It’s a popular thought of anti-gunners to think that they are the forward-thinking ones, the people who think well of other people and genuinely want to make the world a better place. And, to be fair, in some cases, they probably do want to make a positive difference in the world.
The problem with even this latter group of anti-gunners (the ones who actually want to make the world a better place) is that they assume that they are better than everyone else. Now, they won’t tend to say that, and, frankly, some of them probably don’t realize that themselves. That doesn’t change the fact that it’s true, and a recent comment by prominent anti-gunner Michael Bloomberg just puts this elitist (and, often, racist) point of view on display. Karl Herchenroeder writes,
Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, he said.
Now, you may think that Bloomberg didn’t say anything racist there, but the inherent bias in his statement is revealed when you find out the actual statistics. Dan Zimmerman gives us some perspective:
Except Mayor Mike is wrong. In fact, he’s not even close. Since 2000, minorities have committed about 55% of the murders in this countrywhile whites were responsible for about 45%.
It’s a good thing Bloomberg didn’t put a bigoted, fake news item like that into a tweet or he might find himself banned from the platform or denounced as a white supremacist.
Tom King of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association pointed out the obvious:
“Mayor Bloomberg’s statement that black males should not be allowed to have guns echos similar sentiments made by southern white supremacists in the 19th century,” Tom King, the association’s president, said in a statement. “So called ‘Black Codes’ were enacted by various southern states to discriminate against black Americans and maintain the system of white supremacy that made slavery possible. These included restrictions on firearms possession.
“If a politician said this about anything other than guns, the mainstream media would be all over them,” Mr. King argued. “Michael Bloomberg isn’t just any politician, he is the leading voice for gun control in America. He should be held accountable for this slander.”
So, when you find out the truth of what the statistics really are, you realize that Bloomberg’s “good intentions” (like typically anti-gunner good intentions) come from a place of elitist and, often, racist viewpoints.
And they claim that pro-gun people are the ones who don’t respect minorities.
So, next time an anti-gunner comes at you with an argument about how you hate minorities because you support gun rights, tell them the truth: it’s their elitist attitude of believing that minorities can’t be responsible people that shows the real racism in the gun control debate.
The “problem” I have had when challenging a declaration made in error, is the person I’m trying to correct is not interested in hearing truth, they believe themselves right and everyone else wrong. Personally, I try keeping an open mind in order to grow personally and professionally. Unfortunately, I do not encounter too many with the same philosophy.
your description of “not interested in hearing the truth” is an apt description of the modern day “news(sic) media” and the hores that populate that media along with a huge load of hores in hollow woody and the broadcasts of other mentally vacant shows such as the view and the late night trash such as jimmi fallonhole and the others hinting that they may be “entertainment” rather than the indoctrination that they are actually performing.. that coupled with what passes for “higher education” mentored by communist inspired tenure protected socialist professors(sic) has the USA perilously spiraling into the cesspool .. with the democrapo pervert parasite party aholes enabling the fall..
You left out that eternal cake sucker, Jimmy Kibbles. His view point moved from buggies to guns.
That was from “juggies to guns”.
SOMETIMES you are correct, the miscommunications are out of simple ignorance BUT all too often it is more insidious, as in blatant dishonesty manifested in out and out lies spoken by someone who ignores the truth while plying his or her “facts” in the direction of the main target, other liars and already “simple” ignorant listeners
In this case, Mr. Price, the situation is out and out lies by one of the elite power group, whose main purpose is to disarm the population so there will be no resistance to the tyrannical regime the elites are planning to implement in our great nation! Novelist Robert A. Heinlein once asked the question; ” Under what circumstances should the State place it’s welfare ahead of the welfare of it’s citizens?” The answer? “Under NO circumstances should the State place it’s welfare ahead of it’s citizens.”! Today, this is exactly what is happening! The government feels it has the right to grant itself more and more power, while taking more and more power away from the people! IMHO
Bloomberg skirts true issues. Like Satan he mixes fact with fiction. If even 55 pct of murders are ny black males, that is massively disproportionate because there are fewer of them. I’d guess that if this 55 pct black male to 45 pct white male ( I assume he is only talking about those 2 groups) murderers IS correct, the per capita killings by black males is something like 5:1 over white males. NOW, what can we do to save lives? IF black males are more often associated with any particular crime, reduce that crime. EG…IF that crime is drug dealing, build the wall….IF that crime is pimping….reduce prostitution…..etc. Get on track with facts or the best intention “ARE just a shot in the dark”. QUiT Screaming racism at every drop of the hat. If I were black, I’d want my son’s neighborhood and economy to be conducive to honest effort paying better than crime… same thing I DO want for my son and grandsons.
I believe that about 12% of the people in the United States are considered “black”. When you take into account the massive numbers that are in prison and therefore don’t have access to guns, the number of black males that commit murders skyrockets. I can believe that if Bloomberg had added “and have access to guns and are already in prison” the number might indeed be approaching 95%. His statement that Black people should therefore not be allowed to possess guns is clearly racist and shows his “liberal” bigotry.
Just more communist propaganda.From one of the top communist in the country.
The assumption by the left that killings will be reduced by gun control. England thought that banning guns would solve the killing problem. In fact, it did not.Now knives are being considered to be banned because knife killings rose.That is a clear message to me that stopping killings by banning weapons is impossible. Stopping he behavior of people in poverty who use illegal guns is the only way. Confiscating all guns will not do the job. Fixing the poverty issues will reduce crime. But we are a long ways from solving the issues of the brain yet. While it is no solution,making illegal shooters aware of more armed people will reduce crime but will not eliminate it. But we are a long ways from solving the issues the brain.
I am one of the little guys ! I believe in gun control = you own a gun YOU control IT! NOW I will willingly give up my gun AFTER YOU MAKE ALL the BIG boys give up theirs! BY that I mean that you get rid of ALL weapons of death! that means all weapons of WAR making= all solders .no guns, no bombs. no weapons of mass destruction what so ever that the big boys have access to. HO by the way that will also include all knives in every kitchen and every stone that can be tossed as in the bible who was it that was stoned to death, oh ya Goliath wasn’t it ? Do not tell me what to do if you do hot do it your self! hiring someone with a gun to protect yourself sucks shit like the (poly tick shouns) that are for gun removal not control, take a good look at your self , I mean GOOD look and see just what you are trying to do. THEN find the proper way to do it. I am a dumb ass I do not have even a hint on how to do it but I can see what will not work!
f—–k bloomie the commie
I agree with what Jerry said. I’m a 71 year old female and was trained to use guns and hunt, starting in 5 th grade. To this day, I’m proficient with guns, but too old to hunt any longer. The Forestry Service would come in each year and teach gun safety, use and laws starting in 5th grade. Over the years, I hunted with several guys. Personally, gun usage isn’t about color, but character of the person. Many times, Poverty and upbringing can be a determining factor in how people use guns or any other weapon. Desperation, parents who don’t care, hooking up with the wrong crowd, no motivation or guidance toward a productive future in life, little to no education… all help determine many people’s directions in life. As for Bloomberg, the man is a self important idiot. JMO
Well said Linda. I’m not that much younger than you are and grew up under similar circumstances. You had in your hands a gun then you showed responsibility are the gun was taken away from you by an elder.
you do understand that war and killing started before guns were invented In fact the first Cane killed Able with the jawbone if an ass
As long as you the DIP SHITS LIKE PELOSI, FEINSTEIN, WARREN,CLINTON, ODUMMER AND ALL OF THOSE ASSHOLEs who think they are GOD you will have that to deal with. the sad thing is they are SATAN LEAD DEAMONS.
Gun laws are and always were racist, from laws in the post war south, prohibiting blacks from owning guns to several state laws of today. For example Massachusetts charges $200. just to fill out the application for a carry permit. Who do you think that’s aimed at?
Bloomberg is just a rich old jackass trying to be relevant! Perhaps he will get lockjaw.
Reminds me of the saying “GOD SAVE US FROM THE Do-GOODERS OF THE WORLD” An Bloomturd is sure one of them.
It all about saving Black lives; even though Blacks are 14% if the population they committed 55% to 64% of all the murders over little things like revenge etc. In one East Coast City; way too many Black children are getting killed as they are targets of Revenge killings because their parents snitches to the cops etc. What with all that?? Yep! It time we take the Cities Guns!
I remember a few years ago while riding the subway in NYC, Mr. Bloomberg (by then he was the city mayor) got in the same train and with him I counted about four or five bodyguards, all of them with guns. I was wandering if he is so anti gun how come his bodyguards were carrying so many guns?
The last I heard was that Gun Control advocate, Michael Bloomberg, has 17 armed body guards. He wants to take guns away from decent, honest citizens. Michael Bloomberg will still have his 17 body guards. The rest of of us will be defenseless. Michael Bloomberg is an elitist. He is unfit to serve!
Remember the old saying “Do as I say, not as I do”? Those hypocrites democRats believe they are fooling us.
Isn’t Bloomberg the guy who wanted the police to stop and frisk suspicious people, who were mostly colored?
Last I heard, Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has 17 armed body guards. He wants to take guns away from decent, honest citizens. Chicago is a crime ridden sewer. They have very strict gun control laws. Bloomberg wants to make every city in America like Chicago!
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