How many times have you heard someone say, ‘do as I say, not what I do’? It seems that this should be the motto of the anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The group is a political anti-Second Amendment political organization founded by Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City.
One of the hypocritical aspects of the anti-gun mayoral group is that they aren’t JUST against illegal guns. In fact, they are against all guns in the hands of private citizens.
The second hypocritical aspect of the coalition of radical mayors is that most of them, including Bloomberg, are protected by people carrying guns. It’s as hypocritical as when Barack Obama adamantly spoke out against allowing school staff to be trained and armed with concealed carry weapons when the school where his girls had been attending was protected by multiple armed guards.
Leona Helmsley, the “Queen of Mean” convicted of income tax evasion and other crimes, is famously said to have said “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.”
The same sense of entitled grandeur – that rules apply to lesser beings – pervades the thinking of many high-profile gun-control notables. For example, ex-New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is protected by guns carried by his armed security detail, while he spends his billions to undermine the Second Amendment rights of average Americans.
In 2006, as part of his anti-gun agenda, Bloomberg founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a coalition of current and former mayors advocating for regulating all guns, not simply “illegal guns,” and calling for “assault weapon” and magazine bans, expanded background checks, and other restrictions on law-abiding gun owners.
By 2013, roiled by constant reports of criminal behavior by members, MAIG was subsumed into Bloomberg’s new gun control entity, Everytown for Gun Safety.
Every legal American voter needs to confront these radical anti-American mayors and ask them why it’s okay for them to be protected by guns and yet they push to deny the same right of protection to the American people. They clearly say one thing, but do another and then expect the American people to rally behind their hypocrisy.