It was one backfire after another. Bloomberg had supported those two Colorado gun-grabbers in the state senate when they faced recall. His big money wasn’t able to save them. They got the boot, and a third one Evie Hudak resignd before she had to face recall.
Then there was that gun control propaganda ad put out by Bloomberg’s group that tried desperately to make the case for gun control, but instead had the opposite effect on viewers, especially women, who were the target audience.
With gun control failing nationally, The New York Times reports that Michael Bloomberg is heading back to private business at Bloomberg L.P.
This comes after he dumped $150,000 into the August 12th Milwaukee County Sheriff’s race in an attempt to beat Sheriff David Clarke’s “conservative pro-gun policies.”Clarke won. Bloomberg lost.
It also comes after his gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety aired a video meant to justify firearm confiscation for women’s safety, but which inadvertently made the case for women to own guns to protect themselves. Breitbart News reported that after a female panel reviewed the commercial on ABC’s The View, three of the four panelists came away telling women to get a gun to protect themselves and their children.
Bloomberg’s return to private business also comes after the most visible gun control group he supports, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America, only managed to convince five businesses–Chipotle, Jack in the Box, Chili’s, Sonic, and Target–to ask law-abiding citizens to come to their stores unarmed. Moms Demand was able to get a sixth business–Starbucks–to ask customers who openly carry firearms not to be so flamboyant about it.
On the other side of the coin, Breitbart News recently reported that 57,000 businesses were fighting this push by putting a “guns welcome” sign on their front doors.
And all this comes after Bloomberg pledged $50 million to defeat the NRA in November 2014. But if red state Democrats are any indicator, the NRA is a much safer bet than the $50 million.
Bloomberg might be throwing in the towel for now, but he’ll be back. Liberals can shove “gay” marriage down everyone’s throats, telling us to just get used to it. It’s not far from the “convert or die” mantra we hear from the peaceful religion of Islam.
But gun control is one of those things that doesn’t work that way. It’s not something that can be forced down everyone’s throats. That’s not to say they won’t eventually get what they want. It’s just going to take a lot more money and a lot more time to convince enough people to give up their self-defense weapons, leaving access to them only to the government and criminals, both of which are becoming more and more indistinguishable over time.