Billboard Truck Marks Firearm Murders Since Giffords' Tragedy; Michael Bloomberg Among Mayors Behind Gun-Control Ad

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A billboard truck sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns began rolling its gun-control message across the country today.
​A billboard truck that began rolling across the country today advertises the estimated number of gun-related homicides since the January 8 massacre in Tucson.

It's the latest gun-control propaganda tactic by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an East-Coast group spearheaded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Manino.

The number on the truck, as of today, estimates that about 1,300 murders-by-gun have occurred in the United States since Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others were shot by suspect Jared Loughner.

The number goes up by about 34 victims a day, the mayors said in news reports and a press release put out earlier today by Bloomberg's group.

Jason Post, a spokesman for Bloomberg, tells us that the figures were gleaned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and don't include suicides.

Internet users can follow the truck's progress on www.fixgunchecks.org. Post says he's not sure when the truck will come to Tucson or Phoenix, but says it'll take about six weeks before it reaches the West Coast.

This is the second time in the last few weeks that Bloomberg's group has used the Tucson shooting to advance its goals. In late January, Bloomberg spent an estimated $100,000 from his city's treasury in a Phoenix gun show "sting," during which NYC detectives bought guns while posing as "straw buyers" for convicted criminals.

Local Republican leaders, namely Governor Jan Brewer and state Attorney General Tom Horne, told Bloomberg publicly to butt out of Arizona's business following the sting, which didn't result in any arrests and wasn't coordinated with local law enforcement.

The deeper message behind the gun-death numbers, from the mayors' point of view, is to lobby for two specific gun-control ideas. Bloomberg and the others want a federal law to help ensure that records of convicted felons and the severely mentally ill are entered into the background-check system for gun purchases. They're also demanding background checks for all sales of guns, whether they occur at retail stores, gun shows or someone's home.

Yet we imagine that the billboard truck will only serve to boost gun sales, judging by what happened after the Tucson shooting.

When people see the East-Coast mayors' billboard truck, many will think: Gee, thugs with guns sure kill a lot of people.

Some will follow that with a second thought: To guard against the thugs, it might be better to own a gun.

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Lachesisrod
Lachesisrod

I guess the obvious question on the billboard and to these retarded mayors is "How many of these murders are commited by law-abiding citizens?"  "How many are commited by gangs, thugs, criminals, etc?"

Bloomberg and Menino are two fat jolly mental-ward escapees who convinced enough sheep to vote for them.  I say, if anybody dies from a gun-murder if all guns are abolished, both of these jackasses are to be held up on murder 1 charges.  They knowingly intended for the victim to be harmed without the ability to defend themself.

Neither of them can even be considered tools.  Tools have use, they have a function, and Bloomberg and Menino, and the rest of these mayors have neither.

sundog50
sundog50

Bloomberg has a lot of money.Bloomberg hates the idea of 'unapproved' ordinary citizens owning guns.Bloomberg has lots of clever and devious people working with him to limit gun ownership.It's not about guns, it's about control, facilitated by a rich megalomanic.The legislation already exists to include the names of those mentally unfit to own guns in the FBI database, it hasn't been adequately funded to date.

Expert Shot can sign what ever he wants to (and even pound sand!), but the above facts don't change.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

You are a gaddam liar!

It is obvious that the Mayors want people to own guns otherwise they would have asked that people support a gun ban - WHICH THEY DID NOT!

I went to the website and signed the petition supporting their efforts

www.fixgunchecks.org

I am joining more than 550 U.S. Mayors in calling on members of Congress to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people by taking two critical steps:

1) Get all the names of people who should be prohibited from buying guns into the background check system.

2) Require a background check for every gun sale in America.

Gun owners, it's about time you took responsibility for your rights - help us keep America safe from dangerous people obtaining dangerous weapons.

Oh, and Walter Concrete - go pound sand.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Bloomberg's intent is the abolition of firearms. He could care less about keeping people safe or controlling the sale of firearms in order to keep them out of the hands of felons or mentally handicaped people such as himself. His job is to rid the law abiding people of their firearms so only criminals would have firearms which they always obtain illegally. If guns were outlawed would criminals stop obtaining them illegally? It makes no sense does it? That's why he and his fellow mayors are either liars or just stupid. Two good reasons why none of them should be mayors or officials of any kind.

Normpobox209
Normpobox209

Bloomberg hates the idea of 'unapproved' ordinary citizens owning guns.Bloomberg has lots of clever and devious people working with him to limit gun ownership.It's not about guns, it's about control, facilitated by a rich megalomanic.The legislation already exists to include the names of those mentally unfit to own guns in the FBI database, it hasn't been adequately funded to date.

^^^^^^^^^True. Everything they need is in place, just not ran correctly yet.There are Federal and state laws on the books to prevent these things from happening. Bloomberg actually broke Federal law by engaging into straw purchases in VA. And there were threats against him for doing so.It's hard being on a crusade like he is.Preying on the ignorant by instilling fear into them.Gun owner's are not the issue here and never will be.Control from a multi-billionaire with control issues and a Napoleon complex are the problem.George Soros is another one.Now we get into the whole UN bull being sold as world peace.Nothing there but a Trojan horse off our shores.I am not sure what expert shot is buying into, but I can promise that he does not know the facts.This is sad of many that are convinced they know and understand.But what they say and how they vote truly explains everything.Sad state of affairs in this country.If Bloomberg doesn't like it here, he has plenty of money to buy his own country and play in the sand there.

Lachesisrod
Lachesisrod

The only thing I agree with here is the background check for the person, not for every gun, that's just silly.

As far as bad guys getting guns, the only way we can fix that is to shoot bad guys on sight.  They always have been, and always will be, able to get guns illegally.  The law does not pertain to them...........that's what being a bad guy is all about, if you didn't know already.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

You are a gaddam liar!

It is obvious that the Mayors want people to own guns otherwise they would have asked that people support a gun ban - WHICH THEY DID NOT!

I went to the website and signed the petition supporting their efforts

www.fixgunchecks.org

I am joining more than 550 U.S. Mayors in calling on members of Congress to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people by taking two critical steps:

1) Get all the names of people who should be prohibited from buying guns into the background check system.

2) Require a background check for every gun sale in America.

Gun owners, it's about time you took responsibility for your rights - help us keep America safe from dangerous people obtaining dangerous weapons.

Oh, and Walter Concrete - go pound sand.

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