Former New York Mayor slams 2nd amendment during interview
White House hopeful Michael Bloomberg has admitted he isn’t a fan of everyone having a gun during MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” on Sunday.
The former New York Mayor, who faced a crushing backlash after Wednesday night’s fiery Dem Debate in Las Vegas, said he fought the NRA tooth and nail.
“The whole issue of getting guns off the streets, I’ve fought the NRA tooth and nail, and I continue to do that, and we have this organization of 6 million people, Every Town it’s called or Mom’s Demand Action around the country to get good laws, background checks, so you don’t sell guns to minors, people with psychiatric problems or people with criminal records.”
“They shouldn’t be able to buy a gun,” Bloomberg said
“I’m not a big fan of everybody having guns,” he added.
“But The Second Amendment gives you the right,” Bloomberg continued.
“I can’t do anything about that.”
Last year, Bloomberg falsely claimed that “21 students are shot every day” under President Donald Trump.
The Presidential candidate’s claims were taken out of context since he claimed 14 students killed in Parkland, Florida in 2018, were only part of the picture.
If Bloomberg’s claim is to be believed, then seven others were allegedly shot somewhere else.
And the following day, 21 more were shot, and then 21 were shot the day after that again, and so on.
NRA members don’t like hypocritical NYC billionaires. You want to know how real Americans feel, Bloomberg? Watch this!
— NRA (@NRA) February 3, 2020
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Earlier this month, Bloomberg faced backlash for running a misleading ad pushing gun control during the Super Bowl.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) slammed Bloomberg’s anti-Second Amendment advertisement after it was found to be riddled with false claims.
The NRA reacted to the former New York Mayor’s ad by releasing its own commercial, highlighting Bloomberg’s falsehoods.
The NRA was responding to Bloomberg’s $10 million ad that made false claims about the number of children killed by firearms every year.
The group shared their video on Twitter, warning Bloomberg that “NRA members don’t like hypocritical NYC billionaires.”
“Your $10M #SuperBowl ad won’t beat the American spirit,” the NRA assured the former New York City mayor.