Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has spent millions of dollars advancing an anti-Second Amendment agenda in various states, but especially in Virginia. But, he got called out yesterday evening for “pushing more gun control” when he himself employs an “armed security detail.”
“How do you justify pushing for more gun control when you have an armed security detail that’s likely equipped with the same firearms and magazines that you seek to ban the common citizen from owning?” the man asked at a Monday evening Fox News town hall in Manassas, Virginia. “Does your life matter more than mine or my family’s or these peoples’?”
Instead of answering honestly during the town hall event, Bloomberg basically responded by lying about his gun-control agenda and implying that yes, his life was way more important than the man’s.
The audience applauded the question before Bloomberg delivered his arrogant, self-important answer.
“Look, I probably get 40 or 50 threats every week, ok, and some of them are real,” Bloomberg responded.” 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.”
So, essentially, he has to have firearms to protect himself, but us ‘little people,’ who aren’t billionaires or important political aspirants, don’t.
After insisting that he pays for his own security, Bloomberg went on to sugar-coat his real stance on firearm ownership in the United States.
“Let me talk about firearms for a second,” he continued. “The Second Amendment gives you the right to bear arms. Nobody suggests that we’re gonna change the Constitution, even if you wanted to I don’t think you’d get it done, so nobody’s gonna take your right to bear arms. The Supreme Court said you can have reasonable restrictions. The only restrictions which I’m in favor of is to prevent us from selling guns to people with psychiatric problems, criminals or people that are minors.”
Then he added why he believes federal law should apply to gun shows. “And what I tried to do is to just to get every state, because the federal government doesn’t seem to want to do it, to just check before they sell anybody a gun to make sure they are not in one of those categories …”
Interestingly, Fox News broke to a commercial when several protesters interrupted Bloomberg as he finished his response.
More than likely, the interested voters wanted him to clarify a stance that seem completely different than his previous actions indicate.
Michael Bloomberg attacks the Second Amendment when asked about Stop and Frisk.
“The whole idea is to keep people from carrying guns… You just have to make sure there’s no guns.” pic.twitter.com/jf42UNoEd3
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 2, 2020
Bloomberg did not tell the truth about his views as he has repeatedly advocated for banning semi-automatic firearms.
You paid VA Democrats to ban commonly semi auto rifles and demand citizens turn in or destroy their mags. You spent hundreds of millions to make felons out of innocent Americans and you used stop and frisk as a gun control tactic. So this isn’t true. https://t.co/texJet7SJ8
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 3, 2020
The Daily Wire highlighted Bloomberg’s extreme anti-Second Amendment policy views in a profile piece last year:
Bloomberg’s anti-gun advocacy is perhaps the single most defining issue of his recent private citizen activism — and perhaps the single most defining issue of his 2020 presidential bid. He is very closely affiliated with and has helped fund Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, which are both groups deeply hostile to Second Amendment rights.
He also co-founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns while he was mayor of New York City. Bloomberg supports “universal” background checks, which often serve as a rhetorical euphemism for the government serving as an intermediary in all private firearms transfers.
Bloomberg believes that every gun owner should need a permit before making a gun purchase. He supports a ban on the undefinable sub-class of firearms referred to as so-called “assault weapons” — a line of thought that, if taken to its logical conclusion, could lead to the banning of all semi-automatic firearms in America.
Bloomberg also claimed that he polled NRA members, which is not really possible because the NRA is a private organization that does not give out any information about its members.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has ramped up its attacks on Bloomberg in recent weeks as he is single-handedly the biggest anti-Second Amendment activist in the country.
NRA members don’t like hypocritical NYC billionaires. You want to know how real Americans feel, Bloomberg? Watch this!
— NRA (@NRA) February 3, 2020