Michael Bloomberg Makes Radical Anti-gun Push; Blames Trump for Shootings

Sunday, December 8, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Selwyn Duke
Saturday, 07 December 2019

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has never liked guns, except in his bodyguards’ hands, and now he’s made Second Amendment restrictions his first major policy proposal since launching his 2020 Democrat primary bid last month.

As the New York Post reports:

Michael Bloomberg vowed Thursday [Dec. 5] to reinstitute a federal assault weapons ban and require more rigorous background checks and licensing to obtain firearms if he’s elected president.

The billionaire former mayor … laid out the gun control agenda during an event in Aurora, Colorado — where a deranged man killed 12 in a movie theater in 2012.

In addition to the assault weapons ban, Bloomberg called for raising the age to buy a gun from 18 to 21, the same for purchasing booze.

He would also require every gun buyer to obtain a permit before making a purchase and require a 48-hour waiting period.

Background checks would cover private sales and gun shows, and domestic abusers also would be denied access to firearms, according to Bloomberg.

Trying to score campaign points, Bloomberg accused political opponents of looking “the other way” on murders committed with firearms. “As president, I will attack gun violence from every angle,” he said.

Bloomberg also “blasted President Trump for not taking up House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill requiring background checks for gun purchases,” reports the Washington Times. “‘Donald Trump seems to accept this violence and pain,’ Mr. Bloomberg said.”

Yet given some of his proposals, one could wonder if Bloomberg himself is serious — that is, about reducing the homicide rate. If the goal is simply to outlaw all firearms via incrementalism, however, the proposals make sense.

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