Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bloomberg: We Need to Make the National Rifle Association Afraid of Us

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg appeared on CBS's Face the Nation today to talk gun control.  The Hill has the report here.  Bloomberg continued his usual twaddle about how the NRA instills fear in elected officials:
“We need to make the Congress understand that the vast preponderance of the public does not want criminals, minors or people with psychiatric problems to be able to buy guns,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And we've gotta make Congress understand that and vote that way.”
What Bloomberg needs to understand is that gun owners have no desire for criminals or anyone else who shouldn't have a firearm to get them.  The problem is, nothing that Bloomberg and his gun ban pals have proposed would prevent those people from getting access to firearms.  Then, Bloomberg said this:
“We need to make the National Rifle Association afraid of us,” he has said.
Finally, he trotted out the talking point about how 80% of the public, including gun owners want more gun "regulation."
“Not control, not banning, just regulation. And this is true of gun owners as well as non gun owners. Eighty percent of all gun owners think we should do this,” he said.
I wouldn't exactly say that gun owners are "afraid" of Bloomberg, but we certainly know that he is a threat to our rights.  That's why we need to make sure we continue to tell our elected representatives that we oppose any legislation that infringes our rights.  And, while we're at it, we need to invest a little of our money to counter a lot of Bloomberg money by joining or renewing our NRA membership, and joining or renewing membership in our state associations that are on the front lines in state legislatures.

1 comment:

Darwin Smith said...

No challenge to that 80-90% number they keep trotting out?

80-90% of Americans are unable to agree on a pizza topping. This number's not only suspect, it's stupid to see it anywhere.