NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his infamous "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" have struck again—this time with a conference call where he proclaimed the recent presidential elections "proved" the NRA is dying and the American people want more gun control.
Did Bloomberg miss the Black Friday sales of a week ago—where gun sales shattered the last Black Friday guns sales record by 20%? Or did he miss Louisiana's Nov. 6 pro-gun constitutional amendment, where the citizens of that state made it absolutely clear that the 2nd Amendment is a fundamental right which is hands off to gun grabbers?
Or maybe he overlooked the fact that people responded to the Colorado Theater shooting not by calling for more gun control but by arming themselves?
The examples are legion. But they do not matter to Bloomberg, nor do they matter to Mayors Against Illegal Guns. All they care about are events they can exploit for their own gain: the shooting of former-Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the shooting at the Milwaukee Sikh temple, or the fact that Obama won the presidential election.
Bloomberg and his cohorts joined hands with the Center for American Progress Action Fund to carry out their conference call Friday. Their message: "Voters trust Barack Obama on guns and support gun-law reforms." The apparent intent of this messaging is to prove the NRA has lost the ability to "move the needle" in national elections.
What Bloomberg and those who support his views need to keep in mind is that the next set of elections are Congressional (2014). And the pro-gun states will use those elections to be sure Congress continues as a firewall against Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and all those who share their anti-2nd Amendment views.