Nanny Bloomberg rejects idea as ‘nonsensical’ that armed citizens could have prevented deaths

The Hill reports that Yesterday Louie Gohmert suggested that if there had been audience members armed in the theater that it could have saved lives:

“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?” Gohmert said. “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.”

But Nanny Bloomberg completely rejects that argument as nonsensical, saying that fewer guns means fewer murders:

“You know, to arm everybody and have the Wild West all the time is one of the more nonsensical things you can say,” Bloomberg said in an interview set to air on CBS’s “Face the Nation” when asked about Gohmert’s argument. “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.” …

”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,” Bloomberg said.

This guy is a complete joke. If this idiot ever found himself in a similar situation with someone shooting people at will, I bet he’d give anything for someone to have a gun who could protect him.

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  • Joe

    Why then – does HE travel with a full detail of ARMED bodyguards?

    Good for HIM and not for us?

    If I could afford to pay for bodyguards – Iwouldn’t carry a weapon either

    Typical stupid liberal thinking

    Do as I say – not as I do!

    • unclesamnephew

      cousin joe, you got that right! only if the political class give up their guns will i consider (nope! only after they attempt to pry it from my dying hand). i went out on march 23rd of 2010 and bought my first pistol and rifle. when the demo-rats stated that health care was a right, i figured it would be soon that they would declare the 2nd amendment to be void. look out for july 27th. that is the date that UN (un-american) will be voting on small arms treaty.

      • Joe
        • unclesamnephew

          hey joe! thanks! i haven’t had a gold star in years! it feels great!

          • Joe

            Wear it PROUDLY – next to your FLAG!

          • Joe

            Gino knows one of the Virgins from the “good old days”

            Do you know any?

      • You probably won’t ever go on a shooting rampage, but other people will. If only the political class got everyone to give up their guns, you would have no self-defense need for a gun.

        • pilgrimhere

          What!? If some psycho threatens my family with a knife (or stick/brick/bat etc.), I would like the option of defending them with the immediate stopping power of a discharged high velocity projectile before becoming a victim. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. If firearms could be effectively take from regular folks, they still could not be effectively taken from criminals leaving me to defend my family from illegal guns with legal sticks/knives/rocks? Think about your position.

    • aZjimbo

      Great point Joe. As usual with most politicians its do as I say not as I do. This guy has developed into a complete useless clown.

    • marketcomp

      Spot on as usual, Joe! Exactly what party does this inept mayor belong to anyway? He says he’s a republican, well he’s in the WRONG party with that kind of thinking! Well, is he a libertarian, even they beleive in the right to bare arms! First he needs to declare himself a democrat and stop mascarading as a republican/libertarian. He may know how to make money but he doesn’t know anything about the Constitution. I just pray and hope the Mitt Romney doesn’t believe what this clown beleive!

      • Joe

        He is in the party of “make believe”

        Whatever fits at the moment

    • He travels with armed and TRAINED bodyguards so that he doesn’t get killed. Politicians are often targets for assassinations. Usually movie goers are not targets for murder, so it would make little sense to have armed and trained bodyguards patrolling every movie theatre.

    • Michael Bloomingburg himself doesn’t carry a gun. Why not? Because he’s not trained as a bodyguard, but also because, even if he did have a gun and was trained, he would still easily get killed. Why? Because he’d be giving speeches all the time and talking with voters and constantly looking out for snipers. Bodyguards aren’t giving speeches and kissing babies. They are constantly looking for threats. If they were in a movie theatre, they wouldn’t be watching the movie. By contrast, every single spectator who went to the theatre went to the theatre to watch the movie, not to watch out for threats.

    • Tom Roake

      Most politicans are a target by a specific person or by a specific group of people, regular citizens like yourself aren’t usually a target its just usually comes down to wrong place wrong time. If individuals feel they’re a target, then thats what the police are for. We would look like a third world nation if everyone was allowed to carry guns around wherever they went. I agree with the right to bear arms, but no way do I want to walk around town knowing anyone and everyone is carrying who knows what. Besides isolated incidents like colorado, this has always happened and their will always be stupid and recklace crimes, but that doesn’t mean the boogy man is after us and it shouldn’t result in all out panic that turns everyone into a gun slinger.

      • KenInMontana

        If individuals feel they’re a target, then thats what the police are for.

        You obviously have no idea how mistaken you are in this belief. The police are in no way responsible to protect you or prevent crime, don’t believe me you can look up the decisions for yourself there are at least ten rulings from the courts on this;

        You could always ask the British how well “society” protects it’s members from violent crime.

        By the way most third world nations have very restrictive laws on private ownership of firearms, most have complete prohibitions on it.

        but that doesn’t mean the boogy man is after us and it shouldn’t result in all out panic that turns everyone into a gun slinger.

        This is just pure hyperbolic nonsense.

      • jdbaird

        You’re entitled to your opinion on concealed carry, but there are 41 states with right to carry laws, and in those states there are multitudes of individuals exercising that right. They’re not “gun slingers” meeting each other at “high noon” for a duel, of course that’s what the media would have people believe, but there’s just no evidence to support it. I suggest a book titled “More Guns, Less Crime” by John R. Lott Jr., it lays out more supporting evidence than I can provide here that proves exactly the opposite, there are less shoot outs, less robberies, less car jackings etc. in these places.

  • warpmine

    How a-holes like this earned as much money as they did is beyond comprehension. How much was handed to him and how many favors were turned over for him to amass his fortune?

    • hbnolikeee

      Apparently he’s a financial wizard. Unfortunately he’s a social moron.

    • George Soros made a lot of money, and he’s a certified a-hole. As for Bloomberg, he’s just stating a fact here.

      • hbnolikeee

        what “fact”?

        • The fact that armed citizens couldn’t have prevented a madman from shooting people. Madmen can shoot people whether or not citizens are armed. That’s why madmen have guns.

          • hbnolikeee

            wow are you an idiot. you’re suggesting in a room full of armed citizens this nut could not have been stopped? perhaps if they were all you… but that just one problem, yes?

  • I’ve never wanted to own a gun before now. Actually, I still don’t want to, but people like Bloomberg are starting to make me realize it is my duty to.

    • Sober_Thinking

      It’s funny, I never really did either (this is coming from a retired member of the U.S. Armed Services). Just two days ago my wife and finally discussed buying pistols for some sport shooting (targets). However, now I imagine big brother will try to tighten the screws and scrutinize anyone buying a gun – especially a conservative Teavangelical like me. But I feel obligated to with the economy diving south, unemployment and desparation increasing, and criminal activity on the rise.

      • poljunkie

        Target shooting is fun!!!

        (but gets pricey)

        • NYGino

          Use the 22 for target practice and whatever else for protection, 22’s are inexpensive.

          • poljunkie

            I only shoot 1 gun. An HK P-7.

            • NYGino

              Great gun, hard to beat for carrying, size, weight, accuracy.

              Yes it can get expensive on the range though.

              • poljunkie

                I like the grip.

                Honestly, I didnt pick it out …. But I took a few lessons – and we practice sometimes.

                • NYGino

                  Unique grip it is.

                • poljunkie

                  Yes, I liked the idea that it had a little bit more of a safety to it. With a son in the house at the time ( hes since grown up) I liked that even though it was out of sight, and away, if by chance he came acrosss it, he wouldnt have the grip strength to squeeze.

              • LIRight

                Anything HK makes is good.

                And Gino…..your comment about a .22 is right on the money. 500 rounds for about $25 or less still isn’t bad. Fun too.

                I have a little S/S 6 shot, AMT .380 Backup – I use 90gr Federal Hydra-Shok hollow points, which significantly elevates a “just capable” .380 to a devastating “very capable” butt kicking round. I take this gun EVERYWHERE I go, except the VA in Northport, LI (Federal bldg.)

                I think the following quote I saw on the great blog: This Ain’t Hell ( says an awful lot –

                “Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, most of the sheep, that is, most citizens in America said, “Thank God I wasn’t on one of those planes.” The sheepdogs, the warriors, said, “Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes. Maybe I could have made a difference.” When you are truly transformed into a warrior and have truly invested yourself into warriorhood, you want to be there. You want to be able to make a difference. Lt. Colonel Grossman”

      • WordsFailMe

        Sober- See my comment adjacent to yours.

        And thank you for speaking out.

      • sjmom

        Did you ever notice King David and his men were armed? Trust God and buy your pistols…….from one conservative Christian to another. God Bless.

        • Sober_Thinking

          I hear ya… will do. Thanks! 🙂

    • WordsFailMe

      Sal-I believe the 2nd amendment, written to restrict the possibility of another tyrant seizing power, is more a responsibility than a right.

      It says you have a right, but when you read closely, it’s saying this is a right that you MUST exercise. You have a right to free speech and religion and you probably “exercise” each every day, since you do not live in a tyranny like in Tehran, Dearborn Michigan, New York City, Cow Dung, IL, or Bogota.

      –Exercise your rights. That’s what they are there for!

      Take care with any weapon, get some training. NRA is active everywhere and should have classes in your area. Today a semi-auto is best since that is what you will probably be facing. 9MM, semi auto handgun is a good starter weapon. buy several extra magazines. A tactical shotgun (shorter barreled) is probably best to have also.

      Have enough firepower in your home and with your family member skills, to be able to at least convince a raiding pack or a Walmart mob that’s lost it’s way, to choose another house to pillage.

      • LIRight

        I thank God every day that I live one county East of NYC (Nassau County, Long Island) – and am a retired PO from that county (best job in the world!) and like WordsFailMe am a combat Veteran from way too many years ago.

        I got my first gun (a .410 Savage single bbl shotgun) at 7 years of age and used to go shooting in the woods with my Dad near what is now the Bethpage Golf Course back around 1954. Right now I have 5 handguns and no less than 10 long guns and probably 3-4000 rounds of ammo.

        Don’t ask if I have too many guns or ammo, because the way things are going in this country the phrase, “from my cold dead hands” may come sooner than we think.

        Too bad there weren’t a few Samuel Williams’ (Florida old guy) at that movie….how sad, how very sad that there are just enough scumbags in this country for crap like this to occur.

        My prayers are with those that died and those that survived, since they will surely need help.

        • WordsFailMe

          You are a fortunate son and must live with a great deal of pleasure.

          Thank you for your service liright, and thank God for the men like you!

          • LIRight

            I’m truly speechless, WordsFailMe.

            One of the nicest things anyone has said to me in a long time.

            Thank you…………damn, I was just cutting some onions for the soup – kinda difficult to write.

            • Joe

              Stick around – We are MEAN – but nice !
              (for the most part anyway)

              Was that you gave me the ticket in Elmont?

              You sound about the right age!

              • LIRight

                Lol………….regarding the ticket, definitely not. I worked the North-shore in the 2nd. Pct. Did a little over 20 and retired in ’93.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Good post. I agree 100%! Thanks! 🙂

    • jdbaird

      You see, that’s perfectly within your rights not to own a gun if you don’t want one. What most conservatives object to is someone who says “I don’t want to own a gun, and I don’t think anyone else should either, because guns scare ME”. That’s their problem not millions of law abiding gun owners.

  • BMartin1776

    Easy for Bloomturd to say that he has ARMED BODYGUARDS!

    • NYGino

      So do most of the better than thou, do as I say not as I do muckity muck hypocrites.

  • Rshill7

    It seems to me that someone carrying a handgun with decent training in it’s accurate use, could’ve taken this guy down in less than 10 seconds. Without a doubt. Bloomberg lives in the same fantasy land as most of the left in this country. They can’t think anything through. They can’t analyze or come to legitimate reasons for failure either.

    It’s ideology uber alles with them. Facts and bottom line results, regardless of how hard they knock against their noggins are to no avail. It’s press on the gas to Utopia, which most of us realize is an earthbound Hell.

    • freenca

      You’ve hit the nail with the hammer Rs, the left can’t think through to the end of the scenarios, unless the complete scenario is socialistic utopia. They never seem to account for the Murphy’s law factor in their planning so they seldom have a plan B, C, D, etc…..

    • KenInMontana

      Possibly. Possibly not. The shooter has been reported as wearing “tactical protective gear”, including a Kevlar helmet, vest and what has been described as “protective gear” covering his neck, groin and legs. He threw at least one tear gas canister into the darkened theater, I don’t know if you have ever experienced the effects of tear gas in a confined space, I have, it’s pretty debilitating. Then he began firing, people began to try to escape in the darkened room, chaos in can, a nightmare scenario even for a highly trained individual. The average permit holder does not have a level of training to deal with this scenario, sadly most CWP classes don’t even approach that level of training and the classes that do are beyond the financial means of most people. An individual with prior military training and experience or a LEO with tactical experience and training could have, again possibly, dealt with this situation, but the average permit holder with the average carry class instruction, not much of a chance, perhaps a lucky shot.

      Looking at a summary of Colorado’s concealed carry laws, the theater is not listed as a “nogo” establishment for a permit holder (although, I admit I am unfamiliar with Aurora’s local “gun politics”) , unless there is a local ordinance or the theater had a posted no weapons policy. What are the odds that at least one patron held a permit and was armed? Speaking for myself, my first instinct would be to get my loved ones out of that kill zone, beyond that anything else is Monday morning quarterbacking. I do possess a level of training, that is a few steps above that of the average permit holder’s. A hard rule of that training is to make damn sure that you have the right target before sending a single round “downrange”, given the circumstances as related thus far by the media, I would not even hazard a guess or state that I could have stopped him.

      All that said, Bloomie’s statement is consistent with those of his ilk ( I would call him low grade pond scum, but even pond scum has some redeeming qualities) they will go on about the availability of guns and how we would all be better off without them. They will trot out all the slanted, biased slide show statistics claiming how much safer we would be if they were all banned. They will show us all once again why we all despise liberals and liberalism, by their seeking to once again politicize a tragic loss of innocent life and use it for political gain in advancing their agenda.

      I would truly love to punch the despicable piece of human excrement (Bloomberg) squarely in the teeth, as for the nutjob that committed this atrocity, give me him in a room, a dull serrated knife and thirty minutes (it will seem like a lifetime him), Bloomie can watch if he likes, but I’d wager the cowering rear-end-in-a-tophat, does not possess the stones for it.

      • 4Hoppes2

        The advantage we had singing “The Marine Corp Hymn” in that gas filled quonset hut was that we all knew it was non-lethal gas, so all the snot and tears running down our faces was a good test of discipline but it was known to be non-lethal. The folks in the theater had no idea what type of gas may have been introduced. You make very valid points about concealed carry class. Situational awareness and advanced training can’t always guard against every kind of ambush.
        Heading to church now!!

        • KenInMontana

          Yep, on a miserably hot, windless day in the California desert, in an old canvas wall tent, with a hotplate in the center and a very unsympathetic NCO tending it lovingly dropping pellets of concentrated CS in to an old skillet. We were herded in one squad at a time, after the mask clearing drill, we were ordered to remove and stow our gasmask in its bag (correctly and in an orderly fashion) and recite the following in a loud Marine Corps voice;

          Serial Number
          Unit (From Division down to Platoon)
          Senior Drill Instructor’s rank and name
          Then this;

          From the Halls of Montezuma,
          To the shores of Tripoli;
          We fight our country’s battles
          In the air, on land, and sea;
          First to fight for right and freedom
          And to keep our honor clean:
          We are proud to claim the title
          Of United States Marine.

          Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
          From dawn to setting sun;
          We have fought in every clime and place
          Where we could take a gun;
          In the snow of far-off Northern lands
          And in sunny tropic scenes;
          You will find us always on the job
          The United States Marines.

          Here’s health to you and to our Corps
          Which we are proud to serve;
          In many a strife we’ve fought for life
          And never lost our nerve;
          If the Army and the Navy
          Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
          They will find the streets are guarded
          By United States Marines.

          Repeated from the beginning if you screwed it up. Good Times, you betcha. 😉

          Semper Fi

          • 4Hoppes2

            Semper Fi to you too.

          • poljunkie


            • KenInMontana

              Yeah, the first part is easy, provided you remember to take a last full breath before removing your mask, you can get through the first bit on a single breath. However I don’t of anyone who can get through the Marine Corps Hymn is a single breath. Also what 4Hoppes2 said about “snot and tears” is 100% accurate. You may go into that tent with a head cold, but when you come out, it’s out, in your mask, on the front of your blouse…….

              • poljunkie

                I mentioned your exercise to my husband and he said they he something similar in the Army, in the 60′ w/o the Hymn.

                Im proud of all of you.

    • How could someone carrying a handgun have taken this guy down in less than 10 seconds????

      He was in a dark theatre and no one knew he was there until long after 10 seconds!

      More likely, this lunatic would have taken a lot of innocent civilians down in 10 seconds.

      How do people think like this even after the facts and deaths are out in front of them? To quote a recent comment, “It’s ideology uber alles with them. Facts and bottom line results, regardless of how hard they knock against their noggins, are to no avail.”

      • Rshill7

        Not nearly as many though. You don’t know what you’re talking about, teeny bopper plus a year or two. The darker the better. A firing gun lights things up sir/ma’am. You can tell where the shots are coming from. I have also been in an enclosed area with tear gas. It’s part of Navy basic training, which I went through with ease. Neither tear gas nor weapons fired in the dark, are mysteries to me.

        Whether or not he was wearing bullet proof body armor is irrelevant, I believe. I actually thought about it before I typed it and posted it. Fancy that. If you are wearing body armor, the bullets still hit you, and you still feel them, and they can still, either take you down, make you rethink your plan, disrupt your plan, or cause you to flee.

        • It would be interesting to see how many military personnel or others professionally trained in the art of using firearms were in the theatre. Obviously people who are trained in it are better at shooting then those who aren’t, but still, even at Fort Hood, many were murdered, even though the victims were trained military personnel with weapons.

          • The military folks on duty at an American base do not carry arms. Only the MP’s and those engaged in exercises. The scumbag jihadist, Hasan, was shot by a non-military police officer.

            • KenInMontana

              I recall an incident when I was stationed at Camp DelMar (at the south gate of Camp Pendleton) when an Armorer’s assistant forgot to write down a M-16 as being returned. Within one hour the entire base was “locked down”, all liberty cancelled, and those Marines already in town rounded up and returned to base, they began to scour the base for the weapon. After about a hour and a half, the Battalion’s chief Armorer had gotten a complete inventory, the error (and the “missing” weapon) were found. The assistant who screwed up lost a stripe, was confined to the squad bay for 48 hours, and received 4 weeks of KP duty. It could have been much worse, he could have spent a year in the brig over it. But yeah, no weapons are allowed out of the Armory unless a unit is going to the range, the field or deployment or going on guard duty. Even the MP’s check in their weapons when going off duty.

              • Wow. I didn’t realize how tightly they followed-up on the ammo. But it all makes sense. Thanks for the confirmation!

  • mark1955

    Watch them all start to use this massacre as a reason to take away our Second Ammendment Right’s,with the UN Gun Ban Treaty Friday the 27th. Almost like these tyrants planned yesterday’s massacre in order to push for the Treaty. I wonder?

  • God forbid if Nanny Bloomberg let facts get in the way of his agenda. He should look at the crime stats in Great Britain. Also look at crime from the days when people packed everywhere they went.

    An armed society is a polite society.

    • Rshill7

      Take a look at how they treat their armed citizens in Switzerland. Gun ownership is a requirement, and has been for centuries. It’s a very interesting study.

      • NYGino

        Very interesting reading in reference to your post Rs. US vs Switzerland gun laws.

        • Rshill7

          Yep. The Swiss. They’ve also got some jam-packed army knives. Those dudes have little scissors and everything 🙂

          Their cheese ain’t bad either.

          • freenca

            Also, it is said that during WWII that Japan decided Not to invade the west coast b/c they surmised a gun behind every tree and houseplant.

        • unclesamnephew

          dear cousin gino, thank-you for directing me to this site. my cousins here at the right scoop have been a great means of education. in my soul i knew what is right and what is wrong, however being able to present facts in dealing with my friends on the left has been far from impressive.

        • Joe

          That’s great

          Here’s another surprise for Gino >>

      • In the movie “Red Dawn” The communists knew exactly which form to look for in order to confiscate all personal weapons and imprison the owners. Cool movie too.

    • white531

      This is such an asinine statement by Bloomberg that it almost doesn’t even merit a reply.

    • warpmine

      Bloomberg like all statists are in fact cowards when confronted by force. He’d most likely cower in the face of people doing anyone else intent on harming us. He would be the first to offer up money for his personal survival and is amongst those firm believers that money can buy anything even his pathetic life.

      When it all hits the fan in the immediate future he’ll find out quickly that his security mean little. I hope he’s on somebody’s A-list of those that need to be snuffed out as there is little room for useful idiots in the coming revolution for freedom. As it was in the time during and after the Revolution, those that were aligned with the Crown were forced to get out.

  • toongoon

    Bloomberg is heroically saving lives by building mosques and denying people large sodas, I would expect nothing less this socialist.

  • Rshill7

    Regardless, whatever he (Bloomberg) built was built by another. Bloomberg TV should probably be called Government TV, or I Didn’t Build This TV.

    This is supposed to be in response to Warpmine’s post up top.

    • warpmine

      In his case, government probably did contribute to his mini empire by force of tax payer donated funds.

  • NYGino

    If you were a mugger would you rather conduct your business in a carry State or a State like New York? Rhetorical, of course.

    • Joe

      That’s why I left NY – It’s a ridiculous way to live (or die)

    • Joe


      Were you the “elderly gentleman” in Gainesville – Internet Cafe who shot those two dopey dudes?

      Looked like your “gams” in the short shorts!

      If so – I’ll have to find a platinum star!

      • NYGino

        You’re thinking my legs still look like the picture of us in Coney Island.

        • Joe


          Pretty fine!

  • toongoon

    Bloomberg is heroically building mosques and denying people large sodas.

    • Joe

      BUT – If you get caught with a joint – It is OK!

      I don’t understand

    • Sober_Thinking

      He must be afraid that he’s gonna get shot or something.

    • warpmine

      Hope sombody somewhere forces him outside that bubble he now enjoys.

  • Sober_Thinking

    He’s a pistol, shooting off his mouth and only firing blanks.

    I disagree with him and detest him – always have. The left and this Government wants to disarm Americans so it’ll be easier to subjugate them. No guns, no bullets, no resistance. Owning a gun evens the playing field and is a great deterrence to criminals. Heh, of course most in this regime ARE criminals… so it all makes sense now.

  • This poisonous hatred and fear of your fellow man is what really causes gun violence. Police officers all have guns, but have any of you ever seen a policeman with a drawn weapon in real life? Police only draw their gun to protect their lives or the lives of others, the same as any other responsible person would do.

    Statists like Bloomberg just think that the people they lord over are too stupid to deal with personal responsibility. Granted, a very slim slice of society really do need to be led around by the hand, but there are very simple ways to make sure that they never legally own a firearm.

    I had the luck to hear Donald Rumsfeld give a speech in Iraq in 2005. He addressed a heavily armed crowd (we didn’t have any bullets, but it was left to the “honor system” to ensure compliance) of people who had rifles and even some machine guns. Do you think he was the least bit concerned for his safety? When every person in the room has a weapon, everyone is a model of good behavior. The Fort Hood shooting would not have been nearly as deadly if not for the pervasive paranoia about guns, even in the military at home.

    • It’s good to see that police officers only draw weapons when they need to. That’s because they are trained and are only selected if they pass certain tests and standards.

      • KenInMontana

        Police officers tend to be some of the worst marksmen you’re likely to encounter, particularly in large metropolitan departments. These same departments are known for allowing said standards to slide. Apathy becomes the norm with these departments, and in turn it colors the average person’s perception of all law enforcement. In the end they are no different than any other human beings, given to the same failings.

  • NHConservative0221

    Yea bloomturd, it will be so much more difficult for criminals to get guns just like it is for them to get drugs right??

  • That’s the problem with the weak and the incompetent; they believe that everybody else is just weak and incompetent, as they are. The cowardly believe all men are cowards, the thief believes all men are thieves. A born civilian, a weakling, he’s too weak to believe that anyone other than a criminal can be effective with firearms; a coward, he’s unable to believe that people could be brave enough to stand up to others through force of arms, unless they’re thugs or government paid police officers. New Yorkers should be ashamed of themselves for putting a scum like this in political power, then allowing him to stay there.

  • poljunkie

    Im not sure if it statewide but in our town in Arizona our theatre has a sign that says no weapons. My hubby has a concealed weapon permit and he has to make sure and leave it in the trunk.

    • NYGino

      So who do they think is going to comply, the good guy or the bad guy?

      • poljunkie

        I know, its so ridicules. My husband always says “anytime, anywhere”, and thats why he got the concealed permit. But then after talking to a local policeman, he pretty much told us that if he carried the gun into a place where there was a sign posted ( theatre, bar/restaurant, school) and by chance used it for protection- he would be a a heap of trouble. Much more liablitly because of the permit.

        A few months ago there was a road rage episode on the local highway near us, and the two guys ended up pulling into Safeway’s parking lot. One guy pulled out a gun and fired ( and missed) and the other guy, pulled out a sword and started attacking ( REALLY).
        The guy with the gun got into huge trouble- because he had a concealed weapon permit, and shot in a parking lot ( where he could have injured others).

        • NYGino

          Better to be in a heap of trouble than to be dead.

          • poljunkie

            Believe me, he would love to take his chunk in that circumstance.

          • Joe

            Better to be judged by twelve

            than to be carried by six

    • NHConservative0221

      It’s just a sign though? Do they search you? what’s to stop you from bringing it in anyways?

      • poljunkie

        Well considering our town gives you a ticket for going 2 miles over the speed limit, they wont view you as a hero if you shot a shooter.

        They will view you as another shooter, and take you down.

      • poljunkie

        Yeah, it wont be long before there are metal detectors at the entrances to the theaters. But in this case it wouldn’t have helped. This jerk came in thru the emergency exit right?

        • freenca

          It’s kind of like the TSA searching granny undies and contaminating a ladies feeding tube this week, but totally missing the sewing needles that got into sandwiches served on board a flight. Makes about as much sense too. Guard the front door but not the back? WTF.

          • poljunkie

            I know. Right?

            The poor man that bit into the needle. What worry/anxiety he is going thru now.

      • KenInMontana

        They’re referred to (in firearms circles) as “GunBusters”. In cases when posted in accordance with local law ,they carry legal weight.

        Here (in Montana) the sign must be on Company letterhead, posted in an obvious place where the public can readily see it, signed by the owner of the establishment or CEO (not a manager or employee). For a CWP holder violating such a notice is a felony (because as a holder you’re supposed to know better). Besides that it is the Right of the property owner to do so.

        So, I respect his/her rights by taking my money elsewhere. They’re encountered only rarely around here, so it’s not much of an issue.

        If you aren’t already familiar with it, this is a fantastic site;

    • toongoon

      A call-in to the radio station I listened to yesterday said the theater must not have had a “No Weapons” sticker on the window. If they had, Holmes would have left his weapons in his car too.

      Liberals need to make sure that businesses comply with the sticker in the window, how else are we going save innocent people.

      On the other hand, a 5 foot by 5 foot poster in the window saying “Concealed Weapons Encouraged” would have saved the lives and health of all those people, and they could have watched the rest of the movie.

      • poljunkie

        Thats pretty good.

    • unclesamnephew

      i recently read from ted nugent. he stated that the 2nd admendment should be consider our concealed permit! nugent for V.P.

  • Rshill7

    Here’s an epiphany for you, Bloomin’ idiot: Criminals by definition do not obey laws. Strict gun laws disarm only law-abiding citizens, not criminals. Your assertions here, side with criminals, the enemy. Guess what that makes you? Another enemy, helping the former enemy. The friend of my enemy, is also my enemy.

    You should be dipped head first in a 12 foot tall Big Gulp filled with Dr. Pepper. Yep, the doctor is in. Get a second opinion from Mr. Pepper. I’ve already given you mine.

    It’s interesting how someone can be seemingly so smart and savvy in one field of endeavor while simultaneously without detectable brain waves in another.

    • freenca

      Does that mean the Bloomin’ idiot or the twin brainiac, Bloomin’ onion? The fat one that comes with a dip? 😉

      • poljunkie

        Yummmm Outback.
        Haven’t been there in about 2 years.

      • Rshill7

        Either. They are at parity with one another I think.

  • Freempg

    The Aurora mass murderer was on unemployment. Could he have afforded his recently purchased weapons had he not been? There is no constitutional right to unemployment benefits unlike there is for bearing arms. We would have less murders if there were no unemployment benefits. This makes more sense than Bloomberg’s comment.

    • AWESOME !!
      I like that.

    • KenInMontana

      The numbers reported in various media outlets in regard to the monetary outlay for the gear he was wearing are a bit skewed. I have read claims that his gear and weapons would have run him about $10k, which is on the extremely “high end” of the scale, more likely the figure is closer to $2k, a few minutes shopping about the internet bears this out. The source of his income that he used to make his purchases was far more likely the living expense checks received as a part of his student loans, these are received monthly and can range into several thousand dollars a month, I know of at least one Medical student who had by living frugally came out of school with about $75k in his savings from these checks. UI checks would hardly be adequate to live on and purchase this gear, even at the low ball estimates of its costs.

  • MaroonRepublic

    Fewer guns = fewer murders? Answer me this Bloomberg, then why are the most gun related crimes happening in the heavier gun controlled cities?

    I know this for a fact. If we had fewer democrats there would be fewer idiots.

    • NYGino

      They are one and the same.

    • James1754

      That idea has worked real well in both DC and Chicago.

  • Spartan4Palin

    Well you disgusting twit. How bout you get rid of your security guards? Afterall, it’s not necessary to have all that armament around if some nut job comes at you. No one with an open carry or concealed will save your life? What a friggin’ blowhard!! And a jackass.

    Arrrrrrgggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! OMG there went one of my last good nerves!!!

  • NYGino

    Isoroku Yamamoto-Fleet Admiral and Commander in Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy during WW11.

    “You cannot invade the mainland of the United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass”.

    The founders knew what they were doing with the second amendment.

    • Joe


    • If a foreign military invaded the United States, they would have to watch out for the United States military, not the citizens. Foreign militaries have tanks, bombers, heavy artillery, etc. They would easily take down a bunch of Americans armed only with guns. Guns vs tanks and bombers=no contest.

      (Sidenote: The British didn’t have tanks or bombers during the Revolutionary War.)

      • James1754

        In case you did not notice, the British lost.

        You have to put boots on the ground to win. Tanks, bombers, heavy artillery are all support for infantry.
        Your ignorance is showing.

      • Rshill7

        You are quite good…at self-rebuttal.

  • poljunkie

    oops. double post

  • sjmom

    Bloomberg, like the rest of the Left, is a mindless, nonsensical bumbler who as RS has called him is a “nanny”. Imagine the patriots who fought the British doing it without muskets, or those in one of the other wars on the battlefield without weapons.

    Someone with a concealed carry may not have stopped all of the carnage but they could have saved some lives. I guess Bloomberg would have prosecuted them if it had been in NY. What a fool the mayor of NYC is and God help those who live there!

    As a woman I don’t like violence of any kind or weaponry but when it comes to saving innocent lives then God give us the strength to do what is right and necessary.

    • WordsFailMe

      Earlier Allen West warned against wholesale disarming of our soldiers and sailor following long periods of international conflict–wars. What if the effective use of force against mindless rioting, senseless rampages by fools were condoned and even iconized by the media? What if the ABC Movie of the Week was, “An Internet Cafe and a Great American?”

      I still recall vividly the image of the Korean grocer, standing in front of his store on Normandie Avenue LA, firing his .45 at the rats running back to their holes. He was not angry. He was clam. He was focused. He believed in what he was doing. And you can bet the fleeing scum did not misunderstood his message.

      • freenca

        West has read history. Every time we disarm, the bad guys were emboldened and started another war. It’s in the histories, over and over, Words. The words of another patriot come to mind, “Peace through strength” a good philosophy in my esteem.

  • Elitist Bloomturd is an arrogant shrimp with a Napoleonic Complex. Other than that he’s an OK guy.

  • johnos2112

    Here is a thought. How about we honor God’s principles and stop living in darkness. And I am sorry Bloomberg if you were carrying a piece that man would have been stopped!

  • rich wojcik

    ……………..and why ALL officials have GUN equipped escorts???????
    No, not “everybody” would be armed and a guy with a conceal permit would NOT “start shooting”…..
    It is hard to get FOID, many can’t, and people with concealed carry know how to shoot.
    And how to kill a perp with one shot.
    You know it, Bloomburk, so don’t make a fool of yourself AGAIN.

    • WordsFailMe

      If guns are outlawed only politician personal staff will have guns.

      • anyonebutbarry2012

        just like they do not have to use obamacare…

  • Watchman74

    Gun control works about as well as socialism.

    • Joe

      Same concept is why

      None for you –

      all for me only

  • All of these Elites can afford to pay someone to protect them. We don’t have that luxury. All they care about is themselves and I suspect the whole disarmament thing has more to do with them truly being afraid of their wealth being seized by the underclass than a concern about lives. Remember, these same people see no problem with the murdering of a life in the womb. What makes anyone think they care about someone just a little older?

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    New York has some of the toughest gun laws. has that stopped crimes with guns being used ? NO.

    we had prohibition in the 1920’s did everyone stop drinking? NO

    bloomberg is all that is wrong with politics.

  • PapaLouie

    Police are also armed citizens. Does Bloomberg plan to take away their guns, too? It was armed policemen who arrested the shooter and stopped him from continuing to shoot people as they left the theater. Had an armed off-duty policeman, security guard, or other armed citizen been inside the theater that night, the shooter could have been stopped much sooner. On the other hand, if all law-abiding citizens, including the police, were unarmed, the shooting may have continued for hours. Is that what Bloomberg would have preferred?

  • 2 or 3 items that prove him wrong in last few days.

  • buzzkill59

    It’s very easy for morons like nanny Bloomberg to say this kind of nonsense because he travels with an entourage of armed bodyguards!His hypocrisy is amazing though not unexpected from a liberal hack!

  • whatsso4me

    Bloomberg is clearly not a deep thinker. I’d say he gets frustrated and hot-under-the-collar when having to weigh the pros and cons that come with resolving complex issues. Bloomberg nixes his discomfort by applying simplistic “solutions” to his oversimplified reduction of real-world problems.

  • TxGold

    Well, at least someone would have been shooting back. It could have given him something to think about besides his aim!!

  • Here is a link to a video of a 71-year-old man who pulled out his gun during an armed robbery at an internet cafe in Florida and not only shot the robbers, but allowed the robbers to be captured by police:

    So allowing people to be armed wouldn’t stop robberies and get fewer innocent people killed? Look at the video, read the article, and judge for yourself.

  • Armed citizens couldn’t have prevented deaths. The murderer snuck in when it was dark and loud. No one noticed him until he started firing. He already shot a lot of people before anyone had any time to react. The commenters here don’t seem to realize that when people with highly powerful firearms (known to politicians as “assault riffles”) take shots at crowds of unexpecting people, many people will die.

    What could have prevented this is if criminals like the murderer didn’t have guns.

    • Rshill7

      Recite your ABC’s now. That little ditty will be as equally impressive as this post of yours.

      • I can’t. A murderer just shot me with a gun that he legally purchased in the United States due to America’s gun laws. A-B-C-D… … (X_X)

        • Rshill7

          You’re going downhill. Say hi to the Coyote. The Roadrunner and I will be having a coney.

        • James1754

          If you think you are funny, you are sadly mistaken. There is a certain amount of truth to the saying about only outlaws having guns. Just ask the folks in England.

    • James1754

      How do you know what would have happened if members of the audience had been armed? By the way the weapon he was using is not a ” highly powerful firearm” it is a sub caliber weapon.
      Your lack of knowledge is showing.

  • HopeHeFails

    Bloomberg is partially right… only armed Conservatives could have stopped the shooter. Democrats shoot like Obama bowls.

    • NYGino

      It was during the campaign that he bowled a 37 and afterwards said he’s not going to be playing “white man’s games” anymore. People shoulda known right then.

  • hbnolikeee

    “emanuel never let a crisis go to waste”…

  • stage9

    Could armed police officers have prevented deaths? Then why couldn’t armed citizens who possessed the proper training?

  • SirJamesBond007

    Um, that’s the whole point. People wouldn’t pull out their guns and just start shooting, unless they had a death wish. Numerous other people could (and probably would be) armed too.

    Since he likes to throw around the term “wild west” to make legal gun ownership and carry unpopular by association with the “old days”, lets look at whether his argument holds any water. Nope, it doesn’t. Why? Look at the crime statistics where guns are used. He’s failing to acknowledge that to a large extent we’re already in the middle of the “wild west,” and its not because of legalizing guns, its quite the opposite.

    One of the bad sides of human nature is for the strong to take advantage of the powerless, as a liberal he ought to believe this. But here he’s promoting laws that make it difficult to own a gun or carry a concealed gun, the said laws have already artificially created a situation where most law abiding citizens are walking about unarmed and powerless. So we have an all too common occurrence of armed robbery, murder, rape, etc. Those who have armed themselves illegally hold the power. Those who wish to abide by the laws mostly have none. If he had any semblance of sincerity in this matter, he would move to protect the powerless by promoting the constitutional right to bear arms.

  • Nanny Bloomberg …. Camping in the wilderness:

    Where’s the water? Can someone get me water?
    Wait! Is it clean? You mean get it myself… from the stream?

    What is there to eat? Fish??
    Cooked over this fire? Wild flesh over dirty charcoal… Eh … no thanks…

    Do you have a candy bar?
    I’ll pay you $500 for that snickers bar!
    I’ll pay you $2000 for that 2 liter of Diet Coke!

  • Jay

    Well spoken from a man with armed guards. Mayor Daley used the same “Wild West” argument but there are more shootings in Chicago than there ever were in the Old West. I can only surmise that they want an unarmed citizenry to make it easier for them to take over when the proper time comes. You can bet those New Black Panthers blocking the voting booths had some guns close by.

  • NCHokie02

    I wonder how he would feel walking alone in bad neighborhoods of NYC with their restrictive gun laws… about DC or Chicago. He should have no reason to feel threatened or worried for his safety because those cities have some of the strictest gun laws, right? I mean I don’t know whats killing all the young black people in chicago because their strict gun laws prevent people from having guns right? How do they do it??

    What an idiot. Gun laws only restrict the law abiding citizen from being armed and having weapons. Criminals still get guns.

  • Joe

    Hopefully I’m not stepping on anyone’s comment – but I just was reminded of an incident

    This was mentioned on FOX – in 2002 – TWO ARMED students prevented more shooting at a law school in Virginia

    That answers the Nanny’s question

    YES – armed citizens can and do prevent lunatics from doing more damage

  • Blooming-Idiot! If some good citizen had saved the life of someone from his family, he’d he all about him!

  • Boon Companion

    Dumberg is an arrogant buffoon who walks around with armed guards at all times. He fancies himself a sophisticated and modern cosmopolitan fellow. He’s a high priest of the Feudal age.

  • rtilk

    Doug Giles latest article ‘The Dark Knight Movie Massacre & Why I Carry a Gun Everywhere I Go’ he states that “One fast-thinking and trained person who was armed/licensed with a concealed weapon could have stopped that SOB right in his tracks before the body count skyrocketed.” The armed citizen could have either killed him, sent him running for cover, or at least diverted his fire away from the masses and toward their person. He says that ‘you, my friend, are your first responder … your first line of defense.’ Doug recommends ‘to you, the good citizen, is to get equipped with a gun and become proficient with it. Make it like a cell phone: an additional appendage to your body. And then pray that you’ll never have to use it.’ The life you save maybe your own to include your family/friends.

  • Don’t anyone for a second think that if I was there with my wife, once I realized what was going on… I would have drawn a weapon. I will not sit by and watch some maniac kill innocent people and possibly myself or my wife when I could do something about it…

    As for the legality of carrying… I believe it’s better to be judged by 12 then carried by 6. I could never never live with myself if my wife got hurt or killed by some maniac while I could and should have done something! I only wish to God that there was someone in that theater that was armed… .Could have saved so many lives… And not a jury in this country would have convicted him for anything if the authorities got all up in a huff and charged a citizen for daring to defend himself and others from a maniac gunman.

  • He has armed security.

  • Idahoser

    if you do not accept responsibility for your own safety, to include maintaining the proper tools for the job, then you have no right to call yourself a citizen.
    Why the gun IS civilization

  • Randy Dimit

    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million..

  • truthonlyplz

    ever since Cain killed Able, men have had to protect themselves from other men! It’s just the way it is, nobody likes it, but that is the world. It’s my duty as a husband and father to protect my family from such men therefore I will always carry my handgun and with diligence try my best to keep them safe, support your second amendment America!

  • Post911GI

    Maybe its just me but when I think about banning guns and adding laws to further stem our rights I Think “Oh yea, when guns are illegal bad guys will quit breaking the law…”

    I swear if these unAmerican @$$clowns spent less time worrying about how my guns are hurting people and more time thinking about how how our country is being killed without a shot being fired then that would be a “CHANGE” I would stand behind.

  • As The Great MA-HA Rush would say; “Doom-berg” . You are a Soslit!

  • In this case he’s right, the guy had head to toe body armor, a riot mask, ballistic gear and a gas mask. Anyone who shot at him, through the fog of tear gas, would probably have hit someone else in the theater, but even if they hit him, it wouldn’t have stopped him and he would have killed them.