San Francisco mayor blames NRA for triple homicide

I’m questioning future visits to San Francisco until this idiot Gavin Newsom is out of office. He actually smiles as he says the NRA is against “anything that restricts the opportunity for a guy who gets cut off in traffic from pulling out a hand gun and almost assassinating an entire family, as was the case a few days ago in San Francisco, where three people were gunned down. That somehow that is appropriate and wonderful and that person celebrated his freedom to carry a loaded pistol”.

Is he nuts? He’s trying to pin the drive-by, mid-day, Sunday afternoon, gang-land style attack and murder of a father and his two sons on the National Rifle Association.

[Update July 25] Newsom video courtesy A Keyboard and a .45 and The Real Gun Guys.

Here’s the original story on and here is the video. In short, some gang-banger types murdered three innocent people and drove off. Anthony, Matthew and Michael Bologna were killed.

The guy charged, 21-year-old Edwin Ramos, is being held without bail. Of course, Ramos’ attorney says he’s a fine young man, but then the video report goes on to say that his client (Ramos) may be a member of the notorious MS13 gang. Yeah, a fine young man indeed.

It gets better. HotAir and Fox News reports that Ramos was an illegal alien and he had two previous felony convictions. Megan Kelly from Fox News provides the reporting in this video.

I’m not too familiar with what the city of San Francisco is doing to thwart crime, but I do know that the City by the Bay has the some of the most restrictive handgun laws in the country.

A city ordinance prohibits possession of any gun if you live in public housing. (Who says Republicans treat those in public housing as second-class citizens?) Those who do own firearms, must keep them in lock boxes or use trigger locks. The NRA just filed suit to fight the public housing ordinance.

San Francisco does not issue carry permits – unless you are a judge or a government official.

In November of 2006, San Francisco’s Proposition H – which passed and had intended to make it illegal to own or possess a handgun in the city – was tossed out by a Superior Court judge.

So Mayor Newsom, if Edwin Ramos did it, how many San Francisco laws was he breaking already? How can you justify more laws that will not work?

Where do you get off blaming the NRA? Criminals and gang members do not care at all about the extra laws or outright bans that you put on the books to make citizens feel better. They are criminals. Do you think they will turn in the tools of their trade just because you pass another, more restrictive law?

You’re an IDIOT. I blame you for these murders mayor. You promote San Francisco as a sanctuary city and you should pay. These criminal low-lifes seem to have full immunity in your city.

Let law obiding citizens take appropriate training, buy firearms and carry concealed. Maybe only 1 percent of the San Francisco citizens would carry – but watch the crime rate fall.

Criminals want to operate in target rich areas. If they knew there was a possibility that a trained citizen with a SIG P239 DAK in .40 caliber was around the corner, they just might elect to not commit a crime or move elsewhere.

See-Dubya has more over at Malkin’s place.

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  1. Cam on July 22, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Do you have a source for the Newsom quote?  I'm searching the internet for it, but a link or citation would be appreciated.


  2. Steve M on July 22, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Excellent question. Watch the video that I linked to in my story (not the Fox News video). Be patient as you need to get 2 minutes and 13 seconds into the video. I can not embed the video here. I transcribed the quote directly from the video.

    Also note that the video is from June 26, but I'm not sure when they interviewed Newsom.

  3. Thomas L on July 22, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    How dare He blame the NRA for that triple muder. I am outraged , totally outraged. Mr Mayor lets blame it on the lax policies of illegal immigration that are slowly taking this country's sovereignty and standard of living to an all time low. I blame it on a mayor that cares less for two of the above. Mr mayor lets call a spade a spade.

  4. RobertG on July 22, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Gavin Newsom is just one more in a long line of elitist thugs whose fondest dream is to make the American a subservient peasent in the European mode. The greater number of gun grabbers are the same fascist like thugs who wish to impose Speech codes on us, the Fairness doctrine, abuse of Eminent Domain , freaky and dishonest enviormental regulations and $4.00 gasoline.
    The Mayor's only interest in Gun Control is the control. He is a whore.
    California deserves him.

  5. greg on July 28, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Of course he is not going to accept any responsibility, why should he, he belongs to the me generation. It's not me, it's them, what can you do for me.

  6. WayniacKT on July 29, 2008 at 3:41 am

    A little note the Mayor Newsom…
    Dear Sir,
    I cannot understand why an educated man like yourself would stoop so low as to lie about honest citizens in the way that you did when speaking about the NRA and its members. You sir are not an honorable man. You want to blame the NRA (and its members) for the triple murder in your city, yet say nothing of the fact that the murderer was not an NRA member, not even a citizen of the U.S., was already a known criminal and a gang member.

    I say, sir, that you are to blame here. You will not allow the honest citizens, like the ones murdered, to exercise their right to self defense! You sir are to blame for that family being killed, you are to blame for any illegal alien running the streets killing as they please. You sir are to blame for not allowing your citizenry the God given, and constitutionally given right to protect themselves.

    You attacked the NRA and its members, you attacked me. I thank God I don’t live in a city with dishonest leadership and a Marxist strangle-hold on honest citizens.

    You can bet that as long as you do not allow honest people to defend themselves against crooks, thieves and gangs, you will have more of this kind of murder, and you will be to blame every time. You will be to blame every time a man cannot defend his wife against a rapist attack, you will be to blame every time a father cannot defend his child against a kidnapping pedophile. You will be to blame every time a mother cannot defend herself and her baby against a car jacking. You sir will be to blame, NOT me. I AM THE NRA and we defend our families.

  7. Seenterman on July 29, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Wow, no the fact that this guy is a gang member, got arrested twice for felonies, and is an illegal has NOTHING to do these murders, no blame the NRA for wanting to protect your constitutional rights.This mayor should be sued for slander, the NRA is FOR BACKROUND CHECKS, they have NEVER apposed backround checks, but an illegal has no backround to check so how did he get his gun? Illegally thats how, and yet some majical law would have stopped him even though he already broke a dozen laws leading up to this? I wonder what where going to do with him, probably deport him, and within a week he'll be back home in the good ol US.  To bad an officer didnt kill this waste of life during the arrest, would have saved some tax payer money.

  8. p hockman on July 31, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Seems that this mayor and those that think like him have their heads in a dark place that does not allow them to see the true picture of the situation! An illegal, with prior convictions, that is a gang member, has NO affiliation with the NRA, comits a violent murder and the moyor blames the NRA.  That is like blaming pencils for spelling mistakes!  GET REAL.

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