Audio from a 2015 speech by Michael Bloomberg is stirring outrage over his strident defense of stop-and-frisk policing. But in the speech, the former New York City mayor and 2020 presidential candidate also makes a series of claims about gun violence that at the time were widely known to be false or even harmful. Bloomberg is a prominent voice in gun control and gun violence reduction. He co-founded the gun violence prevention group Everytown For Gun Safety in 2014 with an initial commitment of $50 million . He sits on the group’s advisory board and, according to an Everytown spokesperson, continues to provide about 30% of its $35 million in annual contributions. In the audio, Bloomberg incorrectly says the profile of murderers and murder victims “are...
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What Bloomberg Got Wrong About Reducing Gun Violence In His 2015 Speech