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Bloomberg to spend $50M on new gun control effort in challenge to NRA
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Not an NRA member???? Why not ??? !!!!!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/...+-+Text%29
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 don’t care. We’re going to go after you,'" he said of the NRA. "'If you don’t vote with us we’re going to go after your kids and your grandkids and your great-grandkids. And we’re never going to stop.'"

The 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut —where a gunman used an assault rifle to kill 20 children and six others— led some cities and states to enact laws banning high-capacity magazines.

Bloomberg's group will target 15 states, including places where gun control laws have been implemented recently, and parts of the country seen as gun-friendly like Texas, Montana and Indiana, the Times reported.

Bloomberg said the organization will focus on women, especially mothers.

“You’ve got to work at it piece by piece,” he said. “One mom and another mom. You’ve got to wear them down until they finally say, ‘Enough.'"

Also planning campaign activity this year is Americans for Responsible Solutions, a gun-control group headed by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, ex-astronaut Mark Kelly.

The group reported late Tuesday that its political committee has raised nearly $14.5 million since it was founded in January 2013, and it plans to spend its money on federal and state races, said spokesman Mark Prentice.

Giffords was severely wounded in a Jan. 8, 2011, shooting rampage that killed six people and injured 13.

The National Rifle Association spent nearly $20 million on federal campaign activity in 2012 races. Its true strength, though, is viewed as its claimed 5 million members, many of whom consider gun issues strongly when voting.
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Quote:Bloomberg said the organization will focus on women, especially mothers.

You mean like Sarah Palin? Good luck with that.
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Women do seem to be typically more against gun rights than men. The way to fight this is to show them how gun ownership (and especially daily carry) removes the gap in strength between the two genders and makes women safer.
bluetrane2028, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Feb 2013.
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It also helps to de-demonize firearms. This includes NOT taking significant others to the range, not teaching them to shoot correctly, and giving them the biggest gun you have to watch them almost drop it from the recoil....
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Mark Kelly... Who owns an assault rifle. Bloomberg... Who has his own security team with guns.

Hypocrits.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
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Nothing bothers me more than watching some little lady trying to shoot a 12 gauge with full power loads and falling over, dropping it, etc. For one, I respect my wife a whole lot more than that, and secondly, who wants their gun dropped, even if it's a cheapie?
bluetrane2028, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Feb 2013.
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Dammit. You know I'm still on the fence with the NRA and actually let my membership expire this year in favor of supporting GOA and other smaller organizations. While I like that the NRA strongly opposes registration and "universal background checks", some of the local legislation they have stood behind in various states I frown upon as compromises that should not be made and this ultimately led me to return to questioning whether or not I should support them.

This however pushes me back the other way for one simple reason, the NRA is the only thing big enough to go toe to toe with Bloomberg when it comes to swaying opinions and buying votes with $$.
The law? The law is a human institution...
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#8
Well that settles that I renewed. At least I can say Bloomberg motivated me to do something.
The law? The law is a human institution...
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csmith;141093 Wrote:Dammit. You know I'm still on the fence with the NRA and actually let my membership expire this year in favor of supporting GOA and other smaller organizations. While I like that the NRA strongly opposes registration and "universal background checks", some of the local legislation they have stood behind in various states I frown upon as compromises that should not be made and this ultimately led me to return to questioning whether or not I should support them.

This however pushes me back the other way for one simple reason, the NRA is the only thing big enough to go toe to toe with Bloomberg when it comes to swaying opinions and buying votes with $$.

Not nearly big enough. Only about 90 Million members short. That's what it will take and that may not be enough.

This DOOCHE Has $BILLIONS !!!!!!!!!!!
And when he decides to go all in, we will be FUBAR with a paltry 5 million members.
Yes PALTRY !

One thing that frosts me about gun owners. They have $thousands in their gun safes and balk at $35 a year for some stoopid "the NRA AINT PEFECT" reasons.

Well, that will lose us our rights

When was the last time Bloomy and Barry demonized GOA or any other group?
NEVER

I'm not saying don't join them but they are secondary.
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson
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Pocketprotector;141131 Wrote:
csmith;141093 Wrote:Dammit. You know I'm still on the fence with the NRA and actually let my membership expire this year in favor of supporting GOA and other smaller organizations. While I like that the NRA strongly opposes registration and "universal background checks", some of the local legislation they have stood behind in various states I frown upon as compromises that should not be made and this ultimately led me to return to questioning whether or not I should support them.

This however pushes me back the other way for one simple reason, the NRA is the only thing big enough to go toe to toe with Bloomberg when it comes to swaying opinions and buying votes with $$.

Not nearly big enough. Only about 90 Million members short. That's what it will take and that may not be enough.

This DOOCHE Has $BILLIONS !!!!!!!!!!!
And when he decides to go all in, we will be FUBAR with a paltry 5 million members.
Yes PALTRY !

One thing that frosts me about gun owners. They have $thousands in their gun safes and balk at $35 a year for some stoopid "the NRA AINT PEFECT" reasons.

Well, that will lose us our rights

When was the last time Bloomy and Barry demonized GOA or any other group?
NEVER

I'm not saying don't join them but they are secondary.


Bloomberg has spent that already over the years. He will have no impact because america isn't listening. Gun owners that don't belong to the NRA are not suddenly going to vote a different way. People that want gun control aren't going to change their minds by NRA ads people that don't want gun control aren't going to change their minds from bloombugger ads, people in the middle don't give a fuck.
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