Skip to comments.Bloomberg to spend $50M on new gun control effort in challenge to NRA
Posted on 04/16/2014 3:34:48 AM PDT by servo1969
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend $50 million this year to build a nationwide grassroots network on gun control in a direct challenge to the National Rifle Association, The New York Times reported.
The new lobbying group, called Everytown for Gun Safety, will encompass other gun control groups funded by Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the report said.
Bloomberg told the Times the strategy will focus on expanding the background check system for gun buyers at the state and national levels. He made nearly $14 million in federal campaign contributions for gun-control candidates in the 2012 elections.
"They say, 'We dont care. Were going to go after you,'" he said of the NRA. "'If you dont vote with us were going to go after your kids and your grandkids and your great-grandkids. And were never going to stop.'"
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he needs to accidently trip and fall into a deep canyon or something...
I wish him well in the afterlife...but not here and now.
sic semper tyrannis
What conservative or religious rich guy will spend his own money to cut back abortions (infanticide control)?
Abortion is a made-up-from-whole-cloth constitutional “right” so no one chooses to challenge it; they just accept it as “the law of the land”.
Amendment No. 2 expressly recognizes Right to Keep and Bear Arms as a God-given fundamental right, but it cannot find a father (except the NRA).
And many efforts are trained on destroying NRA and its donors.
What if NRA gets infiltrated like the AARP and AMA and turns on us? What if NRA is destroyed like Tea Party? What then?
Well hopefully its a short trip for him.
Hopefully, he will croak soon.
Confiscating firearms.... important item on the Communist Manifesto.
And per usual he will end up with the same old gaggle of paycheck seeking time servers from the paycheck left, half of which will be gun owners or gated community hypocrites (and evil) to staff his outfit.
I've been saying that about anti-gunners for years. They can't be bargained with because they have nothing to offer. They can't be reasoned with because their position isn't derived from logic. You cannot compromise with them because they only want to take. They don't feel pity - they couldn't care less if some wack job kills your disarmed family. They don't feel fear because they have nothing to fear. If all gun control were rolled back today they would have lost nothing. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until
Psst Mike, could you spend some more in Colorado. That seemed to go down really well. But hey, you are a typical lefty that just assumes the world is with you. Clue you in, they aren’t.
Bloomberg is perhaps not too bright if he tries to create a separate gun control group.
Handgun Control, Inc., and all the other little victim-headed groups like the more recent Giffords shooting entrepreneurship (along with her grafter husband), Newtown anti-gun groups, et al will be honked off if he waylays their donation cash.
It was my understanding that Bloomturd's money was already behind the Newton anti-gun group.
Silly peasants! Guns are only for the King’s Men!
That is quite possibly true. I’m just thinking there are a lot of groups out there like that which have become enterprises unto themselves that subsist on making victimhood profitable. Most noted was the Brady thing, newest most-known is the Giffords thing. In the end, it all ends up being about money over ideology.
Bloomers may already be looking forward to croaking as he expects to go to the head of the line at the Pearly Gates.
Can’t come too soon, but see earlier post. He thinks he CAN take it with him.
“Pride goeth before a fall.”
Eye of needle, camel, rich man, etc.
After reading this. I decided I am going make a good donation to the NRA today (though Im a Life Member and a monthly donor). I wonder who that will anger more, Bloomberg or all the NRA haters on FR?
18 U.S. Code § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
The Constitution clearly outlines an individual right to keep and bear arms, and this has been affirmed by the USSC.
$50 million to make a “grassroots” organization.
can somebody just put a bullet into Bloomberg ?
God he is an annoying little twerp...and I am sick of his campaigns against this, or that.
I will not comply with any new gun restriction law they bully the Feds into.
Will. Not. Comply.
This will backfire. Who’s more motivated: single issue pro Second Amendment voters or their counterparts on the left?
Nanny State PING!
Thanks for the ping!