In a veiled threat directed at Democratic Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas (shown), Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in his role as co-founder of the anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), said last Thursday that any lawmakers who are “going with the NRA” are “going against the lives of our children.” When asked directly if that meant that his group was going to target Pryor, the senior senator from Arkansas, Bloomberg sidestepped a direct answer:
What I have said is that we are going to support those people who want to stop the killing…. And I think you and I both have an obligation to do that.
The way you do that is to make sure that the elected officials understand that you’re gonna vote for somebody else.
And we’re going to do everything we can to make sure that somebody else gets elected who wants to see that we stop this carnage.