Bloomberg Couldn’t Take the White House So Now He is Trying to Take Our Guns!
Failed Presidential candidate, billionaire Mike Bloomberg couldn’t buy the White House, but that isn’t stopping the gun-control group he founded from trying to buy our gun rights. As one story reported, the group Everytown has said they are spending at least $8 million for their cause. And as “the gun control group made clear they hope, this year, to do in Texas exactly what they did in Virginia in 2019.”
We all know how well that is working out, don’t we?
If this tactic by the billionaire’s gun-control organization sounds familiar, then you are probably having recollections of his recent failed run for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Just like Everytown’s campaign, the Bloomberg camp threw boatloads of money into his campaign. He bought his spot on the debate stage, on the ballots, and airtime on many media outlets.
At times it also simply felt like Mike Bloomberg thought he could buy the Democratic nomination, and then the Presidency – didn’t it? It was also, at least in part, one of the reasons his run at the Democratic nomination failed so miserably.
In the beginning, it even seemed to make sense, especially for a man who is Blue at heart.
He had the resources, the entire Democratic Party is like a ship lost at sea, and there is no real viable threat to challenge President Trump aboard the wayward ship. Sure, if you are Mike Bloomberg, a run at the Oval Office made sense. In truth, many of us thought that he had at least a reasonable shot, didn’t we?
Then the big bugaboo bit the Billionaire – namely, his billions. This isn’t about demeaning Mike Bloomberg for amassing a fortune though, and anyone who can build such wealth by honest and fair means (no, that is for another conversation), should be applauded. This is about a man who nobody can relate to – nobody.
Okay, that isn’t entirely fair. People who don’t have to buy their own groceries ever, or drive themselves anywhere, or who can take their private jets out whenever they want – those people can relate to Mr. Bloomberg. As for the other mere 99 percent of us, we have no idea what that life or lifestyle is like. So yes, it was difficult for Mike Bloomberg to reach his voter base, because he can’t – and he didn’t.
Now, as the aforementioned story reported, the target is no longer the Oval Office, but our 2nd Amendment rights and our guns. The results of what happened in Virginia, the story reminded, was that the “Democrats took control of the Virginia legislature in 2019, thereafter pushing a slew of new gun controls on law-abiding citizens.”
Maybe for someone, like Mike Bloomberg, who can buy a security team, hire bodyguards, or purchase a state-of-the-art, escape from Alcatraz type of security system, gun rights aren’t such a big deal. For those who have to carry their bag of groceries across a dark parking lot, for people who don’t know who is and isn’t moving into the neighborhood, or next door… for those people, gun rights are a big deal.
It isn’t Mike’s fault necessarily, that he like many wealthy politicians, has lost touch with the common man, with you and me. What is on his shoulders, however, is his lack of respect for our 2nd Amendment rights.
Everytown also said, “Between the investment and our network of 400,000 grassroots supporters, our goal is to do whatever it takes to elect gun sense candidates up and down the ballot in the state.” Yes, just like Virginia.
Here is one recent example of what has been happening there, courtesy of our story: ‘On April 10, 2020, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) office announced he signed a number of the Democrat-sponsored gun controls, including universal background checks and limitations on the number of handguns law-abiding Virginians can purchase each month. He also signed legislation putting the onus on law-abiding gun owners by requiring they report stolen firearms within 48 hours “or face a civil penalty.”’
He couldn’t take the White House, even with all of his money, so now he is trying to take our guns – with all of his money. We couldn’t afford to allow someone like Mike Bloomberg to become President. How much more can we not afford for him to take our guns and our rights to protect ourselves too?
But this makes sense, for a man who is all about Mike Bloomberg at heart.