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Bloomberg Wants to "Counter" the NRA
NRA - ILA ^ | August 14, 2009 | NA

Posted on 08/19/2009 11:47:00 AM PDT by neverdem


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Bloomberg Wants to "Counter" the NRA
 
Friday, August 14, 2009
 

It is old news to gun owners that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not a friend.  As one of the leading proponents of new gun laws, Bloomberg has already earned his place in the Second Amendment rights hall of shame.  But apparently, Hizzoner does not believe he is doing enough to destroy our rights. 

On an appearance on "Meet the Press," Bloomberg announced that he would raise money to counter the influence of the NRA.  Bloomberg was on the show to trumpet the 39 votes he was able to muster to squeak out a narrow defeat of national Right-to-Carry reciprocity. (To read more about the Thune/Vitter amendment, click here.)  He took the opportunity to lament that the NRA has so much influence -- and took upon himself the role of countering that influence. 

Of course, as anti-gunners regularly do, Bloomberg ignores the fact that the NRA only has clout because we represent the beliefs of tens of millions of Americans who oppose the anti-gun agenda.  Recent polling has repeatedly shown that the majority of Americans support the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms. 

And though it must be very frustrating to mayor Bloomberg, that support is growing.  A recent poll by Zogby International revealed that 83% of Americans support Right-to-Carry laws.  Bloomberg will no doubt continue to trumpet the 39-vote procedural "victory," but the reality is, the American people are on the side of Second Amendment freedoms. 

Perhaps part of the problem is the inherent dishonesty of Bloomberg's position.  He claims to be opposed to "Illegal" guns, but his latest effort targeted the rights of law-abiding people who already carry a gun legally. To Bloomberg, any gun he does not like is an "illegal" gun. 

Mayor Bloomberg and his group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" represent a serious threat because of the attention the media will give them and the resources a billionaire like Bloomberg has at his disposal.  That's the money he is once again promising to use to fight against our Second Amendment rights. Fortunately, America's law-abiding gun owners know how to fight the misinformation and anti-gun rhetoric of Mayor Bloomberg and his allies.  NRA will continue to closely monitor Bloomberg's anti-gun activities and will keep you informed about his efforts.



Find this item at: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=5099


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; maig; nra; secondamendment

1 posted on 08/19/2009 11:47:00 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

There are already several groups opposed to gun rights.


2 posted on 08/19/2009 11:49:32 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: neverdem

Another reason to avoid Mew York.


3 posted on 08/19/2009 11:50:46 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: neverdem

Two words:

“DADDY BLOOMBERG”

Keep him to yourself New York.


4 posted on 08/19/2009 11:51:12 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: neverdem

The Elitists should “fear” the citizens, that only happens if the citizens are armed.

This Nation fought a Revolutionary War beginning in 1776 that overthrew the Statist Elitist of that day.

NEVER FORGET.


5 posted on 08/19/2009 11:52:09 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: neverdem

Then he should get a subsidized apartment in NY and live with his homies.

He doesn’t even need security.


6 posted on 08/19/2009 11:52:35 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: GOP_Lady

7 posted on 08/19/2009 11:53:53 AM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: neverdem

This guy was running for President this last cycle.

sheesh...


8 posted on 08/19/2009 12:01:49 PM PDT by texmexis best (uency)
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To: neverdem

Why does this dung-beetle not just declare itself a dim-bulb-crat and complete the cycle of doom?


9 posted on 08/19/2009 12:13:17 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: neverdem

Didn’t Bloomberg pull a Hugo Chavez and change the law so he could run for mayor a few more times?


10 posted on 08/19/2009 12:13:47 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Texas Fossil
This Nation fought a Revolutionary War beginning in 1776 that overthrew the Statist Elitist of that day.

NEVER FORGET.

You forgot that the battles of Lexington and Concord, MA happened on April 18 - 19, 1775. The first regular U.S. fighting force, the Continental Army, was organized by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775, to supplement local militias in the American Revolution.

The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775.

11 posted on 08/19/2009 12:22:14 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Bloomberg brings a knife to a gunfight.


12 posted on 08/19/2009 12:23:26 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: neverdem

Sorry, Should not have relied on memory, but the meaning is the same.

Thanks for the correction of date.

NEVER FORGET!


13 posted on 08/19/2009 12:24:42 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: neverdem

KEWL!

A Big Sh*tty politician is going to raise money to ‘counter the NRA’ ? ? ?

Sounds like the sucking sound of Libtard money being separated from Libtard fools.

;-)


14 posted on 08/19/2009 12:25:36 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: ozzymandus
Didn’t Bloomberg pull a Hugo Chavez and change the law so he could run for mayor a few more times?

Not exactly, he persuaded the rat controlled City Council to somehow repeal or override a referendum approved by the voters for a consecutive two term limit, each term for four years. I believe they changed the City Charter.

15 posted on 08/19/2009 12:32:22 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Texas Fossil

You’re welcome. I like to refresh my own memory to find what I forgot or didn’t realize. I didn’t realize the anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill was on my sister’s birthday.


16 posted on 08/19/2009 12:39:08 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: dog breath

My wife and I do not travel to nor do any business in NY or RI. Both refuse to issue LTCs to out-of-state residents who are highly-qualified and have them in their home states. I encourage others to do as we do.


17 posted on 08/19/2009 1:24:33 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: neverdem

Wait for a group of Freepers complaining about NRA fundraiser letters.


18 posted on 08/19/2009 1:35:21 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: neverdem; All

Hey Bloomie, check this out!

http://ccwsaveslives.blogspot.com/


19 posted on 08/19/2009 2:21:31 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: pabianice

I stopped visitng NYC after last years elections and the shout downs by many lefty loons against Conservatives.

This only reaffirms my decision.


20 posted on 08/19/2009 2:22:56 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Thanks for the link.


21 posted on 08/19/2009 2:36:36 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

If anyone has Bloombergs’s email address, please pass that along.

Everyone knows of Columbine, but few know of the daily accounts of guns saving lives.


22 posted on 08/19/2009 3:05:35 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: dog breath
The only way I would go to NYC is if was on a mission to plant large amounts of explosives.
23 posted on 08/19/2009 3:07:10 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit The law will be followed, dammit!)
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To: mad_as_he$$
My very liberal sister lives there and loves it. It was her ultimate destination and rebellion from her redneck upbringing. Perhaps we could wall it off like in the movie, Escape From New York, and let all the crazies live there. Since I love my sister, blowing her up seems a little extreme.
24 posted on 08/19/2009 3:24:18 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: dog breath
How about everyone gets a chance to rescue one loved one and/or help one move there first.
25 posted on 08/19/2009 3:26:53 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit The law will be followed, dammit!)
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To: neverdem

“I am the NRA.”


26 posted on 08/19/2009 3:27:55 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("I am Sarah Palin.")
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To: TheConservativeParty

I have asked NRA members to put the initials in the tagline. So far very few Freepers are members.

It’s amazing even when the NRA was giving away free memberships, you would be surprised how many Freepers were too afraid to get on a “list”. I was even warned about putting family pictures on my profile page.


27 posted on 08/19/2009 3:39:20 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Shooter 2.5

I signed my brother up recently. A cousin joined before I could ask him. Right after the election I extended my membership by 5 years.


28 posted on 08/19/2009 3:50:14 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("I am Sarah Palin." and "I am the NRA.")
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To: Shooter 2.5
Wait for a group of Freepers complaining about NRA fundraiser letters.

Now that you mention it, I haven't seen a mailing from them in quite some time. Now, the past two weeks they've been working the phone bank overtime; at least two calls per day on my Caller I.D. - and I just donated about a month ago!

Someone really should give the callers an updated list.

29 posted on 08/19/2009 4:56:54 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Shooter 2.5
I have asked NRA members to put the initials in the tagline. So far very few Freepers are members.

Hmm, must've missed that thread. Done.

I'm pretty sure I'm on multiple lists by now. May as well let it all hang out.

30 posted on 08/19/2009 5:04:53 PM PDT by Charles Martel (NRA Lifetime Member since 1984; TSRA rookie)
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To: Da Coyote
Why does this dung-beetle not just declare itself a dim-bulb-crat and complete the cycle of doom?

He used to be, but switched when he saw an opportunity to run unopposed in the "Republican" mayoral primary, but still using a Democrap platform. Apparently the other Republican was out of town that month.

31 posted on 08/19/2009 5:38:56 PM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: dog breath
Since I love my sister, blowing her up seems a little extreme.

You never know. Depending on how close she was to the blast center, it might work out like the suicidal guy who tried to blow his brains out, but only destroyed the part of his brain responsible for his depression. Sort of a Billy Bubba lobotomy. Course I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

32 posted on 08/19/2009 5:43:23 PM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: neverdem
Bloomberg Wants to "Counter" the NRA

Excellent. He should start by recruiting five million people who agree with his cause so passionately they'll send him money, plus another hundred million that agree with him in general terms.

33 posted on 08/19/2009 7:08:14 PM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: neverdem

On an appearance on “Meet the Press,” Bloomberg announced that he would raise money to counter the influence of the NRA, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.

Bloomberg was on the show to trumpet the 39 votes he was able to muster to squeak out a narrow victory in his fight against the Bill of Rights.


34 posted on 08/19/2009 7:18:14 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Charles Martel

Thanks for the support.


35 posted on 08/20/2009 7:38:37 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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