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Bill Gates, wife donate $1 million to gun control group
ap ^ | August 25, 2014

Posted on 08/26/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT by george76

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.

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The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: District of Columbia; US: Illinois; US: New York; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: 2a; 2ndamendment; banglist; billgates; elitists; gates; guncontrol; guncontrolnazis; gungrabbers; guns; hanauer; nickhanauer; rkba; secondamendment
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1 posted on 08/26/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Too late.

Got more than I need.


2 posted on 08/26/2014 6:38:59 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: george76
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3 posted on 08/26/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott

So sad to see so much money not being used for useful things


4 posted on 08/26/2014 6:41:27 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: george76

Wonder what the guards at his front gates are carrying...

...water pistols?


5 posted on 08/26/2014 6:41:31 PM PDT by Magnatron
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To: george76

Another reason to go Ubuntu or other flavors...


6 posted on 08/26/2014 6:41:48 PM PDT by taildragger (Not my Circus, Not my Monkey ( Boy does that apply to DC...))
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To: boycott

Her parents are conservative.


7 posted on 08/26/2014 6:42:02 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: george76
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8 posted on 08/26/2014 6:44:16 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Slyfox

Who will step up on our side and see him 10 mil?


9 posted on 08/26/2014 6:44:17 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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I do not need vast sums of money, however, I do occasionally wish I was an eleventy billionaire, just so I could devote endless amounts of money to things that would piss off liberals. I wish I could buy a big chunk of Marthas Vineyard, and hire a fleet of busses to collect illegals and homeless from all over town with the express purpose of creating a shanty town right in the middle of the primest possible real estate


10 posted on 08/26/2014 6:45:05 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: george76

Do their security folks run around gun free?


11 posted on 08/26/2014 6:45:19 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Slyfox

Her parents may be conservative, but her husband has billions ... guess who has more influence?


12 posted on 08/26/2014 6:46:15 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: george76

Here the flush go down the drain because I believe this news will encourage for more citizens to gear / arm up. The leftists never give up nor should any of us. I agree with the other comment; it’s sad they don’t put the money into other causes that would benefit society vs. trying to manipulate and take away someone’s God given rights. Gates has become too weird to look up to.


13 posted on 08/26/2014 6:47:09 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Magnatron

Not to worry. Gun laws are not applied to the liberals’ bodyguards.


14 posted on 08/26/2014 6:48:02 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: george76

As long as the Democrats are in charge you have to pay protection money. The Clinton’s taught old Bill Gate’s a lesson he has not forgotten.


15 posted on 08/26/2014 6:48:59 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk ("Oh Crap!")
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To: george76

I don’t have a big problem with background checks within reason. There is something to be said for “gun control” if/when unstable individuals are involved. Not sure how my opinion comports with that of Mr. Gates, but I sure as h want the citizens of this country to be able to defend their lives and property from enemies both foreign and domestic and do so without infringement.


16 posted on 08/26/2014 6:49:58 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: george76

gun is only for the rich


17 posted on 08/26/2014 6:50:08 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: george76

Time to torrent some Microsoft products.

Advocate “control” over my 2A rights, and I advocate control over how much I spend on your stuff.


18 posted on 08/26/2014 6:50:35 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Jay Redhawk

—>>> As long as the Democrats are in charge you have to pay protection money. The Clinton’s taught old Bill Gate’s a lesson he has not forgotten.

Very true comments and I so agree with them.


19 posted on 08/26/2014 6:51:11 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: taildragger
Another reason to go Ubuntu or other flavors...

And there are some (not to mention any login names) here on Free Republic who think Linux is run by commies. Granted GNU's Richard Stahlman surely fits that description but there are plenty of right-thinking developers in the Linux world. For example there's Larry Wall, the creator of Perl (which is used by Free Republic) who seems to be a good sort.

20 posted on 08/26/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: george76
First there was Bill and Hillary = Billary

Now we've got Bill and Melinda = Belinda

All we need now is a Butchy Boy to make a complete Bozo Show...

(for those old enough to remember)

21 posted on 08/26/2014 6:52:38 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: doc1019

It is just sad for them.


22 posted on 08/26/2014 6:52:54 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: george76

All that cash donated will line pockets of the folks running things - won’t really do much.


23 posted on 08/26/2014 6:52:58 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: george76

Can you say HYPOCRITES and ELITES? I knew you could.


24 posted on 08/26/2014 6:56:58 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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To: george76

It is his money and he has a right to do with it what he wants.

I sure do think he is doing an evil thing tho. I doubt I will ever have the opportunity to do even the slightest thing to punish him but if I do, I will. I feel the same way about all the other people seeking to destroy Western Civilization.


25 posted on 08/26/2014 6:57:33 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Christie at the beach

“Gates has become too weird to look up to.” He was never worthy of being”looked up to.” Who is he, a god? Nonsense. Something happens to leftists when they make a lot of money, they go more left. It just shows they never had their head screwed on right in the first place, no matter haw much money they end up making.

Money does not equal morality. “I do not want your money, I want obedience.”


26 posted on 08/26/2014 6:57:53 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: george76

We’re in a new place with law and regulaton by money alone, as in purchased, bought, paid for, and not by the Constitution, nor by even its founding principles, nor by vote of the people.

The representatives in Congress are even mostly bought— eventually, perhaps, all of them bought, in an effort to compete with the opposition.


27 posted on 08/26/2014 6:58:24 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Slyfox
In fact, her father, worked for Lockheed Grumman as a project engineer. He was down the hall when I was working on part of the ISS, at the plant in Grand Prairie.

It's an item of note that he continued to work there until he retired. It was always rumored that he didn't like his son-in-law, but that could be office gossip...

28 posted on 08/26/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT by jonascord (Laeti vescimur nos subacturis)
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To: george76

How odd; wealthy people preferring an unarmed peasant class. Will wonders never cease?


29 posted on 08/26/2014 6:59:24 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: george76

So just buy more shit frm this guy and it will go away...


30 posted on 08/26/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: george76
$1 million is chicken feed.

He's worth $85 billion. If he's only getting a 3% return on that (I think he does much better) then he's earning $291,000 per hour... every hour of every day.

Giving $1 million is just a token gesture (for him).

31 posted on 08/26/2014 6:59:56 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: george76

Does this included the Gates’s armed security personnel?


32 posted on 08/26/2014 7:02:41 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: The turd that won't flush.)
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To: george76

Yeah, that’s right...
Because their security detail, protecting his billion dollar family, use sling shots.....sure.


33 posted on 08/26/2014 7:05:55 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: george76

How to hornswaggle a billionaire without even trying. Part1 & 2.


34 posted on 08/26/2014 7:07:17 PM PDT by lee martell
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I actually like these stories. It simply paints a bulls-eye on those who need to be liquidated when society breaks down and the next Civil War breaks out. These “benefactors” of “Gun Control” need to be inexorably relieved of their burden of converting Oxygen to Carbon Dioxide when the balloon goes up, and many people I know will not allow peace to become a reality until that task is completed as long as they are residing in this country.
35 posted on 08/26/2014 7:09:49 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: george76

Go waste your money.

F’n nerds


36 posted on 08/26/2014 7:12:48 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Fungi

Me looking up to him at one time had nothing to do with him having money or not.


37 posted on 08/26/2014 7:13:33 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: george76

Of course if I got within half a mile of the Gates Mansion with a look of bad intent on my face I’d be fired upon by a dozen armed men guarding his compound.


38 posted on 08/26/2014 7:15:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party policy;Lie,deny,refuse to comply)
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To: george76

Insurance policy to be left alone.


39 posted on 08/26/2014 7:20:47 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: george76

Did Lois Lerner grant the organization a tax break?


40 posted on 08/26/2014 7:24:36 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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FReepers, Let's go!
Everyone needs to donate!



41 posted on 08/26/2014 7:32:21 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: george76

Must be nice to have enough money to run others lives.


42 posted on 08/26/2014 7:44:52 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: doc1019

I bet she and her husband have armed security guards wherever they go.


43 posted on 08/26/2014 7:49:11 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Only for the god’s not us little people. We must go unarmed and fend for ourselves.


44 posted on 08/26/2014 7:51:36 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: dsrtsage

Ya mean like the taxes you pay every single day of your entire life?


45 posted on 08/26/2014 7:55:38 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: george76

Nothing but crap. The elite want to tell us how and what we shall have as rights.


46 posted on 08/26/2014 7:59:55 PM PDT by Busko (One thing is certain, nothing is certain.)
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To: george76

Disarm 6 our guards first, Billy. Until then, FUWG.


47 posted on 08/26/2014 8:19:49 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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will she use her million$ towards reducing jihadis guns? Or use the million towards keeping guns away from those the jihadis want to murder.


48 posted on 08/26/2014 8:21:51 PM PDT by inchworm
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To: inchworm

Makes me wanna avoid buying anything Microsoft.


49 posted on 08/26/2014 8:23:00 PM PDT by inchworm
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To: Magnatron
Wonder what the guards at his front gates are carrying... ...water pistols?

They just want to make guns unaffordable to the Hoi Polloi.

50 posted on 08/26/2014 8:27:13 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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