NYC Mayor Bloomberg On Closing The Terror Gap In Gun Laws

It’s amazing but true: we can prevent terror suspects from boarding an airplane, but the FBI doesn’t have the power to block them from buying dynamite or an AK-47.

Full Story – HERE

Not true Mayor Bloomberg… you actually can’t prevent terror suspects from boarding airplanes, and that is evident by the fact that recent Times Square bomb plot suspect Faisal Shahzad was able to board a Dubai-bound flight at JFK airport in your own city (Source).

I’m all for “closing the terror gap” when taken at face value… but in reality rather than buying new guns and risk being caught, terrorists will just start purchasing guns used (stolen or otherwise) or obtaining them through a legal 3rd party (also known as a straw purchase).  Just like other criminals, terrorists obviously do not care about the law, so circumventing it to get what they want is not going to faze them.

I can’t help but be suspicious that closing the terror gap will also mean more restrictions put on the rest of us.

Another problem is that currently the terror watch list is a huge joke. There are thousands of people on the list that shouldn’t be on there.  Should they be denied the right to purchase a gun?  Remember 8 year old Mikey Hicks?

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Trent May 6, 2010 at 07:52 am

Your arguments are correct, but will not sway Bloomberg. He will stop at nothing to confiscate all guns from private hands. There are few politicians who have so clearly indicated that they are pro-confiscation, but he is one of them.

He will use any method, no matter how sleazy or intellectually dishonest, to regulate private firearms ownership out of existence. Bloomberg is an elitist in the worst sense, one who wants our guns taken away “for our protection”, and with the implication that we can’t be trusted with them.

Wake up New York, send this guy a pink slip.

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Pete May 6, 2010 at 08:55 am

agreed

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Admin (Mike) May 6, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Yea having the 8th richest person in the country run a state sounds like a recipe for disaster in the first place. I imagine he is best buddies with all of NY’s elite, which only makes matters worse for the rest of us.

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CinSC May 6, 2010 at 10:44 am

“Just like other criminals, terrorists obviously do not care about the law, so circumventing it to get one they want is not going to faze them.”

It’s amazing how so many reasonably intelligent people don’t (or don’t want to) understand this perfectly obvious truth.

Also, Bloomberg has a lot of nerve to go around wearing an American flag lapel pin.

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Admin (Mike) May 6, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Yea, a pretty sad state of affairs.

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cavalier May 6, 2010 at 11:56 am

Wait, isn’t the BATF suppose to “block them from buying dynamite or an AK-47”?

This looks like a classic straw-man argument.

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Bryan S May 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Bloomberg talks about getting rid of criminals, while committing criminal acts against the people he is supposed to lead and represent.

How about letting your average Joe on the street arm themselves in NYC? Cant have that, can you Mikey?

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Admin (Mike) May 6, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Heh yea and Bloomberg has armed body guards! Talk about a hypocrite.

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bryce May 6, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Sounds like New York has the same problems as we do here in the republic California

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Jeff May 6, 2010 at 04:36 pm

No, its even worse, New York City does not allow the ownership of an Antique rifle that is chambered a still-used caliber bullet. Sometimes you have to wonder, who the heck is someone going to kill with a single shot martini-enfield!?!?

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Admin (Mike) May 6, 2010 at 11:27 pm

You mean antique guns are no longer the preferred choice of gang members? :P

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Admin (Mike) May 6, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Yea there definitely does seem like some parallels. The one advantage of NY though, is there are a lot less restrictions when you get outside NYC.

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