Michael Bloomberg and his crony organizations Moms Demand Action and Everytown support violence against women. As long as the abuser doesn't use a gun.
At least that's the message their newest commercial seems to give. The tagline at the end of the video says "end gun violence against women". All those women who are beaten, strangled or stabbed are just fine with the anti-gun fetishists since the attackers didn't use the inanimate object that these groups believe has a will of it's own.
Watch the commercial for yourself:
In case you think we're targeting these groups, here's a smattering of headlines from other major outlets that seemingly don't care about domestic violence against women... only about guns.
MSNBC ran this story titled "Preventing domestic gun violence is a moral obligation". I guess domestic violence alone isn't a moral obligation, it only becomes one when a gun is involved.
USA Today weighed in with this article where writer Kimberly Brusk discusses the tragic case of 28-year-old Jessica Osborne. A single mom of three little girls, Jessica was murdered on June 9th. The shooter was Jessica's 23-year-old boyfriend. He was also a convicted felon, a known domestic abuser, and a former member of WTVM's Most Wanted segment when, in 2012, it was revealed that he had 16 warrants for various different crimes.
How would a law that prevented domestic abusers from having a gun have saved Jessica's life? The murderer and apparent one man crime wave was a convicted felon - he was violating one of the most stringent gun laws on the books.
Why? Because criminals break laws. It's part of the definition of being a criminal.
We can't leave out Huffington Post's article written by Josh Sugarman of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence titled "Guns Aren't the Answer to Domestic Violence".
We do a little bit more reporting of defensive gun uses than HuffPo or CGSV so let's see if I can find anything that might prove otherwise. Looking through July's data I see 8 cases of defensive gun use where a gun stopped someone in the act of a domestic abuse.
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The gun control fetishists will say that you have to balance those 8 cases against the reported 48 women murdered each month by domestic violence. I, and I assume most logical people, instead see 8 fewer murders that thanks to a woman who chose to arm and protect herself.
What's the difference between a woman who has armed herself and trained herself versus the woman in Everytown's commercial? Perhaps it would look something like this:
Wouldn't it be better to see a more honest conversation about domestic violence rather than choosing the exceptionally small subset of cases with guns involved? If you reduced total incidence of domestic violence, the use of guns in those cases will drop proportionately plus you're now making headway towards stopping the scourge of abuse. That would be an admirable goal.
Instead Bloomberg's crowd is just using battered women to further their goal of gun control. Perhaps it's time for Mayor Mikey's crowd to try being honest for once... it would be a nice change.