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C O V E R

S T O R Y

SUPER-EMPOWERED INDIVIDUALS
WHO BELIEVE THEY CAN DECIDE
WHAT'S BEST FOR THE REST OF US ARE
BECOMING FREEDOM'S GREATEST ENEMY.

SINCE WHEN
DOES BEING

RICH
RIGHT?
MAKE YOU

You can see this in the way the wealthy people who bankroll gun control groups
live. Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are protected people with
insulated lives and armed guards when they need them. They clearly know guns can
be used for good or for bad. They just don't think the people can be trusted. Hence
the old mantra: Gun control is less about guns than it is about control.
Still, deep down, even Bloomberg must know his stance on guns is pure
elitism-a class-based European idea of nobility and serfdom that America
shrugged off with flintlocks. If he doesn't know this,
oney isn't any more evil than
he is a fool. Those who earn vast fortunes, however,
are rarely fools.
guns. Even those who deny
Understanding that much about America is simple
this know it to be true.
and clear until politics come into play. In politics
ALLEN: AP PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON. BALLMER:
there are those who understand history and trust the people-those who know that
AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU. BLOOMBERG: AP PHOTO/
the Second Amendment, like the rest of the u.s. Bill of Rights, is a restriction on
TSAFRIR ABAYOV. BROAD: AP PHOTO/JAE C. HONG.
BUFFETT: AP PHOTO/PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS.
government, not on the people. Then there are those who don't trust the people with
GATES: AP PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH. JACOBSES:
SIPA VIA AP IMAGES. HANAUER: AP PHOTO/TED
their guns or incomes. (I say "incomes" because the increased taxes that Warren
S. WARREN. BARTON: FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY
Buffet, for example, says he wants wouldn't affect already accumulated wealth, but
IMAGES. LERER: AP PHOTO/ LOUIS LANZANO.

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