Ex-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending $50 million to fight the National Rifle Association in his latest push for gun control. Which begs the question: is Bloomberg necessarily the best face for this campaign? On This Week Sunday morning, ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny said that Bloomberg could “give his money and someone else can be the front of this,” while Crossfire host S.E. Cupp went one step further and said that Bloomberg is just a horrible face for the movement.
She said, “He is the best—-and by that I mean the worst—-face for gun control, and believe me, my friends at the NRA high-fived when they heard about this.”
Cupp argued Bloomberg is wasting his time targeting law-abiding gun owners instead of criminals, and his past attempts at leading a gun control movement have been “immeasurable failures.” Donna Brazile shot back that Bloomberg “should be praised” for what he’s doing, and said, “If saving lives is a bad thing, well, God knows we’re in serious trouble.”
Cupp insisted that Mayors Against Illegal Guns was a “duplicitous” name for a group that Bloomberg used to go after law-abiding gun owners instead of the titular illegal guns.
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