A Wisconsin company that disguises deadly firearms with bright paints and camouflage has a new target: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Lauer Custom Weaponry, whose products were banned in New Yorky in 2006 because they make dangerous guns look like innocent toys, is taunting the anti-gun mayor with a line of paints named “The Bloomberg Collection,” says the New York Daily News.
Gun owners can pay $129 for a “Bloomberg Collection EZ Camo Kit” to decorate their semiautomatics and rifles with a brick wall and graffiti design. An outraged Bloomberg called gun-coloration kits “a tragedy in the making.” He said, “Making a quick buck by coloring a handgun to look like a toy is craven and beneath any honest businessman. By coloring these guns, a real one looks like a toy, and a police officer won’t be able to tell the difference.” Last year, a Virginia gun shop held a “Bloomberg raffle” – with the prize a new gun – to protest the mayor’s crackdown on stores he says are illegally peddling firearms that end up on New York streets. The National Rifle Association soon published a photo of Bloomberg as an octopus on the cover of its magazine.