Thursday, February 3, 2011

Brewer Slams New York City Mayor for Phoenix Gun Show Sting

bloomberg should probably worry about the corruption in his city's government instead of trying to be the anti-gun czar. Maybe if he devoted more time to making sure his administration can get the streets plowed, his approval numbers wouldn't be in the toilet.

It doesn't matter how many rules you make, there will always be people figuring out how to break them. It's that way with everything, not just guns. The statistics have proven that less than one half of one percent of criminals get their weapons at a gun show. There are thousands of gun shows in this Country every month. There are far more illegal guns on the streets due to burglaries and robberies than gun show purchases.

bloomberg is a grandstanding dumbass who needs to mind his business instead of the business of a State over half a Country away...

From FoxNews

Michael Bloomberg's undercover investigation at a gun show in Arizona must be a result of the extra time the mayor has on his hands from running the well-oiled machine that is New York City, says Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

The governor, appearing Tuesday night on Fox News' "On the Record With Greta Van Susteren," said it's "interesting" that Bloomberg chose to launch a sting operation in the Grand Canyon state.

"He's out here in Arizona solving our problems. I guess he believes that he has solved all the problems in New York," Brewer said.

Just weeks after the mass shooting in Tucson reopened the debate about gun control, Bloomberg used New York City funds to send undercover agents to a Phoenix gun show. The investigators captured video allegedly showing vendors failing to require background checks of gun buyers.

Federal law requires background checks on individuals before firearms may be purchased from a federally licensed dealer, manufacturer or importer. However, a "loophole" in the law allows sales at gun shows by "occasional sellers," which gun control advocates say allows anyone -- felon, drug addict, terrorist or otherwise -- to circumvent the law.

Bloomberg defended his sting by saying many of the guns purchased at gun shows in other states end up on the streets of New York City. A long-time advocate for gun control, he formed "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" in 2006, a coalition of more than 500 U.S. mayors that are dedicated to cracking down on illegal guns.

But Arizona officials say they aren't pleased with what they consider an overstep of jurisdictional boundaries.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wondered why Bloomberg didn't notify his office about any alleged violations.

"First we have elected officials sticking their noses in the immigration issue and now this," Arpaio tweeted on his Real Sheriff Joe Twitter account.

"Why is Mayor Bloomberg concerned about law enforcement in my county? Maybe I should send undercover deputies to New York," he tweeted.

Brewer said she has no intention to send investigators to New York in response.

"I'll let him take care of his state," she said of the mayor.

She defended her state's rules on guns, which are among the most lax in the nation, saying, "Arizona's laws are sound."