“Not control, not banning, just regulation…”
Michael Bloomberg has made it clear he does not believe in an individual right to self-protection or the right of private individuals keep and bear arms. However, he believes in his own right to hire private armed security and has kept the bulk of his armed security detail from his time a mayor of New York City. Bloomberg also recognizes the push back he’s getting with the quest for gun control.
The term doesn’t sit well among many fence sitters because it is associated with bans and government control. Contrary to many mainstream media assertions, public trust in the government keeps falling and bans of almost anything other than Christianity, are increasingly unpopular. So how do you “reframe” the debate and convince people you’re not really after what you’re really after? You lie. You try to “redefine” terms by splitting hairs and that’s what Bloomberg is doing right now.