“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.”
Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg loves gun control, which is why I find it odd that he wants more armed guards at Johns Hopkins University. From The New York Post:
Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg — a staunch advocate for gun control — said the lack of armed security guards at his alma mater Johns Hopkins University was “ridiculous” given Baltimore’s troubling murder rate.
The potential presidential hopeful vented to reporters following private meetings with Democratic lawmakers and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Tuesday, the Baltimore Sun reported.
“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,” said Bloomberg, the school’s largest benefactor who donated an unprecedented $1.8 billion in November.
He went on to say that it was “irrational” that armed security didn’t exist at Hopkins given its 45,000 employees. The private school is Baltimore’s largest employer.
Armed officers on campus would be comparable to security situations at similar schools, he said.
“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.
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