Mayor Bloomberg spouts off for tight gun laws following Colorado movie theater massacre, but records show he’s showered thousands of dollards on lawmakers who drew high marks from gun lobby

Mayor Bloomberg spouts off for tight gun laws following Colorado movie theater massacre, but records show he’s showered thousands of dollards on lawmakers who drew high marks from gun lobby – Mayor Bloomberg has been all over the airwaves calling for better gun control following the Colorado movie theater massacre — but he doesn’t always put his money where his mouth is.  Even as he’s pushed for tougher gun laws, he has showered thousands of dollars on lawmakers who drew high marks from the gun lobby over the past decade, campaign finance records show.  And, his office announced Thursday that he’ll be hosting an Aug. 15 fund-raiser for Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown in the Bay State — where Bloomberg is from — despite Brown’s long history of supporting gun rights.  State Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long said the donations show that Bloomberg “is not a...

Concealed weapons save lives

Concealed weapons save lives – Friday’s horrible shooting in Colorado occurred in yet another place where guns are banned. And that’s consistent with a trend: With a single exception, every multiple-victim public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms. If one of the hundreds of people at the theater had a concealed handgun, possibly the attack would have ended like the shooting at the mega New Life Church in Colorado Springs in December 2007. In that assault, the church’s minister had given Jeanne Assam permission to carry her concealed handgun. The gunman killed two people in the parking lot — but when he entered the church, Assam fired 10 shots, severely wounding him. At that point, the gunman committed...

Women’s gun show a big bang

Women’s gun show a big bang – The first annual Women’s Concealed Carry Holster Fashion Show in Churchtown Saturday was a well-received celebration of the Second Amendment and a showcase for women who carry guns. Around 250 people packed the Churchtown Firehouse to eat dinner, listen to speakers and watch about a dozen models walk up to a small stage in various clothing before revealing rubber guns they were concealing. Among the models was County Clerk Holly...

Meng Going After Guns in Campaign

Meng Going After Guns in Campaign – New York City voters have a different relationship with guns than those in the rest of the country. While standing up for gun control legislation could torpedo a campaign in the Midwest, the South, even Upstate New York, in New York City, gun violence leaves an indelible mark, even in years when crime is down. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, when going from the House to the Senate, had to make a sharp left turn on gun control issues or risk losing support from city voters who favor strict legislation. With public safety foremost on the minds of New Yorkers this year, it’s no surprise, then, that it’s about to become a centerpiece issue of a city-based...

Sen. Peralta Discusses Microstamping Push

Sen. Peralta Discusses Microstamping Push – Gun control advocates are making another push for microstamping legislation. The goal is to make it easier for police to trace any bullet back to the gun it was fired from. But it’s being met with strong opposition from the Senate Republicans, who are not conviced microstamping is effective enough to justify the added cost to manufacturers. But supporters are hoping that getting the issue more attention will build...
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