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Bloomberg Calls Republican ‘Stupid’ Over Desire For Teacher To Have Gun

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This is from Freedom Outpost.

Mayor Bloomberg is it stupid for your bodyguard to have a gun?

If not then it is not stupid then why not?

You say your bodyguard has a gun to protect you.

The principal needed a gun to protect herself and her students. 

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that he wished principal Dawn Hachsprung had a gun when she confronted the shooter on Friday. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a press conference to unveil a new campaign by “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” that it was a ‘stupid’ thing to say and then went on to talk like guns have a mind of their own, stating, “I don’t know what the gun would’ve done.”

Rep. Gohmert told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, “Hearing the heroic stories of the principal, lunging, trying to protect – Chris, I wish to God she had had an M-4 in her office, locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out and she didn’t have to lung heroically with nothing in her hands, but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids.”

Monday Bloomberg responded to Gohmert’s comments stating, “You know, there are people who say dumb things and then there are people who say stupid things. I don’t know what the gun would’ve done.”

I’m honestly lauging at Bloomberg’s comments as he says people say dumb and stupid things and follows it with one of the most stupid comments I can think of on the subject.

“I can just tell you that if you have a gun in your house, you are something like 22 times as likely to shoot a friend or a relative as somebody trying to assault you,” he said. “Guns kill people. They don’t belong in schools. They don’t belong on campuses. They don’t belong in the hands of minors, or people with psychiatric problems or people with drug abuse problems, or people with criminal records.”

No, Mr. Bloomberg, people kill people and if you take guns from murderers, they’ll use knives, and if you take their knives, they’ll use pencils. That is just the way the criminal mind works. But if you take guns from law abiding citizens and access to those guns, then you leave them defenseless against people who care nothing about your laws.

Bloomberg said that the time for talking about gun control is over and that it is “time to stop this carnage.” He echoed Barack Obama’s words when he added, “no matter the political ramifications.”

“Somehow or other we’ve come to think that getting re-elected is more important than saving lives, that political power is more important than saving lives, that partisan politics is more important than saving lives,” he said. “Enough.”

Well, you know I wish our side had the same kind of passion and determination no matter what the political ramifications are. We certainly need articulate conservatives in office to push back the tide of encroaching liberalism, especially in the midst of what is taking place with regards to the Second Amendment being under attack.

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Democratic senators want ban on assault weapons

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This is from Yahoo News.

The members of Congress with the most restrictive gun laws want more.

The California Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence need to release their numbers.

Every statistic I have ever seen says more gun rights less crime.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass shootings in the United States.

The proposals were among the first to come from Congress in the wake of Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Gun rights activists remained largely quiet on the issue, all but one declining to appear on the Sunday talk shows. Meanwhile, Democrats vowed action and said it was time to hear from voters — not gun lobbyists — on how to prevent the next shooting.

The time for “saying that we can’t talk about the policy implications of tragedies like this is over,” said Rep. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who won a Senate seat in the November elections.

President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats haven’t pushed for new gun controls since rising to power in the 2008 national elections. Outspoken advocates for stricter laws, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, say that’s because of the powerful sway of the National Rifle Association.

But advocates also say the latest shooting is a tipping point that could change the dynamic of the debate dramatically. Feinstein, D-Calif., said she will propose legislation next year that would ban big clips, drums and strips of more than 10 bullets.

“It can be done,” she said Sunday of reviving the 10-year ban that expired in 2004.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Obama could use executive powers to enforce existing gun laws, as well as throw his weight behind legislation like Feinstein’s.

“It’s time for the president, I think, to stand up and lead and tell this country what we should do — not go to Congress and say, ‘What do you guys want to do?'” Bloomberg said.

Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who is retiring, supports such a ban but said there should also be a national commission to scrutinize gun laws and loopholes, as well as the nation’s mental health system and the role that violent video games and movies might play in shootings. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois said he would support such a panel, adding that it was time for a “national discussion” that included school safety.

“This conversation has been dominated in Washington by — you know and I know — gun lobbies that have an agenda” Durbin said. “We need people, just ordinary Americans, to come together, and speak out, and to sit down and calmly reflect on how far we go.”

Congress has frequently turned to independent bipartisan commissions to try to solve the nation’s worst problems, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Iraq war and the failing economy. But ultimately, lawmakers are often reluctant to act on the recommendations of outsiders, especially if they think it will cost them support in their home states.

Still, Lieberman defended the idea of a national commission as the only way to ensure that the “heartbreak and anger” of the Connecticut shooting doesn’t dissipate over time and that other factors beyond gun control are considered.

“We’ve got to continue to hear the screams of these children and see their blood until we do something to try to prevent this from happening again,” he said.

Gun rights advocates appeared reluctant to make their case against tougher gun laws while Connecticut families and the nation were still in the earliest stages of grieving. David Gregory, the host of “Meet the Press,” said NBC invited all 31 “pro-gun” senators to appear on Sunday’s show, and all 31 declined. All eight Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee were unavailable or unwilling to appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” host Bob Schieffer said.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, was the sole representative of gun rights’ activists on the various Sunday talk shows. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Gohmert defended the sale of assault weapons and said that the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School, who authorities say died trying to overtake the shooter, should herself have been armed.

“I wish to God she had had an M-4 in her office, locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out and she didn’t have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands. But she takes him (the shooter) out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids,” Gohmert said.

Gohmert also argued that violence is lower in cities with lax gun laws, and higher in cities with stricter laws.

“The facts are that every time guns have been allowed —conceal-carry (gun laws) have been allowed — the crime rate has gone down,” Gohmert said.

Gun control advocates say that isn’t true. A study by the California-based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence determined that seven of the 10 states with the strongest gun laws — including Connecticut, Massachusetts and California — are also among the 10 states with the lowest gun death rates.

“If you look at the states with the strongest gun laws in the country, they have some of the lowest gun death rates, and some of the states with the weakest gun laws have some of the highest gun death rates,” said Brian Malte of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Murphy spoke on ABC’s “This Week.” Lieberman, Durbin and Gohmert spoke on “Fox News Sunday.” Bloomberg and Feinstein spoke on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

 

 

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