NYSRPA calls for Mayor Bloomberg to apologize for racist remarks

Leading gun control advocate calls for government to remove firearms from blacks

ALBANY, NY (02/09/2015)(readMedia)-- The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association calls for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to apologize for racist remarks he made while speaking at the Aspen Institute last week. As reported by the Aspen Times, Bloomberg stated that government needs to remove firearms from young minority males.

"Mayor Bloomberg's statement that black males should not be allowed to have guns echos similar sentiments made by southern white supremacists in the 19th century," said NYSRPA President Tom King. "So called "Black Codes" were enacted by various southern states to discriminate against black Americans and maintain the system of white supremacy that made slavery possible. These included restrictions on firearms possession."

King concluded, "If a politician said this about anything other than guns, the mainstream media would be all over them. Michael Bloomberg isn't just any politician, he is the leading voice for gun control in America. He should be held accountable for this slander."