A former Navy SEAL has slammed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his views on gun control in a new viral video for the NRA. Dom Raso, who spent 12 years as a Navy SEAL, deeply objected to Bloomberg’s endorsement of strict gun control laws in the state, as well as his recent statement about not wanting “to have everyone carrying a gun. The NYPD are the only people we want on the street carrying guns.”
Speaking to NRA News, Raso said that it’s “unbelievable that politicians like Mayor Bloomberg think they are experts on personal protection … we didn’t go to war to let some politician dictate whatever he thinks is best for the American people. What have those guys accomplished that give them any credibility in the area of personal protection?
Raso said the strict gun control laws in New York were designed because “they know the less we are able to defend ourselves, the more dependent we are on them, period.” He also took offense to the fact that he has been trained in almost every type of combat scenario, yet “now that I’ve transferred out and I’m a civilian, somehow I’m not responsible anymore and not trusted to defend my own family.”
He concluded his rant on Bloomberg and the city’s gun control policies by telling the Mayor that “you don’t know what’s best for the people you’ve never met. If you really cared about the American people, you’d stand up for more freedom for them, and not more power and status for yourself.”
Click here to watch Raso’s video rant!