Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg recently said that under President Donald Trump there have been 21 school shootings each day.
Bloomberg claims that 21 students have died each day as a result of shootings, using as an argument the death of 14 students in a shooting in Parkland, Fla.
However, that figure includes only the number of victims on that day, but according to Bloomberg’s rhetoric, another 7 would have died elsewhere, further suggesting that 21 more deaths would have occurred each day thereafter.
As Breitbart News has reported, Bloomberg did not explain his statements but instead released a promotional video this week claiming that there have been 263 school shootings since President Trump took office.
According to an opinion column in the Daily Calller, Bloomberg has previously asserted that if he becomes president he will ensure gun control by appointing Supreme Court justices who support the idea of gun control, thus attacking the U.S. Constitution and the Second Amendment that allows Americans a legitimate right to defense.
“The idea that someone who is running for president could be this ignorant about our constitutional rights and is also promising to appoint justices who reflect this line of thinking should truly be cause for concern for every single American,” said Larry Kane, senior vice president of public and government affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
According to Kane, “Bloomberg wants to ban the sale and production of modern sporting rifles even though he himself admits that these firearms are used in a statistically insignificant number of crimes.”
On the other hand, some of the employees who are part of the Everytown for Gun Safety organizations, as well as Moms Demand Action, both owned by Bloomberg—have been skeptical of his candidacy.
According to the Wall Street Journal, former employees of both pro-gun control organizations, who have played a key role in the election and are credited with winning the Virginia and Kentucky state races, suggested that the current Democratic primary candidate’s election move is diverting resources from his work.
Sue Withcomb, one of the volunteers from the Washington-based Moms Demand Action movement, stated that “it is normal that – Bloomberg’s decision – causes some consternation [among some employees of Moms Demand Action]”, and stated that it was not necessary for the candidate to have their support.