Hypocrite Alert! Bloomberg Says It’s ‘Ridiculous’ Johns Hopkins Doesn’t Have an Armed Police Force

The gun control advocate has changed his tune when it comes to his alma mater.

Anti-gun kingpin and gun-ban bankroller Michael Bloomberg said in a press conference on Tuesday that his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, should have an armed private police force to defend students and faculty from the more unsavory elements of Baltimore’s crime-ridden streets.

When asked about the current security force already working on campus, Bloomberg replied, “Yes, we have one, the question is, are they armed? When you have a city that has the murder rate that Baltimore has, I think it’s ridiculous to think that they shouldn’t be armed.”

Bloomberg argued that all of the other schools in Baltimore have privatized police departments where “they do carry weapons,” and Johns Hopkins should have the same.

His rationale is twofold. First, he believes that an armed security force can help reduce crime, which could draw more students to the university and patients to the hospital.

“One of the things I do hear all the time from people who are trying to decide where their kids are going to go to college, they are worried very much about the crime rate, and when they want to go to a hospital, they worry about the crime rate,” Bloomberg said.

“Anything we can do to help the city reduce the crime rate… it’s irrational not to have it.”

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He also believes that arming the police force currently on campus will help save the lives of the officers.

“I’m also worried about just the lives of the cops,” he said. “Police officers devote their lives to helping us, but they do have families. They want to go home to their families. I think trained police officers who are well-supervised and well-managed is the right thing to do.”

Bloomberg gave the press conference during a trip to the Maryland state capitol, where he met with lawmakers to discuss gun control, according to the Baltimore Sun.

While the former mayor of New York City believes good guys with guns might reduce crime and save lives at Johns Hopkins, he doesn’t believe the same about average American citizens. He’s bankrolled several groups that oppose gun rights in the United States, including Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action.

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Backed by the billionaire, both groups have spent millions in states around the country pushing for more gun control laws—including laws that restrict an individual’s right to carry a firearm for self-defense. Bloomberg has also funded a “news” organization dedicated to curtailing the Second Amendment rights of American citizens.

Most recently, the shortest man in gun control helped pass a massive gun ban initiative in Washington State that bans the sale of semiautomatic rifles to adults under the age of 21, creates a registry of gun owners, and establishes a 10-day waiting period for certain purchases.

He is reportedly planning a 2020 presidential run as a Democrat.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • e January 28, 2019, 11:38 pm

    Its all about the money! more more more!!!! more students= more money! more patients= more money! He could care less about anything other than his money and power over the people!

  • Steve Day January 26, 2019, 11:30 am

    LOL. The famously Anti-gun John’s Hopkins – the one which wants to disarm law-abiding citizens – wants armed security. That’s rich coming from them! 😀

  • Dave Brown January 25, 2019, 12:14 pm

    Well Folks since almost every Government Office at most every level has Armed Security what is wrong with him saying this School should have the same? Me, I say let me carry anyplace which includes all Government Building, and then we can call out the left or even the right for Faux Talk. Me I don’t much care for either party, thus Free Your Mind, Be Party Blind. It is sort of like The Kettle Calling The Pot Burnt, cannot say Black anymore.

  • Ramon January 25, 2019, 11:40 am

    He thinks the lives of good citizens is of little/no value. Shouldn’t surprise us since New York just passed legislation making it legal to murder a baby that survives a miscarriage, but the death penalty for an admitted and convicted murderer is “cruel and unusual”! As another commented, Bloomberg: The epitome of hypocrisy….

  • Don Richardson January 25, 2019, 11:16 am

    Mr. Antigun blowhard Bloomberg thinks all the ‘common folk’ should have their guns confiscated so that we have no practical means of self-defense. But he thinks that there should be an armed militia to guard anything that he likes; his alma mater, his property, himself. But he sincerely believes that the rest of us low lifes should be defenseless. What an arrogant, disgusting excuse for a human being.

  • TrouserTrout January 25, 2019, 9:27 am

    I agree we should have armed guards at soft targets. However, he is still a dickhead!

    • AJ January 25, 2019, 9:51 am

      Absolutely. Having an armed defensive presence is one of the best deterrents against a criminal presence. Criminals want to get away with their misdeeds, therefore they will follow the path of least resistance. Muggers, burglars, rapists, and even killers will second guess themselves if they have to be cautious of whether their targets will be carrying or not. Only the emboldened and twisted will still push that threat, because they are sick. So the old phrase, “better have it and not need it, than need it and not have it” is a very true sentiment.

      All that being said I still think it should be illegal for anti-gunners to keep armed security details.

      • deanbob January 25, 2019, 10:06 am

        Hypocrisy from the left (and elites) is as regular as the sun rising every morning.

  • krinkov545 January 25, 2019, 8:34 am

    Some swine are more equal. Got it blumingturd..

  • Dr Motown January 25, 2019, 7:26 am

    The epitome of hypocrisy….

  • DC January 25, 2019, 5:38 am

    So only the people that “matter” should be allowed to have protection and or protect themselves

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