New York –-(Ammoland.com)- The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association calls for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to apologize for racist remarks he made while speaking at the Aspen Institute last week.
As reported by the Aspen Times, Bloomberg stated that government needs to remove firearms from young minority males.
“Mayor Bloomberg's statement that black males should not be allowed to have guns echos similar sentiments made by southern white supremacists in the 19th century,” said NYSRPA President Tom King.
“So called “Black Codes” were enacted by various southern states to discriminate against black Americans and maintain the system of white supremacy that made slavery possible. These included restrictions on firearms possession.”
King concluded, “If a politician said this about anything other than guns, the mainstream media would be all over them. Michael Bloomberg isn't just any politician, he is the leading voice for gun control in America. He should be held accountable for this slander.”
The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state's largest and oldest firearms advocacy organization. Since 1871, our organization has been dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety, education and training, and the shooting sports. Our membership consists of individuals and clubs throughout the state. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization and the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York. Visit: www.nysrpa.org