Editor’s note: This just in from the National Shooting Sports Foundation:
There was a sense of Back to the Future in New York City when current Democratic Mayor Eric Adams was joined by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg for an announcement. Bloomberg, of course, is the failed presidential candidate and hypocritical billionaire subsidizer of anti-Second Amendment gun control groups Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action.
Mayor Adams largely won office by campaigning on getting tough on crime and made news when he let it be known he’d carry a concealed firearm in office and forgo the mayor’s security detail. Those promises have vanished. Mayor Adams professed before reporters he doesn’t carry a firearm and the New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell announced more security for Mayor Adams following the city subway shooting incident.
Turns out, the new boss is much like the old boss.
Mayor Adams welcomed Bloomberg to City Hall for a press event regarding summer programs for charter school students. The headline, though, was a comment the current mayor made about the former’s gun control record.
Mayor Adams praised Bloomberg. “He was the modern-day Paul Revere around gun violence,” said Mayor Adams. “If we embraced what you were doing in cities across the country on gun violence, we wouldn’t be where we are right now.”
“Where we are right now,” Mayor Adams means, is surging crime, lax prosecutors letting criminals off easy and gun control laws in the city that punishes law-abiding Americans while failing to hold criminals to account for their crimes. Mayor Adams took over City Hall following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration that slashed the NYPD budget by $1 billion.
Bloomberg’s hardly a modern-day Paul Revere. Revere called Minutemen to arms in his midnight horseback ride warning of a British offensive. Bloomberg is a limousine liberal shouting for more gun control. His campaign to vilify the firearm industry actually put the lives of police and investigators in danger.