2020 Democrat Michael Bloomberg was put on the hot chair when a man from the town hall audience asked him how he can call for more gun control when his security detail is armed.
“How do you justify pushing for more gun control when you have an armed security detail that’s likely equipped with the same firearms and magazines that you seek to ban the common citizen from owning?” the man asked during Monday’s Fox News town hall. “Does your life matter more than mine or my family’s or these peoples’?”
Bloomberg responded by claming that he “probably” gets death threats at least “40 or 50 times a week.”
“That just happens when you are the mayor of New York City or you are very wealthy, and if you are campaigning for president of the United States, you get lots of threats,” he said.
The former New York City mayor also added that his security detail includes retired police officers who are “very well trained in firearms.”
“Nobody suggests that we’re going to change the Constitution. Even if you wanted to, I don’t think you’d get it done. So nobody’s going take your right to bear arms. The Supreme Court said you can have reasonable restrictions. The only restrictions which I’m in favor of is to prevent us from selling guns to people with psychiatric problems, criminals, or people that are minors,” he continued.
That’s when protesters took issue with his response. Several audience members stood up and began yelling, “Stop and frisk is wrong!” and “Release the NDAs,” forcing the network to cut to commercial.