Bloomberg is also the funder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and Everytown For Gun Safety. As such, he has made taking away America's guns the centerpiece of his candidacy. At the New American, Joe Wolverton II, J.D. has written a piece entitled Candidate Bloomberg Says He Wants To Take Away Americans' Guns:
In response to a question about Jack Wilson, the man in the congregation of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, who shot and killed an armed assailant who threatened the lives of over 200 congregants, Bloomberg said: “It’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and decide when to shoot. We just do not want the average citizen carrying a gun in a crowded place.”I have seen no one address this issue yet, so I will take the opportunity to do so. It is not the job of law enforcement to have guns and decide when to shoot. The Supreme Court, no less, has reiterated that it is not the job of law enforcement to protect you, or me, individually. In a piece at the Washington Pest...er...I mean Post here, the post makes the point that:
In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm. That ruling overturned a federal appeals court in Colorado that allowed a lawsuit to stand against a town when its police refused to protect a woman from her husband. He had violated a restraining order and kidnapped their children, whom he killed, the New York Times reported.Despite what Bloomberg and many other gun grabbers say, you and I are still responsible for our own defense against criminals and, well, against politicians. That some places, like New York City deny people the opportunity to use the most effect means to defend themselves means that the governments of such places are literally committing crimes against their people.
The fact that Bloomberg goes about with armed security, while denying to people who can not afford such armed security the chance to defend themselves makes him a hypocrite and a control freak. Just the sort we want for a president.