Trump slams Bloomberg over comments on man who shot Texas gunman

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Pelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act MORE lashed out at former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergBloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida Democratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida Bloomberg pays fines for 32,000 felons in Florida so they can vote MORE on Sunday over comments Bloomberg made about a man who killed a gunman in a Texas church shooting by returning fire with his own weapon.

Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon that Bloomberg, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, was "against" the Second Amendment and again referred to him as "Mini Mike Bloomberg."

"Now Mini Mike Bloomberg is critical of Jack Wilson, who saved perhaps hundreds of people in a Church because he was carrying a gun, and knew how to use it. Jack quickly killed the shooter, who was beginning a rampage. Mini is against the 2nd A. His ads are Fake, just like him!" Trump tweeted.

Bloomberg addressed the December shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ during an address in Montgomery, Ala., on Jan. 1 as he focuses his attention on states set to vote later in the primary schedule.

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"It may be true that someone in the congregation had his own gun and killed the person who murdered two other people, but it’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot," the former mayor said earlier this month, adding, "You just do not want the average citizen carrying a gun in a crowded place."

Wilson, 71, is an armed volunteer security guard and former firearms instructor who stopped the Dec. 29 shooting in Tarrant County, Texas, when he returned fire just seconds after a gunman opened fire during communion. Two people, including the gunman, were killed in the shooting, and one other was injured.

Bloomberg announced his plan to combat gun violence in December, issuing a sprawling proposal that calls for strengthening background check laws, confiscating guns from those deemed a possible danger to themselves or others, and banning assault weapons.