I have nothing but contempt for Michael Bloomberg, and stunts like this are just one reason why:
Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), the pro-gun control group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is hitting Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) with its newest ad, which features a mother of one of the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting victims.In the 30-second spot, Caren Teves, whose son Alex was killed in the Aurora shooting, shares a letter she wrote to Flake asking him to support expanded background checks on gun buyers.
He wrote back and suggested he agreed with her on the need for background checks, but ultimately voted against the Toomey-Manchin bill that would have instated them, which failed in the Senate.
“The issue isn’t just background checks, it’s keeping your promise, and Senator Flake didn’t,” she says.
Bloomberg’s ad and Teaves statement are both direct and provable lies, documented for posterity by the Senate record.
Senator Flake is documented as having voted for the Grassley background check amendment, which increased funding for the FBI NICS background check system and was the only amendment that would have addressed the elephant in the room that Democrats seem to want to ignore, the truth that most mass shooters of recent times (Cho at Virginia Tech, Loughner in Arizona, Holmes in Colorado) were mentally ill people who made it through the existing background check system.
I want Michael Bloomberg to defend his decision to push against the only amendment offered that would have made it more difficult for these dangerously mentally ill people to buy guns. The Schumer-Toomey-Manchin (STM) bill authored by Bloomberg’s MAIG would not have stopped the killing of Mrs. Teaves child.
She needs get get her head out of her ass and thank Senator Flake for having the integrity to vote for the one amendment that would have likely saved the life of her son, an amendment Michael Bloomberg actively campaigned to kill.