Skip to comments.Bill Gates, wife donate $1 million to gun control group
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.
The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allens $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.
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Got more than I need.
So sad to see so much money not being used for useful things
Wonder what the guards at his front gates are carrying...
Another reason to go Ubuntu or other flavors...
Her parents are conservative.
Who will step up on our side and see him 10 mil?
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
Do their security folks run around gun free?
Her parents may be conservative, but her husband has billions ... guess who has more influence?
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.
Not to worry. Gun laws are not applied to the liberals’ bodyguards.
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.
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.
gun is only for the rich
Time to torrent some Microsoft products.
Advocate “control” over my 2A rights, and I advocate control over how much I spend on your stuff.
—>>> As long as the Democrats are in charge you have to pay protection money. The Clintons taught old Bill Gates a lesson he has not forgotten.
Very true comments and I so agree with them.
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.
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)
It is just sad for them.
All that cash donated will line pockets of the folks running things - won’t really do much.
Can you say HYPOCRITES and ELITES? I knew you could.
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.
“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.”
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.
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...
How odd; wealthy people preferring an unarmed peasant class. Will wonders never cease?
So just buy more shit frm this guy and it will go away...
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 $1 million is just a token gesture (for him).
Does this included the Gates’s armed security personnel?
Yeah, that’s right...
Because their security detail, protecting his billion dollar family, use sling shots.....sure.
How to hornswaggle a billionaire without even trying. Part1 & 2.
Go waste your money.
Me looking up to him at one time had nothing to do with him having money or not.
Of course if I got within half a mile of the Gates Mansion with a look of bad intent on my face I’d be fired upon by a dozen armed men guarding his compound.
Insurance policy to be left alone.
Did Lois Lerner grant the organization a tax break?
Must be nice to have enough money to run others lives.
I bet she and her husband have armed security guards wherever they go.
Only for the god’s not us little people. We must go unarmed and fend for ourselves.
Ya mean like the taxes you pay every single day of your entire life?
Nothing but crap. The elite want to tell us how and what we shall have as rights.
Disarm 6 our guards first, Billy. Until then, FUWG.
will she use her million$ towards reducing jihadis guns? Or use the million towards keeping guns away from those the jihadis want to murder.
Makes me wanna avoid buying anything Microsoft.
They just want to make guns unaffordable to the Hoi Polloi.