Bloomberg: Gohmert gun comment "nonsensical"


New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday called comments by Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert "nonsensical" in an interview with CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer.

In response to the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, Gohmert said, "it does make me wonder with all those people in the theater was there no one who was carrying who could stop this guy more quickly?" Schieffer asked Bloomberg to respond.

"To arm everybody and have the wild west all the time is one of the more nonsensical things you can say," he said. "This person - I don't know what his motives are, I don't know him and I'm not here to impugn him or anyone else. It just does not make any sense."

Bloomberg continued: "The bottom line is if we had fewer guns, we would have a lot fewer murders. And if you go and look, there is no other developed country in the world, Bob, that has as many guns as it has people. Do you really think you'd be safe if anybody in the audience could pull out a gun and start shooting? I don't think so."

Watch more from Schieffer's interview with Bloomberg on Sunday's "Face the Nation."