Reporter confronts Bloomberg on gun control
NYC mayor's use of armed security questioned
- Duration 4:59
- Date Jan 29, 2013
NYC mayor's use of armed security questioned
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I think that's -- -- video that shows a reporter tussling with security after repeatedly asking New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg to answer a tough question.
On gun control Mayor Bloomberg as you may know is -- outspoken anti gun critic watch this really closely.
In the spirit of gun control will you disarm your entire security team.
You will -- get right back he'll get back to me.
-- -- -- -- -- Mayor Bloomberg white.
Like why can you defend yourself but not.
The majority of Americans I mean look at look at the team -- security guy and you're an advocate for gun control.
I'm counting -- probably more.
Long live my what an interesting standoff that was there's -- -- the terror and the -- just on a video as a senior investigative reporter for talk radio network.
And it journalists to -- their Jason good data here this morning all thanks for having -- so.
First of Minnesota just just in case you don't now -- have this area explain why why -- -- I'm a big -- in your hand and asking them the merit if you want to sit on your soda.
Because it is over the legal limit right now in New York it was a 32 ounce soda and I believe what the limit is up sixteen outs and -- now for faster restaurant so the only illegal substance within that area was the -- I just wanted to make sure that Mayor Bloomberg is properly hydrated.
As he -- -- And they kind of just channel airs every kid that says take that trio what are -- -- Yeah after we pose I think is a very straightforward question to Mayor Bloomberg as he is as deep pocketed him prominent advocate for gun control what he lead by example -- disarm his entire personal swat team.
Clearly he won't.
After that exchange by Bloomberg security guards actually followed -- us one identified himself as an NYPD officer presumably who was armed.
On and he was trying to get me to show my driver's life Sainz.
On what I told -- -- have jurisdiction he said -- -- I have security jurisdiction here which is -- you know there is no legal and security jurisdiction of -- was just making that up.
Then he followed -- a block further enhanced from my data -- her -- a block away from that are missing that we just what I'm blocks and in general he found -- a block to question me after I I talked to Bloomberg.
And then -- -- me a block after that to get try to get my date of birth like I'm gonna give him my date of birth.
I sit still let us go back to sort of -- the center of this GM is it fair to ask the public official like that don't you expect them to have security around that he's the mayor of New York City.
Shore I don't begrudge Mayor Bloomberg to have security our armed security at that.
But I also expect him if he's going to have security for his personal protection not to restrict the right -- Americans.
I'm not just those in New York but he's coordinating with the Obama administration to push gun control at a national level actually fun.
-- candidates to to counterbalance the DN RA candidate so.
If if if security and armed security is good for him.
I expected for you know that single mother and in New York City who's concerned about thugs and wanna be those who had a robbery home but I -- -- -- legally have a -- -- she can't have that she can have a gun but it's restricted the number of rounds and in the magazine.
So right now NYPD -- standard issue farm has fifteen rounds in a magazine.
Now in New York you can and only have 710 sorry I'm Bob -- -- not just rob Holmes.
By themselves usually they have partners and they're not -- I'll follow any direct envelope -- -- -- -- -- this home just go by yourself don't have two or three or four people with you.
I think Americans not the government should determine.
How many bullets they need to defend their person their property in the family what.
Think his answer would have been if you if you gotten to -- -- him for why he deserves -- a public official reserves and I I think you're right most Americans agree that you want.
The president you want these public officials to to be protected.
Why did what I -- answer would be to that question but why -- why not why would you restrict some other people in their way of protecting themselves.
I don't think he has -- what have a -- in Guam and the New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is he's a bored billionaire he he wants to regulate our soda sizes are salt contents.
-- telling you what butter you can cook your your food with -- have calorie counts I mean this man thinks he knows best.
Not just when it comes to firearms when it comes to did daily living bike lanes over this city that are.
A causing congestion everywhere so what -- what his response would be his affront to be listened peasant.
I know what's best for you you don't know what's best for your own -- you certainly don't know what's best to protect yourself your family and your property from would be it would be Harmon burglars.
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And enjoy it because -- they'll to have wanted to -- got a couple of different cops I think right -- -- keep pouring the seat unless you read my businesses and there's loopholes in the sort of bands we think that the thank you Jason -- very interesting -- out here Letterman Sarah.