Ex-Mayor Giuliani Speaks Out In Wake Of Tucson Shootings

NEW YORK( WCBS 880) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that lawmakers should examine gun control and the handling of the mentally ill in the wake of last weekend’s shootings in Tucson.

Giuliani said the key to preventing incidents like the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others is by identifying and treating people who clearly have a mental illness, reports WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola.

“The most relevant problem was the lack of ability to deal with what was apparently paranoid schizophrenia or schizophrenia that was supposed to be treated,” Giuliani said.

The former mayor, appearing Sunday on “Face the Nation,” said years ago, former New York Senator Daniel Moynihan complained about the lack of help for mentally ill people released after state hospitals were closed.

“There was supposed to be a follow-up – which was treatment in the community, monitoring, medicines – and that follow-up has never taken place,” Giuliani said.

Giuliani said that follow-up is needed now, particularly in the wake of the rampage in Tucson that left six dead and 13 injured.

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  1. NYmart says:

    I wanted to support you Rudy. But what have you done since 9-11? Why didn’t you take a job in Washington and learn the system? Why didn’t you demonstrate that you wanted to serve the people? Why is it the Presidency or nothing else? You wasted too many years just making money for yourself and popping up from time to time. Bad move.

  2. nyc says:

    Why not address the issue of tens of thousands of Illegal weapons on our streets ? I believe in Legal weapons ! Where are all of these guns coming from ? I can’t believe no one can get a handle on this ! When police had a cash for guns turn-in , six thousand weapons were turned in – can you imagine ?

  3. pogo the clown says:

    Giuliani has no relevance. His opinions are meaningless. The fact that he is now making comments related to stronger gun control only serves to prove that he is a puppet. The government clearly wants to use this tragedy to further their gun control agenda and I really believe that Giuliani was instructed to make these comments to help move this forward.

    Talk about blood money – look at all the $$$ he made off 9/11 – it takes a cold heart and a dead soul to be able to live with yourself after profiting from 9/11 the way he did. I pray that he NEVER serves in public office again. I despise this man.

  4. MOBESTR says:

    YOU KIDDING ME, AMERICA,S MAYOR MY A$$ THIS SMILING JOKERI RACIST FUAK SHOULD PUT HIS DAUGHTER IN THE MENTAL INSTITUTION FOR STEALING FROM THE BIG DEPT. STORE, THEN HE CANE ADVISE SOMEONE ELSE, HE GET KICK BACK FROM MUNI- METERS IN FIVE BORO. REAL CROOCK

  5. MOBESTR says:

    america’s mayor my foot…..giuliani was a bum on before sept. 11….surrounded by crooks….he said he get rid of the mob unloading fish at the fulton fish market and who is unloading fish now at the hunts point fish market without bidding competition???his deputy mayor randy mastro,thats who…and his police commisioner kerik???? well, you know where he ended up…he did not prevent 9-11 in case anyone notice..so even his kids hates his guts , what does that say about him???

  6. THA FACTS R says:

    AMERICA,S MAYOR MY A$$ THIS SMILING JOKERI RACIST FUAK SHOULD PUT HIS DAUGHTER IN THE MENTAL INSTITUTION FOR STEALING FROM THE BIG DEPT. STORE, THEN HE CANE ADVISE SOMEONE ELSE, HE GET KICK BACK FROM MUNI- METERS IN FIVE BORO.

  7. B. Agostino says:

    One day we will figure out if it is 100 million dollars profit
    for giving paid advice after 9-11-01 that “America’s Mayor”
    billed his law firms clients or 200 Million dollars.
    Nah ,no one is investigating this ,and still treat this smiling jokeri as
    if he knows something. he will say anything for the camera or media.

  8. noel gaurano says:

    america’s mayor my foot…..giuliani was a bum on before sept. 11….surrounded by crooks….he said he get rid of the mob unloading fish at the fulton fish market and who is unloading fish now at the hunts point fish market without bidding competition???his deputy mayor randy mastro,thats who…and his police commisioner kerik???? well, you know where he ended up…he did not prevent 9-11 in case anyone notice..so even his kids hates his guts , what does that say about him???

  9. LUIS says:

    IF U RECALL RONALD REAGAN EMPTIED ALL THE MENTAL HOSPITALS AND TOOK 600 BILION FROM SOCIAL SECURITY LIKE ARNOLD TOOK ALL THE MONEY FROM STATE DISIBILY. LET ALL HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY

    1. DanTe says:

      That would be Kennedy, nor Regan, you T ARD.

  10. Fred says:

    Once again he adds nothing of value.

  11. ron says:

    he’s an old man – and his best corruptive days are well behind him – best to acknowledge that its time to start gardening and lead a kinder gentler life – like all his brain dead thieving criminal republican brethren – go away – far away

  12. Sharpe says:

    Who cares what Rudy Guiliani says? He is a no good liar in my humble opinion. Guy was laughed out of the last presidential bid with his post 9/11 world physco babble and let us not forget his good friend, thief and convicted fraudster Bernnie Kerick, whom Guiliani promoted to NYPD commissioner from personal schoffer. He’s delusional thinking a run in 2012 would net anything other than a pathetic result. Guiliani, your a side show freak, a distraction and No Mr. Americas Mayor! ha…ha.. you did not keep us safe nor were you any good. Time to flush that toilet and say good riddence. The world is a better place.

  13. American says:

    Leftists always do this. They bend the truth. So so tired of this.

  14. Peace says:

    “Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who appeared with Rendell, said that some would argue that if more people had been carrying guns, the alleged shooter may not have gotten off as many rounds as he did. But, he added, Loughner apparently suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, which went untreated”.

    Funny how they left this part out?

  15. Peace says:

    Nice how they left out his comment “If someone had a gun they could have stopped the gunman”.

  16. Mike says:

    But most shootings are done by people who are not mentally ill. How does he propose dealing with that? Furthermore, we don’t know what this shooters mental illness is, so for Mr. G. to call it Schizophrenia is a bit silly.

  17. Romeld says:

    now that the health care reform is about to be repealed by the Republicans ………………………… what will happen. Everything has a cause and effect and it does not seem that politicians understand that some people CANNOT take care of themselves. I say leave health care reform as it is.

  18. MARK says:

    WHO CARE HIS 15 MINUTES OF FAME HAVE BEEN UP FOR A LONG TIME. JUST GEORGE BUSH…

  19. o aloma says:

    now with the healh care they will be allowed to be taking care of them

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