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NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 'I feel perfectly safe' amid ricin scare; 'more danger from lightning'

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    Mayor Michael Bloomberg arrives to speak at the Real Estate Board of New York on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in New York. Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Bloomberg in New York and his gun-control group in Washington, police said. The anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city's mail facility in Manhattan and in Washington on Sunday at an office used by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the nonprofit started by Bloomberg, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (The Associated Press)

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    Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Real Estate Board of New York on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in New York. Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Bloomberg in New York and his gun-control group in Washington, police said. The anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city's mail facility in Manhattan and in Washington on Sunday at an office used by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the nonprofit started by Bloomberg, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (The Associated Press)

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    Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Real Estate Board of New York on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in New York. Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Bloomberg in New York and his gun-control group in Washington, police said. The anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city's mail facility in Manhattan and in Washington on Sunday at an office used by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the nonprofit started by Bloomberg, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (The Associated Press)

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    Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Real Estate Board of New York on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in New York. Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Bloomberg in New York and his gun-control group in Washington, police said. The anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city's mail facility in Manhattan and in Washington on Sunday at an office used by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the nonprofit started by Bloomberg, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (The Associated Press)

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    Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves after speaking at the Real Estate Board of New York on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in New York. Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Bloomberg in New York and his gun-control group in Washington, police said. The anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city's mail facility in Manhattan and in Washington on Sunday at an office used by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the nonprofit started by Bloomberg, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (The Associated Press)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he trusts the police and feels "perfectly safe" despite the ricin scare.

Bloomberg said Friday on his weekly WOR Radio show that threats come with the job.

He says he faces "more danger from lightning" than from anything else.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday that poisoned letters sent to Bloomberg and the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns threatened to shoot anyone who tried to take the sender's guns away.

In Washington, the Secret Service disclosed Thursday that a similar missive was sent to President Barack Obama.

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