Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a Moms Demand Action gun safety rally at City Hall in Nashua, N.H. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
The former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, is well known for his strong support of gun control. And he has put his money where his mouth is. In 2013, he founded a non-profit, Everytown for Gun Safety, which advocates for gun control and against gun violence. This organization receives most of its funding from Bloomberg. In other words, gun control is a big issue for him.
At a Fox News Town Hall on Monday night, a voter asked Bloomberg the following question:
How do you justify pushing for more gun control.. you have an armed security detail that’s likely equipped with the same firearms and magazines you seek to ban the common citizen from owning? Does your life matter more than mine or my family’s or these peoples’?
Bloomberg began his response by saying, “Look, I probably get 40 or 50 threats every week, ok, and some of them are real. That just happens when you are the mayor of New York City or you are very wealthy, and if you are campaigning for president of the United States, you get lots of threats.” He told the audience he pays for his own security and those he hires are “all retired police officers who are very well trained in firearms.”
He continued speaking for nearly two minutes, but never actually answered the man’s question. He sought to downplay the commonsense changes he would like to see enacted. Many people were disssatisfied with Bloomberg’s answer, and found it to be disingenuous. (Bloomberg’s full reply can be heard in the clip below.)
This is the classism of Bloomberg and his gun control groups’ gun control: They all have armed security. They don’t want YOU lawfully bearing arms unless you’re rich enough to hire security like they do. https://t.co/IyMeqDvmwn
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 3, 2020
Among those who weren’t buying what the mayor was selling was former NRA spokesperson and current radio host Dana Loesch, who knows the gun laws inside and out. Loesch took to Twitter and proceeded to absolutely tear apart Bloomberg’s answer. Here is the full text of Loesch’s thread.
This is the classism of Bloomberg and his gun control groups’ gun control: They all have armed security. They don’t want YOU lawfully bearing arms unless you’re rich enough to hire security like they do.
This is an absolutely idiotic and ridiculous response from Bloomberg and if the media had sense he would be shamed as a presidential candidate for not knowing firearm law better than this. NO, you can’t just buy a gun and have it Amazon delivered to your house.
Private sales are STILL subjected to federal restrictions. Bloomberg should be embarrassed, it’s the height of cringe for a presidential candidate to be this uneducated on the law he demands to change.
Now you see why the gun control groups he founded and subsidizes are equally ridiculously wrong whenever discussing the actual laws they claim to want changed. It’s from the top down. They also support stop and frisk as a gun control tactic, too.
“No one is gonna take your right to bear arms” he says after he paid off VA Dem lawmakers to outlaw the most commonly owned semi-auto rifles and mags over 10 rounds have to be turned in or destroyed.
He’s spent hundreds of millions of dollars on “advocacy” so he can lie to America in a town hall about existing laws. He’s better off paying people in his gun control groups to continue their mission of aggravating people on Twitter.
People who have no idea what their rights are see no problem in voting them away.
“Information age” must be ironic.
Don’t forget: Michael Bloomberg founded a gun control group and paid these people to travel around the east coast and read lists of “gun violence” victims at stops and these people included the names of the Boston Bomber and justifiable homicides.
I noted in my first book how Bloomberg paid people in his gun control groups to promote shootings that didn’t actually happen *on* school grounds (i.e. a late night drug deal a block over) as “school shootings” to scare people.
What say you, Mr. Mayor?