New York City Michael Bloomberg may be the most unpopular person at the National Rifle Association convention, and he isn’t even there, says the New York Daily News. NRA members took aim at Bloomberg for his bold campaign against illegal guns. They called him a bastard, told him to mind his business and challenged his credibility.
“Outlawing gun ownership or preventing people from defending themselves isn't going to solve any problems,” said Tom Seeba, 67, an NRA member from Reno. “And I think Mayor Bloomberg is an arrogant bastard to try to implement such a strategy.” Bloomberg drew the group's ire on Wednesday when he went to the National Press Club in Washington to announce a partnership with black leaders to reform or repeal stand-your-ground laws on the books in 25 states. “The NRA's leaders weren't even interested in public safety,” Bloomberg told the Daily News. “They were interested in promoting a culture where people take the law into their own hands and face no consequences for it.”