BELLEVUE, WA – Billionaire former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s revelation that he thinks he has already earned a spot in Heaven with his campaigns to destroy the Second Amendment proves just how arrogant and delusional he has become with his riches, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Bloomberg, quoted by the New York Times discussing his latest gun control effort, dubbed “Everytown for Gun Safety,” said, “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb called the remark “outrageous and revealing.”

“One does not earn his way into Heaven by trampling on the civil rights of his fellow citizens,” Gottlieb observed. “Bloomberg can’t buy himself a spot inside the Pearly Gates by using his riches to erode the freedoms of people who do not enjoy his affluence.”

The anti-gun former New York mayor launched a $50 million project using a slickly-produced video to push viewers’ emotional hot buttons. He boasted that he will target politicians who oppose his anti-gun demagoguery. It is this sort of activity that Bloomberg believes will get him a front row seat in the hereafter.

“The next thing we’re likely to hear from Bloomberg is that after he waltzes into Heaven, he intends to replace God and make himself the new CEO,” Gottlieb remarked. “This man’s head is growing faster than the halo he thinks he will be wearing after he checks out of his earthly environs.

“I have a piece of bad news for Mr. Bloomberg,” he concluded. “The real estate market in Heaven for his kind of self-aggrandizing pomposity dried up long ago. However, we’re certain that if he continues to throw his money around to deprive honest citizens of their God-given liberties and human rights, he’s far more likely to spend eternity pulling weeds behind a shack in a place where it is always hot and there isn’t any shade.”