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    Default Bloomberg Brings Restrictive Gun Control Agenda to Colorado

    Dave Workman
    December 5, 2019


    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Billionaire presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to a private audience in Aurora, Colorado Thursday, promising that if he becomes president, he will push to require permits in advance of every firearm purchase, waiting periods those purchases, bans on so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines,” and more restrictions.

    The event was broadcast live by [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    He vowed to “overhaul the background check system,” and close alleged “loopholes” that include allowing a gun transaction to proceed if a check takes longer than three days, as current law allows. He will also ban 3-D printing of firearms, require some type of safe storage and ban guns at schools and colleges.

    Bloomberg also pledged to “declare gun violence to be a national health emergency.”

    The gathering was not open to the public.

    Ironically, in a venue where he was discussing one of the most polarizing issues in the country, Bloomberg insisted he wants to “pull the country together.”

    However, that’s not likely to happen with such positions as advocating licenses to buy firearms. Bloomberg insisted that obtaining a permit before a firearms purchase allows the authorities “to screen applicants for dangerous behavior.”

    For Second Amendment advocates, this translates to reducing the right to keep and bear arms to a government-regulated privilege that might deny someone the exercise of a right on the belief that he or she might commit some crime in the future.
    “Critics will say Americans shouldn’t need a permit to exercise their constitutional rights,” Bloomberg acknowledged, quickly adding that citizens must register in order to vote.

    But lost in that comparison was the failure to acknowledge that people who register to vote aren’t denied their ability to vote based on the possibility of some future disqualification.

    The former New York mayor, who bankrolled the Everytown for Gun Safety gun control lobbying group, and was co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was joined on stage by Colorado State Rep. Tom Sullivan, a Democrat whose son, Alex, was among the victims at the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora. He told the audience to get involved by joining a local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and pressing for safe storage.

    Bloomberg, while stating that requiring insurance for every gun owner is an idea he likes, said insurance companies would probably not participate in such an effort.

    Much of what Bloomberg discussed was pure boilerplate, and not really new. He has advocated for restrictive gun control laws in the past, and promised to continue doing so even if he is not elected president in 2020.
    “I will get this done whether I get elected or not,” Bloomberg said.

    The former mayor-turned-gun-control-crusader opened his remarks by reminding the closed-door audience about flipping the U.S. House of Representatives to Democrat control in 2018. He wants to push farther next year by making sure President Donald Trump loses.

    “Unfortunately,” Bloomberg asserted, “we have a president who bows down to the extremists who run the NRA.”

    Instead, apparently Bloomberg believes the president should “bow down” to extremists in the gun prohibition movement.

    He maintained that gun control should be something involving Republicans as well as Democrats.

    “This should not be a partisan issue,” he insisted.

    But that’s how gun control is shaping up across the United States, and on Capitol Hill. With Democrats controlling both houses of the Virginia Assembly thanks in no small way to the $2.5 million that Everytown’s action fund invested in overturning GOP control of the Virginia Senate, the new majority is feverishly pushing new gun control measures with an eager anti-gun Gov. Ralph Northam hoping to sign them into law.

    Likewise, in Washington State, where the new House Speaker is anti-gun Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma), gun control will be a major issue starting next month when the Legislature convenes. Democrats control the legislature in Washington as well, and Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee has endorsed all manner of gun control since taking office.

    Bloomberg money has also played a big role in pushing gun control in the Evergreen State. He backed at least two gun control initiatives, both of which passed, including I-1639, now being challenged in U.S. District Court in Tacoma by the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    “I will never back down from this fight,” Bloomberg vowed.




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    So, he should lead by example and fire his armed bodyguards; time to stop the "Do as I say and not as I do" BS and lead by example Mikey..............or just STFU you Communist Nazi Jew.........

    As old as he is, and the fact that his buddy Soros was also a Jewish Nazi collaborator, you would think a few old school Jews would remember what happened a few decades ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitasc Shooter View Post
    So, he should lead by example and fire his armed bodyguards; time to stop the "Do as I say and not as I do" BS and lead by example Mikey..............or just STFU you Communist Nazi Jew.........

    As old as he is, and the fact that his buddy Soros was also a Jewish Nazi collaborator, you would think a few old school Jews would remember what happened a few decades ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitasc Shooter View Post
    So, he should lead by example and fire his armed bodyguards; time to stop the "Do as I say and not as I do" BS and lead by example Mikey..............or just STFU you Communist Nazi Jew.........

    As old as he is, and the fact that his buddy Soros was also a Jewish Nazi collaborator, you would think a few old school Jews would remember what happened a few decades ago.
    He thinks his billions will keep him safe.
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    what Blomberg does not know is criminals do not buy guns in a gun store.
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    "He thinks his billions will keep him safe."


    They have, so far. And, at his age, why think differently?

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    Default Bloomberg Pushes More Useless, Stupid Ideas on 'Gun Control'

    RICK MORAN
    DECEMBER 5, 2019


    Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg revealed his plans for gun control today at a speech in Aurora, Colorado -- the site of a horrific mass shooting at a movie theater in 2012.

    As gun control proposals go, they were pretty run-of-the-mill. Stronger background checks, permits for every weapon sold, and "red flag" laws to keep the "wrong" people from buying a firearm.

    What Bloomberg left out of his speech was how any of this would actually reduce gun crimes, prevent mass shootings, or keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

    Guess he sorta forgot that part.

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    Bloomberg calls for a background check system that entails permits for all new gun buyers, police notification when owners have been prohibited from holding firearms and a crackdown on unlicensed sellers at gun shows or online, according to campaign officials. As mayor in 2009, Bloomberg [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] at gun shows around the country and turned over illegally bought firearms to federal authorities.

    His team said his proposed law would carve out exceptions for law enforcement officials, hunting and self-defense, and noted 21 states and Washington, D.C., already have similar measures in place.

    Bloomberg is also calling for a “red flag screening” to block people who pose a danger from getting permitted to own a firearm. Issuers would have to review histories of domestic violence and other risks.

    "Red flag" laws to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill might be a good idea -- in theory. But how would you go about deciding who is sick enough to be denied a firearm? If someone is taking anti-psychotic drugs, is that enough to keep them from purchasing a gun? And what about someone who was on anti-depressants 5 years ago?

    There isn't a fair way to make it work and it should not be tried until one is found.

    Bloomberg also wants background checks to take place before a buyer takes possession of the firearm. The campaign claims that 15,000 gun sales would have been stopped if such a law had been on the books. Wonder where they dug up that statistic?

    Bloomberg is trying to separate himself from other candidates by exaggerating his record as mayor.

    A spokesman said Bloomberg “is the only candidate in the race who has taken on the NRA and won, time and again,” referring to his personal expenditure of several hundred million dollars on the issue. In 2018, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] who supported gun control measures and won 21 of those races.“He’s passed gun laws in states across the country that have saved lives, including winning in states with Republican control,” the spokesman, Marc La Vorgna, said in response to how Bloomberg intends to build bipartisan support for his platform. “He has shown he knows how to break through and deliver smart gun laws and will do the same as president.”

    Bloomberg has given generously to state anti-gun campaigns but it's a bit of a stretch to claim that "he passed gun laws" in those states or that he's the only candidate who took on the NRA and won. But when your only qualification for the office is that you have more money than God, you'll take what you can get.

    It's remarkable the number of bad ideas coming from Democrats on gun control. The laws they have been proposing for three decades wouldn't stop a single criminal from committing an act of violence or using a gun in the commission of a crime.

    They would, however, make it more of a bother for law-abiding citizens to buy legal firearms.

    Forget all the arguments about "slippery slope" gun registration laws or gun show "loopholes." As it always has been, this is about politicians appearing to "do something" about the problem. Even if that something won't prevent a single school shooting or mass murder. Even if it won't prevent a single criminal from purchasing a gun from someone, somewhere. It doesn't matter because, politics.

    Bloomberg's proposals won't go anywhere, even if he's elected president. Democrats had a supermajority in Congress and a Democratic president in 2009 and still couldn't pass gun control.

    Maybe they should take the hint.




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    “I will never back down from this fight,” Bloomberg vowed.
    The Grim Reaper will disagree with that statement. FYI, Bloomberg is 77 years old. Tick, tock.
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    Well he had so much success buying the Virginia legislature to push his gun reforms guess it is time to branch out
    Problem with guys like him and Soros is that even after they die, their billions will continue to fund their commie ideas.

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