Everytown Distances Bloomberg Comments, But Addicted to His Billions

Opinion By Larry Keane

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USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun control group bankrolled by billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, is treading lightly with their benefactor's Presidential race.

Everytown distanced itself from Bloomberg’s recently surfaced comments about his “stop and frisk” program he supervised as the New York City mayor. He said at a 2015 Aspen Institute appearance, “Ninety-five percent of your murders and murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take the description and Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops. They are male minorities 15 to 25.”

Bloomberg added, “That’s true in New York. That’s true in virtually every city in America. And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of the people that are getting killed.”

That leak got Bloomberg all sorts of news coverage, and not the kind he wanted. He’s under fire in news media and #Bloombergisracist was trending on Twitter. It’s also got Everytown sidestepping the guy who foots the bill. Everytown told media it is independent of Bloomberg. But that’s hardly true.

Money Buys Friends

Bloomberg founded the group. He sits on the board. He’s the national chair. He started the group with $50 million in seed money and has since opened the spigot to an unending cash flow that the group admits still provides nearly a third of its $35 million annual operating budget. He combined his Moms Demand Action and failed Mayors Against Illegal Guns into the burgeoning gun control machine. Bloomberg’s money paid for Everytown’s $2.5 million money dump into Virginia to flip the General Assembly blue for gun control. The Commonwealth’s politicians are mostly delivering on the down payment by passing unprecedented gun control. He was only stymied when the state Senate Judiciary Committee voted down HB 961, which would have banned a wide swath of modern sporting rifles, shotguns, and handguns and criminalized the possession of standard capacity magazines.

Bloomberg’s hardly been covert about his goals. He spent more than $100 million for Democrats to take control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. He’s spent $268 million on his three campaigns, where he got New York City to change laws to give him a third term and made $23 million in campaign contributions to others. Last year, he pledged $500 million to unseat President Donald Trump.

2020 Gun Control Buy

Less than a month ago, Everytown pledged $60 million of Bloomberg’s cash targeting congressional and gubernatorial races in Colorado, North Carolina, and Arizona, among other states. Moms Demand Action, a gun control companion organization also founded and funded by Bloomberg, refused to say what portion of those funds would be directed by former New York City mayor himself. Everytown pledged $250,000 each for gun control in PennsylvaniaMinnesotaNorth Carolina and Iowa.

Bloomberg dropped a cool $10 million for a gun control ad during the Superbowl, that drew on misleading statistics from Everytown to further his gun-grabbing agenda. He’s promised to spend $1 billion dollars to defeat President Trump and he’s already spent almost $400 million on his effort to buy the Democratic nomination for president.

Turning a back to that kind of money is turning out to be a tough decision for Everytown. Bloomberg’s $62 billion fortune is too much for Everytown to walk away.



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Circle8
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Circle8

This little twerp of a traitor is trying to buy America so he can change our name to UNITED STATES OF BLOOMBERG.

gregs
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gregs

little mike, who began as a demoncrap, turned republitard to buy the mayoral seat in nyc now turns back into a demoncrap. little mike has spent more money than all the rest of those running for president combined and now is buying his way onto the debate floor late in the game without having to caucus in any state. bet the rest of the leftists are loving that. the dnc has totally imploded, first stealing the 2016 primary away from crazy Bernie and pushing the hildebeast as the best thing ever, and now selling itself like a prostitute it is… Read more »

Tionico
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Tionico

If his spigot got turned off there’d be quite a few new homeless critters looking for a place to pitch their stolen tents.

StWayne
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StWayne

Anytime you’re willing to spend more than you will ever make in office, as is the case with Mikey, is because you have a secret agenda in mind: power and control. Which, of course, if you have ever watched one of those mad scientist type movies before, means you’re diabolical. And there you have it: diabolical Mike. Welcome to your next President for as long as he lives.

WhiteRose
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WhiteRose

Set aside Bloomberg….the issue is money money money….we always argue,’follow the money trail’. That adage is true whether an advocate is politically right or left, conservative or liberal. Our TAX laws were created to feed the trough of tyranny cloaked with lawful regulation of society and furthered with the creation of FOUNDATIONS, which are tex exempt entities and not transparent. Certainly Bloomberg fits into this pattern; however, his political counterparts also enjoy the same status. Take for example the Koch brothers. Pick your poison, right or left. The issue is money money money that is buying our elections, our legislators,… Read more »

DrRon
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DrRon

We have a saying in Texas, “you mess with the bull, you get the horns” and “Come And Take It” and “Remember The Alamo” and “Don’t Mess With Texas”.

Maj. Elmore
Army of the Republic of Texas

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Dr. Ron Elmore, AROT, Although I agree with your sentiments. not good opsec, MAJ.

SEMPAI
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SEMPAI

@DrRon
Willie (the liberal anti American hippie) Nelson is from texas
We have a saying on the pipeline T.A.F.T.
But I do love the lone star state have worked there many times.
Even stayed in the BIG town of Shiner for a spell

MICHAEL J
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MICHAEL J

People will sell their souls for the right price. As more politicians are being bought and paid for by bloomberg, we can see this is indeed the case.
Campaign manipulation should be illegal, but like anything political, it’s business as usual.

JFCrosby
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JFCrosby

Is this the anti-second amendment and anti-constitutional group who wants to strip constitutional rights from US citizens?

RJL
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RJL

Hogs feeding at the trough, Pigs get fed, Hogs go to market…

Weapon prohibitionists can be broken down into seven major categories. Even though their motives may vary they All Pose A Mortal Threat To Liberty.
ELITISTS
AUTHORITARIANS
CRIMINALS
THE FEARFUL
IDEOLOGICAL CHAMELEONS
SECURITY MONOPOLISTS
THE DYSFUNCTIONALLY UNWORLDLY

Bloomberg added, “That’s true in New York. That’s true in virtually every city in America. And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of the people that are getting killed.”
MB, certainly falls under a number of the catagories listed above…

SEMPAI
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SEMPAI

Another yankee pig with armed security no less trying to take mine? Good luck

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

“A prince thus marked by everything which may define a tyrant is not fit to lead a free people.” Any of this sound familiar? Don’t believe that a group, that he founded, is really going to ditch him. There is nothing righteous about this man or his paid for groups. He/they are out to disarm the free American citizen any way they can. If they succeed, America will be just another slave state. WE can’t let that happen.

Arm up, carry on.

truthman
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truthman

PATRIOTS IN FLORIDA WAKE UP! Bloomberg has already bought our Republican Senate President Bill Galvano. Bloomberg is using him to destroy the Florida Republican Party! Look at the amount of Money Bloomberg gave to Galvano’s pac To write SB-7028. Dates and Details: 10/26/18 Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund P. O. Box 4184 New York NY 10163 political org. 300,000.00 09/04/18 Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund P. O. Box 4184 New York NY 10163 political org. 200,000.00 This Radio station is right in galvanoes Home District: Call The Morning Road Show with Phil Dann’s Deplorables 7am to 9am, Mon-Fri… Read more »

Nanashi
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Nanashi

How about demanding Republicans in the state senate publicly demand Galvano’s resignation?