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Gun Bill In Mike`s Sights

Monday, September 15, 2003

In letters sent to 46 senators, New York Mayor Bloomberg and his Democratic counterparts - James Hahn of Los Angeles and Richard Daley of Chicago - called on the Senate not to support legislation to give gunmakers, distributors and vendors immunity from civil liability. Bloomberg went further on his weekly WABC-AM radio show yesterday, equating some gunmakers with drug dealers. "It`s exactly the same thing as taking away liability from drug dealers, and saying drug dealers have no responsibility to help society and keep the scourge away," he said. "We don`t do that, and guns are exactly the same thing."

Read Original at: New York Daily News

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