Michael Bloomberg made this jaw-dropping statement in response to one heroic act

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Democrat Michael Bloomberg’s presidential run should concern Americans who care about freedom.

In New York City, Bloomberg developed a reputation for being a “nanny state” mayor.

And now Bloomberg just made this jaw-dropping statement in response to one heroic act.

Michael Bloomberg is using his billions to pursue a vanity campaign for president of the United States.

And one of his chief missions is identical to the one he had a mayor of New York:  gun control.

Bloomberg has been staunchly opposed to the Second Amendment for a long time, pouring millions of dollars into anti-gun activism.

If he’s willing to ban large sodas—which he did as mayor—he would get rid of guns in a heartbeat if he could.

Recently, Jack Wilson, a retired law enforcement officer and firearms instructor, saved dozens of lives by killing a shooter who had a sawed off double-barrel shot intent on murdering a churchful of parishioners.

While most lauded Wilson as a hero, Bloomberg and his ghoulish gun-grabbing cohort quickly downplayed the act, and tried to spin it as a rational for more gun restrictions.

When confronted with the notion that a good guy with a gun saved dozens of churchgoers, Bloomberg responded:

That may be true. I wasn’t there. I don’t know the facts that somebody in the congregation had their own gun and killed the person that murdered two other people, but it’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and decide when to shoot. We just do not want the average citizen carrying a gun in a crowded place.

This is the sick mentality of people like Bloomberg and the Left in general.

Control is more important than liberty and actually saving lives.

Bloomberg said it’s the job of law enforcement to have guns, but it was a former law enforcement officer – that Bloomberg would want disarmed – who had the gun that saved everyone.

Legal gun owners, who vastly outnumber illegal gun owners, have that same capacity.

That terrifies the Left because an armed populace is much more difficult to control.

Do you think Bloomberg and fellow gun-grabbers lost a lot of momentum after Jack Wilson’s heroic act?

Let us know in the comments below!

55 COMMENTS

  1. Gun violence IS a sanctity-of-life issue!

    A gun in one’s home is 22 times more likely to be used to kill or injure in a criminal assault or homicide, an attempted or completed suicide, or unintentional shooting than to kill or injure in self-defense. (Kellermann, et al, 1998 Journal of Trauma, 42:263-67)

    In the U.S., 8 children and teenagers are killed, and more than 47 are injured, by a firearm every day. (CDC, NCHS, December 2006)

    The risk of homicide in the home is three times greater in households with guns. (Kellermann, et al, New England Journal of Medicine, 1993)

    The risk of suicide is five times greater in households with guns. (Kellermann et al, New England Journal of Medicine, 1992)

    A 1990 law banning the sale of “Saturday Night Special” handguns in Maryland was associated with reduced use of these guns by criminals, and a 9% lower rate of firearm homicides in the state between 1990-1998 than would have been expected had there been no law.

    Policies that deny handgun purchases to individuals with prior misdemeanor or felony convictions are associated with a decreased risk of subsequent convictions. Misdemeanants who had allowed to purchase handguns prior to the passage of a California state law prohibiting such purchases had a rate of criminal offending 29% higher than that among misdemeanants who were denied handgun purchases after the law took effect.

    Every day in the U.S., 8 children and teenagers are killed and more than 47 are injured by a firearm.

    In 2005, 595 California children and youth under age 21 were killed with firearms and 1,554 California children and youth under 21 were hospitalized with nonfatal firerarms injuries.

    One-third of U.S. children live in homes with firearms. Almost half of homes with children and firearms keep a gun unlocked.

    68% of the attackers in school shootings obtained the gun(s) from their own home or that of a relative. 61% of the attackers used handguns.

    Many young children, including children as young as three years old, are strong enough to fire a handgun.

    In 2004, guns were used to kill:

    5 people in New Zealand
    37 in Sweden
    56 in Australia
    73 in England and Wales
    184 in Canada

    and 11,344 in the United States. God bless America.

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    Gun control advocate Junling Hu writes:

    “A gun is a consumer product, sold for cash and purchased by individuals. While all other consumer products including teddy bears are subject to strict federal laws, guns are given a free pass. There are no safety regulation on guns thanks to the NRA’s lobbying efforts. Unsafe guns lead to accidents and death of adults and children at home. The ones who suffer are the gun owners.

    “A gun is also a lethal weapon. Falling into the wrong hand, it enables a criminal to kill, a gang member to fight, and a teenager to seek revenge. Guns are deadlier than tobacco, alcohol or gambling combined. While all of these are off limits to youngsters, and although a 20-year-old can be arrested for drinking a beer, he can go scot-free for buying a gun.

    “The debate over gun laws is muffled by the slogan, ‘We need less government regulation.’ It is as if government regulation is always wrong. These people ignore the fact that the government regulates every aspect of our life today. From water to air, to drugs and toys, everything touching us is regulated by law. Without the Clean Air Act, we would be breathing dirty air emissions from power plants; we would be drinking unsafe water. Without government regulation, medicines with fatal side effects would not be pulled off shelves and toys with lead poison would still be on the market. Government regulation affects our housing safety, our food quality, our driving safety (through speed limits and safety belt laws). As we live in a civilized society, the government serves as a mediator and enforcer as no individual can do.

    “The freedom of owning a gun has virtually nothing to do with abiding gun laws. Anyone can own an automobile, but they still need to register and get licenses for their cars. Everyone has the freedom of owning a house, but they still have to watch for zoning regulation and fire safety requirements.

    “Sensible gun laws govern manufacturing standard, product safety, and accessible by minors and criminals. Sensible gun laws govern the safety of our street, our school, and most importantly, the safety of our home.

    “Common sense gun laws such as closing gun show loophole, assault weapon ban, and child-lock are fundamentally needed to be sure guns do not fall into wrong hands. Yet all these basic laws are fought against by the NRA lobby. How far can we go in this extremist view of so-called ‘individual freedom’? The consequence of suffering is demonstrated by deadly shooting every day, in every corner of America. Each day, over 80 people die from gun shooting, from accidents at home, to disputes with one’s neighbor, to random shootings on the street. The deadly consequence of ‘gun freedom’ are the death of a young four-year-old–shot while playing with guns, a 15-year-old while in heat of argument, and a 19-year-old walking out of a nightclub.

    “America does not have to be a society soaked in blood, because the bloody consequences were caused by a powerful gun lobby that stripped away our basic protection from the law. Let’s work to enact sensible gun laws. We ask for sensible regulation on guns, as we ask for regulation on food and drugs. The gun issue is no longer a private matter but a public safety issue. It affects all of us. Let’s pass sensible gun laws now.”

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    The logic of gun control can best be understood by considering the analogy of the automobile. A car is a potentially lethal weapon. To drive a car, one must be trained, licensed, and have that license periodically renewed. And a car is designed solely as a means of transportation. Guns, on the other hand, are deliberately designed to kill people. It is not unreasonable to demand their regulation.

    Guns are the second deadliest consumer product (after cars) on the market. By the end of the 1990s, firearms will likely supplant automobiles as the leading cause of product-related deaths throughout the United States. In 1990, American guns claimed an estimated 37,000 lives. There are no federal safety standards for the domestic manufacture of guns. There are no voluntary, industry-wide safety standards for the manufacture of guns.

    Every two minutes, somebody somewhere in the United States is shot. Every 14 minutes, somebody dies from a gunshot wound. Each gun injury involving hospitalization costs $33,159. A license to sell a gun costs 83 cents per month.

    A gun rolls off the assembly line in America every 10 seconds. America imports another gun every 11 seconds. There are 246,984 gun dealers in the United States, but only 240 inspectors to keep an eye on them.

    There is a popular myth that handgun ownership makes people safer. In reality, the New England Journal of Medicine reports that a handgun in the home is 43 times more likely to kill the owner, a family member, or a friend than it is to kill an intruder. Over 75 percent of firearm deaths in a typical year involve handguns. The FBI Uniform Crime Statistics Report says that nationally, there were 38,317 firearm deaths in 1992, but fewer than 300 justifiable homicides.

    Another myth is that gun control laws don t make a difference. In reality, strict handgun regulation saves lives. In Washington, DC, a tougher gun law actually reduced homicides by 25 percent through the mid-1980s. Again, the New England Journal of Medicine reports that 47 lives were saved in Washington, DC, in a typical year studied, because of that city’s handgun ban.

    Most other industrialized nations have virtual bans on handgun sales. In 1990, handguns were used in the homicides of 13 people in Sweden, 91 in Switzerland, 87 in Japan, 22 in Great Britain, and 68 in Canada, compared to 10,567 in the United States.

    Is gun control constitutional? The Second Amendment refers to “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Roger Tatarian, professor emeritus of journalism at California State University, Fresno, notes, however, that “things can change over time” with regards to the original intent of the founders.

    The Third Amendment, for example, protects citizens against compulsory quartering of troops in private homes. Technology has also made obsolete the constitutional provision giving Congress the right to declare war. “No president who is warned that a hostile missile is en route…has time nowadays to ask Congress for a declaration of war before responding,” states Tartarian. “He can commit the country to an all-out war simply by pressing a button.”

    Tartarian observes: “The Constitution certainly does not ban private ownership of weapons; that would have been unthinkable for a people still living in an often hostile natural environment and where many depended on hunting for a livelihood. But a tradition of owning arms is one thing and a constitutional guarantee is quite another. They ought not be confused

    According to Tatarian: “The Second Amendment as it now exists evolved from a draft offered by James Madison on June 8, 1789. His intent very clearly was to tie the constitutional right to own arms to service in official militias regulated by state governments.” Madison’s original proposal reads:

    “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; a well armed and well regulated militia being the best security of a free country: but no person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms shall be compelled to render military service in person.”

    The final version of the amendment which emerged from a House-Senate conference on September 25, 1789, also tied the constitutional right to bear arms to service in a militia, and stated that such militias are to be “well regulated”:

    “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    Handgun control is constitutional. The courts have repeatedly ruled that the Second Amendment does not apply to individuals outside the context of “a well regulated militia.” A handgun control ordinance was upheld by the U.S. Seventh Court of Appeals in 1982, which issued the following statement: “We conclude that the right to keep and bear handguns is not guaranteed by the Second Amendment.”

    The Supreme Court let the decision stand by refusing to hear the appeal of the handgun lobby. The Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Cruikshank that the Second Amendment doesn’t mean anything except “(the right to keep and bear arms) shall not be infringed by Congress.”

    This 1876 ruling established that states and localities are not prevented from enacting their own gun control laws–and they remain free to do so to this day. In 1980, the Supreme Court reconfirmed that “these legislative restrictions on the use of firearms do not trench upon any constitutionally protected liberties.”

    Guns should be regulated like other consumer products. Handguns and assault rifles should be banned, and ammunition should be taxed heavily.

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

  2. Anyone who owns a weapon should be properly trained then licensed. The gun grabbers blame guns for ones death. Do they blame cars for a traffic homicide or sue auto manufacturers? Do they blame a knife or machete as was used recently…or as noted by family recently, the suspect is supposedly mentally ill. The gun is no more a killer than the automobile or knife and machete.

  3. Vasu Murti needs Mike Bloomberg to control his access to comments sections!!! Then Mike could be performing a service for us all.

  4. Some people in cities just don’t know how guns work, so they fear them irrationally. Guns are in fact very dangerous, but keeping them out of the hands of the average citizen makes them more dangerous.

  5. Bloomberg is spending millions running ad campaigns everyday in the tri-state area. In one ad he has a nurse praising him as a wonderful mayor and his health programs. Then demonizing Trump and blaming him for his cuts. All the while showing pictures of the elderly and children supposedly suffering, because of Trump. I hardly watch TV any longer, but I just HAD to watch some more of this Nazi propaganda being played out . If anyone that posts here lives in the Tri-state area, they KNOW what an inefficient, self-righteous mayor Bloomberg was. Totally unapproachable. But, again, tell a lie long enough it becomes the truth. The new Democratic motto! So now he’s a great candidate to be our new president. I think not.
    Of course he can’t say anything good about Mr. Wilson’s heroic act. That’s not part of their agenda, is it? NWO needs TOTAL control of it’s people. Which includes leaving it’s citizens unarmed and totally defenseless !!
    PLEASE get out and vote and Do NOT let one of these fanatics become our next president, totally destroy our great country. They have done enough destruction as it is….

  6. JanD; Not going to happen. Bloomberg will probably HIRE Vasu, the liar and deceiver, to be his press secretary !!
    Just like we do with Vasu, Bloomberg needs to be ignored too. Don’t count on him to do anything worthwhile..

  7. First: The pen is the most destructive weapon ever produced. Second: All those statistics were compiled by anti gunners, those with a agenda and were vastly skewed. Third: Suicides were being committed long before guns were invented. Doing away with guns is never going to prevent them. Fourth: Well regulated means well armed. Fifth:The seventh court of appeals was stacked with activist judges, who made up/changed the law.
    By the way $15 an hour minimum wage has cost a lot of people their jobs.

  8. Well said Vasu. It’s really common sense restrictions that we want. I’m happy the man in the church was able to stop the shooter. But you find one instance out of thousands where that worked and that’s your justification? Just look at the numbers Vasu posted. They are verified.

  9. Keep your SOROS PAID propaganda to yourself you self righteous PAID HACK. ALL your “writings”/articles etc listed on your “webpage” are a farce full of lies. Please get a life. People do the research on this Vasu buffoon, he is a PAID HACK PROPAGANDIST for SOROS & BLOOMBERG.

  10. Guns are bad….Abortion is good huh?….far more children are killed by ABORTION than guns…Democrat for life huh…sounds like you carry Bloombergs water…Never met ya VASU but wherever you are stay there…Don’t need your infectious Bull S**t in North Carolina….We already have enough sheeple……

  11. Vasu and Bloomberg are not as smart as the average felon who KNOWS to carry a loaded gun to accomplish his/her ends.
    That is why felons carry weapons. They know that those who are unarmed, are controlled. Bloomberg figured that out a long time ago because he is, unfortunately, a CONTROL FREAK.
    God knows we have had enough of them in government and do not need any more of them.

  12. Former Mayor Bloomberg is a butt kisser and a traitor who is gullable to give into anyone for his own gain and to please others for his benefit. He stands for nothing and will fall for anything and everything.

  13. You mention God in your post. Then you want to pull a constitutional, God given right away from the American people? Seems ones integrity and loyalty to God are of no importance to you. As for Mr Bloomberg and his so help me God, while swearing in means nothing. This means you cannot be trusted or taken at your word. If you take an oath, you uphold it the best you can even until death. You are just a man as we all are. There are no law enforcement that are above law abiding citizens. That would be police states which this republic is not! God bless America and the administration that has been put in place! Vasu, if you want to make a difference so badly, pray often thru Jesus and trust in God. Stop abortion and pray for peace worldwide! Let your yes be yes and your no be no! Clearly states that anything beyond that doesn’t come from God.

  14. Criminals will always get guns,that is why they’re called criminals.Honest gun owners follow the rules and laws of weapon ownership. Vasu and Bloomberg are the criminals!

  15. I have been a life long NY State resident, born and raised lived some time in Suffolk County and at the age of 21 took a job that had me living in the Mid-Hudson Valley of NY State, Bloomberg, Deblasio and the entire Cuomo clan are slowly destroying the state.

  16. VOTE DEMOCRAT and LOOSE ALL YOUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOM. Who in their right mind would vote for any Democrat from New York or Californication for president of this nation !!

  17. What a load of crap! Comrade Murti.

    The problem isn’t guns…It’s people!…..stupid people who don’t take responsibility for themselves or their actions. A gun or a hammer is just a tool depending how it is used. There are already plenty of Federal and State laws on the books concerning the possession of firearms.
    You want to reduce the amount of gun related murders…..Enforce the Existing Gun Laws !!
    I don’t care what you do if someone decides they want to commit suicide they will use anything they can!
    A gun is a handy and a fast way to accomplish suicide but again it is the individual’s choice not to continue living.
    If guns were never invented people would still kill themselves or other people using some other method or device.

    Incidentally, Historically…..Why would a country or it’s law abiding citizens surrender their ability to defend themselves from harm, both foreign aggression as well as domestic threats. Look what happened during WW2
    You know why Switzerland was never invaded….It’s not because it was neutral in WW2. It’s because ALL of it’s male citizens of military age WERE ARMED!
    Our colonists experienced government oppression and that is why they held the 2nd amendment so dear. We as Americans live in freedom and refuse to be oppressed. Even by our own government leaders!!

  18. You simply need to ignore the left because facts, common sense, logic, ethics and morality are not within their either their character or scope of comprehension. They simply try to do whatever makes THEM feel good.
    They should be boycotted across the board, Radicals, media, politicians, entertainers. If they can’t behave sensibly they should be boycotted

  19. Agree Jesse! Bloomberg can stfu! The second amendment of the United States constitution says the following” a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Bloomberg is a moron and can not and will not overturn the rights of the American people. Democrats are clowns.They’ve proven this more times that can be counted.

  20. I just got my concealed “Teddy Bear” license. Ask the governor and the Attorney General of Virginia how its working, even with the threat they made of using the National Guard. Don’t be surprised if the VA Guard gives the governor the middle finger. If the Posse Comitatus Act is employed, it will start a revolution which will crush what’s left of the democratic party. This is the “very” TYRANNY that is addressed by the Second Amendment.

  21. A couple of quick questions for you Mike and I have a guess what your answers will be: You are surrounded 24/7 by a security guard service? Based upon your adamant anti gun stance it is safe to assume they are unarmed? Just wondering?

  22. The only reason for gun control is that the government has more control over its citizens. For example, the UK has gun control and several citizens have been murdered by knife and sword carrying people. The answer then was to outlaw knifes, are forks and knifes next? More murders have happened in the United States by people who do not have a right to carry a gun but were able to illegally get them.That’s the problem, the flow of guns on the black market or a friend getting a gun for a friend who is not entitled to own a gun.

  23. Everybody is entitled to a gun. The constitution doesn’t say only people that are approved by the government can be allowed to own a gun. Depriving people of their 2nd amendment is unconstitutional.

  24. You are correct. Don’t believe the skewed data presented by the anti- gun crowd. Just by them saying something over and over without any TRUE facts does not make it so.

  25. Liberals would rather have 100 massacred than have one good guy shoot the bad guy. 100 victims would greatly enhance thier anti gun rhetoric, where one good guy kills it.

  26. Vasa, Thanks but no thanks for your biased diatribe which clearly shows you are truly brained washed and heavily into the koolaid.
    As a retired combat Veteran I made an oath to our Constitution and country. My oath has not expired and if you have the time and inclination to read the follow. Please understand I and others (military or not) fully support the 2nd Amendment and we will not be under gunned as you and other dummycrats are trying to. If you want to go around and feel perfectly safe in a country that bans our means of protection, then really read some of the aforementioned comments. Your are a nut!
    OATH:
    “I (my name) do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of officers appointed over me, according to the regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
    The Oath explained:
    The oath is simple. The commitment, dedication, and courage is what is harder. Once you take the oath, it is now your commitment for many years. It will truly take dedication and courage to complete this commitment. Once you have learned the rules and how to follow them, your oath will be your life forever.

  27. Food. For thought.
    There are 350 million Americans. Your 11,000 is nothing so to speak percentage wise.
    Unarmed America mean an Isis and other countries permission to walk in and take over our country at will. Just like they have in. Other unarmed countries. My thoughts. Are if someone don’t like our Constitution they are free to move to a 3 world country. There are no guns in any of them by citizens. Go and be happy.
    It’s We The People in America. Not we the dictator. So don’t dictate.
    Democracy was achieved with private guns and we defend that glory.

  28. Yes, If you could find out how many people were saved because the criminal wasn’t sure whether the person had a gun or not. If you think a lot of people are killed by guns,take a look at how many are killed by automobiles every day. How come you don’t see the politicians complaining about that?

  29. Japan did not consider an attack on our mainland because they were afraid there was “an armed America behind every blade of grass.” Should we lose the power of the Second Amendment, we would become sitting ducks for our enemies (both foreign and domestic).

  30. Guess truth isn’t welcome here so take me off your list of people who you send things to. VASU is an ignorant ranting person and HE should be denied access! GOOD BY

  31. Bloomberg is a clown. He’s spending a lot of money on TV advertising, at least here in Texas. He has very little chance of winning the nomination and all of the millions he is spending on advertising could be put to good use if given to a charitable organization. What a waste of humanity he is.

  32. Michael does not have the right Mentality to be a President. He is set in a dictator thought process and I say he is Anti-America. He will take away every bodies rights

  33. Vasu i read one line of your stupidity then skip down to comments to continue mocking you you must be into s/m because you come right back with the same old vomit

  34. Bloomberg is a capo with Hitler’s mentality trying to destroy the US 2nd Amendment, as Hitler said ” To Conquer a Nation First Disarm Its Citizens” This crooked capo is using his Billions to promote Vote Fraud.
    TRUMP 2020

  35. Another absurd comment. How is it that, until liberal influence in child rearing appeared, this country didn’t have a problem??? Besides that, if you want to do something intelligent disarm democraps and their muslim friends since they’ve been doing all of the shootings……or haven’t you been paying attention.

  36. AND the country knows this as fact. Another clown worth knowing along Bloomberg lines is Steyer and his new ploy of blaming corporate America for all of our “ills” while he’s worth almost 2 billion dollars we know of. No telling how much is hidden. If he cares so much about the little guy, why isn’t he sharing his wealth? Thing is I don’t care how much he has but only about his phony badmouthing of others for the same thing, nor do I care for the wealthy using their money to but politicians which they do since congress changed the law and allowed them to “contribute” to campaigns rather than only individuals.

  37. Gun Control should be like Poison control—an organization you can call if someone accidentally swallows a gun.

  38. Vasu, I have a gun in my home, have had one in my home my entire adult life & my dad had a gun in our home the entire time I lived with my parents. All my school friends also grew up with guns in their homes.
    As unbelievable as it may seem to stupid liberals such as yourself none of us ever had even one mishap concerning a gun. So stick your self serving statistics up your liberal communist ass.

  39. Dell, you are an idiot to blindly accept something that strangers wrote without trying to verify that what they wrote is in fact the truth. Also, data can & is manipulated to prove any point the author wants to prove. Most data isn’t even correct but either has been edited to prove whatever point is to be proven or has many errors within the data file.
    So if you really want to be a fair minded person you should do your own research before making up your mind. You especially shouldn’t just go with the crowd because chances are the crowd isn’t entirely correct.
    Special studies are especially to be suspect because they are usually paid to do their studies by the very subjects whose products they are testing or studying. So how unbiased do you think they really are if they are being paid say by GMC to test a Corvette?
    The point is, use your own brain to make up your own mind. Be your own man. Don’t let someone else own you!

  40. JanO: I watched Bloomberg’s propaganda ad again and there wasn’t a disclaimer saying this nurse practitioner was being played by an actress. So to answer your question honestly, she’s both!
    What Bloomberg is promoting is free health care for all the illegal aliens in our country. Just to get votes, no doubt. But , of course, the Dems fail to mention is WHO will be covering all this. It will be all the tax payers naturally!! Funny, but myself and my late husband had to, and still is ,paying quite dearly for our health coverage. No one GAVE us our medical coverage for free and we are natural born US citizens for generations!!

  41. Guns are already illegal in some places (permit required and impossible to get), which is in violation of the Second Amendment, but it is of course still easy to obtain a gun. This is an environment that leads to shootings because those local governments are literally restricting guns to only the criminal population.

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