NYC Mayor Bloomberg Running Gun Show Sting Operation in....Arizona

Mayor Bloomberg
From -New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may prefer "No Labels" but in his case, I think "gun grabber" is a pretty fitting one. As part of his misguided crusade to tighten up gun laws nationally, The New York Times reports that Hizzoner sent undercover cops to gun shows in Arizona and found they were violating the law: In two instances, the New York undercover officers specifically said before buying a gun, “I probably couldn’t pass a background check,” but were still sold guns, city officials said. In a third case, an investigator bought a Glock pistol and two high-capacity magazines like the ones used in the Tucson shooting. Such purchases were made without any background check but were perfectly legal. Mr. Bloomberg’s office, which will release details of the undercover investigation on Monday, has for years pushed for tighter firearms laws. Since the Tucson shooting, Mr. Bloomberg has enlisted in his effort Daniel Hernandez, an intern in the office of Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. The congresswoman was the most seriously wounded, and Mr. Hernandez held her until emergency personnel arrived. More here



Anonymous said...

The solution is simple; prosecute those who violate the existing gun laws. New laws are unnecessary if we enforce the laws we have now. Imagine that, people violating the law.

Anonymous said...

1) The law does not cover private to private sales. And it is not the within the authority of the feds to do so. This is a state issue.

2) Those out of state persons who tried to buy a handgun in AZ violated federal law, albeit not a constitutional law, by simply offering to buy a handgun.

Will those persons be charged and prosecuted?

Anonymous said...

Whether or not violators of gun laws are prosecuted is a question for Eric Holder, Arizona law enforcement and the Arizona AG. Making NEW laws when the existing laws aren't enforced is at issue. Perhaps we should pass a law that says we have to enforce laws that are passed...or is that already a law?

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