2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg was at a church in Aurora, Colo., to explain his idea to require gun purchasers to obtain a permit before being able to buy a firearm. But what about those who say they have a constitutional right to own a gun? Well, you also have a constitutional right to vote, he says, but you have to register first, so it’s “exactly the same idea.”
Wonder what he’d say if asked if he thinks people should also have to present a photo ID in order to vote?
Bloomberg announces he wants a nationwide permit for people to obtain before being able to buy a gun: "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." pic.twitter.com/NCTpaIeCKb
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 5, 2019
Narrator: It’s not exactly the same idea.
That’s two full cans of worms opened…..
— Matthew J. Renaud (@renaudandco) December 5, 2019
So does that mean people will automatically be sent these permits free of charge when they turn 18, and organizations will pick them up and drive them to a gun store to ensure that lack of transportation doesn't interfere with exercising the rights?
— Kevin Smith (@defaultdotxbe) December 5, 2019
Sounds reasonable to me, we do it for voting !!
— Randy Thomas (@randyt816) December 5, 2019
Same party that's vehemently against Voter ID laws.
— Giuseppe Franco (@viperstrike74) December 5, 2019
So Voter ID is oppression and requiring people to get a Federal permit to exercise their constitutional rights is fine. Got it 👍
— David Ricardo (@constructal1) December 5, 2019
Soooo….Bloomberg is for background checks, verified identification, and permanent residence confirmation before anyone is allowed to vote? Is that what I'm hearing?
— Peace through… (@timthenurse) December 5, 2019
I'll trade a national gun permit for a nationwide law requiring an ID to vote.
— RonR (@ronrawson) December 5, 2019
Add it to everyone's Drivers License automatically
— Tom Davis (@tomarama) December 5, 2019
Voter registration is not national, but if you go that route, it should be just as easy to register to buy a gun as it is to register to vote.
— Dave Kleikamp (@ShaggyKC) December 5, 2019
I've had a permit since December 01, 1791. It never expires.
— EM – Father of Four ن (@armypickle) December 5, 2019
What amendment is it that requires voter registration?
— Al Schmidt (@alschmidt13) December 5, 2019
We aren’t required to let the government know who we voted for, which to me would be somewhat equitable to a national gun registry.
— mark dem (@markdem8) December 5, 2019
This guy has thing for telling free people what they can or can’t do/have. He should be totally rejected.
— rich trimarco (@rct49) December 5, 2019
Ahh…that’s a hard pass for me. Don’t tread on my rights.
— Timothy (@Timothy58044899) December 5, 2019
What about soda???
— Ķen White (@kenw1530) December 5, 2019
Imagine if this guy said "Speech is a constitutional right and we require people to register." SMDH.
The WHOLE point about constitutional RIGHTS is that you don't need to register with the government to exercise them. @MikeBloomberg should know better – but he doesn't.
— Dan Goldwasser (@dgoldwas) December 5, 2019
This from yet another politician who has his own small army wherever he goes.
— Home Front (@HomeFro38697368) December 5, 2019
This is the afterbirth of that stupid yet appealing pseudoscience of “nudge”
No you nanny state petty benevolent tyrant, @MikeBloomberg … you won’t nudge people with taxes and regulations into giving up their freedom to defend themselves from you.
— HarvardProfessor (@HarvardProfess1) December 5, 2019
This isn’t it dumbass @MikeBloomberg
— AttackPilotTrader (@BenAltitude) December 5, 2019
Mike doesn't need a permit to kiss my ass
— TheMike (@TheMikeMT) December 5, 2019
Dana Loesch responds to flashback video of candidate Michael Bloomberg trying to define assault weapons https://t.co/phMXjpe5YP
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 8, 2019