Anti-Gunner Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $2.5 Million/Year on Armed Guards When He Leaves Office

November 10 2013
by GSL Staff
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Michael_Bloomberg_by_David_Shankbone-altIf this isn’t the height of hypocrisy and doesn’t show how out of touch anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is, I don’t know what will.

It’s being reported that the mayor, who will be exiting office soon, has decided to hire his entire NYPD security detail as his private security.

According to DNA Info,

Meanwhile, over at City Hall, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to take virtually his entire contingent of officers with him — about 17.

But that crew — a lieutenant and the rest detectives — will all file for immediate retirement, collect their pensions and head off to work for the billionaire ex-mayor, who will be paying each of them $150,000 a year.

“They’ve hit the NYPD lottery,” a source said.

That comes out to just a little over $2.5 million in annual costs for Bloomberg to make sure there are always men with guns around to protect him and his family. Those costs aren’t even counting other measures that the billionaire politician is taking for security.

Bloomberg fails to realize that the common man can’t spend millions of dollars a year on armed protection.

Bloomberg has been one of the most outspoken politicians in the country on gun control, spending millions, if not tens of millions, of dollars of his own money to finance anti-gun political campaigns.

Bloomberg took a hit in September when two anti-gun state senators in Colorado were recalled from office over their support of gun control earlier in the year. Despite the fact that Bloomberg and his organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, outspent the NRA and other gun rights groups several times over, they were still defeated.

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