Former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending $50 million to oppose the NRA. More restrictions on guns only make it easier for lawless people to take advantage of law-abiding citizens.
As Mr. Bloomberg travels around the country trying to amend the Second Amendment through legislation, he is accompanied by armed guards.
While Bloomberg might be worth billions of dollars, his life is no more important than mine. If he gets to have armed guards to protect him, why should I be denied the right to arm myself to protect me?
So how does Bloomberg answer critics who claim he’s being a hypocrite? This is from Erika Soto Lamb who is a spokesperson for Bloomberg’s new “Everytown for Gun Safety” gun control group: “Because people on your side of the debate threaten our lives. We’re not anti-gun. Why do you criticize our security?”
It’s OK for Bloomberg to have armed security because of the chance that someone might try to harm him. Exactly! She made our argument.
We’ve seen this hypocrisy before. It’s common among liberals.
Anti-gun crusader Juan Williams admitted that when his wife had her car stolen at a gas station, the first thing she said was, “I wish I had a gun.”
A few weeks ago Williams said that what’s needed today is a “gun-free America.” Hey, Juan, tell that to your wife! Maybe the thief heard what you said on the subject and knew your wife would be an unarmed easy target.
Many people have forgotten Carl Rowan (1925–2000). Rowan was a nationally-syndicated op-ed columnist for the Washington Post and the Chicago Sun-Times. He was one of the most prominent black journalists of the 20th century. He was also a gun-control advocate.
In a 1981 column, he advocated “a law that says anyone found in possession of a handgun except a legitimate officer of the law goes to jail — period.”
In 1985, he called for “A complete and universal federal ban on the sale, manufacture, importation and possession of handguns (except for authorized police and military personnel).”
On June 14, 1988, Rowan gained national attention when he shot a teenage trespasser who was on his property illegally. Rowan was charged for firing a gun that he did not legally own. Rowan was arrested and tried. During the trial, he argued that he had the right to use whatever means necessary to protect himself and his family.
In 2006, Rosie O’Donnell said that “the right to bear arms” is “not really a right.” What she meant to say is that it’s only a right for some people; it does not apply to people like her. During the April 19, 1999 broadcast of her talk show, she stated, “You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun, I think you should go to prison.”
This all changed when she felt threatened. An article in the May 25, 2000 issue of The Stamford Advocate reported the following:
“An application for a concealed weapon permit by Rosie O’Donnell’s bodyguard has some Greenwich neighbors of the television personality and gun-control advocate up in arms.
“The application, which is pending with the Greenwich Police Department, led to a rumor that the permit’s purpose would be to allow the bodyguard to legally carry a gun when accompanying O’Donnell’s son to public school in September.”
These elitists live above the law. Their lives are more valuable than yours or mine. They are the philosopher kings who know what’s best for the “little people.”