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Bloomberg’s New Gun Control Push Is More Of The Same

April 17, 2014 by  

Michael Bloomberg, whose continued corporeal existence now represents his last remaining obstacle to entering into Heaven, has launched a fresh gun control campaign featuring a tragic scenario that, according to the television spot, happens “all the time” throughout America.

The ad, a vehicle for a new gun control group Bloomberg founded called Everytown for Gun Safety, plays out like an extremely well-produced piece of psychological torture porn, with a dramatic escalation of a normal game of hide-and-seek into a theatrical, slow-motion countdown to the moment when one of the two young children pulls the trigger on a pistol she found while hiding in the closet.

Bloomberg launched Everytown for Gun Safety as the new gun control umbrella for two other groups whose names you likely know: Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. He’s in the process of launching a new “grass roots” initiative to woo mainstream Americans to take up his “common sense” version of gun control by spending $50 million of his own money.

Grass roots indeed.

Bloomberg, who earlier this week let The New York Times scoop the rest of the world with the revelation that he’s already been accepted into Heaven – if, he qualified, there is a God – has been on a week-long press junket, telling members of the press the goal is to mainstream a more restrictive set of gun-related policy ideas, and to supplant the popularity of the National Rifle Association by making the NRA “afraid” of the gun control crowd.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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