NY Mayor Bloomberg puts personal gun control agenda ahead of our nation's future

by Chad D. Baus

In 2008, Barack Obama's friends in the media did fast and furious work on the American electorate in an effort to convince them that the former Joyce Foundation board member's record of opposition to the Second Amendment never happened. In the run-up to the election, Democrats even set up a faux gun group to promote the election of anti-gun candidates like Obama by confusing voters into thinking he was pro-gun. (That group was dismantled in 2010, apparently no longer needed after having served its purpose in helping install the most anti-gun President and Supreme Court justices in history.)

To listen to his supporters in 2008, Barack Obama was worthy of gun owners' full support. Four years later, however, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who founded the gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), is singing a different song. This time, if you follow Bloomberg's thoughts through to their logical conclusion, Obama deserves support because he, rather than Romney, can be counted on to support the gun control agenda.

From The New York Times:

Mr. Bloomberg said that he believed Mr. Romney would probably be better at running the country than Mr. Obama, according to two guests.

But Mr. Bloomberg said he could not support Mr. Romney because he disagreed with him on so many social issues, these two people said. The mayor mentioned two such issues: abortion rights and gun control.

Got that? Michael Bloomberg believes that the country would be better off under a Romney administration - and he won't be supporting the better man. While Bloomberg just doesn't trust Romney to further his gun control agenda, he's never mentioned the same sort of of objection to Obama. Clearly even he knows the show that Democrats put on in 2008 to depict Obama as pro-gun was just that - a show.

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman.

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