Weapon control is now, and has always been, about denying minorities a right to keep and bear arms.
Sometimes those gun control laws are targeted at races (like many in the South and the West) or ethnic minorities (Northeast and upper Midwest), and sometimes they are aimed at religious minorities as a way of setting them up for genocide. Gun control is nothing more or less than a way of stripping a targeted community of the ability to defend itself from tyrannical governments.
Michael Bloomberg, the anti-gun billionaire former mayor of New York City, is reaching deep into his pockets in an attempt to bring down the vocally pro-gun Sheriff David Clarke, Jr., of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
On Tuesday, voters in Milwaukee County, Wis. will decide whether they’ll give controversial Sheriff David Clarke Jr. – a staunch supporter of Second Amendment rights known for his outspoken ads — another term in office or side with his opponent, police lieutenant Chris Moews.
Clarke made headlines last year after he spent money on a radio ad that urged citizens to enroll in firearms classes following budget cuts. He told residents in the 30-second commercial to “point that barrel center mass and pull the trigger” because “911 is not our best option.”
He also said that personal safety is no longer a spectator sport and told citizens, “I need you in the game.”
The primary race is a rematch of the one four years ago in which Clarke beat Moews by six points.
Both candidates are running as Democrats. The winner moves on to the November general election. However, since no Republicans are in that contest, Tuesday’s winner will most likely become the next county sheriff.
This time, Moews is armed with money aimed at taking down the Clarke camp.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg – who through his political group has publicly committed to spending $50 million on gun-control politics in 2014 – has paid $150,000 to air a series of television ads targeting Clarke’s conservative pro-gun policies.
The money from Bloomberg’s Independence USA super PAC is more than what Clarke and Moews have spent on their entire campaigns combined.
Bloomberg spokesman Howard Wolfson told the Wall Street Journal on Monday that he decided to get involved in the sheriff’s race because it allowed him to shape policy on a local level.
People can claim that this is “just” about politics if they want, but I smell more than a hint of racism in Bloomberg’s decision to target a single prominent African-American Sheriff in a nation full of pro-gun sheriffs.
Am I wrong?