Bloomberg’s comments came in response to an incident days earlier where a lawfully armed citizen took down a murderer seconds after he opened fire in a Texas church.
The armed citizen “exposed himself to danger to deliver a single shot from his lawfully carried handgun that instantly ended what undoubtedly would have been even more terrible carnage,” reported the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, another hopeful for the Democratic presidential nomination, previously criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to sign into law the very bill that allowed the armed citizen to carry his firearm in church, calling it “irrational.”
Bloomberg has long been a proponent of extreme gun-control measures and has made no secret of his anti-Second Amendment agenda on the campaign trail. His gun-control plan includes “universal” background checks, a new ban on popular semi-automatic rifles and so-called “high-capacity magazines,” and much more.