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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bloomberg Continues to Push Terrorist Watchlist Gun Control

After looking none too swift on Monday morning, telling Katie Couric that he bet Saturday's failed attempt to detenate a car bomb in Time Square was perpetrated by a "mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health care bill or something," he was on Capitol Hill today along with his Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, telling a senate committee that the nation needed more gun control laws - specifically a law that would make it harder for a terrorist to get guns. Never mind the fact that the alleged would-be bomber, Faisal Shahzad, attempted to use an SUV, propane and gas tanks, and about 100 pounds of the wrong kind of fertilizer.

Bloomberg is once again asking that people on the "Terrorist Watch List" be excluded from being able to purchase a firearm.

If society decides that these people are too dangerous to get on an airplane with other people, then it's probably appropriate to look very hard before you let them buy a gun.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)responded:

I believe my right to own a gun shouldn't be infringed because some nut is going to take a gun and use it wrongfully -- I just think you should prosecute them very swiftly and forcefully.
Graham continued that calling for legislation barring suspected terrorists from purchasing guns was "not appropriate," due to the terrorist watch list having "so many problems".

But that doesn't matter to Bloomberg. He, like all of his gun control friends, will take the opportunity of any tragedy, or in this case, near tragedy, to trot out proposals that offer no real solutions, but instead serve their political purpose.

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