Bloomberg: Working With Existing Gun Laws 'Just Preposterous'
Michael Bloomberg: Working With Existing Gun Laws 'Just Preposterous'
Not a mention on how many lives have been saved by firearms over the years.................(nope, don't want to talk about that).
.............Not one accustomed to being dismissed or ignored, Bloomberg lashed back in a phone interview with The Huffington Post on Wednesday.
"I don't think there's anybody, any rational person, that seriously could argue that what we have and the way we enforce it prohibits carnage," he said. "There's 34 people killed every single day [nationwide]. We've killed more than 400,000 Americans since 1968, when RFK and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated. That is more Americans than died during WWII. So the argument that we can do with existing laws and stop this is just preposterous. It isn't worth having a discussion about."
A co-chair of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Bloomberg's proposal for additional gun control legislation is, in the context of what's been done in the past, fairly limited. He's called for a federal requirement that background checks be done at gun shows so that no one with a criminal record or history of mental health issues is able to purchase firearms. In addition, he's advocated for updated and more streamlined databases on gun ownership and purchases so that various law enforcement agencies can work together more seamlessly.
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