Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

July 10, 2014
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bloomberg-gunsDENVER — In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads.

Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control laws, but added that their districts were so “rural” that, “I don’t think there’s roads.”

“In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads,” said Bloomberg in the interview published online Wednesday.

“It’s as far rural as you can get,” said Bloomberg. “And, yes, they lost recall elections. I’m sorry for that. We tried to help ‘em. But the bottom line is, the law is on the books, and being enforced. You can get depressed about the progress, but on the other hand, you’re saving a lot of lives.”

That interview is no longer available on the Rolling Stone website, but the Colorado Republican Party discovered the quote about Colorado before it was taken down.

Colorado Republicans were floored by the comments.

“Michael Bloomberg is absolutely out of touch with the values of Pueblo,” said state Sen. George Rivera (R-Pueblo). “In Pueblo, we value our Second Amendment rights and we don’t appreciate East Coast elites stereotyping us as some area so remote that we don’t even have roads.”

Rivera was elected to the state Senate in the Sept. 10 recall election that resulted in the ouster of state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo).

“Pueblo is a proud city composed of proud people from all different walks of life, and, while it might be hard for a New York billionaire to comprehend, we do in fact have roads and running water,” said Rivera in a statement. “I promise the people of Pueblo I will never sit idly by as outsiders insult our outstanding community.”

Bloomberg-funded groups lobbied for the three Colorado gun-control bills, which were passed by the state legislature with no Republican votes and signed into law in March 2013 by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.

State Sen. Bernie Herpin (R-Colorado Springs), who replaced Senate President John Morse in the recall, called Bloomberg’s remarks “shameful.”

“Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado, Mr. Mayor,” said Herpin. “and not only do we have plenty of roads, but we are also home to the United States Air Force Academy, the U.S. Olympic Training Center and Committee Headquarters (which moved here from New York City), major military commands, and many high tech and defense related companies.”

Herpin added, “It’s no surprise that Mayor Bloomberg is so out of touch with Coloradans, but it is disgusting the lengths he is willing to go to disparage those who believe in protecting our Second Amendment rights.”

Colorado Democrats had no immediate public comment. Republican Rep. Cory Gardner challenged Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to disavow the comments. Udall and Gardner are running neck and neck in this year’s Senate race.

“Senator Udall and his biggest supporters continue to show what they really think of Coloradans,” Gardner said in a statement. “Does Senator Udall agree with Michael Bloomberg? His continued silence is leaving Coloradans little room to believe otherwise. Instead of listening to his constituents, Senator Udall decided long ago that he prefers to rubber-stamp agendas from his out of state backers and the President — Coloradans are seeing proof of this once again.”

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33 Responses to Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

  1. Chip
    July 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

    We’re so busy fighting off the Injun attacks we haven’t had time to build roads Bloomberg.

    • ThatGuy
      July 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      That is ‘Native American’ attacks, you racist…

  2. SkyLark
    July 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  3. Brian
    July 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Interesting quote from Bloomberg… “In Colorado, we got a law passed.”

    Who’s this “we” he’s talking about? Didn’t Hick tell us that Bloomberg wasn’t an influence in this? Or was Hick lying? Or is Bloomberg?

    • SWOhio
      July 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Didn’t Bloomie sink a lot of money into the anti-NRA recall elections? He’s PO’d that he threw that money away.

    • Mark
      July 10, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Both of them. They are both democrats, aren’t they?

  4. Choom Dadey
    July 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Bloomberg is a tool of Wall st, the UN and the Globalists and couldn’t find Colorado on a map. This will only hurt Hickenlooper in November.

    • Regis Grad
      July 11, 2014 at 8:47 am

      Hey, I saw Bloomie on jaywalking and he couldn’t find NY on the map. No kidding!

    • Jim Catania
      July 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Bloomberg is just that… a tool.

  5. Brian McFarlane
    July 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    “But the bottom line is, the law is on the books, and being enforced” On the books for now we’ll see what happens next year after the elections in November if it stays. Enforced… some of it barely. Saved lives? LOL, can he measure that? Does he have some kind of evidence? lol!

    • ThatGuy
      July 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      Every time there is a shooting in Colorado, the blood of the innocents is on Bloomberg and Hickenlooper’s hands. Instead of addressing violent crime and insane people, this dickless duo decided to go after metal boxes and grandparents giving guns to grandkids. They decided, in the grand tradition of progressives, to do ‘something’ rather than address the problem. Shame on them for being politicians and not leaders.

  6. Jane
    July 10, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    This is why we live in a Republic and not a Democracy, and I wish Mr. Bloomberg respected this fact about America.

    Colorado gets to do what it wants, and he can regulate New York until they cry uncle.

    He needs to stay home and mind his own business.

  7. Sherry Shivley
    July 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Time to kick the Big Money out of our State and take it Back for US!! No more outsiders telling us what is best – any city that has such outdated ideas that there are no paved roads in Colorado. Ok, maybe in Laird or Eckley, but come on! C Springs and Pueblo?? That is a slap in the face that we are so ignorant and uneducated we need him to “guide” us. Hick and his cronies can just pack up and leave. We have had enough! Too much Government telling us what we can do, losing jobs, losing our rights. We don’t want to be another California or NY. We are who we want to be- Like it or go back where you came from!

  8. Robert Michaels
    July 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Fire everyone associated with Bloomturd! This is Colorado not NYC. Fire Chickenpooper!

  9. Robert Michaels
    July 11, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Fire every politician associated with Bloomturd. This is Colorado not NYCity! Get them out of our state!

    • Mort
      July 14, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      The only way to get Bloomberg out of Colorado is to vote out the democrats wherever you find them!
      They are a corrupting influence to the state!

  10. Robert Michaels
    July 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Fire Bloomturd, I mean Chickenlooper, I mean Hickenlooper………..

  11. Gordon Ferris
    July 13, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Hey Bloomie, I you LOVE NY. I-70 heads East. Keep you East Coast crap where it belongs. On the East Coast.

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