Yes, George Soros is a Gun Grabber

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George Soros
George Soros

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- In 2015, billionaire gun control financier and potential 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg financed the creation of the anti-gun propaganda outlet The Trace. Ever grateful for their wealthy benefactor’s unfettered largesse, the Bloomberg advocacy group now views less-profligate anti-gun tycoons as irrelevant to gun control lobby’s efforts.

In a piece titled, “George Soros Is Not the Gun Grabber the NRA Says He Is,” The Trace sets out to rehabilitate the anti-gun image of the Hungarian-born billionaire and his political apparatus, Open Society Foundations.

According to Bloomberg’s press agents, Soros is a small fry in the gun control debate and “has not sunk much into gun control causes in nearly 20 years.” The flacks acknowledge, but brush aside, the fact that “over the past 20 years, Open Society has spent $3 million total on efforts to reduce gun violence.” Moreover, the advocates discount more recent Open Society contributions to the gun control effort following the shootings in Newtown, Conn. and Parkland, Fla.

In 2017, Soros announced his plans to gift $18 billion to Open Society Foundations. At the time NRA-ILA explained why that gift should trouble gun owners, detailing Soros’s lengthy record on gun control.

For more on Soros’s record of support for gun control visit:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20171020/anti-gun-billionaire-george-soros-pumps-18-billion-into-his-political-apparatus

In glossing over Soros’s history of support for gun control, The Trace neglected to mention that Open Society Foundations has advocated for bans on commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms, gun rationing, and the “licensing of firearm owners and registration of guns.” The gun control group also failed to note that Open Society funded anti-gun organizations like the Million Mom March, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, and Women Against Gun Violence. There was also no mention of Open Society’s support for frivolous lawsuits aimed at bankrupting the firearms industry.

The main thrust of The Trace item is that while Soros engaged in some gun control efforts 20 years ago, his recent and ongoing efforts aren’t worthy of NRA’s criticism.

As NRA-ILA’s 2017 piece explained, some of Open Society Foundations’ more recent actions should trouble gun owners:

Open Society has worked closely with the Joyce Foundation and given grant money to their projects. The Joyce Foundation funds a host of anti-gun initiatives and is a chief financier of the handgun prohibitionist organization the Violence Policy Center. In 2013 Open Society granted $150,000 to the Joyce Foundation’s Fund for a Safer Future. According to the initiative’s materials, their goals include “background checks on all gun sales; [and] bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.”

A 2016 interview with one of Open Society’s grantees, Marlon Peterson, provides an idea of Open Society’s current position on the Second Amendment. Peterson said that NRA and the “firearms industrial complex” had, “bastardized the Second Amendment for capital gain at the expense of thousands of American lives every year.” The grantee went on to add, “This nation needs to be bold enough to reconsider our relationship to the Second Amendment.”

Concerning Open Society’s global efforts, the group has a close relationship with international gun control activist Rebecca Peters. An Australian, Peters came to international prominence in 1996 as a campaigner for her country’s gun ban and confiscation regime. Peters went on to be the program director for the Funder’s Collaborative for Gun Violence Prevention, which received funding from Open Society, and then direct the International Action Network on Small Arms. IANSA is a gun control umbrella organization whose members include U.S. gun control groups such as the Brady Campaign and States United to Prevent Gun Violence along with foreign groups like Gun Control Australia.

Beyond Peters, Director of the Control Arms Secretariat Anna Macdonald holds an Open Society fellowship. Control Arms was a leading backer of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Further, Open Society Director of Learning and Grant Making Natalie Jaynes is an alumnus of both the Small Arms Survey and Gun Free South Africa.

With at least $50 Million pledged to for Everytown for Gun Safety$1.1 billion to Johns Hopkins University(which included cash for the anti-gun Bloomberg School of Public Health), and wild spending on political campaigns (which included $100 million for Democrats during the 2018 election cycle for the express purpose of enacting gun control), Michael Bloomberg is the reigning king of the anti-gun oligarchs. However, that does not mean gun owners should ignore the other wealthy elites that attack their rights.

Soros has built the anti-gun Open Society Foundations into one of the largest philanthropic organizations and the New York Times reported that the billionaire’s gift to the group was “one of the largest transfers of wealth ever made by a private donor to a single foundation.” With an ever-growing anti-gun record, gun rights supporters should keep a careful eye on Soros and his burgeoning advocacy network; NRA-ILA certainly will.


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  • 18 thoughts on “Yes, George Soros is a Gun Grabber

    1. Did you read madman george soros wants to BAN all guns in America, wants the UN to take control of the USA, he wants to legalize all illegal drugs in America, Soros wants the age of consent eliminated. (is Soros a pedophile?) he wants to eliminate the US Constitution, The Bill of Rights, he and several other billionaire want to control drinking water in America( probably so they can put Prozac and Lithium in our water, they want to control freedom of the press and on and on. These evil, insane billionaire think they know whats best for you and your family and for America.

    2. Soros and Bloomturd both need to be placed on the boat that Bin Laden took his last journey on. They are both, and separately, more destructive and power hungry than Bin Laden and they are just as big a terrorist as he was. I certainly agree with turning Soros over to Russia. They would probably serve him some of their special tea. I am sure they could find enough on Bloomturd to lock him up for a long time. Good riddance of both of these useless bast.

    3. Not sure about the Laddyboy comments since Soros is not old enough to have done THAT–but is a genuine old school European Jew and communist–seems like the Jews (over 90 percent liberal and left wing or worse) just never learn–even in our country!

      1. He was 14 when he accompanied his “godfather” who was tasked with helping the occupying Nazi regime in Hungary round up the Jews and in confiscating their property. Earlier on, Soros’ father had changed their Jewish name so they themselves wouldn’t be found out. The gentleman referred to as his godfather sounds like a friend or acquaintance of George’s father. The gentleman wasn’t a Jew, but his wife was so he helped the Soros family out in keeping their Jewish history a secret. Their is no evidence George Soros willingly helped the Nazis at that time, but he certainly has not been helpful to the state of Israel or Jews since then.

        1. He stated he willingly confiscated property for the Nazi’s – directly “helping” them. He also said it was a “great time of his life”; going on that you can say he would love to have that type of regime in all countries and he knows guns in peoples hands stops it.

          1. Trust me, I’m no fan of George Soros. He has conducted enough villainy that is on the record without us having to exaggerate any. In my humble opinion, that always diminishes one’s case. This was published by the Weekly Standard, no bastion of left wing propaganda:

            During the later part of this tumultuous time, George went for a few weeks to live with a government official whose duty it was to take inventory of Hungarian Jews who had been divested of their estates. The official was not only helping to protect Soros but also his own Jewish wife.

            Soros’s biographer and his father’s account both confirm that George went along for one of these inventory trips in Budapest, assuming the role as “godson” to the official. While Tivadar claims in his autobiography that George “ even helped with the inventory” the biography of Soros by Michael Kaufman suggests that Soros did not assist with the inventory. All of this occurred while George Soros, a Jew, was hiding under a false identity as a young teenager in Nazi-occupied Hungary. As other fact checkers have noted, this is the only account of anything relating to George Soros and the inventory of dispossessed Jews.

            Many who peddle the “George Soros was a Nazi” conspiracy rely on a 60 Minutes interview with Soros from 1998. During the interview, Soros was asked if he “helped in the confiscation of the property from the Jews” to which he responded “yes, that’s right.” Later on in that same line of questioning, Soros says that he “was only a spectator” and “had no role in taking away that property.”

            Claims that Soros was a Nazi sympathizer or that he helped “round up Jewish people” and stole “their wealth” are quite inaccurate. Perhaps for Barr, it was just the Zolpidem talking.

    4. If George ‘Soreholes’ is so philanthropic, he should offer to be used as a test subject for ammo companies or strip him of citizenship, seize his assets and extradite him to Russia, where he’s a wanted man.. He’s thee #1 threat to the USA as we knew it.

    5. Soros should have NEVER been granted Citizenship in the USA based on his activities with the NAZIS in WW2 where he helped round up and KILL his fellow jews while stealing their valuables. He has been a nasty presence in every country he ever touched and many of them have banned HIM and his companies.

      1. And in 1979 his face was on the cover of TIME magazine, where he was quoted as saying “I hate America and everyone in it.” Wouldn’t that be a bit of a clue to the Immigration Dept. ?

    6. Of course soros is in favor of un control, he’s a communist. Communists are all about “revolution”, but only those revolts that destroy capitalist nations. A disarmed population is much easier to conquer.

    7. I got a “junk mail” offer of an email. It may be junk or a scam.

      From: Christopher Levesque
      Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:39 AM
      Subject: FYI

      On behalf of Open Society Philanthropic Foundation (OSF). You have been selected alongside 24 others for an award\grant. Reply for details.

      It is Soros. AS much as I need money, screw him.

        1. Yeah, sounds like a fishing expedition. Of course, they will need your bank account info so they can deposit the funds there. YEAH, RIGHT !!!!

    8. ‘george soros’; The Hungarian born JEW who worked for the NAZI regime. He STOLE all of the Jewish Peoples’ wealth who he helped put them into the DEATH CAMPS!
      georgy boy does not want to take all of the weapons from everyone.
      Only the general populace will not be allowed to have weapons.
      georgy boy only wants HIS controllers to have access to weapons.
      As the DemocRATic communist/muslem party has stated: “We live in a 3D world”. “All weapons are 3D”. Thus all weapons are meant to be CONFISCATED from the American People.

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