Though he wasn’t present, Bloomberg still found a way to push his anti-gun agenda.
In this election season, even simple reporting of these candidates’ positions on the Second Amendment would sound like hyperbole to anyone who, say, has been off the grid for a few years.
The good thing about social media is it allows people to air their opinions publicly and immediately with no filter. The bad thing about social media is that it allows people to air their opinions publicly and immediately with no filter.
When gun control came up at the second Democratic presidential debate, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) rattled off the usual list of gun-control restrictions most of the Democratic candidates have publicly endorsed and added in something from 2002. He proposed changes to how money is spent by associations and others in politics.
Many Democrats would like to regain the power to silence those they tax, restrict and regulate.
In a December 2000 interview with CBS’s Dan Rather, President Bill Clinton, fresh off Al Gore’s defeat in the presidential election, acknowledged, “I don’t think there’s any doubt that, in at least five states I can think of, the NRA had a decisive influence … .”