Gun Rights Apocalypse: Bloomberg Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the leading source for gun control funding in America, has just announced his candidacy for the 2020 U.S. Presidential race.
Running as a Democrat, Bloomberg has pledged to continue his gun-grabbing crusade if he becomes President. From his campaign website:
At a time when elected officials from both parties ran from the NRA, Mike built national gun safety coalitions to take them on. He has spent years and hundreds of millions of dollars fighting gun violence and supporting successful campaigns for smart state safety laws. As president, Mike will continue to back common-sense policies that save lives.
If you thought Mike has been hostile toward Second Amendment rights in the past, you ain't seen nothing yet. As President, he'll dial it up to 11 and use the powers of the Oval Office to ram draconian gun control down the throats of law-abiding Americans.
We've already seen how radical Democrat candidates are this election cycle. "Beto" Francis O'Rourke made the left's intentions crystal clear by proclaiming full-throated support for mandatory firearm confiscation, saying, "Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15."
And while some wave this off as rhetorical bluster by a floundering, and now defunct, candidate desperate for headlines, Bloomberg is dead serious. He has proven his willingness and ability to infringe on gun rights, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into gun control efforts.
In 2018 alone, Bloomberg spent $110 million to help elect anti-gun candidates. His donations helped create Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, the conglomerate of gun control organizations behind ballot initiatives, state elections, lawsuits, and an ever-expanding array of political activity spanning national, state, and local government.
Bloomberg's money represents a third of Everytown's massive budget and is the sole funding source of Independence USA, a political action committee that supports candidates and referenda in local, state and Federal races across the country, with a special focus on gun laws.
Can you even imagine what a Bloomberg presidency would be like?
He would push every imaginable gun control proposal as the most powerful office holder in the world. He would wage a "war on guns" turning gun control into a "public health crisis" and funneling tax-payer dollars into Orwellian government programs. He would appoint anti-gun judges to unravel the progress made in recent years and turn our court system against Constitutional rights.
I would even expect him to appoint a "Gun Control Czar" to spearhead the attack on Second Amendment rights, perhaps even lead an effort to hold a Constitutional Convention and erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights entirely.
Unlike other politicians who often use gun control as a talking point to advance their careers, Bloomberg is a true believer. He's all in on taking away your guns.
Combine the power of the Presidency with a personal fortune that makes him the 9th richest person in the world, and Bloomberg represents an existential threat to Second Amendment rights. He is the single greatest threat gun owners have ever faced.
Does Bloomberg have a real chance of getting the Democrat nomination? When you consider the party's breathless panic that Trump may win re-election, and their willingness to do anything and pay any political price to defeat him, the answer is "YES!"
What can we do to keep Bloomberg and other gun-grabbers out of the Oval Office?
- Register to Vote. As incredible as it may seem, millions of Americans are not registered and millions more don't vote. Nearly 92 million eligible Americans did not vote in the 2016 presidential elections. If you care about your rights, especially about Second Amendment rights, you cannot sit out the 2020 election. In many states, including Ohio, you can register online quickly and easily.
- Volunteer for Pro-Gun Campaigns. We're hosting 2A Election Workshops around Ohio in the months leading up to the 2020 election. We'll announce them on our event page and in our weekly newsletter. But you can click here to volunteer now and we'll put you in touch with representatives from the Trump Campaign and the NRA-ILA so you can see what you can do to save America from gun control extremists and defend our Second Amendment rights.
- Support BFA. You can join as a dues-paying member or you can make a one-time or recurring donation. Buckeye Firearms Association is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that serves as the flagship of our grassroots efforts to defend and advance the right of more than 4 million Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation.
The coming election is like none other that we have seen in our lifetime. In less than a year, Americans will go to the polls to determine not just who they want as President, but also which direction this country will go.
Will we lurch to the left and tear down all that we have fought for the past two and a half centuries? Will we surrender our liberty to those who seek to disarm and silence us? Will we leave our children with the gutted carcass of a once great nation that, for the moment, stands alone in guaranteeing freedom and individual rights?
Bloomberg represents everything that our Founding Fathers warned us about. They fought and died for the liberty we enjoy today. Are we willing to fight to save it?
What happens on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is in our hands today.
Dean Rieck is Executive Director of Buckeye Firearms Association, a former competitive shooter, NRA Patron Member, #1 NRA Recruiter for 2013, business owner and partner with Second Call Defense.