Mayor Bloomberg Pwned on Gun Control Gun Control by Robert Farago | Jan 28, 2013 | 53 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments WiKDMoNKY says: January 28, 2013 at 19:33 Laws for thee, not for me… Reply pat says: January 28, 2013 at 22:56 They can have full mags but not you or I (seven round rule in NY). Reply pat says: January 28, 2013 at 22:56 Seven rounds for the peasantry. Zero later. Reply Chris from Iowa says: January 28, 2013 at 19:38 I think I would have asked to see a badge and get a badge number on camera. Congrats New York. You elected him, now you’ve got him. Reply frankgon4 says: January 28, 2013 at 20:00 +1 Reply APBTFan says: January 28, 2013 at 21:52 “Yours first!”. I would’ve asked him for every piece of his personal information that he was asking of me. Nothing but a shithead bully. Reply pat says: January 28, 2013 at 22:54 I would have given no information and just repeated everything he said to me, like a brain dead Parrot. That seven round rule is so insane that they can have a full mag but not the citizens THEY work for. Reply Ropingdown says: January 28, 2013 at 23:15 They don’t work for you. That’s so 1792. Or 1892. Or 1947, maybe. The Mayor told a foreign dignitary recently, “I have my own army, the NYPD.” If you have to walk to the subway through a gang’s turf, that’s your problem. If they shoot you, call the cops, OK? (The intense desire to ban “Personal Defense Weapons” really does seem to reflect rich-person paranoia and narcissism, as if the dangers of violence are primarily theirs? It makes me laugh. At first. pat says: January 29, 2013 at 04:32 Sad but true, Ropingdown. I dont want to have the tools of the military (well, maybe I do, but I can live without), but I damn well demand to have the same semiauto rifle (AR) and pistol (Glock 22) as the police have for defense. It is Batcrap crazy that in NY they can conceivably come to your door and demand your (ha ha 10 round)magazines or tell you that you have to have a pocket of air in your handle where 8 more bullets used to reside than the 7 your allowed while they can carry the full 15. matt says: January 29, 2013 at 00:04 Actually relatively few people elected him. There are 8.2 million people in NYC, 4.1 million registered voters, only 1.1 million people participated in the 2009 mayoral election, and only 557k people voted for Bloomberg. In fact the vast majority of the people in NYC abstained, and presumably would rather not have a mayor. http://www.nyccfb.info/PDF/issue_reports/WhoVotes.pdf (Page 5) http://elections.nytimes.com/2009/results/index.html Reply Sammy says: January 29, 2013 at 13:05 Actually, there should be a vote for “no mayor” or “no president”. Might eliminate a need for a third party. Defiantly eliminate the rock and a hard (lesser of 2 evils is still evil) place type of voting selections we’ve had of late. If “No” gets more than 33% of the vote, new election in say 6 months with different candidates. No reruns. Meh, never happen. Reply matt says: January 29, 2013 at 00:05 Actually relatively few people elected him. There are 8.2 million people in NYC, 4.1 million registered voters, only 1.1 million people participated in the 2009 mayoral election, and only 557k people voted for Bloomberg. In fact the vast majority of the people in NYC abstained, and presumably would rather not have a mayor. Reply raincrow says: January 28, 2013 at 19:38 Whats wrong with these people?They are no better than me I guess money makes the man. Reply Chris says: January 28, 2013 at 19:40 Bloomberg’s hypocrisy at its finest. What a coward. Reply Kris says: January 28, 2013 at 19:40 And they wonder where the ‘paranoia’ comes from? It is the abuse of power of those who pursue civilian disarmament. Reply APBTFan says: January 28, 2013 at 21:47 An elected politician refusing to answer a simple question then having his private security harass the citizen that asked the question is the foundation of tyranny. Those that label us as “paranoid” do so in blissful ignorance. Reply James says: January 28, 2013 at 19:40 Wow, is all I can say. I am outraged, but at the same time extremely proud of Jason. It’s nice to see someone stick up to these elitist assholes. We should all take lesson and follow suite. Continue to pester representatives about this issue until they can’t take it anymore and give up. Then we can get silencers and automatics back 😉 But seriously, pester everyone you know. I forward these articles all the time to people regardless of their stance on 2a. If I can impact just one person… Reply Paul says: January 28, 2013 at 19:42 To protect and serve(?) Serve who(?), the leftist elite, that want everything for themselves, and nothing for those that are not of the same sociatal strata. Keep voting those A$$HOLES into office. The Sullivan act was brought about by the Dem-commies that were in power at the time. It was meant to keep any one they did not deem worthy from owning a firearm. Namely the republicans at that time. Reply Anmut says: January 28, 2013 at 19:42 I’d say I was surprised… but Reply Greg says: January 28, 2013 at 19:47 gotta love hypocrisy Reply Phil-USN says: January 28, 2013 at 19:47 How do NYC voters allow this scum into office? Reply APBTFan says: January 28, 2013 at 21:58 Maybe if every member of every family that had a family member unconstitutionally stopped and frisked would vote against the arrogant prick he won’t be able to continue his using NYC as his own personal Stanford Experiment. Reply 16V says: January 29, 2013 at 00:52 Sadly the naifs are unaware of ‘The Stanford Experiment’ and don’t care about the moral implications when they do learn about it. What sells is the fantasy of “being safe”. Reply gizmonic65 says: January 28, 2013 at 22:29 Because it is filled with mindless liberal morons. Sadly I live in NYS about 1.5 hours north of NYC. Whats going on in this once great state is beyond scary. To think average Americans are now breaking a law on something they owned for years? I know there will be legal challenges to this communist anti-American anti Constitution move. But I fear it wont do much. NYS I think is a total loss, much like CA, etc. Good for Jason asking Mayor Bloomego these questions. But the media here will just bash Jason for his efforts. They don’t care about the tax paying hard working Americans. Just their liberal friends. Really sad…. Reply APBTFan says: January 29, 2013 at 01:47 Arizona my friend. Open arms , the beers are on me and I’ll take you to all the best spots in the desert to shoot. Reply Accur81 says: January 28, 2013 at 19:52 That’s about the size and the shape of it. Politicians “deserve” multiple layers of security and we “deserve” whatever protection they allow us to have. If you are a responsible citizen and responsible gun owner, you might not ever get your hardware back if you give it up. Reply stateisevil says: January 28, 2013 at 19:53 Man I’d like to beat the shit out of Bloomberg and his mongoloid body guards. Reply OLD&Bald says: January 28, 2013 at 19:59 Why did the cop ask for a driver’s license? Was there a traffic violation made on foot?? Nothing but over reach– Reply Doug says: January 28, 2013 at 21:33 With name and DoB he can look up warrants on a person. Pay attention when you see cops interact with people they want to stick something to, first thing they do is ask for ID. They’re hoping there’s a warrant for that person so they can snag them without any extra work. That’s why he got his pen out. Reply 16V says: January 29, 2013 at 10:00 NY is a ‘stop and identify’ state, which means that for no reason at other than “suspicion” that you may/have/or are committing any mis or felony, NY copper can ped stop you and ID you. They are an outgrowth of the Terry Stop, which was a case from the late 60s. Conveniently, Bloomies’ security detail is all coppers. Reply Lemming says: January 28, 2013 at 20:00 “Would you like a sip of my soda.” That linen is full of win. Reply reiser says: January 28, 2013 at 20:18 + 10, 000 Reply Lemming says: January 28, 2013 at 20:19 Although I’ll note his Youtube page attracts quite a few antisemites. Reply Human Being says: January 28, 2013 at 20:06 How creepily authoritarian to follow a guy who said uncomfortable things to the mayor. Reply Anon in CT says: January 28, 2013 at 20:10 He shoulda called 911 and reported being chased by a guy with a gun. Reply Wiebelhaus says: January 28, 2013 at 20:17 He once referred to the NYPD as his “Personal Army” Here’s the quote: ““I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world.” but yet he wants to disarm you, wonder why? http://politicker.com/2011/11/mayor-bloomberg-i-have-my-own-army-11-30-11/ Reply swampsniper says: January 28, 2013 at 20:23 This nation was founded to keep despots like Bloomberg from ever being in power. Reply Casey T says: January 28, 2013 at 20:23 I can’t believe that the cop followed him. How freaking ridiculous was that? Those police officers should be ashamed of themselves, catering to the rich hypocrite. Reply Swobard says: January 28, 2013 at 20:32 What drives me crazy is that no ‘mainstream’ media outlet will offer up even a peep about this revealing slice of Bloomberg’s hypocrisy and abusive use of armed goons to keep way from journalists that might actually challenge the ‘accepted narrative’. Reply Steve says: January 28, 2013 at 20:40 Jason cooperated more than I would have. He was under no obligation to produce any ID or even talk to the officer. He should have asked him if he was being detained or is it a consentual contact. No PC for a detention. Does anyone know if DC allows out of state cops to carry or authority to use police powers? Reply Mark N. says: January 28, 2013 at 23:06 My question exactly. These were NYPD inD.C. They aere body guards and haveno jurisdiction, only the authortity to protect. He was out of line asking questions. Further, D.C. as we all know does not have a concealed carry law and no reciprocity. So then, is it legal for an out of jurisdiction leo to carry a fiearm, much less a concealed firearm, in D.C.? then the lawst question. D.C. is a gun free zone, just like NYC. So why should Bloomie need FIVE cops for his security detail??? Reply Kelly in GA says: January 28, 2013 at 23:52 There’s a newish law, I think Obama signed it, the LEOSA, that allowed badged officers to carry everywhere in the US. It’s made the police badge the universal carry permit. Reply Jake says: January 29, 2013 at 23:46 WAT Reply ChuckN says: January 28, 2013 at 20:49 The sad part is that 50 years ago reporters would have considered Mattera’s actions as normal, pushy at best. Today, reporters and journalists like Mattera are a rarity. No wonder nobody trusts the main stream media. Reply Lance says: January 28, 2013 at 20:53 Shows how hypocritical a fascist like Bloomberg is. We cant have a security detail but he can and if we ask him about it you get beat up! Reply OkieRim says: January 28, 2013 at 20:59 the mayor of NYC is a quasi-celebrity, he get’s treated like a governor, if not better. Combine that with all the royalty and celebs that his majesty hob-nobs with, and it’s easy to see how this goes to his head. Reply In Memphis says: January 28, 2013 at 21:18 I wonder if Bloomberg would at least have enough good taste to NOT have Beyoncé’ perform on his inauguration? Reply Greg says: January 28, 2013 at 21:06 WE ARE ALL EQUAL OR WE ARE NOT. I FIND THIS TRUTH TO BE SELF EVIDENT. I AM ENDOWED BY MY CREATOR WITH UNALIENABLE RIGHTS. I SHALL NOT ALLOW THESE RIGHT TO BE STRIPPED FROM ME BY ANY MAN. TO DO LESS OFFENDS MY CREATOR. ANY ONE THE OFFENDS THESE RIGHTS OFFENDS MY CREATOR. LET GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL. AMEN. Little over the top but hey, ‘Merica. Reply In Memphis says: January 28, 2013 at 21:15 Maybe the cop wanted to make sure it wasn’t a high capacity high fructose corn syrup storage device? Ever think of that!? Or maybe he was jelous that he wasn’t offered a sip? Reply BlindKyle says: January 28, 2013 at 21:18 “Would you like a sip of my soda?” Awesome. Reply Bdk NH says: January 28, 2013 at 23:09 If this video truly represents what happened it turns my stomach. What the hell is the NYPD doing detaining and questioning a person in DC for asking the Mayor a few questions? Does a traveling NYPD security detail have arrest and investigation powers for activity conducted in another state? Never mind the fact that what Jason did was perfectly legal. If he wasn’t traveling with the Mayor, Stockton’s badge wouldn’t be worth the tin it’s stamped on in DC except as a pass to carry as a responsible citizen or get out of a ticket. I guess Bloomberg really does have his own Army. It’s mobile too. Disturbing. Reply Air Force TSgt says: January 28, 2013 at 23:15 Sad irony that Bloomberg has his own Gestapo…. Reply Aharon says: January 28, 2013 at 23:35 Private Security Detail. I wonder if they have special legal rights to get away with more Constitutional violations than NYC cops. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.