Stark Difference Between Candidate Bloomberg and President Trump on Guns in Church

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)- Comments by President Donald Trump and Candidate Michael Bloomberg, made shortly after the heroic actions of Jack Wilson, in the West Freeway Church of Christ, in White Settlement, Texas, show a stark difference in their attitude toward the Second Amendment and the wisdom of having the right to bear arms protected in the United States Constitution.

First, the reaction of President Donald Trump, as put forward in one of his famous tweets:

The tweet by President Trump is consistent with his support for the right of the individual to bear arms in defense of himself and others, as mentioned many times during his campaign.

Candidate Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City, also reacted to the defensive shooting in the West Freeway Church of Christ. He did so during a public event, which was recorded and placed on YouTube.

The statement in the video is quoted below, Michael Bloomberg said:

“And that may be true, I wasn't there and I don't know the facts that somebody in the congregation had their own gun and killed the person who murdered two other people, but it is the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot. You just do not want the average citizen carrying a gun in a crowded place.”

Michael Bloomberg may not have known all of the facts at the time he answered this question. The video of the shooting has been widely available.

Here is the link 

For those with a slower Internet connection, here is a screenshot with labels:

Texas Church Incident Shows How 2A Stops Mass Shooters
Texas Church Incident Shows How 2A Stops Mass Shooters

The facts are not in dispute. Jack Wilson clearly shot and stopped the attack, after the attacker killed two of Jack's friends in less than two seconds. Jack's single shot from a Sig P229 in .357 Sig, was fired virtually simultaneously with the attacker's third shot, aimed toward the pulpit.

Candidate Michael Bloomberg's response is completely consistent with his actions while Mayor of New York City, and since. He has spent tens of millions of dollars on political campaigns to undermine the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms for the defense of self and others, especially in public places.

Candidate Bloomberg is being honest and consistent. He thinks average people should not have guns in public places.

He backs that up with his actions. He almost certainly does not carry a gun himself, for the defense of self and others. He relies on his very professional team of armed security. With an estimated wealth of 40-50 billion dollars, he can afford the very best professionals to protect him and his.

Donald Trump has been a billionaire for some time. He is not as wealthy as Candidate Michael Bloomberg. Before he had Secret Service protection, he had his own, very professional security team. He also had a concealed carry permit and was known to carry for his own protection. His personal actions are consistent with support for the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms for the defense of self and others.

Both candidates have been consistent in their views regarding the carry of concealed weapons for the defense of self and others.

The choice is clear.


About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Doszap

Average people made you wealthy, and AVERAGE people are THE GOVERNMENT, and NO MARXIST SLOB like you are not even close to having the authority of TELLING US who and when some one can own, or carry a firearm.But, as a Frigging Yankee Secular Jew your ASS is above your nose, and you ARE so SPECIAL YOU are not above the CONSTITUTION nor is any other SOB in that rat hole area you live in,or in D.C.

vbirddogs
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vbirddogs

Let me have two minutes alone with that POS bloomberg. While I was with my daughter on a bike ride, we were assaulted be three gang bangers. As they were getting out of the car, I was on the phone with 911. As these POS were getting in my face the 911 operator says, “Sorry sir, I have to hang up now, I have a higher priority call. Someone will call you back later.” CLICK! This POS Bloomberg thinks police are the answer? This shows me just how delusional and detached from reality he really is!!! (As are most democraps)

KK
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KK

That video is always cut – in the original uncut version he also said:
“WE DON’T WANT PEOPLE TAKING THE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS”
Translation:
The “average citizen” is expendable – it is their job to DIE while waiting for law enforcement to arrive with guns and decide when to shoot.
THANKS MIKE . . . but NO THANKS!
NO WAY IN HELL!
DEFEND AMERICAN FREEDOMS!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@KK, good observations. Apparently the money grubbing Bloomer does not know that the law of self defense is designed for taking into one’s own hands.

toomanyhobbies
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toomanyhobbies

I want to know how he did all of the things he has claimed to on his TV ad as a Mayor, or is he LYING
Hint mayors do not have that scope of authority…

ColdeadHands75
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ColdeadHands75

Those “AVERAGE” citizens are probably better trained than the police! And by the time the police got there how many people would’ve been dead? Mikey you sir are a complete fucking idiot! However, the brainwashed liberals and paid off MSM would’ve much rather seen a mass shooting!

RayJN
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RayJN

The TRUTH and FACTS have nothing to do with lib policies/opinions. Bloomberg wants the shooter to have his way until the police arrive. To him self defense is vigilantism. The police have NO obligation to protect anyone.
https://mises.org/power-market/police-have-no-duty-protect-you-federal-court-affirms-yet-again
He should fire all of his armed security and take his chances on the police showing up in time like he wants for everyone else. Of course the real goal is to disarm the population so if they gain control they can sent their brown shirts out to crush any dissent.

hoss
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hoss

There are 14 things that is needed to take care of these “Commie Rat Bastards”, and they are 13 steps, and a rope!

Old Ch.E.
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Old Ch.E.

I doubt Mikey will campaign a lot in Texas except for Austin. Maybe downtown Houston. His viewpoints aren’t real popular here.

Finnky
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Finnky

@OldChE – He’s running TV ads in Dallas. Here’s to him spending billions on advertising in a vain attempt to feed his vanity. If it looks at all close, I for one will vote in demo primary in opposition to him. For those hater’s out there – we get two legal chances to vote against the worst candidates – which primary one votes in is entirely independent of how one votes in general election. Unfortunately – at this point no demo candidate has risen to -5 on 0-10 scale – where zero means I’d just as soon place a rock… Read more »

toomanyhobbies
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toomanyhobbies

I want to know how he did all of the things he has claimed on his tv ad’s to as a Mayor, or is he LYING
Hint mayors do not have that scope of authority…

UncleT
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UncleT

Trump doesn’t believe in the 2nd Amendment. Most Republicans don’t. You must ask permission from the state to buy a gun, you must be trained by a state and granted PAID permission by Most of the states to carry one. Most are content with these INFRINGEMENTS / PRIVILEGE and do not believe in the 2nd Amendment as a RIGHT. How else do you explain it? We need to change this way of thinking or or our right will become more of privilege that man anywhere can take away from you at any time for any reason. We are seeing this… Read more »

Justista
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Justista

“Trump doesn’t believe in the 2nd Amendment. Most Republicans don’t.”

I think most people realize this but what was our best choice?
I don’t see the need to kick Trump in the nuts for being the best choice we had available at the time.
Who ran that would have been more friendly?

UncleT
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UncleT

And I don’t see why we can’t be honest who we are electing and holding their feet to the fire. A tyrant is a tyrant no matter who they are. Constitution, Country comes first, no person or party is above that. And until we accept that fact, more of our rights will be destroyed and so will this country.

Tionico
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Tionico

Unka Tom, NONE of what you wrote applies to how we SHOULD vote if it comes down to a contest between Trump and ANY of the Dem hopeful/deluded. Or any of the ones who also threw their hats in the ring then picked them up again as they skulked off into the sunset. You probably write Trump off because of the bump stock business. It does not seen to be airtight clear hw much Trump had to do with that beyond planting the seed, which BATF instantly picked up and ran away with, pulling their blatantly unconstitutional trick of making… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@UT, None of what you wrote, after the assertions in your two sentences, prove your assertions in your first two sentences.
The fact that the GCA was passed by an democrat party controlled House of Representatives, Congress, and signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson argues against you.

Finnky
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Finnky

@UncleT – So do you despise me for also being a “2nd BUT” person? I support the 2nd, BUT strongly prefer we not have to use it for its primary purpose.
Continue to be hopeful, but optimism is eroding quickly… (oops – there I go using that “but” word again!)

Doszap
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Doszap

Dean
Thank you for your articles very much appreciated sir.Also thank you for your service to our country God Bless You sir.

Doszap
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Doszap

Bloomberg said HE WASN’T there, to bad he wasn’t there on the Pugh on the right.Maybe he would change his mind.

Doszap
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Doszap

He is a Jew in name only, and he is wealthy and he thinks he can run the country instead of the state of NY.
Newsflash short stuff,you have ZERO chance of being elected as POTUS,what gives you right to come to their states and buy whores seats in state governments if they will sell out their people the state and are not worthy of the seat.
They are Pharisees of today.

Possum1500
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Possum1500

A big F-You to Bloombumble!!!

Wass
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Wass

Michael Bloomberg’s utterances on guns and criminal justice in general, prove that there’s no correlation between wealth and wisdom. If he succeeds in receiving the nomination for president from the Democratic Party, an organization that’s supposed to be a standard bearer for the working and middle classes, then the party will be thrown into disarray, and the party will experience the same turmoil as in 1968. The deep, but palpable sickness is that focusing on defeating President Trump is the Dems sole goal. They offer no countervailing proposals to his successes.

Doszap
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Doszap

The Democratic party of today are Marxist whores and minions of SATAN.

Littlejohn1411
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Littlejohn1411

Just the other day that dirtbag wrote another check for ten million in air time to spew his white supremacist views. Sure would be nice if there was a billionaire Second Amendment supporter fighting back. If I had his kind of money I would have a platoon of investigators looking for dirt on him along with every constitutional lawyer and professor I could get fighting to get all of our lost rights back.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Stuck, For the price of ten million dollars for air time, Bloomers will change … not one mind. Spend away, little fella!

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

Bloomberg: “I wasn’t there and I don’t know the facts…” that much is true. Bloomberg doesn’t know the facts nor does he choose to know them. “But it is the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot.” NO! The job of when & where to shoot is the job of AMERICANS WHO KNOW & EMBRACE THEIR DUTY TO SOCIETY!!” You just do not want the average citizen carrying a gun in a crowded place”, says Bloomberg. WRONG. Yes I do. I trust the average citizen A HELLUVA LOT MORE than minimally trained cops on… Read more »

BowserB
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BowserB

The democrats don’t use facts anyway. They use feelings. Bloomberg is doing us a favor. The more he spouts off about citizens not having guns, the better our chances for a high gun-owner turnout in this years elections. 124 million gun owners can have a major impact on the outcome–that is, if they bother to vote. A 30-40% turnout will hand an election to the Democrats.

PMinFl
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PMinFl

Poor turnout from gun owners plus brainwashed , frightened non gun owners could spell trouble for us… and U.S.

Finnky
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Finnky

@Bowser – Few gun owners are single issue voters. It would help if trump stopped doing his best to piss people off. I suspect his popularity would double if he stayed off twitter for a month. Just let the demos keep digging their holes deeper.
There is a rule in politics – if you allow yourself to get nailed down on any one issue, you will lose close to half the voters, do it a few times and you are done.

Finnky
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Finnky

@USA – I’m honored that you feel a need to single me out for replies. Perhaps I’m not clear, you misunderstand me, or you truly disagree. Not clear to me… At this point, no matter how repugnant he is, I’d strongly prefer trump win in November. Knowing how he offends so many, I would prefer he make some minor effort to sweat talk at least some of those who are not yet decided. Maybe you feel that firing up the faithful, at expense of driving off independents, is a better way to win elections?

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

Finnky, you utterly fail to grasp why Trump does Trump. He gets on Twitter & tweets because he knows it will trigger commietards and they’ll uncontrollably go off like firecrackers, damaging their own credibility and electability! It’s called “THE ART OF TROLLING” and DJT is the MASTER of trolling commietards!!

Ansel Hazen
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Ansel Hazen

That’s a fat neg Finnky. Trump uses Twatter to do two things.
1) It’s the only news feed he has available to him that won’t distort the truth, because he writes it, no one edits it.
2) He say’s the bombastic stuff to troll the unbelievers and get their panties in a twist.

FORD Will
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FORD Will

DJT does twatter so well just LOOK! finnky-puss is SO upset. LOL

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Will, the “average” citizen isn’t a firearm owner. I don’t want the “average” citizen carrying firearms in public. I want firearm owners carrying public.

As to firearm owners, I bet many of us here also practice more frequently than the “typical” person that just owns a firearm(s). I, for one, enjoy target shooting, always did.

Will Flatt
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@Heed, Bloomberg is targeting gun owners when he says “average citizen”. When I dispute what he’s saying, I’m using the same context! I WANT THE AVERAGE GUN OWNER TO PRACTICE & CARRY, AND I WANT THE AVERAGE NON-GUNOWNER TO BE INURED TO THE PRESENCE OF GUN OWNERS. As for the remainder of the population who are not adamantly opposed to firearms ownership and carry, we need to proactively make them more familiar with gun owners carrying responsibly in public. We want to desensitize them to our casual presence. We want to invite the non-gunowners we know to come to the… Read more »

Grigori
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Grigori

Bloomberg is clearly more anti-gun in his actions and his rhetoric. I would never vote for him for anything.

That said, Trump has on too many occasions, spoken for gun rights, curbing illegal immigration, draining The Swamp, getting us out of The Middle East, and more, only to demonstrate the exact opposite with his actions. That is not someone I can bring myself to trust, either

Grigori
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Grigori

But you shouldn’t cause everyone knows it’s so much better when a politician tells you he’s on your side and working for you when he sticks a knife in your back than for him to tell you he’s about to stab you, eh?

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Bloomberg thinks he has enough sense to be president? NOBODY who has actually watched the recording of the shootings in that Church can come to any other conclusion than if the shooter had not been stopped when he was, there would have been more murders. He had just murdered two innocent people and he showed no intent to stop with them. He did not put that shot gun down. Nope, he jacked another round in the chamber and went after his next target. The last shot the shooter fired was at the pastor. Granted his shot coincided with the arrival… Read more »

Finnky
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Finnky

@DB – Have read elsewhere that police arrived on the scene approximately one minute after the shooting was over. Very good response time, but still far too late had church not had armed parishioners.
This just goes to show no matter how close cops are, if they are not holding your hand they are too far.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Wow, that is a better than average response time. I wonder if the detail had not called them prior to the murders? That would not surprise me. I do agree with you in that it would have been too late for at least several other innocent people. There was one shooting in Ohio when the police were actually on site when the shooting started and they had finished the job in some 30 seconds. There are rare instances. The police are not at fault here. I have seen police states and I have no desire to live in one. Even… Read more »

Terry
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Terry

2 dead in two seconds. Without Jack Wilson that could have been 60 more in the one minute that it took for police response time. (Depending of course on how many shells he had and how fast he could reload.) “When seconds count the police are just minutes away.” I guess that would have been acceptable to Bloombag.

Doszap
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Doszap

Moloch just wanted children and babies,this Yankee bastard wants all of us.

Doszap
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Doszap

Station close by and lots of cops in White Settlement.

Possum1500
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Possum1500

I highly doubt the police got their within a minute…..but even then, one to two more minutes of this guy shooting could have meant 10 more deaths!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Possum, Yep, that sure was quick and forward thinking for someone to drop everything and put their full attention on timing the police response.

Finnky
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Finnky

@WB – No quick thought required. Video was running the whole time. I’ve only seen the critical extract posted to the web (as I suspect is true for all of us) – so should have been easy for investigators to confirm from video. That said, I suspect one minute was time announced by police and probably timed from when 911 operator dispatched officers until they reported pulling into the parking lot. Unsure of economic status of White Settlement as a whole, but have read that security detail was first setup when church moved to current location – because the area… Read more »

Doszap
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Doszap

I consider my handgun to be my COP IN A POCKET.

Finnky
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Finnky

@USA – Sorry but I didn’t state that. Rewording what I said – if trying to impress leftists with one’s peaceful intentions, carrying long arms will be counter productive. I don’t object to others carrying long arms, and understand normalcy where you live. Personally I typically don’t carry one for a few reasons, starting with lack of competence with it on my part – plus my car has no trunk and I’d lose my job if caught with any firearm in the office. As practically everything in life is, this is a compromise – probability of me EVER being involved… Read more »

Doszap
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Doszap

The SCOTUS has ruled (I think)on three separate occasions ,IT IS NOT THE POLICES JOB to PROTECT individuals lives, WE are responsible for our OWN Protection, end of story.

Arizona
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Arizona

Nanny bloomberg can waste as much money as he likes, he will never be the president of the USA.

Grigori
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Grigori

Our Presidents are and for some time, have been chosen by The Deep State, the NWO, or whatever name one wishes to give them. Trump is but one more in a long succession of Deep State Presidents.

Knute
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Knute

I like ZOG or ZOGs, for Zionist Occupational Government:
“Americns have not had a presidential choice since 1932. Roosevelt was our man; every president since Roosevelt has been our man.” Harold Wallace Rosenthal
http://www.antichristconspiracy.com/HTML%20Pages/Harold_Wallace_Rosenthal_Interview_1976.htm

Possum1500
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Possum1500

Trump is just the only one that both parties are scared he is going to find their long time hidden banking….wherever they have been abusing their powers to gain capital.

Grigori
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Grigori

He’s a member of the hidden banks, same as they are.

Grigori
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Grigori

Where? Like everything else Trumpstein does, he TALKS a lot of good stuff. When it comes down to actually “doing” anything, that is entirely a different matter. Those of you who worship Trumpstein as your lord and saviour cannot be bothered to look beyond his pretty words that, while comforting to hear, are absolutely worthless without accompanying action.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@G, Then why was the CIA, FBI, and DNC all trying to prevent Trump from becoming POTUS? Why did they have an “insurance policy”? Why they still trying to negate that election?

Grigori
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Grigori

You are too dense to recognize Kabuki Theater. Many favorite movies and TV shows, the antagonists trying to do each other in, off screen are best of friends. They portray people on different sides of an issue for our entertainment, but at a minimum, get their paycheck from the same production company making them co-workers in reality.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Grigory, Analogies are not proof. Using analogies to purport to prove your assertions is not logical.

Grigori
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Grigori

Whatever, Wild Bill. Your nose will be firmly up his butt as he leads us down a path of New World Order dominance. His sweet nothing rhetoric will soothe you and comfort you as he does and allows the same things to happen as the Democrats would, but because he is “our guy” that will make it okay somehow in your mind.

Carry on.

Oldman
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Oldman

G, I guess you will vote for Warren. After all she has both rhythm and bona fide native blood coursing through her veins.

Grigori
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Grigori

At least with a liberal Democrat in office, the Trumptards realize when we are being screwed. Trump does the same or worse and it is all good.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@g, Bush reduced the average family’s fed inc tax burden by $450 over his term. Oblabla reduced the average family’s FIT burden by $0, during his term. Trump, in his first three years, has reduced the average family’s FIT burden by close to $10, 000. What is the same about Trump?

Grigori
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Grigori

Okay, do you want to tell me what Santa brought you for Christmas? Are you making plans for the Easter bunny in a few months? How about The Great pumpkin when Halloween rolls around?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@g, For all the people that I don’t get along with, on this very site, yours is a very bassackward comment.

Grigori
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Grigori

He isn’t standing in the way of anything, except perhaps the critical thinking ability of those who support him and watch for the Sun to rise and set in his bung hole despite the many things he has promised us yet proceded to do the opposite of, instead.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Trump got the border wall, tax cuts that put back $10,000 into the pockets of the average family of four, over the past year; got us out of the Paris Climate accord, Iran nuke deal (that they were not abiding by even though paid in cash), all contrary to the deep state plan. A guy could go on and on!

Grigori
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Grigori

Bull shit! The border wall status is at best, questionable. He had to be dragged kicking and screaming to that issue. Remember in 2017, his first budget, he signed it with no provision wharsoever for a wall. He said it was “an oversight” and would not happen again. A year later, he was going to do the same exact thing when Ann Coulter called him out about it. He got butthurt and started bleating about how we needed a wall, again. Got us the longest Government shutdown ever and folded like a cheap piece of lawn furniture at the end.… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@g, You say, “… questionable…”? Apparently you are not familiar with the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, or the powers of the office of POTUS.