Michael Bloomberg is the billionaire behind gun control groups Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gunsense in America, the short-lived “Demand Action,” and Everytown For Gun Safety.
He is rabidly against the private ownership of firearms by less-wealthy American citizens… especially if they are young minority males:
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.
“These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Bloomberg said. “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.”
At one point, the former mayor brought up New York City’s stop-and-frisk practices, which gained national attention in 2011. Bloomberg said that during his last year in office, a minister at a Baptist church in Harlem invited him to speak.
“While I’m sitting there waiting for him to introduce me, he said to his congregation, ‘You know, if every one of you stopped and frisked your kid before they went out at night, the mayor wouldn’t have to do it,'” Bloomberg said. “And so I knew I was going to be okay with that audience.”
The history of arms control on Earth is the history of those in power attempting to disarm a minority that they want to control and/or exterminate.
R.J. Rummel’s research into Democide (the mass murder of populations by their own governments) is a study in the disarmament and then slaughter of minority populations. 262 million people were murdered by their own governments in the 20th century alone.
Every single one of these democides was carried out be men who held the belief that the world would be better off if they were simply allowed to disarm and then “deal with” the “undesirables” in their cultures.
I wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that Mr. Bloomberg is that sort, however, just because he wants to disarm minorities and tell them how to live.