Bloomberg Gun Control Initiative Receives Required Signatures to Restrict Your Rights

Bloomberg Gun Control Initiative Receives the Required Signatures to Push Egregious Restrictions on Your Rights
NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -( On January 19, anti-gun advocates collected the required number of signatures for the Bloomberg gun control initiative in the November general election.

Now, the Secretary of State will have to validate those signatures which could take several weeks. If enacted, this initiative would potentially criminalize all currently legal private transfers.

Despite the rhetoric, this radically misguided ballot initiative will not reduce crime. As seen in Oregon and Washington, this initiative is another attempt by former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg, to push his New York City ideas that restrict the freedoms of law-abiding gun owners.

Currently, it is illegal to knowingly sell a firearm to someone who is a prohibited person. Likewise, it is a felony for a prohibited person to buy, own or possess a firearm. However, this initiative seeks to make drastic and unnecessary changes to current laws that will place excessive restrictions on law-abiding citizens rather than addressing the true problems associated with straw purchases and the lack of enforcement of current laws.

This initiative would do nothing to prevent criminals from breaking the law and getting their hands on firearms. Criminals will continue to use the black market, straw purchasers and theft in order to obtain firearms. This initiative would only turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals. Simply loaning a firearm to a friend could turn a law-abiding gun owner into a criminal overnight.

According to a Department of Justice report from January 2013, laws like this would be entirely unenforceable without requiring a full gun registration. With limited resources, this deeply flawed initiative would simply place a burden on law enforcement.

Don’t let Michael Bloomberg and his out-of-touch bank account control your state and its politics! We urge you to speak out against the Bloomberg gun control initiative in Maine. Your NRA-ILA will continue to update you on any further developments on this issue.

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  • 21 thoughts on “Bloomberg Gun Control Initiative Receives Required Signatures to Restrict Your Rights

    1. This is the same crap he pulled in Wash. state. The bill had to be watered down so much to make it enforceable, but even then most law enforcement won’t enforce it. It does NOTHING to stop crime and only makes the law abiding citizen jump thru hoops. I used to get my Garands from the CMP delivered to my door, now they have to go to a dealer. I solved that problem by getting a C&R License for less than the added cost of going thru a dealer. Just one more TYRANT who wants to disarm America. Paul Allen donated a million dollars to Bloombergs Init. restricting gun rights, while trying to buy a TANK for his own collection. Nothing but a bunch of lying hypocrites who think their money makes them better than the rest of the people

    2. “I wish that jew would move back to Israel”…? When a “Christian” like Bill Gates pushes gun control do you wish he’d move “back to Europe”?

    3. @Jimmy – Laws are for people who can’t responsibly exercise their personal freedom. In other words – Freedom is for people who don’t need Government, and Government is for people who can’t responsibly exercise their Freedom. So Jimmy, which group do you fall into?

    4. Hi, ammosexuals. You guys sound really brilliant with your talk of executing those who have a different opinion from you. I love your argument “Criminals don’t obey laws, anyway.” I guess we should get rid of ALL laws, then, since criminals don’t obey them. Also, if you are stupid enough to lend your gun to someone, you better pray to your Gun God that they don’t use it in a crime, otherwise you’ll go to jail right along with them. Sheesh! I have guns my own self and I think you’re all paranoid idiots.

    5. More bad news. A local CBS radio station announced that Bloomberg may announce his campaign for President as an Independent in March.

    6. TRUTH BE TOLD says:
      January 23, 2016 at 1:20 PM
      Well it is ALWAYS OPEN SEASON on traitors and sooner I hope than later…..
      Hey if you go against the right of the people you should die for it….. your a traitor get over it


    7. The commie/socialist/progressive movement kicked into drive when the principles had Kennedy assassinated and got the sniveling, guilt-ridden, drunken, womanizer Lyndon B Johnson into the top spot of power in the US.
      He started the Vietnam War to hide the mass movement of uneducated blacks into the northern white republican voter realm. Since then the ‘gerrymandering’ of America has been the main objective of the American commies. Putting the mindless minions in the right places to over populate and overpower any Right-Wing backlash. There actually is no Democratic Party any longer!
      Patriotic Americans need to voice the truth to their friends and neighbors. Arguing and posturing on gun blogs is a miniscule fix, akin to ‘preaching to the choir’.
      Speak out….!

    8. “Now, the Secretary of State will have to validate those signatures…” Sure – like the Nevada SecState ‘validated’ those on Bloomberg’s petition there: Despite documented proof of illegal signatures and other irregularities, ALL signatures were ‘verified’…and just as in Washington state, the propaganda machine will be fueled by Bloomie’s billions, the lamestream, drive-by media will print what they’re told to print (even if they have to hold their noses setting the type) and another state will curtail the rights of its citizens.

    9. Marxist and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the media whores who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States..

      Second Amendment foes lying about gun control – Firearms are our constitutionally mandated safeguard against tyranny by a powerful federal government. Only dictators, tyrants, despots, totalitarians, and those who want to control and ultimately to enslave you support gun control.

      No matter what any president, senator, congressman, or hard-left mainstream media whores tell you concerning the statist utopian fantasy of safety and security through further gun control: They are lying. If their lips are moving, they are lying about gun control. These despots truly hate America..

      These tyrants hate freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, and private property. But the reality is that our citizens’ ownership of firearms serves as a concrete deterrent against despotism. They are demanding to hold the absolute power of life and death over you and your family. Ask the six million Jews, and the other five million murdered martyrs who perished in the Nazi death camps, how being disarmed by a powerful tyranny ended any chances of fighting back. Ask the murdered martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto about gun control.

      Their single agenda is to control you after you are disarmed. When the people who want to control you hold the absolute power of life and death over your family, you have been enslaved. The hard-left Marxist and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the MSM media whores who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States into becoming an unarmed population. Unarmed populations have been treated as slaves and chattel since the dawn of history.

      Will we stand our ground, maintaining our constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights, fighting those who would enslave us?

      American Thinker

    10. Let’s be honest here, when it comes to the group of people wanting our guns, there is no such thing as truthful and honest for they LIE every time, as they are forced to lie as there simply are NO statistics any where of any kind that support the side presented by the left, the Democrats, the Communists, the Socialists, the Marxists allcombined into one group called “The Communist Party of the USA”. EVERYONE in America must combat these people, whether you support citizens’ rights to own guns or not because the 2nd is really the first for if the 2nd falls, all of the Bill of Rights, all of our individual freedoms, liberties and rights will fall. The only thing keeping the commies from throwing out the entire Constitution is the firearm in everyone’s home! They, the communists also known as the Democrats, want to totally and completely control all of the people, ban individual ownership of anything, including private ownership of businesses for if the socialist take over, no one will own a business for the socialists will take all businesses, that is what socialism is!

      It is the duty of every American to become a member of the NRA and combat these traitors, that is TRAITORS, despicable, low-life, no good con artists that will lie, cheat and steal to get from YOU what they want for themselves.

    11. Well it is ALWAYS OPEN SEASON on traitors and sooner I hope than later…..

      Hey if you go against the right of the people you should die for it….. your a traitor get over it

    12. Are traitors shot or hung nowadays?

      Oh if the news would only read someone got tired of these pos and did what needs done….

      I for one would joy at his demise…..

    13. You ALL do realize this is just the criminal Elite eating away at your rights BECAUSE you are the ONLY THREAT against their whole NWO Agenda 21 attempts to have complete control of every facet of human life. They are destroying American society via many avenues. Cloward-Piven is just one strategy. I do not know how many people HERE are aware of the Georgia Guidestones but you are a fool if you write them off. If you do not give Agenda 21 the value it deserves, YOU become part of the problem and you HAVE been warned so many times over the last 50 years and still support criminal politicians furthering that agenda.
      If you truly believe that Trump or ANY politician under the current system will make a positive difference in the long run you are both delusional and sadly mistaken.
      A democracy only works with HONEST leadership. Once the leadership learns they can manipulate the system and “VOTE” themselves into greater wealth and power, THEY DO. History repeats itself again. When they realize they can create law that makes themselves immune from crimes that put the rest of us in jail THEY DO. Example: Insider Trading…

    14. And yet these traitors still are not swinging from trees and lamp posts.

      That’s OK, I’m sure your next vote will count, or the next, or maybe the next… NO WAIT! A Petition. Thats it. And some signs that say STOP! or I’ll yell STOP AGAIN!


    15. Bloombug will not stop until he gets his way, this 8s why he is trying to control the elections the way he has been doing for so long. The only fact he sees are the ones that he put out, he has tried to claim that 90% or more of the people want guns taken away, well that is just NOT true, bloombug has his numbers turned around, only about 10% want the guns taken away. The only reason to remove guns from the people is that a full dictatorship can takeover, and impose the NWO by force. The thing we have in office now just wants to turn this nation over to the hated UN. Bloombug needs to get his nose out of everyone’s business before someone takes a real dislike to him and does something.

    16. Where do these idiots get these ideas? Children can reason with better results than these gun control idiots! Did these people graduate from high school? It seems they have the inability to even make simple daily deductions from what is reality and what is play time! These child like thoughts need to be kept with children and not grown adults!

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