Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to 'keep them alive'

Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to 'keep them alive'

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly argued Friday that guns need to be kept out of the hands of minorities in order to keep them alive.

While speaking at the Aspen Institute, Mr. Bloomberg, 72, said 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: a male minority between the ages of 15 and 25.

Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, the former three-term mayor said.

Mr. Bloomberg brought up the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices, recalling a time during his last year in office when a Baptist minster in Harlem invited him to speak at their church.

“While I’m sitting there waiting for him to introduce me, he said to his congregation, ‘You know, if every one of you stopped and frisked your kid before they went out at night, the mayor wouldn’t have to do it,’” Mr. Bloomberg said. “And so I knew I was going to be OK with that audience.”

The former mayor spoke to a sold-out crowd Friday about a variety of topics, including poverty, education and marijuana legalization.

“These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” said Mr. Bloomberg, who funds the gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety. “They just don’t have any long-term focus or anything. It’s a joke to have a gun. It’s a joke to pull a trigger.”

Hal Turner Remark:   Finally!  Someone (other than me) finally said it.   The trouble is not guns, it is guns in the hands of minorities.  Let's see how the left deals with one of their own finally saying this.


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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Matthew Worner · 6 months ago
    I know. why not make them wear a symbol on their garments to let the world know their civil rights have been arbitrarily recinded by government edict. A gold six pointed star, perhaps? Oh, wait, that one was tried already.
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    William Bermudez · 6 months ago
    What happened to "shall not be infringed?"
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    Copperhead · 6 months ago
    He's approaching gun confiscation from the other end of the spectrum. Instead of pointing at non-criminal whites and working down the social tree, he's starting at the bottom to set a precedent and then working upward. Slick communist bastard, and many will fall for it.
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      TSlinger · 6 months ago
      Bingo. What can be taken from one can be taken from all.
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      Lloyd Barker · 6 months ago
      Exactly spot on. It will proceed up the ladder, group by group. He should be focusing on the lack of fathers, the disdain for education and entitlement mentality, even if he is accurate about the demographics.