….that certain people should not have guns:
Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, he said.
“These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,”
This was said during a conference at the Aspen Institute where he also riled against Colorado’s decision to legalize pot. One wonders if His Eminence may have had a little toke of the local organics before going on stage.
Hat Tip to Bob Owens.
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For once Bloomie is spot-on correct. Teenage/young adult gangbangers going around shooting at each other with guns they either stole (less likely) or bought on the black marrket – or (again most likely) RENTED from whoever is acting as the (neighbor)hood gun store.
These are not the ones that background checks will catch and prevent from purchasing a gun. They don’t bother with background checks and are not getting their guns from a place that insists they fill out a 4473.
1 – How is Bloomie going to get these gangbangers off the streets?
2 – What is Bloomie going to do to keep these gangbangers locked up until they are too old for their former antics?
Oh! That’s right! We cannot just lock these persons away becaue they were just about to turn a corner in their life, get an education and a job, and start acting like a parent to the spawn they have left in their wake. (No, that’s NOT sarcasm! It’s what the Mommies and CSGV and the rest of them tell me every day. Only I, and gun owners like me, are the problem.)
Spelled Negroes wrong.
that is an actual sign pasted on the big pic
Where is al sharpton and jesse jackson? They should be screaming bloomburg is a racist by now…. Oh it’s a democrat making racist remarks so the two cancel each other out. Dem + racism = 0
No problem for the fourth reicht. Just ban all negroes under penalty of death from touching a gun.
Too bad about black police officers and African-American military members, but maybe they can be employed to clean the rest rooms and carry things. Heavy things. Stoop labor.
After all, a Billionaire must be obeyed.
It’s a small nit-pick, but he’s even wrong on his stats. “Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25.” (All the following stats/calculations come from the FBI UCR report for 2013.)
Males make up less than 78% of murder victims. ALL murders. Adding the other criteria lowers that number.
Minorities make up 51% of murder victims.
UCR doesn’t have a “15-25” option. Giving Hizzoner the benefit of doubt, I combined all FOUR of the categories covering ages 13-29 (13-16, 17-19, 20-24, and 25-29). Even with the extra years added to the range, these make up only 42% of the total.
His claim might be true if he’d said, “male, minority, OR between the ages of 15 and 25″. But he didn’t. He said “and”. Multiply all the percentages to get a “best guess” of the overlap, and you come out at 16.7%, which is pretty damn far from the claimed 95%.
(Just for kicks, we can multiply the remainders to figure out how many hypothetical victims aren’t in any of those three “target demographics” to check how correct his “OR” claim would be. 22% times 49% times 58% = 6.25%. Closer, but understand that this covers elderly black ladies as well as young white ladies and middle age Hispanic gentlemen. Also, Asian hermaphrodites, and trans-gender clowns. In other words, anyone who’s not “female, white, and NOT between the ages of 13 and 29”.)
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