Bloomberg Urges Politicians Ignore Homeland Security on Guns

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BloomBerg urges politicians to ignore pro-gun orders from Homeland Security and President Trump.

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Bloomberg's Everytown Law can't run from their anti-gun, anti-Constitution memorandum.

The memorandum urges governors and mayors to essentially ignore the Department of Homeland Security and our nation's President and to be confident about banning gun sales. It falls way short of providing legal justification for this clear infringement of Second Amendment rights.

Click here to read the memorandum: everytownresearch.org/documents/2020/03/memorandum.pdf/

The above further supports the thesis of the following piece posted by the NRA-ILA yesterday.

Gun Control End Game Revealed as Bloomberg Groups Launch Campaign to Close Gun Stores

The mask is off (so to speak), and it is now clear beyond any reasonable dispute: America’s largest and most well-funded gun control advocacy group is systematically trying to ban law-abiding Americans, en masse, from acquiring firearms. And this at a time when Americans in record numbers have decided for themselves they need guns more than ever.

Events have been unfolding so quickly with respect to the constitutional right to acquire firearms during the COVID-19 outbreak that it’s difficult for the public to keep up with them.

First, Americans across the country swarmed to gun stores in March to exercise their rights during the early stages of the unfolding emergency.

Then, gun stores were ordered to close by several anti-gun governors and local officials who were horrified that so many first-time gun buyers had gained a newfound appreciation for the Second Amendment.

Next, the Department of Homeland Security issued guidance to the states that gun stores are part of America’s essential infrastructure during emergencies, and the NRA and others filed lawsuits challenging the closures.

Several closure orders were then reversed.

Now, as the third week of lockdowns across the nation has begun, and numbers showing record firearm sales in March have emerged, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has reversed his earlier determination that gun stores are essential and ordered them to close throughout the state.

In the midst of this new development, a memorandum emerged from gun prohibition advocates Everytown for Gun Safety, a group whose chief funder is none other than failed Democrat presidential contender Michael Bloomberg. The memorandum urges governors and mayors, despite the DHS guidance, to feel confident banning gun sales. It also purports (but ultimately fails) to provide legal justification for this clear infringement of Second Amendment rights.

Ironically, the gist of the “argument” put forth in the memorandum is that at a time when unprecedented incursions against a host of constitutional rights are underway as an asserted response against the coronavirus, the Second Amendment is receiving preferential treatment. The right to keep and bear arms should also, the memo argues, be subjected to infringements.

Even less convincingly, the memo argues that any burden imposed by the closure orders is minimal because “states and localities are ordering businesses to close temporarily—delaying the ability to acquire a gun—not barring anyone from gun possession permanently.”

Needless to say, however, if a first-time gun buyer seeks to obtain a firearm because of the dangers posed by the COVID-19 emergency, it would be ludicrous to say the person’s rights remain intact because he or she might be able to buy a gun after the emergency ends.

The memo only purports to address constitutional issues and fails to recognize another important aspect of the legal picture: the numerous state laws that specifically limit the authority of state and local officials to restrict the right to keep and bear arms during a declared emergency. Some of these laws specifically cover transfer and sale.

Everytown’s memo is unsigned, and it is unclear who the actual authors are or if they are even licensed to practice law (and if so, in which jurisdictions). It is identified only as coming from Evertyown Law, “the litigation arm of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.”

It is not just an informational article for the general public, however, but is addressed specifically to “State and Local Officials Responsible for Promulgating and Enforcing COVID-19 Emergency Closure Orders.” The memo, without disclaimer, openly offers legal advice to these officials and lobbies them for changes in official policy.

This raises serious questions about whether the authors are engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in one or more jurisdictions where the memorandum was distributed and whether they are engaging in lobbying activities on behalf of Everytown without proper registration. Both activities carry potentially serious legal sanctions.

But putting aside the possible skirting of applicable regulations, what’s especially noteworthy about the memo’s substance is how it is designed to urge and reassure the officials to whom it is addressed that banning firearm sales is the proper response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Everytown has traditionally labored to portray itself as within the mainstream of “gun safety” advocacy. Again and again, its officials and surrogates have insisted they “support” the Second Amendment and gun ownership by law-abiding Americans. Some even claim to own guns themselves. The group’s most visible efforts have typically concerned what it claims are merely policies designed to “keep guns out of the wrong hands,” including support for so-called “universal background checks” and “red flag laws.”

But Everytown, its subsidiaries, and its patron Bloomberg have also veered into the realm of overt firearm prohibition advocacy, including by supporting a ban on America’s most popular centerfire rifle, the AR-15, and similar semiautomatic self-defense rifles (which they call “assault weapons”).

With this memorandum, however, it is abundantly clear to all what close observers have known about Everytown all along: that they simply want ALL Americans to be denied the right to obtain ALL firearms altogether.

As the COVID-19 outbreak increases in intensity, Americans are suffering and fearful for the safety of themselves and their families. They know that in addition to a national pandemic whose ultimate lethality is still undetermined (but projected to be grave), there are other looming events that could threaten their well-being. Stocks of critical supplies are strained. The economy is in a shambles. Police are scaling back enforcement efforts. And Inmates are being released from jails and prisons by the thousands, with predictable and deadly consequences.

For Bloomberg’s Everytown, however, this crisis is merely one more occasion to exploit to pursue their true objective: a total ban on the availability of firearms.

It further demonstrates that Everytown is not only radically devoted to firearm prohibition, it is heedless of what that could means to the lives and safety of innumerable innocent people during the present crisis.



National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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nobodyuknow

Michael Bloomberg= Kommunist Azzhole

2WarAbnVet
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2WarAbnVet

“The right of self defense is the first law of nature. In most governments, it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Whenever standing armies are kept up, and when the right of people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty , if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” – Henry St. George Tucker, Blackstone’s 1789 Commentaries on the Laws of England
“No its not!” – Bloomberg, self-righteous leftist 2020

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Get Out

IMOA, Bloomberg should spend a few more millions to find out why so many “New gun buyers” are buying firearms than ever before? Anyone know if he still has armed security with him wherever he goes while blathering about his gun control agenda? I also believe that the gun controllers have lost a lot of their gun control momentum due to people that were riding the fence have come to our side now.

a.x. perez
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a.x. perez

The Covid-19 crisis has changed the gun debate. It has gone from being about keeping guns out of the hands of evil people to making sure they are available to good people in time of need. We need to make sure people. are still thinking the new way come 3 Nov..

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@axp, it is even bigger than than. Note with horror this speech from CA gov Newscum: Gavin Newsom Declares California a ‘Nation-State’ Francis Wilkinson BloombergApril 9, 2020, 4:00 PM UTC Gavin Newsom Declares California a ‘Nation-State’ (Bloomberg Opinion) — California this week declared its independence from the federal government’s feeble efforts to fight Covid-19 — and perhaps from a bit more. The consequences for the fight against the pandemic are almost certainly positive. The implications for the brewing civil war between Trumpism and America’s budding 21st-century majority, embodied by California’s multiracial liberal electorate, are less clear. Speaking on MSNBC, Governor… Read more »

gregs
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gregs

this is such a laugh. if you read the opinion from the case, it was an “adult” bookstore that was closed after they found there was illicit acts and solicitation for prostitution occurring on premises. the finding stated, “The closure statute is directed at unlawful conduct having nothing to do with books or other expressive activity.” that does not make it a First Amendment case. LIARS it really is not that hard to think they would lie like this to promote their push to violate law-abiding citizens from expressing their rights, all of them. they should be held accountable for… Read more »

ShooterOne
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ShooterOne

Doesn’t everyone know that Bloomberg is the smartest man in the world? If you don’t believe me just ask him. We need to band together and put a stop to his kind of traitorous actions. I am so furious that we have stood by and let the bureaucrats take away so many of our rights. The people we have elected to protect our rights have done the opposite. Stolen from our Social Security after we have all paid for it all our lives. Voted themselves raises beyond our raises. Voted themselves retirement and medical packages so they don’t have to… Read more »

Gene Ralno
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Gene Ralno

This places Everytown, in addition to Bloomberg and all his other lackeys, clearly outside the law. And if they’re outlaws, perhaps the arms industry should treat them in kind. Whenever they screech, simply ignore their message and lay out a barrage of facts that counter their absurd positions and proposals. What an outrage this is.

Catatonic
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Catatonic

To paraphrase the old adage: You can’t confuse them with facts; their minds are made up.

MICHAEL J
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MICHAEL J

Aren’t we tired of politicians and bureaucrats telling us what we can’t do, all the while they do the opposite? Bloomberg, disarm your security detail and maybe we’ll listen to your ranting. Nevermind, you won’t so I won’t.

james
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james

Appears that Mr. Mike is the one lacking sufficient grey matter these days when it comes to our Second Amendment and law abiding citizens.

joefoam
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joefoam

Thats it Mike, ignore the law if it doesn’t fit your narrative.

Catatonic
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Catatonic

That’s what the rich and powerful have always done.

Stone
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Stone

Does anybody know why Mike is so afraid of guns? He has armed body guards, he doesn’t seem to be afraid of their guns. If he makes all of us get rid of our guns, do you truly believe he will have his body guards disarm? Seriously, this man seems to have issues, if New York actually passed that Psych exam to get a gun crap, I doubt he would pass. We found out that a million of so leftist were not really anti-gunners when Corvid broke out, but I get the feeling Mike would be too scared to defend… Read more »

Catatonic
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Catatonic

This is a question that I’ve long struggled with myself. Why are all these rich, powerful people so dead set against the rest of us being able to protect/defend ourselves? Are they really planning to take over the country/world and don’t want us to be able to stand in their way? Heck, if that’s their goal, they could do it anyway, whether we’re armed or not; in fact, they’re pretty much doing it already. Their wealth leaves the vast majority of us looking like beggars, and we’re pretty much impotent compared to them when it comes to any real power.… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

Stone and Cat, Mini-Mike is scared of guns. What scares him is not being able to buy power. He understands what Chairman Mao said, Power flows from the barrel of a gun. If people have guns and refuse to be bought with money then Col Colt makes everyone equal. EQUALITY is his most basic fear.

Knute
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Knute

DaveF) Dead on the money! Kudos. In spades! The wealthy cannot tolerate equality, because they’re so foolish. In any honest system, they lose. Their only hope is lying and cheating their way through life, and unfortunately, the sheeple make that easy for them.
At least so far. I have high hopes that this time around it might be different!

Core
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Core

Wow talk about status quo autocracy! It seems there’s absolutely no constitutional merit or legal merit in this absurd memo. Who do they think they are? They need to be held accountable for this blatant violation of Article VI. SCOTUS needs to take action now and restore constitutional law!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Core, They think that they are the worthy ones that will finally destroy the Constitution so that the unwashed masses (that is us) can be controlled. Every level of government federal and state know that they can get away with ignoring the Constitution because the courts are slow, expensive, and many judges are elitists, themselves. They learned this from history and Bayrock Oblabla, made sure that they were aware.

It is the courts that must restore the Constitutional rule of law, the President has no such power, except preaching from the pulpit!

JFCrosby
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JFCrosby

This was a good article, but the popup ads are really annoying.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

JFC, Look at your browser settings.

TNJEWBOY
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Mini Mike needs to go back into his hole.
Not one inch.

nrringlee
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nrringlee

People no longer have faith in government. Trump has little or nothing to do with that. Folks see corruption and incompetence where progressives see the beautiful machine of positivist state power directing the every move of every American. People vote in different ways. When they completely lose hope they vote with their feet and flee. When they are faced with existential threats they gear up and arm up. That is what his happening here. People listen to the experts blather and bleat while at the same time developing their own response to the crisis. Self-reliance and free thought are antimatter… Read more »

woody
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woody

Now I understand why Bloomberg stopped caring about the the Presidency, By controlling the local government he can get things done much easier and not be held accountable. Dam smuck.

Tionico
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Tionico

He’s decided its better to be dictator than president. President still has to function within the rules, in theory anyway. Dictators, well, they just dictate. And when the dictator controls who has the guns, the dictator controls all.

His head needs to explode from all the internal pressure.

Doszap
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Doszap

He needs to Join Luca Brasi.

TNJEWBOY
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Luca Brasi was a good man.
Where is Clemenza when you need him?

Erik Killmonger
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Erik Killmonger

Can someone please infect him with Covid-19. I am sick of this freedom hater SOB.

TNJEWBOY
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A lead, mercury enema.

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

BloomingIdiot is JUST practicing the COMMUNISTIC agenda. “I, as an elite cabal member, get to protect MYSELF because I am much more VALUABLE than you. While, in the mean-time, you slaves- “oops”- SUBJECTS MUST be UNARMED. I, the “elite” cabal, will decide what is best for YOU SLAVES.”

Wass
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Wass

Michael Bloomberg is living proof that there is no correlation between wealth and wisdom. On the matter of guns, he is the billionaire ignoramous.

Stripeseven
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Stripeseven

The gun control crowd is delusional and illogical.
Elected Representatives are in a “Republic” where they must protect the rights of the individual from majority rule. These same elected servants have a constitutional duty to follow laws that are crystal clear on what they can do, and what they cannot do. The Founding Fathers framed the U.S. Constitution so as to protect Americans from the Tyranny of Democracy and to protect individual Liberty.There’s no room in this Republic for…….. Mobocracy.

Doszap
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Doszap

They will protect our Rights or ELSE.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

S7, In a perfect world you’d be exactly right.Unfortunately they haven’t shown any interest, so far, in honoring their oaths or doing their duties. They routinely say that they are following the desires of their voters. That is exactly the opposite of a republican rules, it is democratic rule, ie tyranny of the majority.

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

One might think that after lord Bloomturds recent performance in the primaries that his minions might question his abilities other than his money chest but I guess it’s the ole money talks and Bravo Sierra walks when it comes to Bloomturd.

Doszap
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Doszap

He’s a rich 4′-9″ short man syndrome Commie dikhed.
Whatever new laws get passed I will never comply with.
It’s time we as a 2A community decide to draw a line in the sand and say NO MORE!.
Pass them WE WILL NOT COMPLY with paid off COMMUNIST Political Hacks.
If you disobey the Const and your Oaths, and make SO CALLED laws your are guilty and need to be punished to the extent of your crimes.
You will either FOLLOW the laws of the Founders or WE WILL take your asses OUT,how is your choice.

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

There is nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, good about any communist who now poses as a democrat. They are out to destroy Americans freedom and fundamentally transform (sound familiar) America into a communist state. When Obama promised that fundamental transformation he never explained it and no one ever asked him what he meant. Same thing goes for the federal police force just as well funded, trained and equipped as the US military. All attending that rally just cheered wildly as if they already knew exactly what he meant by both promises. Perhaps they actually did! Here in the United… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

“The RIGHT of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” Any 10 year old can easily understand this. Anyone who legislates, judges, lawyers, enforces or funds any law contrary to the constitution is treasonous, more than that, they are evil according to Scripture. These people are breaking the law. These people are tyrannical. These people are treasonous. These people deserve the legal penalty for tyrants and treason.. Is there an enforcement person willing to arrest them? Either they get arrested, jailed, prosecuted and when found guilty they are put to death or sooner or later somebody… Read more »

Doszap
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Doszap

BINGO……………….Nuff said.
Pass this crap and see what happens.

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

This issue is so straightforward that even the fudd NRA can get this right. Bloomturd is advocating breaking the law and disregarding federal guidelines IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC EMERGENCY. This is akin to falsely yelling fire in a crowded theater, Bloomturd and his minions belong in GITMO!!

BUT UNTIL NRA FIRES WHINY LaTRINE, THEY HAVE NO CREDIBILITY & NO BASIS TO BE DOING ANYTHING 2A RELATED. NRA NEEDS FUNDAMENTAL REFORMATION STARTING WITH WLP GOING AWAY FOREVER WITHOUT ANOTHER PENNY, FIRE WILLIAM BREWER, AND SLASH THE BOD IN HALF IF NOT MORE!!

Doszap
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Doszap

Wayne is staying but fired 60 Employees and cut salaries of the left overs, while he got a 57% increase in wages.Do these idiots have a BOARD?, either the NRA removes his ass or they are dying on the vine.

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

At this point I say IF the vichy NRA is to survive and be trusted again by gun owners, then not only must Wayne go, but also the antigun infiltrator Outside Counsel, Bill Brewer… AND THE ENTIRE BOD!!! They have protected WLP this whole time and as you said, GAVE HIM A RAISE RIGHT AFTER ALL HIS SINS WERE EXPOSED! Talk about rewarding incompetence, corruption and failure!! At this point the best thing for the 2A rights movement is for the NRA to go away forever and its assets either returned to donors (like the NRA museum), or portioned off… Read more »