Michael Bloomberg Sends Out a Lie-Filled Letter to Virginia Gun Owners
Of all the people that gun owners in Virginia are likely to respect and listen to, an anti-gun mayor from New York City probably ranks near the bottom of the list. In a desperate – and delusional – attempt to sway Virginia’s November election earlier this week, though, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg sent out a letter to gun owners in Virginia blasting the NRA.
In bold, capitalized font, the front of the letter read, “THE NRA GETS AN F FOR ABANDONING VIRGINIA’S SPORTSMEN”.
The main thrust of Michael Bloomberg’s letter to Virginia gun owners is that the NRA – which is headquartered in the state – has not done enough to support the interests of hunters and fishermen in Virginia. However, while it’s true that many gun owners tend to be outdoorsmen as well, the NRA is not an advocacy group for outdoorsmen – they are an advocacy group for gun owners.
Their job is to use their money and influence to help protect Americans’ Second Amendment rights, and attacking them for supposedly failing to perform some other role besides this is nonsensical.
Nevertheless, in spite of the fact that the NRA is a gun rights advocacy group first and foremost, Bloomberg’s claims that they haven’t done enough to support Virginia sportsmen are false on another front as well. The reality is that the NRA has entire divisions devoted to hunting and competitive shooting. In addition to this, they are one of the leading providers of hunter’s education training, have led efforts in numerous states to protect the right to hunt and fish, and they produce one of the nation’s leading monthly hunting publications.
For an organization that primarily exists to protect Second Amendment rights, the NRA has done a surprising amount to forward the interests of outdoorsmen in the United States as well, which makes Michael Bloomberg’s letter all the more laughable.
Michael Bloomberg, meanwhile, is certainly not the person that Virginia gun owners and sportsmen should listen to if they want to protect their right to bear arms. It was Michael Bloomberg, after all, that said anyone who has a gun in their house is “pretty stupid”.
Michael Bloomberg has also championed the cause of making all semi-automatic rifles and handguns illegal to own. While he may pretend for now that hunters don’t need semi-automatic weapons, it probably wouldn’t be very long before Bloomberg got around to going after bolt and lever action rifles as well.
In other words, the fact that Michael Bloomberg thought Virginia gun owners would listen to him as he attacked the NRA and attempted to sway them to vote for anti-gun candidates in the state is hilariously ironic. In fact, Bloomberg owes an apology to everyone who received this letter for wasting both their time and the space in their garbage.
Gun owners in Virginia, after all, know who has their best interests at heart and who doesn’t – and the anti-gun Michael Bloomberg doesn’t even come close to being someone that gun owners in Virginia should listen to.