The start of the left’s fight for stricter state and federal gun control laws has always seemed to predicate itself on the fact that somehow bad guys keep getting their hands on firearms. But now, the problem appears to be guns in general. It’s not good enough that criminals and those with mental disabilities can’t have them. Now, even the good guys shouldn’t have them.
At least that is what former New York City mayor and late-comer to the 2020 presidential campaign Michael Bloomberg says.
Last month, after a deranged gunman opened fire on a church congregation in White Settlement, Texas, Bloomberg made a point of not only criticizing the event as a whole but also the security guard who stopped the shooter from killing more.
Jack Wilson is a 71-year-old armed volunteer security guard for the church and was on duty the day of the incident. He was praised by pretty much everyone, including the President as a hero, preventing a massive loss of life.
And yet Bloomberg disagrees. On December 30, 2019, while speaking at a campaign event in Montgomery, Alabama, the topic was brought up as expected.
Bloomberg said, “It may be true – I wasn’t there, I don’t know the facts – somebody in the congregation had their own gun and killed the person who murdered two other people. But it’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot. You just do not want the average citizen carrying a gun in a crowded place.”
First of all, this was no average citizen. He was on duty at the church as an armed security guard. Secondly, I bet just about everyone in that congregation that day would disagree. Think about how many more of them would have or could have been killed if Mr. Wilson had not been there or not been carrying his weapon.
But, apparently, Bloomberg didn’t think about this. Waiting for police, the only ones Bloomberg wants to have access to guns, would have resulted in more chaos, more destruction, and much more blood. Not that that matters to rich Democrats like Bloomberg.
All he cares about is having the right people with the right power. Who cares is lives were saved, if the right people didn’t do the saving? If the government can’t take credit for good deeds, then no one can.
And it appears, I’m not the only one who thinks Bloomberg’s priorities are a little messed up.
The most influential in calling the former mayor out on this was President Donald Trump. And he didn’t give it to him nicely.
He tweeted, “Now Mini Mike Bloomberg is critical of Jack Wilson, who saved perhaps hundreds of people in a Church because he was carrying a gun, and knew how to use it. Jack quickly killed the shooter, who was beginning a rampage. Mini is against the 2nd A. His ads are Fake, just like him!”
Chances are, this is isn’t the last time Bloomberg will be roasted on the topic. After all, when Robert “Beto” O’Rourke made similar suggestions when he said, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” it turned out to be the beginning of the end for him.
On top of running out of funds, he was continually being bombarded by questions on his plan to take your rifles was going to work. And he just couldn’t stand up under all that weight.
Now, Bloomberg, with his billions, is clearly not lacking in the fund’s department. After all, he just dropped about $200 million of that on ads for his campaign.
But he is suffering in other ways.
As a later comer to the race, he started with a disadvantage. And since time is running down quickly, he has decided to go with a rather unusual way of handling the campaign. Instead of traveling around to early voting states, bolstering his rapport and begging for notice in a crowded field, he has spent his millions on ads, as well as making select appearances in big money states like California where is knows he can amass support.
Other candidates, like Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, say, “He’s skipping the democracy part of this,” by counting on what his money can buy instead of gaining the voters’ trust.
This, in combination with his delay of financial disclosure and his recent gun-grabbing remarks, isn’t doing him any favors. It looks like this may be the beginning of the end for ‘Mini Mike,’ too.