Excerpt from interview and Wall Street Journal Article – “Gun-Control Advocate: Snowden, Obamacare Hurt Our Cause”
“And Mr. Glaze said the movement hasn’t solved one of its signature problems: Many mass shootings wouldn’t have been stopped by tighter regulations proposed by gun-control advocates, even if they might have prevented other gun crimes.
The Obama administration bungling its rollout of the Affordable Care Act website made any effort to enact gun control in the future even less likely.
“There’s an almost perfect overlap, I think, between the people who are the most active and radicalized gun voters and people who just don’t like and trust the government very much. When you take on the gun issue, you’re forced to take on by proxy a much bigger issue in this country, which is a deeply ingrained distrust of government that gets worse every time the government can’t get a healthcare website off the ground or can’t get it’s act together to pass a farm bill.”
The former head of Bloomberg’s signature organization promoting gun control admits that their key initiatives would not have prevented any of the school shootings that have outraged us all. He then goes on to say that gun rights advocates (and today most other Americans) don’t trust the government. If their gun control initiatives would not have prevented a single school shooting and, at best, marginally impact firearm crime in general, what’s their point?
If Mr. Bloomberg was sincere about reducing firearm crime maybe he should listen to his own people and invest in honest solutions.
– Tort reform and revisions to HIPPA laws that prevent the mentally ill from receiving effective and timely interventions
– The destruction of the American family facilitated by government subsidized single parent hood
– The failed war on drugs that facilitates crime syndicates that exploit young men and women, promote a gang culture and destroy countless lives
Mr. Bloomberg – stop attacking the God given, 2nd Amendment protected right of law abiding citizens for self-defense and self-reliance. If you are sincere about reducing violent firearm related crime then invest in real problem solving and solutions!