De Blasio on Bloomberg’s Gun Fetish: He Didn’t Go Far Enough

This guy Bill de Blasio, the next mayor of New York City in all likelihood, is about as extreme as a left-winger can be.  As Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin states on his Facebook page:

“This is a guy that honeymooned in Cuba, and actively supported the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, and is pushing for even higher taxes in NYC.”

Now he is proposing to out-Bloomberg Bloomberg on gun control.

Via the Huffington Post:

While mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg sent his police force after guns on the streets, launched sting operations against gun shows, and pumped millions of dollars of his own money into defeating gun control opponents at the polls.

His name is now uttered as a curse on right-wing talk radio. But Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio told HuffPost in an interview Friday that Bloomberg’s laudable approach on gun control was ultimately hampered by his politics.

“I think he’s been right on gun control, right on immigration reform and right on climate change. I think in several cases there was a sort of incompleteness to the approach,” de Blasio said.

“I think on gun control we have to go after the money supply to manufacturers of guns and ammunition,” he said, suggesting cutting off public pension investments to those companies so they can’t “fund the industry that then turns around and funds the NRA.”

De Blasio then goes on to state that Bloomberg was hindered by free market concepts, and that they can overcome such constraints by taking the next step.

Welcome to a Third World dictatorship, NYC.

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