Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire behind Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action, and Everytown for Gun Safety, has attempted to block the release of his February 6 rant in front of a small crowd at the Aspen Institute.
Once you listen to audio of his statements, you’ll understand why.
“It’s controversial, but first thing is all of your — 95 percent of your murders, and murderers, and murder victims fit one [unintelligible]. You can just take the description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all of the cops. They are male, minorities, 15 to 25. That’s true in New York, it’s true in virtually every city in America,” said Bloomberg.
“You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of the people getting killed,” he continued. “First thing you can do to help that group is to keep them alive.”
It is quite stunning that the media and activists have not challenged the former Mayor’s comments asserting that young minority males should be disarmed.
Would they stand mute if Michael Bloomberg had claimed that young minority males do not deserve the right to free speech (First Amendment), protections against unreasonable search and seizure (Fourth Amendment), the right remain silent (Fifth Amendment), or the right to a speedy and fair trial (Sixth Amendment)?
And yet, for some reason, the media remain deathly silent when the former Mayor asserts that young minority males should not have the basic human right to bear arms for their own self-defense.
Sadly, I suspect that the reason the national media is avoiding mentioning Bloomberg’s offensive rant is that they largely agree with him. The history of gun control—which most national news organizations strongly support—is deeply intertwined with the racist history of the Democratic Party. Jim Crow laws created by Democrats after the Civil War were designed to disarm minorities so that former slaves could not own handguns to defend themselves against the nightriders of the Ku Klux Klan. Wealthy Democrats in New York City pushed the Sullivan Act to disarm minority Irish and Italian immigrants. Democrat governments on the west coast instituted racist gun control laws to keep minority Chinese laborers disarmed.
Gun control has always been about those in power attempting to deny minorities the right to defend themselves.
That hasn’t changed in more than 150 years, and there is no indication that the blindingly white, universally liberal supporters of gun control will ever give up that prejudice.