Bloomberg Continues Stumbling Over Constitution And Rights ~ VIDEO

Opinion by Larry Keane

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USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Michael Bloomberg’s disdain for gun owners is well documented, but that didn’t stop him from reminding voters how he loathes the idea of Americans exercising freedom.

Bloomberg, the billionaire presidential candidate for the Democratic nomination, denounced the notion that free men and women would choose to provide for their own protection. He sat for an interview with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton to burnish his appeal to African American voters. During that interview, he revealed his ignorance of the Constitution, existing criminal law and his frustration with freedom-loving Americans who dare to challenge the gun control godfather.

Bloomberg said, “The whole issue of getting guns off the streets, I’ve fought the NRA tooth and nail, and I continue to do that, and we have this organization of 6 million people, Everytown it’s called or Mom’s Demand Action around the country to get good laws, background checks, so you don’t sell guns to minors, people with psychiatric problems or people with criminal records. They shouldn’t be able to buy a gun. I’m not a big fan of everybody having guns. But the Second Amendment gives you the right. I can’t do anything about that.”

The obvious implication is that he would if he could.

History Lesson

Here’s the first problem. The former New York City mayor knows, but won’t admit, the Second Amendment doesn’t give anyone the right to keep and bear arms. It protects it. That right is Creator-endowed and pre-existing, just as is the right to free speech, exercise religion and protection against unreasonable search and seizure. Sir William Blackstone noted this in his seminal work, Commentaries of the Laws of England, published in 1760, the source of common law and Framer’s Constitutional foundation.

“[T]he principal aim of society is to protect individuals in the enjoyment of those absolute rights, which were vested in them by the immutable laws of nature, but which could not be preserved in peace without that mutual assistance and intercourse which is gained by the institution of friendly and social communities,” Blackstone wrote. “Hence it follows, that the first and primary end of human laws is to maintain and regulate these absolute rights of individuals.”

Blackstone’s writings have often been scoured by U.S. Supreme Court justices. The late Justice Antonin Scalia understood this when he studied them to reach the landmark 2008 Heller decision, which affirmed the Second Amendment protects an individual right that pre-existed the Constitution’s drafting. It does not create the right.

Justice Scalia wrote, “Blackstone, whose works, we have said, ‘constituted the preeminent authority on English law for the founding generation,’ cited the arms provision of the Bill of Rights as one of the fundamental rights of Englishmen.” He added, “It was, he said, ‘the natural right of resistance and self-preservation,’ and ‘the right of having and using arms for self-preservation and defence.’ Other contemporary authorities concurred. Thus, the right secured in 1689 as a result of the Stuarts’ abuses was by the time of the founding understood to be an individual right protecting against both public and private violence.”

Laws Already Exist

Bloomberg’s second glaring omission is the obvious fact that the laws he is calling for  – to have thorough background checks, no selling guns to minors and no guns for those with dangerous psychiatric problems or criminal records – already exist. Radio host and book author Dana Loesch recently called out his duplicity on Fox and Friends.

“Literally, everything he said there is already existing law,” Loesch explained. “Him and his organizations always say, ‘You know, we really need to close, you know, these loopholes in background checks. There’s no such thing as a loophole. If you drive on a suspended license, if you get a DUI and you’re still driving, that’s not a loophole. That’s a criminal act when people break the law, that’s not a loophole.”

Bloomberg’s real problem is that Americans choose to own guns in the first place. This wasn’t the first time he’s said flat-out that Americans shouldn’t own guns. He publicly said only law enforcement should have the right to self-defense after Jack Wilson drew his firearm and stopped a murderer from killing more in the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas.

“It’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot,” Bloomberg explained at a campaign stop in Montgomery, Ala. “You just do not want the average citizen carrying a gun in a crowded place.”

These aren’t the thoughts of words for someone who would swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. Bloomberg’s disdain for the Constitution and the rights of free individuals disqualifies him from taking up the oath of office.


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PMinFl
PMinFl (@pminfl)
1 year ago

Dear God, I really hate this man.

KK
KK (@kuetsayahoo-com)
1 year ago

Now that Bloomberg got yelled at for stopping and frisking inner city Blacks to take their ILLEGAL guns, now he has to concentrate on law abiding citizens and take their LEGAL guns.
No matter, as long as he’s taking guns, he is happy.
. . . after all:
The right of Mike Bloomberg’s 17 “well trained” ex police officers, necessary for the security of Mike Bloomberg, to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed – Average citizens, “If the deer don’t die after THREE BULLETS, then god wants the deer to live, so what’re you doing”?

Larry1355
Larry1355 (@larry1355)
1 year ago

Face….he is more important than us and rich enough to have lots of body guards. Teddy Kennedy want for guns too as his bodyguards carried Uzis. In places Only they got to have full auto weapons.

Circle8
Circle8 (@circle8)
1 year ago

This little twerp is such an Anti American he makes Benedict Arnold look like a Boy Scout.

a.x. perez
a.x. perez (@a-x-perez)
1 year ago

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“It’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot,”
I remember one mass shooting in New York in which the bad guy killed one person, then was shot dead by a cop who also managed to shoot about a dozen or so innocent bystanders.
I’d rather trust a civilian than a New York cop.

Finnky
Finnky (@finnks)
1 year ago
Reply to  a.x. perez

@a.c.p – Did the cop kill the shooter in that case? I had the impression the shooter surrendered with a minor wound… which would only make the cops skills even more amazing.
Were any non LEO to do that, there’d be facing a life sentence for each death – assuming they survived LEO arrival on the scene.
Good for Jack Wilson that he’s in Texas – he’d only escape death penalty in NY or CA because authorities would want event swept under the rug – cannot have plebeians hear any positive firearms stories.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up (@daveeckartverizon-net)
1 year ago

Or dragged in as Hillary was.

Vince
Vince (@vbrady9981)
1 year ago

It is hard to follow the Constitution if you never read it! Don’t understand how he could possibly take an oath of office to protect it from enemies foreign and domestic since he is the enemy!

Tionico
Tionico (@tionico)
1 year ago
Reply to  Vince

which is WHY anyone seeking public office (yes, even dog catcher) should, as a preconditioin to taking his oath of office be required to take AND PASS a test that will establish whether he has a basic working jnowledge of the US Constitution, and that of his state of residence. Little Mikey would flunk it, Badly. So would the likes of Bidan, AOC, Tlaib, Omar, Pelosi, Feinstein, Buttigig, Clintons He and She, Sanders, whoever else is still pulling on the Democratic Party rope in hopes of a nice free ride.

hippybiker
hippybiker (@hippy-biker)
1 year ago

“De Plane Boss! De Plane!l !

Rock
Rock (@rock)
1 year ago

Bloomberg and Soros should be placed in nooses up and hung in public till they are nothing but dust… Fit punishment for their non stop anti American bullshit. Then pick up Pelosi, Schumer, the California governor and a SHITLOAD of Anti 2nd others….
Justice provided by WE THE PEOPLE…

Finnky
Finnky (@finnks)
1 year ago
Reply to  Rock

@OV – Regardless of nature vs. nature discussions, cloning does not reproduce a person. Just creates a baby with the same genes. Similar to when identical twins are separated at birth to be raised by different families – only not sharing a womb and growing up in a different time – so subjected to entirely different experiences.
See no reason to fear a blooming twin any more than any other human until it demonstrates otherwise.

Your point is valid – totally in line with bloomy’s ego.

RJL
RJL (@robert-j-lucas)
1 year ago

Weapon prohibitionists can be broken down into seven major categories. Even though their motives may vary they all pose a mortal threat to liberty.
ELITISTS
AUTHORITARIANS
CRIMINALS
THE FEARFUL
IDEOLOGICAL CHAMELEONS
SECURITY MONOPOLISTS
THE DYSFUNCTIONALLY UNWORLDLY

RJL
RJL (@robert-j-lucas)
1 year ago

What Is Good For Me Is Not For Thee!…

nrringlee
nrringlee (@nrringlee)
1 year ago

This is how fascism comes to America. It will come wrapped in the trappings of Progressive ideology. Michael Bloomberg will make a great Big Brother.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up (@daveeckartverizon-net)
1 year ago
Reply to  nrringlee

nrringlee, more apropos, a little brother.

Tionico
Tionico (@tionico)
1 year ago

aint no brudder a mine……

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill (@deplorable-bill)
1 year ago

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The LORD HIMSELF says to have and carry weapons. The 2A is law that reflects that Scripture. I have never met him (Bloomberg) but from things he has said and does, he is evil. ANYONE who would disarm any free American citizen is evil by definition. I keep an article about Bloomberg. In it he says something to the effect; If there is a GOD, when I die, I’m not waiting, I’ll go right in and tell HIM….. The reverence and humility this man does not… Read more »

Doszap
Doszap (@barry)
1 year ago

He knew he was going to heaven if there was such a thing, because all he’s done against guns. Newsflash you will never get to Heaven that way.No Jesus, No Heaven.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
1 year ago

Bloomturd is an elitist prog who has no grasp of normal people and our lives, he dismisses our rights and liberty as an obstacle to his ruling over us; dictating what we can eat & drink and how much, dictating that we cannot defend ourselves, dictating that we must fork over all our earnings to pay for his socialist nightmare. Yes, that’s right; he’s as big a commie as Bernie, just not as well-known as Bernie. Mini-Mike needs to be launched into the sun.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
1 year ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

idk, ask the lady who bought the stairway. She sets the rate.

Tionico
Tionico (@tionico)
1 year ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

don’t think he’d even want to. I hear in that place there is already a King, and that King will nut suffer another. I really dont think Little Mikey would be comfortable there, as he would NOT be able to set the rules, nor enforce them. Of course, in the Hot Place he’d have the same problem, but he’s likly already paid the price of admission to that place. Either way he goes, he will have to leave behind ALL his money and stuff and power. He has not yet figured that out…… but sooner or later he will. By… Read more »

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy (@reen-mtn-boy)
1 year ago

Bloomturd being a totalitarian Marxist doesn’t care about the Constitution or the republic. He would do away with it and control the politburea from on high with a iron fist if he had his way.
Eff Bloomturd the little would be tyrant !

Doszap
Doszap (@barry)
1 year ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

He wouldn’t survive long.

Darkman
Darkman (@darkman)
1 year ago

Even with all his Billions of $. He still can’t buy himself the one thing he needs to win. A Personality. .