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Morning Joe: Opposition to Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Campaign Motivated by Anti-Semitism

According to MSNBC contributors Mike Barnicle and Al Sharpton, opposition to New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control push is partly the result of anti-Semitism. “Let’s get down to it, Mike Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, there’s a level of anti-Semitism in this thing directed towards Bloomberg,” Barnicle argued on Morning Joe, “It’s out there.” “No doubt about that,” Sharpton responded.

“If he was not a big-city Jewish man and was from another ethnic group, in some parts, I think it would be different,” Sharpton continued.  

Bloomberg last week began a $12 million ad campaign pushing senators to back the gun-control legislation currently up for debate on the Senate floor and, since December’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., has been one of the most high-profile national figures lobbying for the passage of more restrictive gun legislation.  

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