NYC Mayor Bloomberg pushes Obama to “stand up” on gun laws (video).

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday challenged President Obama to “stand up” on gun control, an issue on which he has been largely silent in the wake of the tragic shootings in Tucson.

During an interview on MSNBC, the a longtime gun control advocate argued that the White House, along with Congress, needs to be more vigilant in enforcing existing laws regarding the sale of firearms.

“The trouble is that the Congress has done this – and they do it repeatedly – they pass a law showing they’re tough on the bad guys and then they don’t give you the wherewithal to enforce it,” Bloomberg told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

Source: Lucy Madison for CBS News.

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  • John

    I am pro gun, I own a few. But I don’t want a gun in the hands of a moron, a mentally ill guy or a convicted felon or other scumbag, so I don’t have a problem with a background check. I am a law obeying citizen, I pass the check easily.
    Am I now a nazi or a communist also?

  • General Jim M

    The attempt to buy illegally by New York law enforcement or even a New York resident is a crime.Bloomberg should be arrested on federal charges.The governor of Arizona should tell Bloomberg to leave his’ communism in New York.Was the Arizona ID a phoney ID? If it was not,the gun seller committed no crime.It is entrapment and entrapment by someone with no law enforcement authority in Arizona.

  • General Jim M

    Has Bloomberg ever heard about the Warsaw rising? The Jewish resistance against slaughter by the Nazi SS started with a few illegal handguns. Freemen are armed,serfs are not.Bloomberg is a living insult to the six million dead Jews of WW2.He would make his’ countrymen helpless.

  • The states where Bloomberg has perpetrated his felonious “straw purchases” should list him on their 10 Most Wanted posters. Apparently, the BATF has modeled Operation Gunwalker after Bloomberg’s illegal schemes.see below.
    Sen. Chuck Grassley: Guns in ATF sting tied to agent’s death
    By Dennis Wagner, USA TODAYUpdated 1d 17h ago |
    112 | 4ShareReprints & PermissionsA senator is examining claims that bandits who gunned down a U.S. Border Patrol agent during a December firefight near the Arizona-Mexico border may have been armed with assault rifles purchased from a Glendale, Ariz., gun store that were part of a federal sting operation and subsequently smuggled into Mexico….(with the full knowledge of the BATF?)…

  • Richard Linares

    Brewer Slams New York City Mayor for Phoenix Gun Show Sting. Bloomberg should probably worry about the corruption in his city’s government instead of trying to be the anti-gun czar. Maybe if he devoted more time to making sure his administration can get the streets plowed, his approval numbers wouldn’t be in the toilet.

    It doesn’t matter how many rules you make, there will always be people figuring out how to break them. It’s that way with everything, not just guns. The statistics have proven that less than one half of one percent of criminals get their weapons at a gun show. There are thousands of gun shows in this Country every month. There are far more illegal guns on the streets due to burglaries and robberies than gun show purchases.

    bloomberg is a grandstanding dumbass who needs to mind his business instead of the business of a State over half a Country away…

  • Chad

    I saw “the rachel maddow show” and stopped right there.

  • mike

    Bloomberg you have got to be the biggest moron i have ever heard or seen.

  • AngryWhiteMale

    Only thing worse than kalifornia politicos is bloomberg…