January 14, 2014
January 14, 2014
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, known for his anti-gun agenda, was considered to succeed Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense and will likely be a candidate in the future, a nightmare scenario considering that the military is already training to confiscate firearms from Americans.
In his latest book Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, Gates revealed that Bloomberg was on his “short list” of candidates considered to succeed him.
“For my own job, my short list included Hillary [Clinton], Colin Powell, [former CIA director Leon] Panetta and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg,” Gates wrote on page 537 of his book.
As Bloomberg is well known for abusing his authority to attack gun rights, this revelation, combined with past revelations of soldiers already training to disarm Americans, is very concerning for peaceful gun owners.
In 2012, we revealed that a United States Army document instructed soldiers to deny access to “armories, arsenals, hardware, and sporting good stores, pawnshops, and gunsmith establishments or other places where weapons or ammunition are stored” during a “civil disturbance.”
“To conserve manpower, consideration may be given to evacuating sensitive items, such as weapons from stores and storing them in a central facility,” the document added.
“In other words, during martial law or a government declared civil disturbance in reaction to ‘radical or extremist elements,’ guns will be confiscated and held by the military,” Kurt Nimmo wrote on the subject.
More recently, former Navy SEAL Ben Smith revealed that the Obama administration is asking top military officials if they would be prepared to disarm Americans.
“Going back to the beginning of this administration, I’ve had friends within the community talking about how they were brought in and questioned with people from more towards the top side,” Smith said. “The questioning… where it was pointing was do you feel comfortable disarming American citizens?”
Considering that Bloomberg falls right in line with the Obama administration on gun bans and that he was caught using taxpayer-funded resources to operate “Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” it’s safe to say that he would no doubt expand training for gun confiscations during martial law or a government-declared emergency.