July 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

“You know, to arm everybody and have the Wild West all the time is one of the more nonsensical things you can say. I don’t know what his motives are, I don’t know him and I’m not here to impugn him or anybody else. It just does not make any sense. The bottom line is if we had fewer guns, we would have a lot fewer murders. And if you go and look, there’s no other developed country in the world that has as many guns as it has people. Do you really think that you’d be safe if anyone in the audience could pull out a gun and start shooting? I don’t think so.”

  • Michael Bloomberg, current Mayor of New York City, former Republican and current Independent, July 20, 2012
  • Source: Interview with Face The Nation on CBS
  • Context: Bloomberg was responding to a statement made by Republican Representative Louie Gohmert who said:


“It does make me wonder, you know, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying? That could have stopped this guy more quickly? I mean, in Tyler, Texas, we had, in my hometown, we had a shooter come in over a domestic matter and just start shooting people, and it was a guy with a concealed carry. He got killed, but his shooting at this guy caused him to run and no doubt saved a lot of lives. He was a real hero.”


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