Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg dropped out of the presidential race on Wednesday to endorse Joe Biden following disappointing results from Super Tuesday’s voting contests.
Bloomberg’s move comes after the famously anti-gun mayor dropped an estimated $500 million on advertisements. His exit paves the way for a two-man race between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party primary.
With Bloomberg out, let’s look back at how lucky American gun owners are to be rid of him.
Before Super Tuesday, Bloomberg took some time out from spending money and defending his non-disclosure arrangements with a variety of women to discuss how owning a gun puts you at risk. Gun control has been a hot topic for Democrats in the past, particularly in New York — Bloomberg’s home state. This presidential campaign cycle has seen a dramatic decrease in the amount of focus on gun seizure and control on the part of progressives. Focus instead has been on “woke” agendas, climate issues, and on who can give out the most freebies.
Bloomberg charged forward last week on the gun control topic, stating that gun owners put themselves and their families at risk. In fact, these unspecified gun owners so clumsily handle their own weapons that they put their household at risk simply by owning a firearm. His impromptu talk on guns came during a town hall meeting, where he began to extoll the dangers of gun ownership (without any supporting facts).
“You don’t want to have guns,” Bloomberg said. “If you have a gun in your house you’re something like 22 times as likely to get killed with a gun.”
Bloomberg announced. That 22 percent figure (or any supporting fact) has not been backed up with any actual research or statistics. And it’s not just the gun that has the problem; Bloomberg thinks that gun owners are inherently violent and grossly irresponsible.
“There’s domestic violence, there’s children playing, there’s accidents,” he added.
Actual research has revealed the opposite is true.
According to Johns Hopkins University, there is no correlation between domestic abuse and gun ownership — despite what Bloomberg claimed. Bloomberg’s off the cuff remarks disparaging gun owners and linking them to both irresponsible and violent behavior was directed at the citizens who want to exercise their Second Amendment rights — but not his own team.
According to Breitbart, Bloomberg travels with a retinue of armed guards and has armed security patrolling his home and other properties. Those armed guards are not toting sticks or rocks — they’re using firearms to ensure that Bloomberg stays safe.
While Bloomberg is busy extolling the virtues of gun control for the rest of us, he continues to surround himself with 24 hour security consisting of fully armed guards wherever he goes. Guns are obviously acceptable for his home — but not yours.
The latest attack on the Second Amendment and on gun ownership showcases the billionaire’s hypocrisy on the subject — and clearly reveals that Bloomberg feels there should be one set of rules for himself and another for the masses he hopes to serve were he to win the election.
Thankfully, Americans aren’t likely to hear from Bloomberg again any time soon.