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Michael Bloomberg: I Deserve To Be Protected But Ordinary Citizens Do Not

Jeff Katz
March 03, 2020 - 2:24 pm

While speaking at Fox News town hall on Monday, 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg was asked by an attendee how he justified pushing strict gun control laws when he himself travels with armed guards.

The man asked, "You have an armed security detail that is likely equipped with the same firearms and magazines you seek to ban the common citizen from owning. Does your life matter more than mine or my family’s?"

The former New York City mayor's response was as tone deaf as ever.

Bloomberg said, "Look, I probably get 40 or 50 threats every week, OK, and some of them are real. That just happens when you're the mayor of New York City or you're very wealthy and if you're campaigning for president of the United States. You get lots of threats. So, I have a security detail, I pay for it all myself, and ... they're all retired police officers who are very well trained in firearms."

So, is that a "yes" to the man's question?