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Bloomberg says boycotting Glocks could be deadly

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 09:34 AM

Mayor Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly are resisting a boycott of Glock, the gun manufacturer. (azi paybarah / wnyc)

The New York Post editorial board found one ally in their call for the NYPD to boycot Glocks because they, among others, manufacture high-capacity magazines for guns like the ones used in Arizona. That supporter is Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, someone they haven't usually agreed with.

So far, Michael Bloomberg and the NYPD are resisting the boycott, to the editors chagrin.

On WOR this morning, Bloomberg - founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns - said "we need a law to stop you from selling it." Boycotting, he said, won't work, and could lead to higher crime in the city.

Bloomberg explained that the NYPD buys their guns from three manufactures (Glock, Smith & Wesson and Sig Sauer) and "all three have these magazines," he said.

"The trouble is, if we boycott one, you probably have to boycott all of them and then you go back to the days when the crooks had better guns than the cops. We don't want our cops out-armed, out-gunned. Back in the day when they were out-gunned, we had 2,000 murders. Today's there's not 2,000 murders, there's a quarter of that. There's a lot of things that went into lowering the crime, but arming the cops was part of it."

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Comments [6]

Huy Ton-That

Bloomberg does have a point about criminals being better armed than police officers though.

Jan. 19 2011 08:16 AM
Brady

Time for firearm and ammo manufactures to boycott state governments with anti second amendment agendas. Past time.

Jan. 17 2011 07:14 AM

If Bloomberg became President, we can kiss our guns goodbye, and look forward to government-approved lunch menus and increased regulation in every aspect of life.

Bloomberg is the worst kind of politician - an elitist who believes we're subjects, not citizens, and need to be looked after and told how to live our lives.

Jan. 17 2011 04:53 AM
Epic Monkey

Personally, i'd like to see Glock, S&W, and Sig take the Ronnie Barrett route and not sell guns to the NYPD. But that'll be on a cold day in a hot place.

Jan. 14 2011 10:20 PM
Amusa

This is the only smart thing Mr Bloomberg has ever said about guns

Jan. 14 2011 04:26 PM
Jason STATHAM.

Agreed with Bloomberg. Say what you will about his policy, the guy is SMART. He founded one of the most influential businesses of all time. This is the "style" of guy we need for President of the United States. Not some retard who smoked too much weed in college and calls himself "Barry".

Jan. 14 2011 04:05 PM

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