Thursday, December 5, 2019

Bloomberg Unveils Sweeping Gun Control Plan

Since Entering the Democratic Presidential Primary last month, Mike Bloomberg has been Amplifying his Gun Control Record as he seeks to win over a Democratic Party that hasn’t settled on a Frontrunner.

Gun Control is a Popular Issue with the Party that is otherwise Distrustful of the Former Three Term New York City Mayor’s Vast Wealth, an Estimated $54.7 Billion.

On Thursday, he leaned Heavily into that Idea, casting himself as one of the Pioneering Champions of Common-Sense Gun Reform. “When I started working on gun violence 15 years ago, neither party — neither Republicans or the Democrats — were particularly interested in the issue,” he said.

While he argued that he has a Track Record for tackling Gun Reform, Bloomberg also Vowed to keep up his Fight regardless of how his Presidential Bid turned out. “My agenda is not some johnny-come-lately list of borrowed ideas,“ he said. “This is part of my life‘s work, and I‘m just telling you I will get this done whether I get elected or not.“

Bloomberg’s Plan Calls for a Background Check System that Entails Permits for All New Gun Buyers, I would add a Renewal Period, Police Notification when Owners have been Prohibited from Holding Firearms, and a Crackdown on Unlicensed Sellers at Gun Shows or Online, according to Campaign Officials.
As Mayor in 2009, Bloomberg oversaw a Sting Operation at Gun Shows around the Country and Turned Over Illegally-Bought Firearms to Federal Authorities.

His Team said his Proposed Law would Carve Out Exceptions for Law Enforcement Officials, Hunting, and Self-Defense, and noted 21 States and Washington, D.C. already have Similar Measures in Place.

Bloomberg is also Calling for a “red flag screening” to Block People who Pose a Danger from Getting Permitted to Own a Firearm. Issuers would have to Review Histories of Domestic Violence and other risks. In New York, you have to go through a Review with a Police Physicalists.

In anticipation of any Backlash to his Permitting Proposal, a Contentious Issue among Gun Tights Advocates, Bloomberg came ready with a Comparison of the Issue to Voting Rights. “Now I know critics will say that Americans shouldn’t need a permit to exercise their constitutional rights. But voting is a constitutional right, and we require people to register to protect the rights of all citizens, and this exactly the same idea,” he argued, “because a criminal with a gun can destroy our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

And his Plan Demands that Guns Not be Sold before Background Checks are Complete, a Policy his Team said could have Prevented 15,000 Sales to People Prohibited from Owning a Gun over Five years. The “Charleston loophole,” which Democrats have already tried to End, reportedly Enabled Shooter Dylann Roof to Buy a Gun in 2015 and Kill Nine People in a Charleston, S.C., church.

Bloomberg suggested he had the Chops to Unite a Divided Congress, demanding to know “what‘s partisan about stopping carnage,“ emphasizing that he would actually “do something“ about Gun Violence, no doubt a nod to the Number of times Gun Legislation has stalled in Congress. “The movement we created gets things done,“ he declared.

A spokesman said Bloomberg “is the only candidate in the race who has taken on the NRA and won, time and again,” referring to his Personal Expenditure of Several Hundred Million Dollars on the Issue. In 2018, Bloomberg Invested $112 Million on 24 Political Candidates who Supported Gun Control Measures and Won 21 of those Races.

“He’s passed gun laws in states across the country that have saved lives, including winning in states with Republican control,” the Spokesman, Marc La Vorgna, said in response to how Bloomberg intends to Build Bipartisan Support for his Platform. “He has shown he knows how to break through and deliver smart gun laws and will do the same as president.”

Some Proposals that can be achieved through Executive Action include Closing the “boyfriend loophole” for Physically Abusive Domestic Partners, Appointing a White House Czar to Oversee the Issue and setting up a Task Force.

Prior to his Announcement Thursday, Bloomberg received an Endorsement from Colorado State Rep. Tom Sullivan (D-37th District), whose Son was Killed in the Aurora Theater Shooting, and Pastor Marlon Saunders, whose Church Hosted Thursday‘s Town Hall.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker

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