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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bloomberg At It Again

Having been proven wrong by ATF on the availability of gun trace data, Mayor Bloomberg has come out in favor of another gun control scheme that should not see the light of day. On Monday, Bloomberg joined with New Jersey Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy of Jersey City, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, Mayor Douglas H. Palmer of Trenton, and a mother of a shooting victim, to announce that he plans to push congress to pass Lautenberg's bill to prohibit anyone on the terrorist watch list from purchasing a firearm.

Now we all know how accurate this watch list is. Remember that Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, was blocked from boarding flights because his name triggered a similar name on the government’s no-fly list. And, there are no due process protections when a name ends up on the watch list. But facts have never gotten in the way of Bloomberg in his thirst for publicity. Hopefully, with the departure of Alberto Gonzales, the Justice Department will withdraw its support for the bill. You can read more about Bloomberg's latest pet project here.

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