Those who hate the Second Amendment and firearms will do anything and everything in their power to advocate for gun control legislation. They will flat out lie about shootings and gun laws that are on the books as a means of creating mass hysteria to further their agenda.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg did just that during his town hall with CNN on Wednesday night. He instantly jumped to assumptions about the shooting at Molson Coors in Milwaukee, even though authorities have yet to release detailed information about the gunman.
What we know so far is that the gunman was a former Molson Coors employee that was fired earlier in the day. He left, retrieved a firearm, came back and opened fire on his former coworkers.
According to the former New York City mayor, universal background checks should be passed in all 50 states, but "it'd be much easier if we could do it at a federal level."
"I noticed when I was backstage, watching the president, he said 'our prayers should be with the families,' and I'm sympathetic with that, but what he should have said is, 'We're going to do something to have background checks to stop guns being sold to people that shouldn't buy them,'" Bloomberg explained as the audience cheered.
He went on to remind the audience that the Second Amendment exists but the Supreme Court has ruled "reasonable restrictions" can be placed on Americans' right to keep and bear arms.
"The reasonable privileges include things like background checks, so you don't sell guns to minors, people with psychiatric problems, or people with criminal records," the billionaire said. "And if you did just that and took just 24 hours to go through the background check, you would make a very big difference in this country."
It's interesting that Bloomberg is telling us how to "fix" things to prevent shootings, like the one in Milwaukee, yet we don't know very much about the gunman. All we know is that he was a disgruntled employee and this seems to be an act of revenge. We don't know how he obtained his firearm. We don't even know what type of firearm was used, how many rounds were fired or if there were multiple guns. Making the assumption that this guy was a prohibited possessor who bought his firearm on the black market is irresponsible.
It's irresponsible for anyone to jump to conclusions and say, definitively, that some kind of gun control law would have prevented this tragedy. Law enforcement needs to carry out their investigation before gun control zealots harp on Second Amendment advocates and our current laws. Let's get the facts first. But then again, that would make too much sense.
Bloomberg after Milwaukee shooting: Trump "said our prayers should be with the families. I'm sympathetic with that. But what he should have said is, 'and we're going to do something about background checks to stop guns being sold to people who shouldn't buy them'" #CNNTownHall pic.twitter.com/vCbMAqzK6h— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 27, 2020