Bob Barr was the Libertarian Presidential candidate in 2008. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of NYC is widely considered to be the likely Presidential or Vice Presidential nominee of Americans Elect, a new centrist party currently pursuing ballot access in all states and DC with plenty of money to get the job done. Bloomberg is also a billionaire, making it plausible that he could compete with the Democrats and Republicans in the Presidential election in campaign spending.
Bob Barr writes in the Daily Caller:
New York City’s rabidly anti-Second Amendment mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is once again pushing for ill-conceived gun laws in the wake of an abnormally violent Labor Day weekend.
According to The New York Post, 46 people were shot over the course of two days in several incidents. Bloomberg, who has long held anti-gun views and in 2006 co-founded the lobby group “Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” immediately and predictably cried out for more gun control. This tired refrain of pushing for more restrictions on private ownership of firearms every time there is a spike in violent crime in the Big Apple rings hollow coming from the chief execute of the city with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the free world.