Anti-gun Billionaire Bloomberg Reportedly Prepping for Presidential Run

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Anti-gun Billionaire Bloomberg Reportedly Prepping for Presidential Run

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has been helping bankroll pro-gun-control candidates and citizen initiatives across the country, is reportedly preparing to enter the Democratic presidential race, according to published reports.

Friday is the deadline for filing for the Democratic primary ballot in Alabama and according to CNN, he was preparing to file the necessary paperwork to have his name on that March 3, 2020 Alabama primary ballot.

If Bloomberg enters the race, he will provide a formidable challenge to President Donald Trump. Bloomberg critics have accused him of “weaponizing” his wealth in order to erode the Second Amendment rights of tens of millions of gun owners.

According to the New York Times late Thursday, “Bloomberg and his advisers called a number of prominent Democrats on Thursday to tell them he was seriously considering the race, including former Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the retired majority leader who remains a dominant power broker in the early caucus state. Aides to Mr. Bloomberg also reached out to Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, the chair of the Democratic Governors Association.”

Earlier this year, Bloomberg told reporters he was not interested in running. His turnabout is raising eyebrows across the political landscape, and it will definitely raise alarms within the Second Amendment community.

Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund just spent $2.5 million to swing the Virginia legislature to Democrats. Gov. Ralph Northam is already promising to make gun control his first priority in January.

Out west, Everytown and Bloomberg personally have put more than $2 million into gun control initiative campaigns in Washington State, which has become a hotbed of anti-gun political activity.

Published reports say Bloomberg’s motives for changing his mind include former Vice President Joe Biden’s faltering campaign, and the increasing popularity of Sen. Elizabeth Warren. She has already promised to essentially declare war on Wall Street, where Bloomberg made his fortune.

But behind those issues, gun control is lurking in the tall grass. President Trump has been filling federal judicial vacancies with conservative, pro-Constitution conservative judges. He has put Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, and both are viewed as pro-gun associate justices.

CNN reported that Bloomberg started rethinking his decision to stay out of the race “in part, because he does not believe any of the current candidates are positioned to defeat Trump.”

Bloomberg’s potential entry into the presidential race was the lead story on ABC’s World News Tonight, underscoring how seriously the establishment media is taking this development. That the media dislikes Trump is no secret, and Bloomberg has been an outspoken critic of the president.

ABC described Bloomberg as “a centrist” who is interested in “gun reform.” But rights activists call that “camo speak” because no matter how it is packaged, it is still gun control, and many believe Bloomberg’s gun control philosophy is extreme.

In a 2017 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg seemed to suggest that all handguns are illegal.

“This year there will be 31,000 people killed with illegal handguns,” the former Big Apple mayor stated at the time, “12,000 murdered, 19,000 [will] commit suicide. And there have been more people killed with illegal handguns than soldiers that have died since the Revolutionary War through today in defense of our country.”

And last year, The Hill took Bloomberg and his Everytown gun prohibition lobbying group, to task for habitually straying from the truth. That story noted:

“Bloomberg’s various gun control groups release one report after another that are at least as untruthful as their numbers on school shootings.

“His perennial favorite gun control measure is background checks on private gun transfers. Everytown purports to have evidence showing that these background checks reduce domestic violence against women by 47 percent, suicides by 47 percent, and shootings of police by 53 percent. But Everytown has never actually examined how crime rates change before and after the measure is adopted. Instead, Bloomberg's group compares states, with no attempt to account for anything other than their differing background check laws.

“When states have adopted these background checks, they have experienced a 15 percent increase in per capita rates of mass public shooting fatalities. They have also seen a 38 percent increase in the rate of injury from these attacks. There is no evidence that the expanded background checks reduce rates of any type of violent crime as well as mass public shootings, suicide, murder of police officers, and domestic violence against women. Other academic research by economists and criminologists consistently confirms this.”

The New York Times said Thursday a Bloomberg candidacy “could represent a seismic disruption in the Democratic race.”

Bloomberg has what might be considered a healthy advantage over those Democrats remaining in the race. He has not participated in the debate process so far, so the public doesn’t know where he stands on major issues. The field of candidates has been thinned almost by half with the departures of back-benchers including Beto O’Rourke, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and California Congressman Eric Swalwell.

Therefore, Bloomberg can come into the race with no bruises and a clean suit.

Bloomberg could easily put together a formidable campaign, with top advisors and plenty of staffers. His personal fortune would allow him to escape the travails of fund-raising, so he could focus totally on the campaign.

For gun owners and Second Amendment activists, a Bloomberg candidacy would represent a frontal assault and require all of their efforts. That means not one gun owner could sit out the 2020 election, should Bloomberg enter the race and win the nomination next summer.


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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An uncle said he got a call from a pollster asking if he was going to vote democrat in 2020, he told them heck yeah, DNC all the way. Had the pollster heard him laughing after he hung up he would have thought he had just been punk’d. He says he does it to ramp up their numbers and hopes the pole is screwed up.

ExGob
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ExGob

Obviously, you don’t need a gun when you’re always surrounded by a squad of body guards armed to the teeth. What this asshole needs is a good scary dose of reality ’till he’s left shaking like a dog shitting peach seeds. The everyday human is on his own and he earns and deserves every right and means to protect himself and his loved ones.

BE PREPARED!

MSG L
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MSG L

His “policies” are disliked nationwide. He will never be POTUS, just the guy in the background, buying elections like Virginia and Washington State.

Will
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Will

VOTE TRUMP/PENCE 2020 !

tomcat
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tomcat

Nice picture below. Pictures tell more than words and it looks pretty incriminating. Of course you can be a republican, a democrat, an independent and then a democrat again all before breakfast. This shrunk up old dolt can’t convince anyone they need to give up their big sodas. I thought Bernie would be the last one I might consider voting for but this one is way behind. I hope he blows his whole wad and walks away penniless.

Vince
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Vince

He is too old at 77, and believes America should belong to the rich.

Will
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Will

@USA,maybe that little pissant is ate up with Napoleon Syndrome ! Just a little pissant ! Use to be a song called ‘short people’ cant remember who did it though.

Ansel Hazen
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Ansel Hazen

Randy Newman.

RoyD
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RoyD
Oldvet
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Oldvet

Still think at least some of those fires are being strategically set , ANTIFA anyone ?
They set everything on fire during riots !

Oldvet
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Oldvet

If anyone has any doubts ,check out the Home-again-chip implanted in dogs !
Testing in progress , on mans best friend no less.

Finnky
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Finnky

Dogs are not people. Unlike children, our pups cannot talk, so cannot ask for help getting home – besides lost children are publicized and searched for by police and volunteers, so do not end up just adopted by someone trying to help. My dogs wear collars with tags, but those can get lost. I do not object in any way to chipping the dogs. I do however object to the chip in my dog who came from a rescue group – seems like every other time I check his status, HomeAgain lists him as belonging to the rescue group. Reach… Read more »

UncAl
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UncAl

Here-ye, Here-ye, the vote’s already been paid for; “Bloomingidiot” in our House, will end the Rights in America as we know it! Better to succumb as a Patriot, then suffer the chapped lips of sucking “hind-teat” on the scrotum of the devil’s advocate!

freedom isnt cheap
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freedom isnt cheap

i can tell you “count on it” We Patriots will not lay down to this farce of enemies

Doszap
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Doszap

This is great news for whoever makes $$$$$ off of ad’s, because he will be wasting his money LOTS of it, and his time, WHO, outside of the East Coast(Upper) gives a rats arse what this Traitor has to say. All we need is a 5′ tall NAZI GUN GRABBER standing on a milk crate at the debates trying to preach SOCIALISM to Americans.

SHAWN
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SHAWN

Michael Bloomberg is 100% disqualified from my vote guaranteed.

Gdubb
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Gdubb

Another beautifully written piece from Dave – thank you sir. I find it comical that this Bloom-turd thinks he can buy his way into the White House. Doesn’t he understand that snowflakes hate very rich old white males? Or, at least they say they do. I guess they still like Bernie the Red – he’s fairly wealthy. Same with Dipshit Joe and Pocahontas, even though she seems to look mostly female or perhaps is a non-binary. He has purchased some legislation in other US States through initiatives, which is illegal according to the Caliphate News Network, but it’s all fine… Read more »

StWayne
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StWayne

So now the left is attempting to steal an election, by buying it? They have no shame. They have no honor. And now, they have no hope.

freewill
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freewill

Bloomberg should be in jail, a few years ago he got caught hiring people to go around the country making straw purchases, but I guess since he’s a Democrat he’s above the law, He used to be a phony Republican!

Will
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Will

Just in on Hannity ! Eric Holder,the ‘fast and furious’ scumbag is thinking about entering the race too. Totally beyond hilarious !

tomcat
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tomcat

@ Will The more clowns they bring to the circus the more fun we will have watching them being the idiots they are. Maybe they are going to have a circle jerk.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

With “Pokahauntus ” doing the pivot?

Doszap
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Doszap

I wouldn’t recommend him showing his face in the South at any rally. He’s the most racist, law breaking, anti gun pig(except for Fast n Furious) AG of the US ever.
He has ZERO qualifications.NONE, all negative.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

That does sound encouraging .

RoyD
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RoyD

I had a notion concerning Bloomberg’s running for President today. I thought, what is most important to someone like Bloomberg? My answer was his continued power provided by his wealth. His power (wealth) would be diminished by Democrats assuming control of the Presidency. He is, at his basic level, a businessman.
So one way to maintain his level of power would be to scuttle the Democrat’s chances of attaining the highest office in the land. And that, I think, could be his real goal.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Roy…Think his narcissistic ego is probably driving him beyond any common sense.
Wait common sense , I fud up .

Finnky
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Finnky

@USA – First response to you was a thumbs down. I’m guessing some Bloomberg fan found this article through a google search and struggles to believe that anyone does not worship the same god (Bloomberg) as they do.

ShooterOne
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ShooterOne

All gun owners and pro Second Amendment Americans need to become ultra active against these types of gun control advocates. I am looking forward to the upcoming training on how to effectively oppose the gun grabbers.