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What the press is missing in Bloomberg's anti-gun push
Fox News ^ | April 17, 2014 | John Lott

Posted on 04/17/2014 8:04:47 PM PDT by richardb72

Gun control has largely been a top down effort. Michael Bloomberg’s latest announcement that he will spend another $50 million to push gun control – 2.5 times the amount spent by the NRA annually on political activities – is all too typical. Last year, gun control groups, largely due to Bloomberg’s money, outspent gun rights groups by about 7.4 to 1 on TV advertising.

With a net worth of $31.2 billion, Bloomberg can afford round-the-clock armed bodyguards, but he doesn’t recognize the need for others to have armed protection.

Despite his money, mayors belonging to Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns represent only about 2.5 percent of America’s cities and towns (885 out of over 35,000) and most of these members represent very small towns.

Since December, Bloomberg has merged with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, but despite frequent prominent media appearances and Bloomberg’s funding, as of today, Moms Demand Action has 18 thousand followers on Twitter. No membership information is available and if you want to donate to their cause you are told to write the check to Bloomberg’s Mayors organization.

By contrast, the NRA has over 5 million members, with 219,000 Twitter followers.

But this $50 million is not all the money Bloomberg is spending on the gun issue as it doesn’t even count all the other money that he is putting into the issue. While the precise amount isn’t known, Bloomberg is also spending tens of millions on “public health” gun research (here is one study that he supported). . . .

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; johnlott; mediabias; michaelbloomberg; momsdemandaction; nra

1 posted on 04/17/2014 8:04:47 PM PDT by richardb72
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To: richardb72

The people overwhelmingly do not want this. Why doesn’t this rich tyrant go to Hell!


2 posted on 04/17/2014 8:06:31 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: richardb72

Bloomie should use his wealth to provide armed protection 24/7 to all US citizens.


3 posted on 04/17/2014 8:10:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: uncitizen

Soon enough my FRiend, soon enough


4 posted on 04/17/2014 8:17:39 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: richardb72
What the press is missing in Bloomberg's anti-gun push

I don't know if this is what you're after, but I haven't seen a single one of them refer to him as a statist tyrant a-hole, an oxygen thief, OR the worst waste of skin since that guy who didn't like Jews.

5 posted on 04/17/2014 8:20:14 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: richardb72

Give it up, Lott. Bloomie’s going to Heaven.


6 posted on 04/17/2014 8:36:23 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: richardb72
Bloomie would be more credible if he would move into a two bedroom apartment in the SECOND highest crime rate neighborhood in New York - with ZERO paid security.

No means of protection other than the standard lock on the door that comes with the apartment and a phone to call the police.

If he lives there for 3 months, pays for things with cash - and walks the four blocks back and forth to his waiting limo (alone) every day... I'll never say a bad thing about him again.

7 posted on 04/17/2014 8:52:54 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: richardb72

Gun owners can very easily overwhelm the Doomberg $50 mil.

I propose that each gun owner donate $1.00 for each shotgun, rifle and handgun we own to our favorite pro-2A group.

By my reckoning, that would be on the order of $200 - $300 million.

Any of you up for that?

I’ve already sent mine in — no need to tell us which pro-2A group or groups you support, or even how much you donated. Just send them an extra donation FRom time to time between now and November.

Is there a FReeper out there who is active on Twitter and Facebook (I don’t “do” either) willing to take this ball and run with it?


8 posted on 04/17/2014 9:00:46 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: richardb72

*** he will spend another $50 million to push gun control***

So nice to see another $50 million put back in circulation.


9 posted on 04/17/2014 9:05:47 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: richardb72

Bloomy is the right guy for making gun buy-backs work.

Bloomy could simply offer to pay $1000 for every gun turned it, as long as it is accompanied by court records proving you’ve been convicted of a felony.

Then he’d actually be disarming criminals, rather than law abiding citizens.

OR......to disarm the mentally ill he could offer to pay $1000 for every gun turned it, as long as it is accompanied by a DNC membership card.


10 posted on 04/17/2014 9:34:41 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: richardb72

Let him throw all the rocks he wants... it’s in the form of his own wealth. The more he wastes, the better off everyone will be. Donating to NRA and GOA is the best thing we can all do. I know, I feel the same way about the NRA in a lot of respects, but they do have the front line and the organizational strength to get the job done. It’s common a common enemy type of relationship and the only option we have really. No one else has the strength to keep the idiot politicians looking voe their shoulders. I do wish they would stop giving away lame bags and hats and just use the dang money for it’s intended purpose though.


11 posted on 04/17/2014 9:47:20 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: richardb72

He’s a plutocrat.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 9:47:41 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (Islamunism = Facism + Islam : Islamunist = someone that adheres to Islamunism.)
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To: uncitizen

When ever I see Bloomberg, why do I always envision a “strap on” somewhere in his life.


13 posted on 04/17/2014 11:01:47 PM PDT by Lockbar (What would Vlad The Impaler do?)
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To: richardb72

A fool and his money are soon parted. Bloomie needs to go to his local gun shop to watch the hardware flying out of the display cases and off the walls. Oh, I forgot, he lives in the People’s Repubic NYC, they don’t have any gun shops.


14 posted on 04/17/2014 11:16:53 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Bloomie’s going to Heaven.

When?

15 posted on 04/17/2014 11:32:55 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks richardb72.
With a net worth of $31.2 billion, Bloomberg can afford round-the-clock armed bodyguards, but he doesn’t recognize the need for others to have armed protection.
Not true -- he just doesn't give a ####.
16 posted on 04/18/2014 2:58:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: richardb72

All persons granted a special privilege or right “to keep and bear arms without being infringed” shall be prohibited from using said privilege or right for Personal Gain or enrichment or profit of any kind. Any and all violations of this law shall be a Felony punishable by a mandatory sentence of not less than 25 years in Federal Prison.

Problem Solved, eliminate ALL HIRED GUNS, Let the Ruling Class DEFEND THEMSELVES.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 5:23:27 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: vette6387
Oh, I forgot, he lives in the People’s Repubic NYC, they don’t have any gun shops.

Show me. Maybe you are thinking about D.C. or Chicago?

https://www.google.com/#q=nyc+firearms+dealers

18 posted on 04/18/2014 11:45:37 AM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: richardb72
Gun control has largely been a top down effort.

I doubt that. I've never seen an animal where the asshole was on top. Seems like it'd be kinda messy.

19 posted on 04/18/2014 11:47:31 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: neverdem

I mean a real gun store where you can walk in and actually buy an AR-15 or a handgun? Like this place, where we visited and made a couple of purchases yesterday. I doubt, unless you are a LEO or a friend of the Commie Mayor, you can actually buy, and take possession of either in NYC.

www.TracyRifleandPistol.com

And mind you, this is in California.


20 posted on 04/18/2014 1:34:13 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

http://www.yelp.com/biz/west-side-rifle-and-pistol-range-new-york?start=80

What makes you think pistols are forbidden? Getting concealed carry privileges are a different matter.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 2:18:55 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: Still Thinking

Nanny Bloomberg recently claimed to have earned a spot in Heaven by pushing his nanny-state and gun control solutions.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 2:50:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I know. I’m just curious when he plans on checking in.


23 posted on 04/18/2014 3:02:43 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Well, whenever he does, he’ll suddenly find that his “god” is a red-skinned man with horns, hooves and a tail.


24 posted on 04/18/2014 4:10:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: neverdem

“What makes you think pistols are forbidden? Getting concealed carry privileges are a different matter.”

Well in NYC, I’d say The Sullivan Act for openers. Now I realize that that doesn’t apply in the saner parts of NY State. Here in CA, the 9th Circuit just overturned California’s “may issue” CCW law, and now the Sheriff’s are busy seeing just how long they can make you wait to get a permit. Calguns Foundation is saying that CA may well have to issue more than a million permits in the coming couple of years. BTW, the ruling also overturned Hawaii’s gun ban, and the Liberal’s heads are exploding over there.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 8:45:20 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387
Well in NYC, I’d say The Sullivan Act for openers.

You can get permits to own in NYC, but the fees are probably unconstitutional, almost $500!

26 posted on 04/21/2014 4:00:19 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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