Audio of Bloomberg’s Racist Gun Control Comments Turn Up Live On The Web

Audio of Bloomberg’s Racist Gun Control Comments Turn Up Live On The Web
Audio of Bloomberg’s Racist Gun Control Comments Turn Up Live On The Web
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Last week, NRA-ILA reported on Michael Bloomberg’s controversial statements at the Aspen Institute regarding minorities and firearms.

Now, despite the ex-mayor’s efforts to keep them from the general public, an audio recording of the remarks has surfaced.

Just as a description of Bloomberg’s appearance reported last week, the audio of the billionaire’s remarks indicates he endorses both racial profiling and racially-targeted gun control:

“It’s controversial but, first thing is all of your, 95 percent, 95 percent of your murders and murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take the description and Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops. They are male minorities 15 to 25. That’s true in New York, it’s true in virtually every city in America. And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of the people that are getting killed.”

Bloomberg goes on to defend New York City’s stop and frisk program, dismissing criticism that the program adversely affects minorities and presents Fourth Amendment problems. He additionally rejects positive approaches to influencing the individuals he would target, including outreach through families and churches (neither of which, he indicates, are applicable to them), and argues the priority is to “stop them from being murdered.”

After reaching out to the Aspen Institute last week, NRA-ILA was told that the decision to not make the video and audio of their February 6 2015 “Conversation with Michael R. Bloomberg” available was made at the ex-mayor’s behest. In a February 13 2015 article for the Aspen Times, Karl Herchenroeder, who was first to break the news of Bloomberg’s controversial remarks, shed further light on decisions by the Aspen Institute and local television station GrassRoots TV to not air the Bloomberg talk, despite having initially planned to do so.

In his piece, the Aspen Times journalist summed up the ex-mayor’s remarks by writing “the billionaire founder of Bloomberg L.P. argued that in order to save lives, police should seize guns from male minorities between ages 15 and 25.” Herchenroeder went on to describe a conversation he had with Grassroots TV Executive Director John Masters.  Masters “regarded Bloomberg’s decision to block the footage as ‘frustrating.’” Moreover, “Of the thousands of events GrassRoots has filmed, Masters said he’s only come across this situation twice…

The piece goes on to quote Masters directly:

“It’s not very often that this happens. Occasionally somebody says something, and they just don’t want it out in public, and that’s a prerogative of whoever we’re collaborating with.”

Making the whole episode even more bizarre is that the Aspen Institute’s website currently hosts three other videos featuring Bloomberg. A cynic (or maybe just a realist) might get the impression that the billionaire is trying to suppress dissemination of his controversial statements and opinions.

Bloomberg’s racially-charged comments cement his well-established reputation as a statist hypocrite with no respect for individual rights. As evidenced by this audio, the ex-mayor has no trouble lumping together large swaths of individuals based on demographic similarities and targeting their rights for elimination (though he will, of course, insist it is for their own good).

Thankfully, this is a nation of laws rather than men, with the supreme law being the U.S. Constitution. Passed with politicians like the former New York City mayor in mind, it’s hardly surprising Bloomberg and his power-hungry ilk are so quick to dismiss it.

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    Trae

    Thank you Nazi, we minorities understand. You are just doing what you think is right. I’ve seen this movie, and read about it in history class.

    Xlc2
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    Xlc2

    At the height of stop and frisk, 600-700 thousand blacks and hispanics were being screened per year. Over a few years all the blacks (about 2 million) and Hispanics in the city would have been stopped multiple times. It would be like stopping all Italian kids in the city for mafia killings in the city.

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    fsilber

    Twenty years ago I was friends with a judge of the juvenile court — a long-term liberal. I told him my speculation on gun control was as follows: “A hundred and fifty years ago many people doubted that black people had the intelligence and emotional maturity to be trusted with many of the rights of citizenship — hence the Black Codes and the Dred Scot decision.” (The judge writing for the majority argued that even free blacks could not be considered citizens because if they were citizens they would have the right to go wherever they pleased and be armed… Read more »

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    fishunter

    I don’t see the “racial” deal, Bloomberg is pointing to statistics which can be verified. This is one of the times he uses facts in his anti-gun campaign, it seems most of the time he just uses emotion. If one were to point-out that a certain percentage of prison inmates is minority or even a particular minority, that would be fact, not racism. The press is very quick to yell racist at almost anything! I suspect that soon we will see no images of suspects on TV or in the paper because then the race may be identified. This is… Read more »

    janice clark
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    janice clark

    I have a comment in Yoda speak for the bloomberg family …Raceist and stupid you are
    …Breed you should not!

    Janek
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    Janek

    If Bloomberg had a ‘gun ban’ slogan it would probably be something like ‘No Guns for the Goyim’.

    Kevikens
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    Kevikens

    Hmm. Actually, I think his ideas have merit.

    dave
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    dave

    Hmm. Your an idiot.

    TEX
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    TEX

    Good its about time this parasite is exposed for what it is.

    eaglesnester
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    eaglesnester

    We all knew he was a racist, now we have proof. Bloomberg will eventually torpedo himself with his stupidity and he will go down in flames and will be destined to be thrown on the trash pile of history and become a nonentity

    desert
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    desert

    This MORON says “You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed” ??? so you want to put the guns in the hands of the people doing the killing? Hell, we don’t want to protect those people being killed do we? Just don’t let them have guns to protect themselves……This simple minded S.O.B. is mentally deficient, he is INSANE!