Wow. Maybe it’s the rarefied air or maybe it’s a feeling of being among friends that compels so many liberal politicians to step in $h!t up in Aspen, but we couldn’t make up this quote from former Mayor of
Nanny State New York Michael Bloomberg if we tried.
“Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, he said.”
Again wow. Bloomberg isn’t exactly known for his tactful musings, but then again maybe that’s what a net worth in excess of $37 billion buys you – a sincere lack of giving a crap. The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association called on Mayor Bloomberg to apologize for his racist remarks. From NYSRPA executive director Tom King, according to Ammoland:
“If a politician said this about anything other than guns, the mainstream media would be all over them. Michael Bloomberg isn’t just any politician, he is the leading voice for gun control in America. He should be held accountable for this slander.”
Bloomberg also is not known for accuracy in his proclamations (see: Colorado Springs roads), and this time is no different. Perhaps Bloomberg, a huge backer of the extreme gun legislation from 2013, fails to realize that many of the cities with a high number of minority male deaths also happen to have some of the most restrictive gun laws on the books. Even The New York Times gets it. Mayor, read your hometown newspaper.