Bloomberg Brings Restrictive Gun Control Agenda to Colorado

Michael Bloomberg By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America - CC BY-SA 2.0
Michael Bloomberg By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America – CC BY-SA 2.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81561515
U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Billionaire presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg detailed his gun control agenda to a private audience in Aurora, Colorado Thursday, promising that if he becomes president, he will push to require permits in advance of every firearm purchase, waiting periods those purchases, bans on so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines,” and more restrictions.

The event was broadcast live by KCNC in Denver.

He vowed to “overhaul the background check system,” and close alleged “loopholes” that include allowing a gun transaction to proceed if a check takes longer than three days, as current law allows. He will also ban 3-D printing of firearms, require some type of safe storage and ban guns at schools and colleges.

Bloomberg also pledged to “declare gun violence to be a national health emergency.”

The gathering was not open to the public.

Ironically, in a venue where he was discussing one of the most polarizing issues in the country, Bloomberg insisted he wants to “pull the country together.”

However, that’s not likely to happen with such positions as advocating licenses to buy firearms. Bloomberg insisted that obtaining a permit before a firearms purchase allows the authorities “to screen applicants for dangerous behavior.”

For Second Amendment advocates, this translates to reducing the right to keep and bear arms to a government-regulated privilege that might deny someone the exercise of a right on the belief that he or she might commit some crime in the future.

“Critics will say Americans shouldn’t need a permit to exercise their constitutional rights,” Bloomberg acknowledged, quickly adding that citizens must register in order to vote.

But lost in that comparison was the failure to acknowledge that people who register to vote aren’t denied their ability to vote based on the possibility of some future disqualification.

The former New York mayor, who bankrolled the Everytown for Gun Safety gun control lobbying group, and was co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was joined on stage by Colorado State Rep. Tom Sullivan, a Democrat whose son, Alex, was among the victims at the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora. He told the audience to get involved by joining a local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and pressing for safe storage.

Bloomberg, while stating that requiring insurance for every gun owner is an idea he likes, said insurance companies would probably not participate in such an effort.

Much of what Bloomberg discussed was pure boilerplate, and not really new. He has advocated for restrictive gun control laws in the past, and promised to continue doing so even if he is not elected president in 2020.

“I will get this done whether I get elected or not,” Bloomberg said.

The former mayor-turned-gun-control-crusader opened his remarks by reminding the closed-door audience about flipping the U.S. House of Representatives to Democrat control in 2018. He wants to push farther next year by making sure President Donald Trump loses.

“Unfortunately,” Bloomberg asserted, “we have a president who bows down to the extremists who run the NRA.”

Instead, apparently Bloomberg believes the president should “bow down” to extremists in the gun prohibition movement.

He maintained that gun control should be something involving Republicans as well as Democrats.

“This should not be a partisan issue,” he insisted.

But that’s how gun control is shaping up across the United States, and on Capitol Hill. With Democrats controlling both houses of the Virginia Assembly thanks in no small way to the $2.5 million that Everytown’s action fund invested in overturning GOP control of the Virginia Senate, the new majority is feverishly pushing new gun control measures with an eager anti-gun Gov. Ralph Northam hoping to sign them into law.

Likewise, in Washington State, where the new House Speaker is anti-gun Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma), gun control will be a major issue starting next month when the Legislature convenes. Democrats control the legislature in Washington as well, and Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee has endorsed all manner of gun control since taking office.

Bloomberg money has also played a big role in pushing gun control in the Evergreen State. He backed at least two gun control initiatives, both of which passed, including I-1639, now being challenged in U.S. District Court in Tacoma by the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association.

“I will never back down from this fight,” Bloomberg vowed.

RELATED:

WA Activists Alarmed: New House Speaker is Veteran Anti-Gunner


About Dave WorkmanDave 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.

 

50
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
33 Comment threads
17 Thread replies
3 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
37 Comment authors
olddogStripesevenArnywillydGAMtns Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
Notify of
olddog
Member
olddog

He seems to be going to and holding lots and lots of PUBLIC rallies. Ah-hmmm

Stripeseven
Member
Stripeseven

Remember now, look at what has happened in Virginia.. Alrighty then…So let the deprivation of rights begin. Right?.. Wrong.. The Republics Constitution does not give them the unchecked, unchallenged power that they so desire, in implementing a Regime of control that they demand. They intend to rob Americans of their Liberty with surgical precision, then tell everyone what they’re going to do, and when they’re going to do it…. They intend to usurp our rights, make what so many have died for in the name of Freedom… meaningless, all the while trashing the Constitution. So where did all of their… Read more »

Arny
Member
Arny

I really need to wonder where his finances lay. Within what companies ? You see he’s another Obama. Great salesman for 2A.

GAMtns
Member
GAMtns

If 500,000 people wrote their senators to get a bill passed PROHIBITING people from other states and their money interfering and manipulating elections, then the elite Marxists like Bloomberg would be disempowered to control the sovereignty of the states. Get people to demand this from their representatives. We have to get on their backs until they do. We have several million gun owners and people with permits who can stand up and demand this graft to stop.

willyd
Member
willyd

I understand that there is a hole 4’x7’x6′ waiting to be filled!!!!!!!!

BigJim
Member
BigJim

Once he’s got the guns banned he’ll start on soda pop, how much gasoline you can purchase in a week, potatoe chips, fast food restaurants, tattoos and piercings, how much electricity you can use in a month, basically anything he feels like that week.

MICHAEL J
Member
MICHAEL J

How does any anti-American even allowed to run for office? His blatant statement that he’ll get gun control whether or not getting elected is a sure sign this idiot doesn’t care about the Constitution. Why isn’t there a law restricting his qualifications. He’s clearly a communist, only true patriots need apply.

MICHAEL J
Member
MICHAEL J

How does any anti-American even allowed to run for office? His blatant statement that he’ll get gun control weather or not getting elected is a sure sign this idiot doesn’t care about the Constitution. Why isn’t there a law restricting his qualifications. He’s clearly a communist, only true patriots need apply.

macdog
Member
macdog

Thank You USA for your efforts in Aurorastan. Former mayor Doomberg got his foot in the Colorado door thanks to our former gov the “Feckless Hickenlooser” and taking advantage of previous tragedies to do so to push his agenda on those who are beneath him. (freakin vulture). If former mayor Doomberg were so concerned; why is he not in the free fire zones of Chicago; Maryland; LA among others. The answer maybe that Colorado has unfortunately become the eastern beach front for Californication. Unfortunately there is no wall around California and crossing the borders is not regulated. And with democRAT… Read more »

American Patriot
Member
American Patriot

Ooooh to my suprise!

rotten-ron
Member
rotten-ron

He, as all Americans have a right to their opinion and free speech. If he wants to use his money to express his opinion that’s also his right. That said, it’s my right to disagree, question how his gun control agenda will prevent mass violence, and what is he proposing to address mental health issues? We all need to be more factual, and less emotional!! (My opinion and my right to express it, here and especially at the polls!!) And yes, the oath I swore as a Naval officer was to defend the constitution from enemies both foreign and within.

Doszap
Member
Doszap

Scum of the earth,big pocketbook not enough he’s bought VA, he’s planning on doing the same to SIX other key swing states,asked about the money he said “Whatever it takes, doesn’t matter about the money it’s there”.
When politicians think they can BUY our country it’s time to put feet on our couch potato arses,and get in their faces.
SICK AND TIRED of the EAST coast shit states and West coast perverts trying to RUN OUR lives.
Also as they RUIN THEM.

Superman
Member
Superman

‘East coast sh*t states and West coast perverts’? Generalize much? How old are you, twelve?

Arny
Member
Arny

I agree with most of your statement but generalizing doesn’t help the cause. We here on the east coast are fighting face to face with these Aholes. We are actually your first line of defense to keep the 2A alive & well. Coming from the East Coast shit state known as Gettysburg PA, On the border to the commy (Police) state of MD. Gotta go deer season in here. You know the reason we have 2A, (sarc). lol

Tionico
Member
Tionico

quickly adding that citizens must register in order to vote. Idiot fails to equate apples and apples. He fails to remember that SCOTUS declared a very insignficant “poll tax” to be paid as a precondition to voting, is an unconstitutinal infringement on a right guaranteed in the US Constitution. Ths his nightmare of requireing a permit or license (all but certain to incur a COST) as a preconditioin to buying a gun would be equally unconstitutional. He further fails to consider that we each of us only get to vote ONE TIME each election, AND that we must be US… Read more »

Doszap
Member
Doszap

ANY law made or passed that does not CONFORM to the CONST and BOR’s is NO LAW, and is NOT TO BE OBEYED.
Funny how they throw this aside like an old sock.

Big George
Member
Big George

‘Presidential Gun Sense Forum’?!…S’funny, I didn’t see PRESIDENT TRUMP there! A tad premature thinking aren’t we ‘mikey’??!!

Vern
Member
Vern

Bloomberg has never sacrificed anything in his life for anyone, yet he expects everyone to sacrifice their rights for him. “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have… Read more »

KDad
Member
KDad

We already have TOO MUCH GUN CONTROL here in Colorado so butt the hell out Mike !!

Foe Pa
Member
Foe Pa

The problem in Colorado is the “Red Flag Law”. Under this law ANYONE, including local law enforcement, can be adjudicated a “mental defective” by a “judge” in an ex parte hearing. A far left state government appointed judge will issue the order and execution of the order does not require participation of the local sheriff. The state government can by itself, or with cooperation of BATFE, execute a “no knock warrant”. In addition, although you have a right to a “hearing” at a later date, there is no provision in the law to expunge the adjudication even if you were… Read more »

Foe Pa
Member
Foe Pa

This law could potentially set the stage for confiscation statewide and people could be picked because of their political leanings and gun owners can be identified from gun registration. There has already been movement by some to establish the position that if you are not “progressive” in your thinking that you are “mentally defective” and efforts have been made to publish this position in medical articles with peer review. “Breakpoint” had a commentary on this last spring.

ExGob
Member
ExGob

We already have too much gun control ‘everywhere’ in the USA and none of it is allowed by the second amendment to The Constitution. The first amendment guarantees everyone the right to talk about anything, including firearms restrictions, all they want, and there’s a hell of a lot of it going on. But the first amendment does not make the second null and void. If the firearms restrictions advocates put as much emphasis on the importance of the second amendment as they do on the first, there would be a hell of a lot less talk and promises made about… Read more »

Ryben Flynn
Member
Ryben Flynn

The Right to Vote is the 24th. Amendment and not in the Bill of Rights which are restrictions on the Government. “The right of CITIZENS of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.” Registering to vote is to verify citizenship.Registering is not a permit. Even if you are not registered you can… Read more »

Cruiser
Member
Cruiser

Shame on any Gun Owner who votes Democrat.

Wild Bill
Member
Wild Bill

Luckily, Bloomberg lacks a charming personality, and can barely contain the aversion and disdain that he has for the American middle class.

Foe Pa
Member
Foe Pa

Academia keeps churning out illiterate and brainwashed masses while we keep placing teachers on a pedestal. Because of the influence of our schools and universities and a no longer independent press we have lost a generation and they are swiftly working on the next one. Colorado is no longer a conservative state. Gerrymandering by the Democrats has made it all but impossible to right the ship and the only remotely possible solution would be succession by the counties to the south, north, and west of Denver and Berkeley East (Boulder). An influx of California and New York elitists in Telluride,… Read more »

Morrigan
Member
Morrigan

Bloomie: “I will never back down from this fight”.

Note: Neither will I. YOU do not decide whether or not the 2nd Amendment guarantees my
rights or not. Go count your money and leave me alone.

Stripeseven
Member
Stripeseven

Unless those that seek to destroy America are prosecuted for their crimes against the people, these assaults on Freedom will continue. TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242 explains in a language that everyone can easily understand, that deprivation of rights is a federal crime. No one is above the law…

Cruiser
Member
Cruiser

Where is there a Lawyer who will take on people like Bloomberg or any other Tyrant
who tries to trample our rights? Who will “Tie the bell on the cats tail?” Just like any other criminal, the only thing they understand is force.

Vern
Member
Vern

Truth can be resisted, but it can never be defeated.

Core
Member
Core

Bloomberg is a liar and is unfit to serve the office of president. He is in violation of Article VI within his own city and jurisdiction. In his interview with King this morning he attacked the NRA. I find his attack amusing because it’s a bold faced lie in asserting the NRA is in anyway responsible for ghetto criminals fostered by Bloomberg’s engineered policies. Chicago is testament to their bullshit assertion that law abiding gun ownership has anything to do with violent crime. Bloomberg is cancer.

Dubi Loo
Member
Dubi Loo

Hey Bloomingidiot, YOU FIRST! Disarm your private security detail. Do it today.

OneEyeOpen
Member
OneEyeOpen

I live in the evergreen state. Bummblingberg does not. We are now fighting, to right the wrong he and his people have done. Scum as this should never be allowed to disrupt the legal system of a state were he does not reside. A-holes as this, reminded me why, I was a business owner most of my life. So I could refuse any and all work he may have tried to commissioned from my company. I did just fine without his tainted money. When he smiles, it’s as if I’m watching a CG movie, where this clown starts to morph… Read more »

Craig
Member
Craig

I wonder if he will declare the things that are the greatest cause of death to Americans an assault of life… In order of magnitude…. Opioid overdose….. Vehicle death…. Abortion…. Ban something that matters you stupid maggot ass!

Finnky
Member
Finnky

With any luck, he will catch the flu on campaign trail, and pass on by end of the year. As I recall, flu falls between opioid OD and vehicle deaths. Nothing glorious about such a death and no way to make him a martyr to his cause. Would also be satisfied with a good old fashioned heart attack – they kill more than twice as manny Americans as opioid OD, so hi on any honest list of hazards. Just waiting for warren’s speech on cardiac violence. Maybe she will propose mandatory heart confiscation :]

Cruiser
Member
Cruiser

“I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.”

― Mark Twain

Wild Bill
Member
Wild Bill

@Cruiser, a most excellent quote!

Whatzit
Member
Whatzit

Banning things by law does not make them go away. Look at the wonderful “war on drugs”. Look at prohibition. Bans are merely theater. Bans make legislators look like they are doing something constructive. Law does not prevent crime.

Autsin Miller III
Member
Autsin Miller III

Personally, I’m glad he jumped in the race. It will force the rest of the democratic candidates to show their hands as well. Let 2020 be defining moment in the history of the country. Let’s see if the working class Democrat is really ready to abandon the constitution, indenture themselves and drink tiny sodas in the hope this megalomaniac might spare them some crumbs.
For me (Harold) I will not comply.

JDT
Member
JDT

I hope the gun grabber politicians finally coming full blown honest out of the gun closet about creating even more unconstitutional infringment laws blows up in their face when voters finally see the true agenda. They will slither back into hiding like the snakes they are and try to come up with another plan.

ffi2013
Member
ffi2013

I can’t take these Democrats anymore they want to give free everything to illegal’s while I work my ass off for nothing than they want to strip away our right’s all while they are supposed to work for us something has to give

Deplorable Bill
Member
Deplorable Bill

Thank you.

Arm up, carry on.

option31
Member
option31

Bloomberg is nothing more or less than a slave owner wanna be. He banned large soda’s in NYC, wanted salt bans and now is going after firearms despite what SCOTUS said in Heller. He wants to ban cigarettes. Their can be no other logical conclusion except he thinks he owns us and will determine what we will be allowed to buy own and sell

Cruiser
Member
Cruiser

Having wealth, does not make you immune from mental illness, there are many examples in government and Hollywood..

MSG L
Member
MSG L

POTUS?? I doubt that even he could buy it in the time he has. I was listening to him on the radio and this part concerned me the most. “I will get this done whether I get elected or not,” Bloomberg said.

Cruiser
Member
Cruiser

Molon labe

Jaque
Member
Jaque

Bloomberg sees himself as King Michael. He needs to be reminded what happened to the last King who tried to subjugate Americans.

Deplorable Bill
Member
Deplorable Bill

All of this coming from a man who goes nowhere without his security detail. Had he really cared about the loss of human life he might have been putting a portion of his money to stop abortion. Abortion is not just about pre birth anymore. Where does that stop? Sorry Johny, but mommas feelings on abortion are retroactive etc. Hitler murdered 6 million Jews in western Europe with another 7 million Jews on the Russian front. I wonder how many babies were murdered since it was legalized but I will bet my life’s savings it’s a lot more than 13… Read more »

TheRevelator
Member
TheRevelator

Over 65 Million and counting.