Obama and Valerie Jarrett Huddle with Michael Bloomberg on Gun Control

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

As part of their continued push for more gun control, President Obama and his senior advisor Valerie Jarrett met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to discuss the issue at the White House.

“The two discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them and what more could be done at the state and local level to help address gun violence in America,” the White House revealed in a statement.

Bloomberg, a notorious leader of nanny-state liberal policies has dedicated billions of his own personal fortune to press for gun control all across America. His efforts have been met with little success in achieving major anti-gun legislation, particularly in Congress.

In 2014, he launched a $50 million challenge to the National Rifle Association in the political midterm elections to combat the pro-gun organization’s clout.

In response, the National Rifle Association has mocked his efforts and has warned gun owners of his liberal gun-grabbing tactics.

“Even if he doesn’t run for president, Bloomberg will try to pick the president,” one recent NRA ad for the presidential election announced. “Bloomberg spends his billions backing politicians who want to take away your rights.”

Obama and Jarrett are currently conducting a review of current law for more executive action to match the renewed push for gun control after the terrorist shootings in San Bernardino.

According to the White House, Obama thanked Bloomberg “for his dedication to such an important issue.”


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