After three cops are shot, Bloomberg refers to an N.R.A. argument

Briefing: Bloomberg and Kelly. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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Three New York City police officers were shot within an hour of each other yesterday, in two separate incidents. All three will live.

The shootings are yet another dark occasion for Mayor Michael Bloomberg to talk about the need for gun control at the federal level, to say nothing of its politically trickier local cousin, stop-and-frisk, and the broader NYPD mandate to control the proliferation of illegal guns.

For what it's worth, one of the police officers who was shot last night was unarmed, but was able to apprehend one of his attackers. Both of the other officers who were shot had guns.

At a press conference on the shootings at Lutheran Medical Center last night, Bloomberg said, referring to the N.R.A.'s formulation, "In recent weeks we’ve heard that what stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. But sometimes the good guys get shot.”

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