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NYC Mayor Candidate Wants to ‘Eliminate’ Gun Use

Bill Thompson, who won the Democratic nomination for New York City Mayor in 2009 and almost beat Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg was an Independent at the time) disagrees with Mayor Bloomberg on a few issues, but gun control isn’t one of them.

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson, photo by Associated Press

In an interview with TPM, Mr. Thompson said the following, emphasis added:

But I would give the mayor credit for things like the smoking ban, calorie counts, trans fats, things like that. I think that has been helpful. Focus on sustainability and making New York a greener city, I think that’s excellent and I think he’s done a very good job there and has left a stronger platform to build on.

And I think that if you look at his fight against guns, that’s something that has particular meaning in New York City. I know it’s been a national fight, but particular meaning in New York City given gun violence in communities of color, in black and Latino communities. We want to see gun use eliminated. It’s cost us too many of our children.

Doesn’t sound like there’s much hope for NYC.

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13 Responses to NYC Mayor Candidate Wants to ‘Eliminate’ Gun Use

  1. TK August 16, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    There’s really no hope for NYC. They continue to allow their liberties to be stripped without a fight, Stop and Frisk for example. Scum.

  2. Hillbilly Bob August 16, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    NYC should be fenced off or a dome put over the city, I know TWO people from NYC that aren’t libtards and as soon as they were close to retirement they went to Pennsylvania and bought houses
    As soon as they retired their wives were already in the new houses and they packed what they had and moved immediately and both families bought guns as soon as they could in Pa.
    Both people also agree that NYC is a libtard shithole and corrupt as hell

  3. testing2 August 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    What don’t these morons understand about “Shall not be infringed”.

    • dan August 16, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

      they all understand…they all do not regard you as having any rights unless THEY give them to you…….that includes ALL politicians…..even the good ones….imho

  4. dgdimick August 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    Didn’t they make a movie about what’s going to happen to NYC? Escape from New York or something?

  5. monty41 August 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    Fun fact time: more children die every year falling down the stairs then they do by being shot by guns. Time to ban stairs in New York also?

  6. traumacode August 16, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    Take a closer look at “NYSAFE” if you have ever been arrested regardless if it’s a violation or misdemeanor you are prohibited from owning a firearm

  7. Nelson August 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    Since guns are obviously the problem and not the criminal using them, the Mayor’s office ought to lead by example and immediately eliminate firearms from the mayor’s security detail, followed by the same within the police force. Once done, I am certain that a Utopic haze will settle on NYC as crime will have been eliminated, the longed for lovefest of the 60’s will return and white bunnies will lounge in Times Square.

  8. dan August 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    That does include armed guards, LEO and military , doesn’t it…..and let us not forget ,criminals who by the way no one anywhere as of yet have disarmed….not one damn politician, anywhere….

  9. Erma Gherd August 16, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    Can we put a circus tent over NYC and gas it now?

  10. Hector Mirands August 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    Gun contol laws are rooted in racism and bigotry. Around the world, gun control laws target the undesirables. Turkey disarmed the armenians, hitler the jewish, America the people of color. Gun control laws in America target minorities (we live in cities) while the rich and wealthy can have guns or are protected by guns. Slaves were not allowed to have guns for a reason.

  11. fred August 17, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    sure. Start with the police first. Once they no longer have guns, this will really cut down on gun violence.

  12. Steven Bryant August 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Ben Franklin, 1775