Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing everything in his power to disarm American citizens. He founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an organization that tricks mayors into joining and then uses their names to demonize gun owners and push for extreme gun control measures to be enacted. Despite his billions, he uses New York City public resources and funds to spread his anti-gun message. And he spends MAIG moolah to run ads in pro-gun states trying to extend his firearm unfriendly message far beyond the Empire State. But for all the trouble Michael Bloomberg has gone to, it looks like his strident advocacy might actually be hurting his cause instead of helping . . .
ABC reports that Vermont Senator Pat Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had this to say about Bloomberg’s scorched earth gun control campaign:
“Unfortunately, you have some on the left like the mayor of New York City, who actually didn’t help a bit with his ads. He actually turned off some people that we might have gotten for supporters,” Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an interview to air on C-SPAN Newsmakers on Sunday.
Excessive stridency naturally turns some people off. Even those who would otherwise be supporters. No one likes to be told what to do by outsiders who see their state as a benighted backwater that exists only to grow food and support the welfare state that feeds New York.
That’s especially true of someone who happily twists facts and logic to further his own agenda. Little things like claiming that American tanks fire nuclear bombs. Bloomberg’s message might be a more effective if he stuck to the facts once in a while instead of just using the same old playbook. But let’s not tell him, OK?