Michael Bloomberg" id="PEPLT007462">Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday defended his decision to speak out in the Plaxico Burress" id="PESPT001010">Plaxico Burress nightclub shooting, his strong comments garnering national news.
"We are not overreacting. We are killing our kids, killing our police
officers, killing you and me -- there are too many guns in the
streets," Bloomberg said in his morning radio show.
On Monday, Bloomberg called for the Giants star receiver to be
prosecuted "to the fullest extent of the law" for inadvertently
shooting himself in the right thigh with an illegal handgun over the
"If we don't prosecute [him] to the fullest extent of the law, I don't
know who on Earth we would," he continued. "It makes a sham, a mockery
of the law. And it's pretty hard to argue the guy didn't have a gun and
that it wasn't loaded."
On his radio show Friday, Bloomberg said he wasn't singling out
Plaxico, but instead wanted to ensure gun laws apply to everyone.
"I'm not picking on Plaxico, I don't even know if I met the guy. But
the bottom line is that the law should apply to everyone. To take a gun
into a crowded nightclub where people drink and push each other around.
There's a reason for this law. It is to convince you to not do this.
There's nothing to do with him."
Mayor Defends Strong Comments on Plaxico
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