New York Mayoral Front Runner Bill De Blasio – Bloomberg Didn’t Go Far Enough on Gun Control

October 22 2013
by GSL Staff
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Well, that’s the first time I’ve ever heard a gun control proponent say that.

Assemblyman_Lancman_Joins_Public_Advocate_Bill_de_Blasio_to_Urge_Corporations_to_Disclose_Political_SpendingNew York Mayoral Front Runner, Bill De Blasio, in a recent interview with the Huffington Post, said that he doesn’t think Michael Bloomberg went far enough on gun control.

Bloomberg sought to make New York City’s gun laws the toughest in the nation, donated millions of dollars to fight pro gun politicians, and founded one of the largest anti-gun political groups in the country, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

However De Blasio doesn’t think that’s enough.

He wants to see money diverted away from gun and ammunition manufacturers. Obviously, given the current level of demand in the gun market, gun and ammo companies are extremely profitable, making them popular investment choices.

These choices extend to pension fund investments made by local and state government for this employees.

De Blasio would like to see those funds drop those investments, regardless of how sound they are as financial vehicles.

According to the Huffington Post,

“I think [Bloomberg’s] been right on gun control, right on immigration reform and right on climate change. I think in several cases there was a sort of incompleteness to the approach,” de Blasio said.

“I think on gun control we have to go after the money supply to manufacturers of guns and ammunition,” he said, suggesting cutting off public pension investments to those companies so they can’t “fund the industry that then turns around and funds the NRA.”

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