Bloomberg is going to bombard the airwaves of America’s superbowl with anti gun ads and commercials. He’s reportedly spending millions of dollars to take on guns during the show, with provacative gun control ads.
Bloomberg has already spent millions of dollars over the last two decades proposing gun control across America. Gun control could be one of his biggest planks of his platform.
The ad will be 1 minute long, and feature the mother of a victim of a Texas shooting. Her name is Calandrian Simpson Kemp , and her son was shot and killed in 2013.
“When I heard Mike was stepping into the ring I thought, ‘Now we have a dog in the fight,'” she says. “Mike’s fighting for every child because you have a right to live. No one has a right to take your hopes and dreams.”
The ad is a hallmark of the Bloomberg campaign.
Bloomberg said in the statement that Kemp’s “story is a powerful reminder of the urgency of this issue and the failure of Washington to address it.”
“People will be rooting for different teams in the Super Bowl, but virtually all Americans — including people in both parties and a majority of gun owners — support universal background checks and other common sense gun laws.” Said Bloomberg.
President Trump is also going to release ads during the superbowl, and has dropped one of the two planned ads his campaign has put together.
The message touts his performance as President.
Bloomberg News, January 23rd:
Bloomberg is coming for your guns America. That’s what he wants you to think anyway, from the looks of his flashy new tv ad rolling out on television and youtube. Bloomberg is the enemy of gun owners across America.
The ad has started appearing on youtube commercials and television this Monday, where he calls out the NRA and “gun lobby.” The voice goes on to say that he is their “worst nightmare.”
he as also called guns in America “Nationwide madness.”
“We have to make sure that we build for the future so no one else has to go through this,” he said. “And I want to say how grateful I am for your leadership. You are making the world a better place and hopefully we don’t have to have that many more meetings like this one.”
“Now I know critics will say that Americans shouldn’t need a permit to exercise their constitutional rights. But voting is a constitutional right, and we require people to register to protect the rights of all citizens, and this exactly the same idea,” he argued, “because a criminal with a gun can destroy our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Michael Bloomberg is pumping the airwaves with hundreds of millions of dollars. He said he was willing to spend a billion dollars to defeat Trump all together. But so far, his poll numbers haven’t been too swell.
He’s failed to make the 5% threshold needed to participate in debates. And now, his rallies have been anything but enthusiastic. His first kickoff rally for example only had 40 people.
As for his new commercial on being the gun lobby’s worst nightmare, the ad does not appear to have been released somewhere else for general distribution, but the moment it is we will ad it to this story.
He started off horribly
Bloomberg started off horribly though in the beginning. He launched his official campaign off in a restaurant in San Antonio, but couldn’t even get the place filled. All in all, it’s estimated that only 40 to 50 people showed for the event.
A photo went viral of him sitting with Judge Judy and a couple other people at the restaurant.
Virginia- Last week, just as Bloomberg doubles down on gun control, An estimated 22,000 armed citizens marched on the Capital in Virginia according to police estimates. Not one person was shot. It’s a testament to how safe gun owners are considering the amount of guns there are in the United States.
The rally came as a result of a number of anti gun measures that have been passed by the state legislature and governor. The Democrats won full control of the state and since then have been introducing measures that would make Virginia one of the most anti gun rights states in America. This has not sat well with many voters, and the mobilization this week reflected that.