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Bloomberg gun group bashes Marco Rubio on guns, "turning his back on the overwhelming majority of Florida voters."

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group founded and funded in good measure by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is holding a protest press conference today in Doral to draw attention to Sen. Marco Rubio's no vote yesterday on expanded background checks for gun buyers.

Before the vote, the group already announced a small ad buy in the Tampa and Orlando that accuses Rubio of making Florida "less safe" because his opposition to more background checks would allow "criminals and the mentally ill" to more easily get guns.

The press release for today's press conference is below the ad:

The press release:

Yesterday Senator Marco Rubio voted against bipartisan legislation proposed by Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey that would have closed the loopholes that make it easy for criminals and dangerous people to get guns.  Looking past Florida and toward a likely run for the presidency, Rubio chose to vote with the Washington gun lobby and defied the 94 percent of Floridians who support background checks for all gun sales.  Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner, a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and community leaders will hold a press conference today to criticize Senator Rubio for siding with the NRA and turning his back on the overwhelming majority of Florida voters who support background checks.
 
What:  Press conference to oppose Senator Rubio’s vote on background checks
Who:

    Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner
    League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County Director Maggie Fernandez
    God’s Tabernacle of Deliverance Ministry Pastor Vernon Gillum, son murdered by gun violence
    RJT Foundation President Denise Baker-Brown, son murdered by gun violence

When:  Thursday, April 18, 2013  2:00 PM
Where:  NW 87th Avenue and NW 36th Street Doral, FL 33166
 
About Mayors Against Illegal Guns
 
Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 900 mayors from across the country. We have more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, making us the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country.  The bipartisan coalition, co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, has united the nation’s mayors around these common goals: protecting communities by holding gun offenders accountable; demanding access to crime gun trace data that is critical to law enforcement efforts to combat gun trafficking; and working with legislators to fix weaknesses and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other dangerous people to get guns.  Learn more at www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org

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Repubtallygirl

If you want to promote "holding gun offenders accountable" - how about starting by demanding the federal government prosecute those who attempt to purchase guns by lying on their background checks?

Teresita Cardenas

Shame on you. Who do you represent? I will never expect that from you. Really frustrating.

kakki

Senator Rubio is letting his Extreme abmitions to run for and become president in 2016 and get in the way of what I hope are his true beliefs on this important issue. It is one thing to bask in the glory of admiring comments from his fellow party members, but he needs to stand up for what he really believes, as the dad of small children. It is hard to believe that he would put his political ambitions ahead of what 90% of the public believe is sthe right thing to do about gun background checks. Rubio seems to change with the wind, whatever is going to get him more traction. He almost has a desperate air. He so loves the attention he is getting, I think this is really getting in the way of his true beliefs on many issues,.

Repubtallyguy

WTF is that POS Governor we have doing or saying other than his BS about teachers or whatever the F he talks about to get reelected? He can't even help his fellow Republican Senator on anything. The Governor will not get my vote again.

Doug Watson

What most people don't realize is that efforts by the NRA through their elected "lackeys" like Marco Rubio have prevented the implementation of laws passed to enforce existing gun control laws. For over 5 years the NRA and their supported legislators have prevented the appointment of a permanent head of the the Bureau of Narcotics and Firearms. Why......dah, enforcing the laws for investigation and prosecution will CUT DOWN GUN SALES for the real leaders of the NRA......GUN MANUFACTURERS!! It's all about BIG PROFITS!!

Blackacre

Thank you Senator Rubio for your leadership and not infringing the second amendment.

Can't take anymore

Now that Wayne LaPoop has personally defeated Obama's attempts to take away our guns and leave us with only throw pillows to defend ourselves what shall be next? Of course Mr. LaPoop may have his many friends in Congress pass (by a veto-proof majority) a bill to fund and forbid any government oversight of the soon to be established NRA Partisan Rangers who will arm themselves and protect the public against any government intrusion into their lives.

Tally Folly

Cause Guns are NOT a problem in his home town of Miami...

R.Berthaut

As a homicidal psychopath, I'd like to express my gratitude to the GOP, the NRA; and particularly to Senator Marco Rubio for ensuring my right to bear arms in the Great State of Florida. I'm delighted to know that I can go to a Gun Show and purchase the automatic weaponry I need to eh ... shoot ducks and squirrels without having to undergo the indignity of a background check. In the past, the fact that I had to do 12 years in a mental health facility because I accidentally stabbed a few people has not just embarrassed; but precluded me from exercising my Constitutional Rights under the Second Amendment. People can be so unforgiving sometimes. Anyway, I'm fine if I stay on my medication. I can't wait to buy my first assault rifle. Thanks Senator Rubio!

Dusty

I see the usual gaggle of frothing at the Mouth Libtards are here mouthing off about issues they nothing about other than the outrageous lying Propaganda fed to them by the Lamestream Media, AKA the State Run Media. BTW Libtards, there is a Gallup Poll out this past week showing only FOUR PERCENT of the American Public consider more gun control laws an important issue right now. This GC crap is nothing more than a distraction to keep you brainwashed sheeple looking the other way as our country continues on it's short journey to the Sewage treatment facility.

I also wish to thank Senator Rubio for standing up for the 2nd Amendment.

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