NRA chief: ‘Bloomberg reckless and insane on guns’

Photo Credit

On the heels of a report that New York Mayor Michael “Nanny” Bloomberg announced a $12 million national ad buy to push for universal background checks for gun buyers, National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre said Sunday that Bloomberg was “reckless” and “insane” in his views on gun control.

Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” LaPierre told Host David Gregory that Bloomberg was “so reckless in terms of his comments on this whole gun issue,” before continuing:

“We have people all over, millions of people, sending us 5, 10, 15, 20 dollar checks telling us to stand up to this guy that says that we can only have three bullets, which is what he said. Stand up to this guy that says ridiculous things like, ‘The NRA wants firearms with nukes on them.’ I mean it’s insane the stuff he says.”

Bloomberg believes in stricter gun control and has given millions of dollars to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Huffington Post reports.

“He supports universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons and an upgraded gun-tracking system — all measures the NRA opposes,” the online news source notes.

LaPierre also said on the Sunday talk show that universal background checks for gun buyers are a “dishonest premise” because criminals “aren’t going to be checked, they’re not going to do this.”

He spoke of better solutions, before adding: “What’s appalled me about this whole debate is about how little it has to do with making people safe.”


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Tom Tillison


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles