FORMER NYC MAYOR TARGETS MINORITY GUN OWNERSHIP
|| By FITSNEWS || Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is under fire for remarks made about blacks and guns at a ritzy retreat in Aspen, Colorado earlier this month. The liberal nanny stater – who invades liberties the way Lindsey Graham invades foreign countries – told an audience black youths were responsible for “95 percent” of America’s gun violence.
And as a result shouldn’t have guns…
“You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of the people that are getting killed,” Bloomberg told attendees at an Aspen Institute event.
According to Bloomberg, “ninety-five percent of your murders and murderers, and murder victims fit one M.O. 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.”
Actually FBI crime data would indicate only about half of all homicide victims are black … but whatever. Facts be damned, right?
Also of interest? Bloomberg attempted (unsuccessfully) to keep his comments under wraps – directing the Aspen Institute not to broadcast its video of his appearance.
“We basically honor the wishes of our speakers and Mayor Bloomberg preferred that we not use the video for broadcast,” the Institute’s chief external affairs officer Jim Spiegelman told The Summit (Colorado) Daily. “He did not give a reason nor did we have any reason to ask for one. We often feature speakers who prefer that their presentations not be videotaped.”
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Expanded gun ownership equals less crime. The data is indisputable.