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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:01 PM

Bloomberg, House Dems call for stricter gun control

Source: MSNBC

New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, as well as several House Democrats, are seizing on Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. to make the case for stricter gun control.

“President Obama rightly sent his heartfelt condolences to the families in Newtown,” Bloomberg, a frequent advocate of stricter gun laws, said in a statement after the shooting, which killed 27 people, 20 of them children. “But the country needs him to send a bill to Congress to fix this problem. Calling for ‘meaningful action’ is not enough. We need immediate action.”

The New York City mayor’s office tweeted: “For every day we wait, 34 more people are murdered with guns. Today, many of them were five-year olds.”

At the White House Friday, Obama called for “meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” His spokesman, Jay Carney, had earlier said “today’s not the day” for a discussion of gun control.

Read more: http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/12/14/bloomberg-house-dems-call-for-stricter-gun-control/

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Reply Bloomberg, House Dems call for stricter gun control (Original post)
alp227 Dec 2012 OP
Freddie Stubbs Dec 2012 #1
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #2
onehandle Dec 2012 #3
Freddie Stubbs Dec 2012 #7
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #8
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #14
DobbyGi Dec 2012 #4
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #6
AAO Dec 2012 #9
Marrah_G Dec 2012 #10
PSPS Dec 2012 #11
AAO Dec 2012 #12
I Make Sure Dec 2012 #13
thebard77 Dec 2012 #15

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:11 PM

1. House Dem brought no gun control bills up for a vote when they were in the majority (2007-2011)

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:13 PM

2. the political environment may change with time

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:31 PM

3. It WILL change. White males are losing their grip on society.

Stock 'em while you can, gun nuts.

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:11 PM

7. It's going to take a whole lot of time

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:22 PM

8. Things change. My old friend Bill died a couple of years ago: he had been raised by a woman born

into slavery here in America. I have a smallpox vaccination scar on my arm: the disease isn't currently affecting humans. My friend Ann told me the Woolworths downtown refused to serve her a drink several decades ago, because of her skin color: it's been torn down now, and in 2008 I stood in the lot where it had been to watch a huge outdoor TV screen as Obama was elected President. Things change. We can make things change.

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:09 AM

14. Sadly it won't...

After all, elections are right around the corner, like they always are. So, like we always do, we will keep our powder dry.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:36 PM

4. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to DobbyGi (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:37 PM

5. It is just horrible how easy it is to get a gun in this nation. Welcome to DU!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:49 PM

6. But wait

There are many rednecks trying to make up for their incredibly small penises.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:35 PM

9. And their incredibly small brains.

 

Fox news viewers average IQ = 80, everyone else - average IQ = 104.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:37 PM

10. maybe this will finally get congress to act

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:42 PM

11. "Seizing?"

New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, as well as several House Democrats, are seizing on Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. to make the case for stricter gun control.

Nice going, whores at NBC.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:46 PM

12. Carpe Diem!

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:32 PM

13. Bloomberg is a hypocritical ass

 

NYC has some of the strictist gun control laws in the country, yet he goes about his business with an armed escort. If gun control works, why does he need armed protection? He shouldn't have any worries since we know that criminals obey the laws. Why should he be able to protect himself against the bad guys, yet us lowly civilains can't?

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Response to I Make Sure (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:27 AM

15. He's a fascist.

 

Il Duce part 2.

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