Bloomberg ‘Reporter’s’ Affinity for Citizen Disarmament Seems Personal

Unfortunately, the “bright spots” in the darkness that counted most were only coming from one source, and the most effective means of saving others was denied by the very edicts The Trace and its Bloomberg-“seeded” propagandists demand.

U.S.A. – -( “The gun rampage at a Southern California bar on Wednesday came just 12 days after a hate-motivated shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and six days after a man with a history of assaulting women opened fire in a yoga studio in Florida, killing two women and wounding five other people,” Jennifer Mascia writes in The Trace. True to agenda and form, the piece is written to manipulate emotions and gin up support for more “gun control.”

For those unfamiliar with the group, they claim they have editorial independence:

“The Trace maintains a firewall between our news coverage decisions and all sources of revenue. This separation ensures that financial support does not present a conflict of interest for our journalism…”

That’s despite owing its existence and continued operations to Everytown and other notorious gun-grabbers:

“Michael…Bloomberg’s organization is providing seed money for The Trace … Huffington Post co-founder and BuzzFeed chairman Ken Lerer, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, and The Joyce Foundation have also signed on as backers.”

Bloomberg we know. Buzzfeed, Huffington PostHanauer and Joyce all have obsessive anti-gun track records of their own.

So it must be a coincidence that everyone feeding from the trough at The Trace stumps for citizen disarmament edicts and that alternative documentation showing guns can be instrumental in saving lives never seems to factor into the content. Their meal ticket’s got nothing to do with it because they say they’re independent, right?

People sharing an agenda don’t need explicit instructions. They know they’re on the same page as their benefactors and there’s no shortage of narrative talking points to make sure everyone stays on message.  Case in point, when the term “gun safety” is used, you can bet the intent will be grabbing, not training.

Now back to Mascia, whose heartstring piece was the springboard for this discussion, the agenda is strong. Looking at the rest of her work for The Trace, it’s pretty clear her motivation is, too. So it’s hardly out of line for those she would see disarmed to examine the source of that motivation.

Chances are her father having been an underworld killer with multiple hits under his belt had an influence. That probably comes as a surprise to many gun rights advocates, unaware that Al Jazeera told its readers “America’s best hope for tracking gun deaths is a mob enforcer’s daughter,” and Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action gushed on social media that her story was “Amazing.”

That Mascia’s primary female role model — a moral weakling of a mother who knew about, but nonetheless supported and covered up for the monster she was married to and did nothing to stop him — no doubt also had an influence. It also may explain an affinity for foolish and contemptible lackeys that provide cover for those who would take all choices away.

At this point, though, good people could still feel a degree of sympathy. After all, Mascia had no control over who her parents were or what they did. Their defects and failings were not her fault.

The problem is, she’s chosen to become part of an effort to make the rest of us defenseless against sociopath predators like her father, and enablers who help them kill, like her mother. She knows full well no “law” proposed by her billionaire patron would have any effect on stopping diseased animals like John Mascia from working his sick will on more victims.

The creepiest thing is the way Mascia rationalizes the homicidal punk using “shades of gray,” allowing her to view him as two unrelated personalities, “my dad and … this separate John,” and to write a book as “my way of honoring my parents [and] still loving them.”

There is no gray in the premeditated taking of human life for gain, nor any claim to honor. It is the blackest evil. It must be stopped, and anyone interfering with your ability to do that is an ally of that evil. Grieving families of victims the Mascia thug murdered could have loved their fathers, sons or brothers as well.

So while empathy for a daughter dealing with traumatic stress is understandable, when coping defects are taken out on the rest of us we’re under no obligation to tolerate resulting toxic and irrational damage. In the case of Meadow Soprano here, her “work” for Bloomberg would best be met with an invitation to take her damn daddy issues out on something else, and leave our rights alone.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and a contributor to Firearms News, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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this woman is another mentally ill leftist who, like her ilk, no longer represent fellow citizens with a differing view, but, rather, enemies within the gates whose only desire is to force all to be just as they, themselves, are.. too strong a characterization? only if you believe rendering people available to criminals/tyrants is a good undertaking could such behavior/thoughts be ‘too strong’ a characterization. the divide has become too wide, the chasm too deep and the opposing sides too ideological to ever live side by side. it is time for divorce. i no longer want to live with them,… Read more »


They want you dead. Is it any more personal than that?

rich z

The sheep are arriving for their FREE STUFF , Only as they will find out ,There is NO SUCH THING AS FREE.


Quite the backsroty on that Jennifer Macia creature, David. Not surprising, though. So now we know HER excuse. We know Bloomie’s, and Gabby Gifford’s and some of that low-Watts’ past covering for Monsanto’s Roundup….. Makes me wonder what sort of dirt might be lurking under the surface of some of the others…. what’s Nick Hanauer’s dark secret that drives HIM to disarm us all? Doesn’t matter what Paul Allen’s is, cause he’s apparenty gone now. Gates, wel, his story is sort of well known, but I’ve often wondered if there was not something dark and sinister driving much of his… Read more »


To Heed the Call, You are correct, and the only course is the course our forefather took against all odds. There are many of us who remember America the way it was before the Liberals and their Bullshit became the daily fare on CNN. As an American, it’s hard to find a real news broadcast – they are all editorials based on the individual talking heads viewpoint which usually means they either work at that station or they don’t. I’m so tired of fighting bullshit, someone has to shovel it, just like when I was a kid mucking out stalls.

Don McDougall

Nice ad for The Trace by the way.

Don McDougall

He was rushed. Bit they came at him individually not in a pack.

Wild Bill

Another eye-opening Codrea article.


I agree with Infidel 762X51, We do seem to be coming into an era of sheepdom, where we believe the media despite it’s obvious agenda, people want to be told how to think and what to do to be considered socially acceptable. I am not nor have I ever been the one that you’d find next to the deffinition of socially acceptable. I am a gentleman (not cool these days) I have and use manners ( again not cool) and I am willing to go to my grave defending the principles our founding fathers held dear. I wrote a blank… Read more »

Heed the Call-up

Alex, these followers of Leftism do so because their is nothing else in their lives. They don’t believe in God and religion, but are so weak-minded that they are unable to steer their own ships and mindlessly follow the indoctrinated masses.

I don’t pity them, but I do understand why they are as they are. Sadly, until they awaken, their ships will continue to sail in the wrong direction. This requires that we must not relent and not “compromise” on our inalienable rights. As the founding fathers of our nation fought against long odds and won, we shall, too.

Robert J. Lucas

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But while he paused after shooting the first few to send out some tweets no one in the place rushed him. The left has won we are now (for the most part) a nation of sheeple, incapable of defending ourselves.