NY Senator Schumer Calls Out Bloomberg’s Anti Gun Ads and Mocks Gun Owners, All in One Interview
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NY Senator Chuck Schumer certainly isn’t making any friends on either side of the gun debate in a recent interview with TIME Magazine (ironically the article is about Schumer’s ability to make deals).
All in one interview Schumer called out the mayor of his own city, Michael Bloomberg, saying that the tens of millions of dollars that Bloomberg is spending to target pro gun senators with ads is ineffective.
“Frankly, I don’t think Bloomberg’s ads are effective,” Schumer told TIME. “The Mayor of New York City putting ads against people in red states is not going to be effective.”
Schumer then went on to, apparently, mock gun owners. I’m just going to put these quotes here then we’ll talk about them.
“They have a core group of active members who translate what’s going on to the average person—who are sympathetic to them because they’re part of their milieu,” Schumer said, in reference to where the NRA’s power comes from.
Schumer then went on to narrate a possible ad that would garner support for universal background checks.
“Now I’m an NRA member. I’m proud of that,” Schumer narrated, taking on the persona of a Nevada gun shop owner. “My daddy was, his daddy before him, and my kids are going to be NRA members. But on this one? Background checks? They’re wrong. That background check ain’t gonna affect me. I’m a law-abiding citizen. It’ll just affect felons, spousal abusers, people [who are] mentally ill. So on this one, I don’t agree with the NRA.”
Schumer just used the word milieu in one paragraph and then in the next tried to paint gun owners out to be people who are incapable of rational thought (I’m not pro-gun because my dad is, I’m pro gun because I understand history and what the Second Amendment means to freedom) and use ‘ain’t’ as if speaking that way is the only way to speak to a gun owner.
Wow Chuck. You’ve really outdone yourself in this interview. Called our Daddy Bloomberg and further alienated yourself from gun owners. Keep making those deals in Washington, because you’re not making too many friends any place else.