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Bloomberg has 5 armed guards. When asked, ‘In spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?’ Says, ‘Uh, we’ll get right back to you’-Washington, DC, You Tube video, 1/18/2013, Jason Mattera

February 2, 2020

Rabbi asks Bloomberg in a letter:Mr. Mayor, is your life worth more than the life of your fellow citizens? Or are we mere “subjects” in your eyes?”

Above, 1/18/2013, :20, Bloomberg is asked, In the spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?” 

Jan. 28, 2013, Mayor Bloomberg BUSTED on gun control hypocrisy,You Tube video

On 1/18/2013 Bloomberg was in Washington, DC for a Mayors conference. It was a logical time to ask about the privilege of armed guards he enjoys but would deny others:


At :20: Mattera to Bloomberg: In the spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?” 

Bloomberg: Uh, we’ll get right back to you.

Mattera:You’ll get back to me? Would you like a sip of my soda? [Mattera displays an an extra-large cup of soda. Bloomberg in 2013 was still trying to ban large sodas in NY City]. Mayor Bloomberg, why can you defend yourself but not the majority of Americans? I mean, look at the team of security you’ve got. And you’re an advocate for gun control?”… 

Above, 1/18/2013, Bloomberg armed guard blocks Mattera after he asks Bloomberg if he’d like a sip of his (extra large) soda


Added: More on 1/18/2013 event above:

1/28/2013, BREAKING: NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg uses bodyguards to bully journalist in Washington (Updated),” pj media, Bryan Preston

Jason Mattera caught up with New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg at the US Conference of Mayors on January 18 [2013]. Bloomberg has been making headlines lately for pushing gun control, and New York State passed one of the most sweeping gun bans in the nation earlier in January [2013].
Mattera confronts Mayor Bloomberg and asks him to disarm his praetorian guard, in the spirit of gun control. Bloomberg balks.
Uh, we’ll get back to you on that,” Bloomberg says. Bloomberg’s five visible, and very large and armed, bodyguards get between Mattera and the mayor.
But that’s not where the story ends. Once Mattera’s brief conversation with Bloomberg is over, he leaves the scene.
And one of Bloomberg’s body guards follows him.
Though the confrontation took place in Washington, D.C., NYPD Officer Stockton claims that he has “security jurisdiction.” Officer Stockton then tries to get Jason’s personal information. Mattera refuses, so Officer Stockton follows him down the street. The officer is clearly trying to intimidate Mattera for asking Bloomberg a question that made the mayor uncomfortable. There is no reason to believe that the officer is acting without orders from Mayor Bloomberg.

Mattera has been playing clips from the video today on the Andrea Tantaros Show with Jason Mattera.“…


Added: In letter to Bloomberg Rabbi asks:Mr. Mayor, is your life worth more than the lives of your fellow citizens? Or are we mere “subjects” in your eyes?”

2011, “An Open Letter to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg,” from Rabbi Dovid Bendory, Rabbinic Director, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

Mr. Mayor, your citizen disarmament is an act of hypocrisy. Unlike nearly all the rest of us, everywhere you go you are surrounded by official armed guards, police escorts, and your highly trained personal private bodyguards. (See photo below). Mr. Mayor, is your life worth more than the lives of your fellow citizens? 
Or are we mere “subjects” in your eyes?…
Tyrants like Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, and Mao “pioneered the bloody trail of “gun control” in the 20th Century. Why do you so thoughtlessly, in effect, mimic the insidious actions of these monsters?

This apparent elitism on your part makes your recent publicity stunt in Arizona even more cynical. You sent NYPD agents all the way across the country to purchase guns — but you can’t deploy enough police to protect your own City residents?

And if you expose your city’s residents via such a manpower diversion, how do you justify denying these residents the right to protect themselves with a firearm?

Mr. Mayor, do you need a rabbi to tell you that your actions are wrong and immoral?

This nation’s Bill of Rights is a sacrosanct public trust. You are a public servant. You swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. As you blatantly disregard the Second Amendment, the actual “Guardian” of all the rest of the Bill of Rights, I must ask you:

Did you knowingly lie when you took your oath of office?… 

Are you aware that Senator Thomas Dodd asked the Library of Congress to translate the Nazi Gun Control Laws into English for him, and that he incorporated language from these laws into the Gun Control Act of 1968 that he authored? How can it be that you, a Jew, are enforcing Nazi-inspired laws?” image from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership


Added: Bloomberg’s fight to ban big sodas in NY City began in 2012 and ended in 2014:

6/27/2014, New York’s highest court strikes down New York City big soda ban, Washington Post, Eugene Volokh

“From yesterday’s N.Y. Statewide Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce v. N.Y. City Dep’t of Health & Mental Hygiene (N.Y. June 26, 2014) (a 4-to-2 decision): 

“We hold that the New York City Board of Health, in adopting the “Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule,” exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority. By choosing among competing policy goals, without any legislative delegation or guidance, the Board engaged in law-making and thus infringed upon the legislative jurisdiction of the City Council of New York…

[I]t is the province of the people’s elected representatives, rather than appointed administrators, to resolve difficult social problems by making choices among competing ends.” The focus [of the analysis] must be on whether the challenged regulation attempts to resolve difficult social problems in this manner. That task, policy-making, is reserved to the legislative branch.””…

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