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Pro-gun activists hijack Bloomberg’s new anti-gun Facebook page
Biz-Pac Review ^ | April 19, 2014 | Tom Tillison

Posted on 04/20/2014 10:13:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

File this under the early bird gets the worm.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week that he plans to spend $50 million of his vast wealth to create a “gun safety” group that he hopes will “outmuscle” the NRA, according to The New York Times.

But the new group, “Everytown for Gun Safety,” was a little too slow on the draw when it came to getting control of the group name on Facebook, with pro-gun activists acquiring the name first, BuzzFeed reported.

A Facebook page has been set up under the same name as Bloomberg’s new endeavor, and states: “This is a Pro-Gun page, We encourage Gun Safety and Responsibility.” The page currently has over 28,000 “likes.”

In a statement to BuzzFeed, the page administrator wrote:

“I took the Bloomberg name because I wanted this page to remain open to debate, unlike his group at Moms Demand Action that block anyone with alternative views. Gun owners are getting a bad rep nation wide from their anti gun propaganda. As to who I am, I am your average citizen that believes the second amendment ‘shall not be infringed.’”

The person chose not to provide their name, but did openly acknowledge their action on the page, as seen here:

A representative at Bloomberg’s group, an entity the Times said seeks to curb gun violence, offered to duel for the page name when made aware of the page, according to BuzzFeed.

“Maybe they’d like to duel for it,” said Mark Glaze, the executive director of Everytown for Gun Safety. “I hear every person on our staff of 85 is a better shot than Wayne LaPierre. Or maybe a bidding war!”

And Bloomberg can’t figure out why his previous efforts at gun control, to include the ill-fated Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has met with such limited success?

On a serious note, Glaze said they are in the process of acquiring trademark protection.

“Once that happens, we expect Facebook to shoo these cybersquattters politely off this name/page,” he said.

Not quite as exciting as a duel, huh?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; facebook; guncontrol

1 posted on 04/20/2014 10:13:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://gunssavelives.net/blog/breaking-facebook-strips-gun-rights-group-of-page-gives-page-to-michael-bloomberg/

Who knows what really is/has transpired? But, knowing suckerburgs leanings, I gotta think the pro-gun guy got smacked around.


2 posted on 04/20/2014 10:17:24 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Maybe they’d like to duel for it,” said Mark Glaze

Broadswords at 12:00.
3 posted on 04/20/2014 10:26:28 AM PDT by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: rktman

There’s a very hot place deeeep down that will freeze hard as a rock before this guy even thinks about joining facebook.


4 posted on 04/20/2014 10:26:38 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Facebook page is back up.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Everytown-for-Gun-Safety/255788701273534


5 posted on 04/20/2014 10:36:28 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left’s innate totalitarian impulse knows no bounds. Fortunately, Bloomberg’s cash still can’t buy the First Amendment. And the Second Amendment is not for sale.


6 posted on 04/20/2014 10:38:28 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But the new group, “Everytown for Gun Safety,” was a little too slow on the draw when it came to getting control of the group name on Facebook,

Very well done!

7 posted on 04/20/2014 10:42:50 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wrote in another thread yesterday how incredibly elitist NYC is. How the very rich, the politicians, the celebrities all are given licenses to carry. For example people like Robert De Niro, Howard Stern, Donald Trump are all allowed to carry guns, but some guy running a 24 hour convenience store in the Bronx can only use a butter knife to defend himself when he gets robbed which means he gets killed. All these rich people can afford 24 an hour armed guards yet they get a license to carry? So in other words Howard Stern who is chauffeured to his radio station then back to his multi-million dollar doorman guarded high rise condo on the upper West side has a more dangerous job than a guy who runs a store or gas station in a bad neighborhood. What an elitist crock of BS.


8 posted on 04/20/2014 10:44:53 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If you want to know what I am talking about when it comes to NYC elitism, read this article:

http://nypost.com/2012/04/22/nycs-1-percent-totally-gun-ho/


9 posted on 04/20/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

With gun control laws, only the rich, celebrities and the politically connected can have the privilege of defending themselves. Every one else is effectively SOL and if they have to die, its for the greater good.


10 posted on 04/20/2014 10:55:26 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Dalberg-Acton
With thousands of deaths caused by gang bangers in LA, Chicago, and New York Bloomberg’s going after the NRA - a legal organization that teaches safety and responsibility?

Why doesn't he go after gang bangers?? You know, the people who DO the murders. I'm speechless... Bloomie’s nuts..

11 posted on 04/20/2014 11:01:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: Ellendra
10 lb sledgehammers at dawn.

/johnny

12 posted on 04/20/2014 11:02:03 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: goldstategop

It’s disgusting isn’t it, I can’t even count the amount of times I read about gas station workers, store clerks, taxi drivers being killed in robberies in New York city because the only thing they had to defend themselves with is NOTHING. Yet this piece of dog filth Bloomberg is issuing gun permits to people like Harvey Keitel or Robert De Niro because they are actors? ACTORS? What? Even Donald Trumps SONS get the right to carry guns? For what, in case they want to take target practice in one of their multi-million dollar mansions?? The elitism is incredible in that city! Freakin’ liberals never fail to amaze me with their arrogance.


13 posted on 04/20/2014 11:02:26 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: goldstategop

Our new lords are allowed to carry arms, serfs are not. Just kneel before them and be quiet.


14 posted on 04/20/2014 12:14:35 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hugin

Bookmark


15 posted on 04/20/2014 1:42:03 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOLZ!!!


16 posted on 04/20/2014 1:44:05 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard the Establishment Slaves at Facebook shut down the pro-Constitution page.

Did that happen?


17 posted on 04/20/2014 2:19:53 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: goldstategop

Bloomberg is the ultimate hypocrite.He’s protected by armed security but wants to take that right away from everyone else.


18 posted on 04/20/2014 2:22:02 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tough to claim that you’re leaving it open for both sides to debate when you’re also posting “if you don’t like the 2nd Amendment, go away”


19 posted on 04/20/2014 2:24:52 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You’re far safer in Kabul, Afghanistan any time at midnight than you are behind the counter of a convenience store in the South Bronx, that’s for sure.


20 posted on 04/20/2014 2:25:56 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: jmacusa

Probably the most outrageous is Bloomberg refusing to arm even Auxiliary cops and what was the result? They get killed. Two were killed a few years ago execution style and STILL he refused to arm them. Watch this if you can without getting sick....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLqtOqmawW4

THEY don’t get guns, but Howard Stern does!


21 posted on 04/20/2014 3:02:59 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The Second Amendment says the ‘’right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed’’ So why do we need a license to own a firearm? How did all that come about?


22 posted on 04/20/2014 3:45:19 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: jmacusa

Because fascists demand we need one and nobody does anything about it.


23 posted on 04/20/2014 4:56:38 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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