
    I'd love to see THAT on CNN or MSNBC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTee View Post
    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!"


    ^That there is^^^^^^^^^

    A hoot!!!!


    It would appear Mikey is starting to sound a bit more like an NRA member than he would have ever thought.

    I agree with CIBMIKE inpost #3. Bloomberg would have not said anything.
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    To analyze his answer we need to first check to see what the polls said just prior to his comment.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GunGeezer View Post
    Did the 9 bystanders point guns at the police?
    Yea...I guess the cops should have let the guy continue walking down the street waving the gun around.
    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.....
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotorblade View Post
    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.....
    - I'm going out on a limb, but 12lb. trigger pulls certainly didn't help.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunGeezer View Post
    Did the 9 bystanders point guns at the police?
    A better question would be,why in the world were those people hanging around in the general vicinity where 5 shots have been fired in a murder before the police even arrived.Anyone that wasn't in the fight that had half a brain would have left the area or at least gone to cover.
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    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.

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