Hundreds of Gun Rights Supporters Spoil Bloomberg Campaign’s Arlington, VA Gun Control Rally
Gun Rights Activists Disrupt Bloomberg Campaign Event
Once upon a time in Virginia, a little emperor named Michael Bloomberg threw a gun control party, but gun rights advocates crashed it…bigly
. And what a party it was.
Unfortunately, we neglected to RSVP.
Spoiler Alert: this story has a happy ending with Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign bus veering off into a political ditch at its final stop in Virginia on Sunday night.
That’s because members of my Patriot Picket crew joined forces with the Virginia Citizens Defense League and others to give the arriving Bloomberg team a Second Amendment welcome—one that absolutely undercut the boisterous gun-control festivities that they had planned for the evening.
Spoiler Alert #2: The media came to cover the Bloomberg event, but our Second Amendment crowd hijacked the coverage and flipped the media narrative to be a story about Bloomberg opposition.
That’s a win, but more about that in a moment.
Almost 200 Second Amendment supporters massed on the sidewalk outside Bloomberg’s brand new campaign office with signs and bullhorns to greet the Bloomberg ”Gun Violence Prevention Tour” when it pulled up in the overwhelmingly liberal Northern Virginia enclave of Arlington for an Second Amendment infringement gala.
The, uh, fly in the anti-gun punchbowl, however, was that our impromptu gun rights rally attendance was two to three times the number of the Bloomberg minions gathered inside.
In addition to the VCDL members that mixed in with our Patriot Picket squad, we were also supplemented by the ArfCom Regulars, who made their own entrance.
With a drummer at the front, they marched up the sidewalk in formation with banners held high—and bullhorn blaring—to rendezvous with us.
That meant fans of the authoritarian New Yorker had to run a gauntlet of chants, criticism, freedom messages and liberty placards to scurry inside a hastily-rented storefront that was slavishly and garishly plastered with hundreds of “We Like Mike” posters.
The Bloomberg campaign’s plans was for several hours of rah-rah festivities including speeches that would lift the drifting Democrats to such dizzying heights of ecstasy about New York-style gun control that a single milk crate wouldn’t nearly be enough for Michael Bloomberg to stand on in order to be seen.
But, for many of the Bloombots attending, the event turned into a surprise party.
The first surprise: Michael Bloomberg was not on the bus when it arrived. The Little Emperor apparently chose to skip the occasion after the heavy anti-Bloomberg patriot pushback encountered at his stops in the Tidewater Virginia region late last week.
As best we could tell, the lack of a rear entrance to the Bloomberg campaign storefront likely played a role in the decision by the self-funded billionaire to bypass his own campaign event—which would have exposed him to the kind of sidewalk derision he doesn’t want the media to see.
So, the dizzying heights of gun control passion were never reached, as the Infringement Gala ran out of steam little more than halfway through the allotted time.
For most of their gathering, the surrogates and supporters were simply worn down and drowned out by the 2A cheers and “Go Home Bloomberg!” chants pounding them from just outside their windows by a fired-up patriot gathering that never flagged.
The scene, which took place just around the corner from the Pentagon and right across the Potomac river from our nation’s capitol, was also supposed to be the grand opening of the Bloomberg campaign office there.
The contrasts were stark.
Inside the Bloomberg campaign HQ, not a single American flag could be seen as their paid surrogates blathered endlessly about gun control while distracted with the chants and cheers from the sidewalk. Our 2A gathering just outside the Bloomberg windows had plenty of American flags.
The Bloombots inside just kept going when we doffed our hats and recited the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by our renditions of the National Anthem and “God Bless America”.
JOIN THE FIGHT!!!!
The Movement is Growing. We will not go quietly into the night.