Politicizing Aurora tragedy?
Mayor Bloomberg takes up 2nd amendment
- Duration 4:23
- Date Jul 22, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg takes up 2nd amendment
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After that horrific shooting in Aurora Colorado some high profile politicians were already calling for.
More gun control laws.
This is obviously a problem across the country I don't think there's any other developed country in the world.
That has remotely.
Problem we have is not the place -- this -- more guns and people in this country.
That is the mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg but is it too soon for this kind of talk -- -- right now with his reaction is national review columnist and author of after America get ready for Armageddon.
Marc Stein he joins us from early Burlington Vermont where do you mark.
Hey great -- these days odd too early to be talking about more gun control laws.
Absolutely it said generally.
Mike Bloomberg has a habit of talking -- -- about these things he got the Times Square bomber completely wrong and in this case he's wrong true.
No other developed country has America's gun laws but most the well -- shootings the worst mass shootings.
Take place -- in in these very countries Germany is total gun control.
And has -- -- free west school shootings have out west in Littleton Colorado at two years ago weigh in Britain guy told Derek -- had killed as many people -- were killed in Aurora Colorado if that's on the tiny island with the strictest gun laws in the well.
That there -- there are arguments you can make him favorite gun control.
Any utilitarian sense that you can't make him for these kind of crazy one off shootings that completely irrelevant to that and -- but -- tonight -- that before -- -- shooting his -- I think the key to what you just said -- is a crazy one up shooting I mean.
The crazy people you know they would kill people with a bomb or -- poison or within acts.
In this case apparently he just figured that was the way he could kill the most people.
-- an act and a and as you've been reporting he spent most of the previous month.
At the gathering to very elaborate lengths to booby trapped his entire apartment people can can -- allowed some is that fellow citizens with -- Eliza and all kinds of things what makes the difference.
Is whether you have I love self reliance citizens.
Who are capable of a solving these guys before they ramp up the body count at the -- law school in West Virginia Iraq ten years ago.
Nobody remembers that one -- really I think only two people died because the shooter was pinned down.
By two fellow students who were carrying guns and he pinned him down until police -- ride right in the in this instance I think.
I I think the fact that for example there were military personnel in the movie -- -- who knew what to do new drag their gal friends down and took I think I think citizens knowing how to react and how to behave.
In these incidents.
Is is what keeps the body count down but these things are always gonna happen and gun control is irrelevant Tareq and and Bloomberg who is thought that now an impressive track record of getting all these incidents strong.
-- -- you can you know you can't even clear the snow off his health a New York City streets.
Because he's had his holiday home in Bermuda for the week and this guy should really -- -- leave it 48 hours before -- comments on anything frankly.
Well he did to order a more police around all the Batman movies here in New York City but he does want -- the president to weigh in on it.
And Mitt Romney to weigh in on it as well.
But they have taken the road where now it's not the time.
Well well for example let me just to to to take one of the ladies -- -- -- -- -- -- Jessica -- away she was -- she died in Colorado she'd been in the shoot out.
In Toronto which has total gun control.
It's the gun control capital of Canada it's also not -- incidentally the gun crime capital of Canada and the shooting she was involved -- I was at the central shopping mall the Eaton Centre in Toronto which is like being shot -- -- Rockefeller sends -- Yeah so the idea of the gun control creates this safe environment.
I think it's completely fallacious.
Absolutely and you look at the fact that Washington DC and Chicago both have gun -- from how -- day.
-- -- I think it is always a pleasure to I hear from you thank you very much for joining us today from beautiful Vermont thank you sir thanks sellouts they've.