Michael Schaus

Bloomberg seems to be throwing in the towel. Apparently the financially savvy former Mayor of the Big Apple is saying “no mas” to continued attacks on the Second Amendment. With fully armed security, the East Coast Nannycrat is retreating to his private business at Bloomberg LP. Most gun rights activists are lifting a glass in celebration. A man of Bloomberg’s fame (and fortune) certainly deserves a personalized send-off into anonymity… And so, I offer this humble eulogy to his avid disrespect for my personal safety:

Dear Ernst Stavro Blofeld Michael Bloomberg;

It’s been fun, Mikey. Thanks for the laughs, the entertainment, and the excuse to justify the purchase of an AK-47 (with high capacity magazines) to my wife. You will be missed.

I know you would think that a Colorado gun-nut such as myself (as a point of interest, yes: we do have roads out here) would be happy at your departure from the anti-gun movement. But, to be truthful, I resent that there will no longer be a high-profile failure, such as yourself, in the fight over firearm ownership.

Your failed attempts to keep two anti-gun Colorado State Senators in power was greatly appreciated. A little outside money, from a New York liberal, was exactly what was needed to make freedom-loving Coloradoans kick a few Nannycrats from office. The pro-gun Milwaukee County Sheriff also sends his thanks for your over-zealous attempt to play politics in corners of America that don’t respect the elitism of New York progressives.

Oh sure… You had a handful of success stories that make me shudder. Your “Everytown for Gun Safety” group, and “Mom’s Demand Action”, managed to get a half dozen big-name stores to turn on gun-friendly consumers. But the 57,000 private businesses that decided to post “guns welcome” signage, and permit open or concealed carry on their premises, tends to make me overlook your minor moments of achievement.

Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership.

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