Beware the Bloomborgs

William Connell Cawthon Jr.
7 min readApr 30, 2019

They intend to assimilate you and they don’t care how they do it.

I have been writing about guns, gun laws, and the battle over both, for several years. During that time, I have become aware of a disturbing trend among politicians and the general media.

Gun control has become perverted. It’s no longer about seeking real solutions; it’s about advancing a single agenda; a group of laws that offer no answers to violence but have become some sort of idol.

Universal background checks, assault weapons bans, and restrictions on magazine capacity are actually idiotic when closely examined. The legislation that has been proposed over and over again is horribly flawed. The Bipartisan Background Check bill recently passed by the House of Representatives actually contains the seeds of its own destruction. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 contains the same mistakes found in earlier versions and is completely useless when it comes to averting mass shootings. Bans on standard-capacity magazines require such a huge leap of faith that you might actually pass unicorns on your way there.

There are honest and sincere advocates who want to find the factors that drive gun violence. They understand that solutions may or may not involve new gun laws. This group includes many gun owners and even gun-rights advocates.

But they are not what we are seeing today. There is no room for them in the war over firearms in the United States.

Today we have what I have decided to call the Bloomborgs. These are the evangelists of the holy ban; the disciples of Michael Bloomberg; the NRA of the opposition. They are masters of the big lie and its most fervent believers.

There is no “epidemic of gun violence.” Data from both the FBI and the CDC show that the past ten years have had the lowest averages for total homicides and firearm-related homicides of any similar period dating back for decades.

Dianne Feinstein is a Bloomborg; David Hogg is a Bloomborg; Nancy Pelosi is a Bloomborg; the list goes on and on. Sadly, Bernie Sanders has now been assimilated. Bernie was never a big fan of gun rights but he was far more objective than the Bloomborgs.

That’s the Bloomborgs’ goal: assimilation. The truth is that gun control has…

William Connell Cawthon Jr.

Professional writer. Passionately interested in facts. Founder of