Voters in early primary states will soon be seeing TV and digital ads for a “Bloomberg 2016” campaign—although the stridently anti-gun billionaire hasn’t announced that he’s running. The initiative is an NRA effort to spread awareness of Bloomberg’s limitless ambition and pernicious influence on the American political scene.
“If he doesn’t run himself for president, he wants to pick the president,” said NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen. “He will be part of the next presidential race whether he is a candidate or not.”
In addition to the digital and TV ads, NRA has created a website for the fictitious campaign. “Michael Bloomberg has disdain for freedoms,” continued Mortensen. “This was to show that what he wants to do with guns is the same thing he wants to do with soda. It’s the same MO.”
Amy Schumer’s Money Misunderstanding
Cynical actress/comedian Amy Schumer, cousin to gun-ban proponent Sen. Charles Schumer, recently told media at the Locarno Film Festival in Italy that the reason more restrictive federal gun-control laws haven’t passed in the United States in the last several years is because of “the money.”
It’s a common refrain from the gun-ban crowd, and it is wrong. Consider that billionaire Michael Bloomberg pledged to spend $50 million in the last major election, and the majority of his candidates experienced dismal losses.
The truth is easy to understand, if you take a look at recent public opinion polling. Support for the Second Amendment continues to grow, reaching an all-time high over the past few years. This majority of pro-gun citizens is represented by a majority of legislators at the federal level—men and women elected to represent their constituents. It’s really as simple as that.
Armed Citizen, Las Vegas Style
Las Vegas is a funny town, providing the rare ability to strike it rich or break the bank, both within minutes of each other. And like many towns, there are those ready to prey on others, whether their money came from the casinos or hard work.
But there’s one less predator after an armed robbery attempt this weekend. A man and woman were exiting their car at their apartment near Tropicana Avenue when three men—one armed with a gun—attempted to take the woman’s purse. Unbeknownst to the assailants, the victims didn’t intend to go down without a fight.
The driver pulled his own gun, and shot and killed the armed suspect, prompting the other two men to leave the scene. The incident remains under investigation, but according to police, witnesses have confirmed the sequence of events.