Rahm Emanuel Backs Bloomberg, Slams NRA's 'Attacks'
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tweeted his support and praise for the gun control efforts of Michael Bloomberg and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America on Thursday.
Bloomberg has pledged $50 million to help get gun control candidates elected in November and Moms Demand is pressuring Kroger to bar law-abiding citizens from openly carrying guns (even where doing so is legal under state and local law).
Emanuel himself has secured gun control measures that ban gun stores in 99.5 percent of Chicago. Which means law-abiding citizens have only "about half a percent of Chicago's geographic area" in which they can buy a gun for defense of self, family, and property.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, Emanuel is now defending Bloomberg from a growing backlash against the former NYC Mayor's effort to control Americans' lives via gun, food, and soda bans. The backlash was most recently exemplified by an NRA ad which calls Bloomberg out by name.
On August 21 Emanuel tweeted supported for Bloomberg, combined with support for the gun control group he funds as well.
He wrote, "I stand with Mike & the Moms!", and then sent a second tweet in which he wrote: "No leader has done more to help end gun violence than Michael Bloomberg. He deserves our praise, not the NRA's shameful attacks."
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