"The NRA is an organization that is adamant about ‘no controls’ on weapons despite of the fact that we have Federal laws that say you cannot sell guns to minors, to people with psychiatric problems or drug problems or convicted felons and yet they pressure congress and the White House and they’ve been doing it for decades to not fund enforcement of those laws. We don’t need more laws, we need a couple of fixes. There’s a loophole where you can sell guns w/o a background check at gun shows; 40% of guns are sold that way, same thing on the internet. We need to fix the fact that states are supposed to send records into the central database of who has psychiatric problems and who is convicted because when somebody sells a gun they have to check the database and if there’s no data in it, it wouldn’t do any good. The NRA has opposed anything […]. You know there are guns advertised on the internet “50 caliber rifle able to bring down a commercial jetliner at a mile and a half” or armor-piercing bullets. The last time I saw a deer wearing a bullet-proof vest was a long time ago. The bottom line is that weapons that are sold/advertised as high-capacity and very powerful aren’t weapons to be used in hunting and they certainly aren’t weapons to be used to defend yourself. The Supreme Court said that yes, we have a Second Amendment and you have a right to bear guns but ‘reasonable restrictions ARE constitutional’ and I think that Congress HAS passed ‘reasonable restrictions’ but to not enforce them is just ridiculous."
— Mayor Bloomberg on Face the Nation
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