The former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, says cities should get guns away from some races to keep them alive.
It is amazing to me what Liberals will say.
At a time when African Americans are re-discovering the Second Amendment and the value of owning firearms, Michael Bloomberg says he wants cities to take guns out of their hands.
According to the Washington Times: “Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to ‘keep them alive’”
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly argued Friday that guns need to be kept out of the hands of minorities in order to keep them alive.
While speaking at the Aspen Institute, Mr. Bloomberg, 72, said 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: a male minority between the ages of 15 and 25, The Aspen Times reported.
Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, the former three-term mayor said, according to The Times.
“These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” said Mr. Bloomberg, who funds the gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety. “They just don’t have any long-term focus or anything. It’s a joke to have a gun. It’s a joke to pull a trigger.”
I don’t mind Bloomberg making these racial claims if they are true, but I do resent the fact that conservatives have been attacked as racists for making these kinds of statements.
But Bloomberg’s answer, besides being unconstitutional, is simply wrong. Any city that decided to keep guns “out of the hands of minorities” would tend to only get the guns of the relatively law-abiding minorities. Those involved in gangs and crime would hide their weapons or acquire them illegally. So, in effect, Bloomberg’s strategy makes it safer and more profitable to become a violent criminal. With the more law abiding people in the community disarmed, robbers and muggers would have less reason to be afraid in committing gun crime.
On the other hand, if gun ownership increases in the minority communities, we will see more cases of criminals being shot when they attempt to rob their neighbors. This would eventually cause changes in behavior and the violent crime rate would go down.
Everyone would be safer if gun ownership were promoted among minorities. While Liberals pretend that white gun owners are nervous about Blacks owning and carrying guns, Bloomberg proves that they are projecting their own attitudes.