“I don’t think there’s anybody, any rational person, that seriously could argue that what we have and the way we enforce it prohibits carnage,” he said. “There’s 34 people killed every single day [nationwide]. We’ve killed more than 400,000 Americans since 1968, when RFK and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated. That is more Americans than died during WWII. So the argument that we can do with existing laws and stop this is just preposterous. It isn’t worth having a discussion about.”
So the laws on murder, which can earn you the death penalty in many states, don’t stop people from murdering each other, but a few extra gun control laws will do the trick? Sorry, but I don’t think there’s any rational person that doesn’t think Bloomberg’s assumption is full of excrement.