Gun Control and the 2nd Amendment

January 29th, 2013 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives 2 Responses

Journalist Accosted By Security Over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question


In the video, Bloomberg is seen surrounded by security. Mattera approaches Bloomberg and asks, “In the spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?”

Bloomberg’s reply:  “Uh, you, we’ll get right back to you.”

“Why can you defend yourself but not the majority of Americans?” Mattera asks as the mayor walks away. “Look at the team of security you’ve got.  And you’re an advocate for gun control?”

The video then cuts to Mattera walking further down the street when one of the men guarding Bloomberg, identified as Officer Stockton NYPD, stops Mattera and asks to see his photo ID.

Mattera complies before asking, “Is this standard procedure for the press?  Wait, wait, wait, it’s standard procedure to be questioning members of the press?

The officer reaches inside his jacket and grabs a pen, as if to write down the journalist’s name.  “You’re going to write it down now?” asks Mattera.  “Oh, no, sorry,” says Officer Stockton.

The video then cuts to a scene further down the street where Officer Stockton, trailing Mattera once again, can be heard saying, “Mr. Mattera, sir?  Do you have a date of birth?”

“It’s none of your business what my date of birth is,” Mattera replies.

Mattera’s Jan. 18th on-the-street interview, done in conjunction with Talk Radio Network’s “The Andrea Tantaros Show,” is not the first time Mattera has received brusque treatment for asking liberal politicians tough questions.

The two-time New York Times bestselling author’s past on-the-street interviews have created viral video Internet sensations.  In 2011, Vice President Joe Biden warned Mattera “Let’s get it straight, guy–don’t screw around with me” when he confronted Biden about his use of a rape reference when discussing Republican opposition to President Barack Obama’s “jobs” bill.

The Washington Post calls Bloomberg “America’s most prominent and deep-pocketed advocate for gun control.”

Newtown Fathers Speak Out

Mark Mattioli, whose six-year-old son James perished inside of the school, testified that a plethora of new gun laws isn’t the answer and that, instead, personal responsibility, accountability and civility are the best path forward. He made his comments as intense debate surrounding gun control and the causal factors behind the shooting continue to be at the forefront of public discussion.

The grieving father, who ended up receiving a standing ovation, said that he believes in “simple, few gun laws” and that there are already “more than enough on the books.” Mattioli contends that “the problem is not gun laws” and that these regulations simply need to be enforced.

“How do we expect to have any impact on a society and say, ‘We’re going to pass a law. Hey this is inexcusable. We can’t allow any more of this. Let’s pass a law that will change the course of the future’  when we don’t enforce the laws that we have on the books — the most important laws?,” he asked.

Gun activists heckle father of child killed at Sandy Hook

The grieving father of a six-year-old boy killed during the Sandy Hook massacre was heckled by gun activists as he begged for tighter firearms restrictions in the wake of the tragedy.

  1. Richard Costello says:

    How the NC Senatores voted on SB Ammendment 715.

    Sen. Burr NAY
    Sen. Hagan YEA

    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00097

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    MY Feeddback to the NC Senators
    It was a bad bill that contained unclear vague verbage and was another nibble at the second ammendment. It was clear from the legalize that there was an attempt to start a gun registry by the ATF, DOJ, and DHS.

    Control Legislation needs to address law breakers not law abiding citizens.
    Richard Costello

  2. Richard Costello says:

    Who flipped on the vote today 4-11-2013

    List of Republican, Democratic defections on Senate gun legislation

    by | April 11, 2013
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    The following is a list of Republican lawmakers who voted to advance the gun legislation in the Senate Thursday:

    New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte

    Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss

    Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn

    Maine Sen. Susan Collins

    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake

    Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson

    Arizona Sen. John McCain

    Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker

    North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr < ——– !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven

    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk

    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham

    Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander

    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker

    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey

    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller

    The following is a list of Democratic lawmakers who voted against advancing gun legislation:

    Alaska Sen. Mark Begich

    Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor

    Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2013/04/11/list-republican-democratic-defections-senate-gun-legislation/#ixzz2QBWMxwi7