Mike Bloomberg will have more baggage to answer to in his presidential campaign, having once compared the teachers union and New York Civil Liberties Union to the NRA, the N.Y. Post reported.
The comments from the billionaire and former N.Y. city mayor came in 2007 and 2013, according to the report.
"You always do have the problem of a very small group of people who are single-issue-focused having disproportionate percentage of power – that's exactly the NRA," Bloomberg said in 2007, per the Post.
Then-Mayor Bloomberg ripped the critics of his eduction plan as "selfish."
"The NRA's another place where the membership, if you do the polling, doesn't agree with the leadership," Bloomberg on radio in 2013, per the report.
"It's typical of Congress, it's typical of unions, it's typical of companies, I guess, where a small group is really carrying the ball and the others aren't necessarily in agreement."
Bloomberg also reportedly repeated the comments when talking about the NYCLU when it was fighting his stop-and-frisk policing policies in the city.
"We don't need extremists on the left or the right running our police department, whether it's the NRA or the NYCLU," Bloomberg said in a 2013 speech, the Post reported.
"In Washington, some elected officials don't have the courage to stand up against special interest groups on the right and pass common-sense gun laws. And in New York City, some don't have the courage to stand up to special interests on the left and support common-sense policing tactics like stop-and-frisk."
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