Monday, October 6, 2014

The Arrogance of Michael Bloomberg and Your Gun Rights

Nevadans for Background Checks, aka Everytown for Gun Safety, aka Michael Bloomberg is many things. ‘Nevadans’ are not one. It is the same part of his sick obsession with national gun control. Bloomberg is the man known for spearheading the soda size limitation in New York City, and when he got slapped down, he whined like a child.[1]

Bloomberg and his erstwhile protégé, the head mom against gun violence, Shannon Watts (another wealthy businesswoman), talk about ‘reducing gun violence.’ How? By removing guns from the hands of the law-abiding. Last time I checked, it wasn’t the law abiding that were using guns in gun crimes. Their sole strategy has been to limit the availability of guns, by making it harder to purchase, own, and carry guns. There is no focus on prosecuting criminals, enforcing sentencing laws, psychological screening and prevention programs, or any meaningful steps to actually target people who commit gun violence—criminals.

If these people really sought to reduce gun violence, why are they fighting the NRA? The NRA is dedicated to allowing people to carry guns to protect themselves and gun safety training. Why not a partnership? Why treat the NRA as an enemy when they would make such a great ally?

The answer is control and not gun control. The ultimate endgame is to remove guns, for the most part, from the hands of the American public. Without delving into tinfoil hat territory,  Bloomberg supports President Obama’s push for more gun control. The ultimate goal is (almost) no guns, like the ‘progressive’ paradise of Australia[2] (where funnily enough, free speech is restricted[3] and gang violence is almost out of control[4], and self-defense a non-existent option). Doubt me on control? Look again to Bloomberg’s soda ban.

Bloomberg is an elitist. Money has a funny way of making people think they are important and better than others. I see him in the same light as those who once ruled America; he and his ilk are like George the III of England. Because he has money and because he views himself as enlightened, he feels that his views are correct and he is perfectly justified in forcing his whims upon the public. He clearly has no respect for our own personal freedom of choice.

“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”[5]

Would you want a man with that kind of ego telling you what you can and cannot buy? How is he an expert on firearms?

No doubt about it, Bloomberg doesn’t care a whit about you. His money and armed, retired police officer bodyguards insulate him from the concerns and fears that us, the hoi polloi, face each day.

The idea is, if they spend enough money, then they can force the low information voters to sign petitions and vote away their rights. One brick at a time the right to keep and bear arms will fall. Bloomberg wants to spend his money to gain control, or at least take away the practical ability to resist the tyranny he would ultimately want to oppose. “You’ve got to work at it piece by piece,” he added. … You’ve got to wear them down until they finally say, ‘Enough.’"[6]

See here to see that ‘Nevadans’ for Background Checks is anything but. Where does this group and Bloomberg get off telling Nevadans what they can and cannot do? We are a proud state, one of the few left that respect individualism and allows adults to be adults. Why would we listen to a man who deigns to think himself on par with God.

Perhaps Mr. Bloomberg should take note: “For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world, but lose his own soul?” Matthew 16:26

Hubris, Mr. Bloomberg, hubris.

Meet the real Michael Bloomberg (unaffiliated site)

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