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Bloomberg: There Is Not 'Anybody That’s Defended the Second Amendment as Much as I Have'

10:01 AM, Dec 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said that there is not "anybody that’s defended the Second Amendment as much as I have." He made the comments in a radio interview.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

"I don’t think there’s anybody that’s defended the Second Amendment as much as I have," said Bloomberg. "I think you have a perfect right to buy weapons and keep them for protection or for sport. We have tried to make sure that you have it. The Supreme Court says that there are–consistent with the Second Amendment–you can have reasonable restrictions, so, for example, you can’t buy a nuclear-tipped weapon."

Bloomberg added, according to, "I don’t think anyone should try to tamper with the Second Amendment. ... There is a question as to what [in] the Second Amendment was written. You can read it to say they only talked about militias, or you can read it to say they wanted guns in your pocket. I don’t know, that’s up to you."

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