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Mayor Bloomberg Exploits Trayvon Martin Tragedy to Push Gun Control

Luscious Lars Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 10:45 PM
It's typical of the left to take one event, one tragedy, and use it to try and push their agenda forward, especially when it comes to firearms. They do it with school shootings which are rather rare in the big picture and when you compare the number killed to the number killed every year by criminals in "routine" violent crimes. In Minnesota, after they passed the MPPA which is the concealed carry law in MN, there was an altercation between two guys on one of the guy's property. The guy who owned the property fetched his handgun which he had a carry permit for, and fired it into the other guys car. The anti's tried to use this to lobby against the new MPPA law. However, on your own property, you don't need a carry permit. The incident had
Luscious Lars Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 10:47 PM
...nothing to do with whether the MPPA presented a danger to the general public, but that's how they made it out to be. I don't know what they would have done if he'd grabbed a shotgun instead. That seems to be one weapon that not too many liberals are against us having, even though a shotgun is much deadlier at close range than a handgun is. Of course, they use emotions to form opinions rather than logic.
The shooting death of an unarmed seventeen-year-old is a tragedy. Conservatives, however, have been suspicious of the media firestorm surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin for a few different reasons.

Events involving Al Sharpton, the New York Times and NBC have been pushing a narrative that this singular event - regardless of the facts of the case - "proves" that America is a deeply racist nation. The other big reason is that conservatives are wary that the Left won't let a crisis go to waste and pursue more gun control laws.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is