Wed Apr 17, 2013, 05:14 PM
DonViejo (19,457 posts)
Bloomberg: Defeat Of Background Check Bill ‘A Huge Victory’ For Criminals
HUNTER WALKER 4:49 PM EDT, WEDNESDAY APRIL 17, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation's most prominent gun control critics, issued a scathing statement Wednesday after legislation to expand background checks to gun shows and Internet sales failed in the Senate:
Today’s vote is a damning indictment of the stranglehold that special interests have on Washington. More than 40 U.S. senators would rather turn their backs on the 90 percent of Americans who support comprehensive background checks than buck the increasingly extremist wing of the gun lobby. Democrats – who are so quick to blame Republicans for our broken gun laws – could not stand united. And Republicans – who are so quick to blame Democrats for not being tough enough on crime – handed criminals a huge victory, by preserving their ability to buy guns illegally at gun shows and online and keeping the illegal trafficking market well-fed. Senators Manchin and Toomey – as well as Majority Leader Reid and Senators Schumer, Kirk, Collins, McCain and others – deserve real credit for coming together around a compromise bill that struck a fair balance, and President Obama and Vice-President Biden deserve credit for their leadership since the Sandy Hook massacre. But even with some bi-partisan support, a common-sense public safety reform died in the U.S. Senate at the hands of those who are more interested in attempting to protect their own political careers – or some false sense of ideological purity – than protecting the lives of innocent Americans. The only silver lining is that we now know who refuses to stand with the 90 percent of Americans – and in 2014, our ever-expanding coalition of supporters will work to make sure that voters don’t forget.
Bloomberg released the statement through the group he co-founded, Mayor's Against Illegal Guns. Through that group and a political action committee, Bloomberg has spent millions from his multibillion dollar personal fortune to support the background check bill and other gun control legislation.
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Wed Apr 17, 2013, 05:19 PM
graham4anything (11,464 posts)
1. And Bloomberg is just starting. 90% of the public wants it, it will happen.
May Mike spend 1 dollar more than the NRA in every single district nationwide
Damn the coincidence of the horrible bombing at just the time this vote was being taken.
The NRA used that event.
A new scotus, one, perhaps two liberals like Sonia and Elena, and the court will take a case, and reinterpret the 2nd.
At which time, nothing the NRA or the gun lovers do will matter.
the day is coming.
Shame thousands will die before then.
I support Joe Biden/Mike Bloomberg/Gabby Giffords and the mayors agianst Guns.
And they are just starting.
Now, in 2014, they can target all the pro-NRA people and the anger will be agianst them.
In losing the battle, it is closer to winning the war.