If you’ve been reading Backwoods Home magazine and blogs for a while, you’ve seen me and others point out the incontrovertible fact that so-called “gun control” in our country stemmed largely from whites wanting to disarm blacks in the post-Civil War years.
The man who wants to be the lead advocate of citizen disarmament, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, has apparently come out of the closet in the last few days with his take on the subject, posted here and quoted below:
Moderator Jennifer Bradley, director of the Center for Urban Innovation at the Institute, then asked what the U.S. can do to get people out of poverty. Bloomberg responded that conventional wisdom points to education, but education isn’t going to help uneducated adults. Bradley later asked how government can offer basic fairness to the children “who have been failed.”
Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, he said.
“These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Bloomberg said. “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.”
Note that the Aspen publication where it first appeared buried it amidst a story on Bloomberg’s diatribe against legalization of marijuana. Let’s see how long it takes the mainstream media to publicize Mr. Bloomberg’s profile of certain groups who, he thinks, should be preemptively stripped of their rights. (Hmmm…teens into mid-twenties? Doesn’t that cover a helluva lot of young black American men who’ve fought and died for their country?) It’ll be interesting to hear Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and Eric Holder comment on this, too…