‘Bloomberg-aligned’ Anti-gun Group Targets 13 States to Register Young Voters

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Students Demand Action, a group “aligned with” anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is mounting a 13-state voter registration campaign.

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- CNN reported that a so-called “gun safety group aligned with former New York Mayor, and failed presidential candidate, Michael Bloomberg” is targeting 13 “battleground states” in an effort to register 100,000 young voters to help determine which party controls the White House and the U.S. Senate in January.

The 13 identified states are Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin, according to the CNN report.

This comes as a reminder that Sen. Bernie Sanders may have quit the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, but as reported by CBS News he made it clear with his withdrawal announcement, “While this campaign is coming to an end, our movement is not.” Sanders appealed to millions of younger voters with talk of free college tuition and many other things, resulting in a not-so-flattering nickname for his devoted followers: the “Free S—t Army” or “FSA.” That bloc of voters has helped push the Democrats farther to the left, and Sanders indicated he still hopes to be an influence in shaping the party’s platform when they convene in August. The gathering was delayed a month—originally slated in July—because of the COVID-19 pandemic panic.

According to CNN, the group Students Demand Action will conduct a “virtual organizing program” to accomplish the voter registration drive. It replaces the originally-planned in-person campaign that was derailed by the coronavirus outbreak. The group will reportedly spend $1.5 million on the revised effort, which is essentially pocket change for Bloomberg, though there is no evidence so far he is personally bankrolling the effort.

The Pew Research Center reported last year that members of “Generation Z” –younger voters born in the late 1990s to whom Sanders’ message seemed to appeal—“are projected to make up about 10% of this year’s eligible voters.” That is no small figure, and it is a signal to older, and frequently lethargic, gun owners that they need to vote in November.
Here’s what Pew Research said in an analysis of the 2018 election:

“Together, Gen Z and Millennials reported casting 30.6 million votes, a quarter of the total. Gen Z was responsible for 4.5 million, or 4%, of all votes. This post-Millennial generation is just starting to reach voting age, and their impact will likely be felt more in the 2020 presidential election, when they are projected to be 10% of eligible voters.”

This voter registration drive could be a threat to gun owners to ignore at their own peril. The Bloomberg-supported Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund has already pledged to spend $60 million to influence the 2020 election by helping elect gun control candidates. If anti-gunners gain control of Capitol Hill and the White House, it will mean an end to President Donald Trump’s quiet but effective effort to fill federal court vacancies with conservative, pro-rights judges and Supreme Court justices. It could also mean a Congress hostile to Second Amendment issues.

The importance of that cannot be over-stated. Currently, there are several federal lawsuits making their way through the federal court system, not to mention the legal actions taken over the past three weeks relating to shutdowns of gun stores by gubernatorial edict in several states where governors decided gun stores are “non-essential” despite a non-binding Department of Homeland Security opinion to the contrary.

The legal effort, involving such groups as the Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, and National Rifle Association, working together on at least a couple of lawsuits, was disdained by Everytown President John Feinblatt, writing an Op-Ed at CNN. He asserted that the Trump administration “caved” to gun rights groups by saying gun shop operations are “essential” businesses during the ongoing pandemic.

“It is both shameful and nonsensical for the federal government to deem gun stores essential, a special privilege that millions of other shuttered small businesses can only dream about,” Feinblatt wrote.

Gun owners won’t succumb to such rhetoric, but many others do.

CNN quoted Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, who noted, “Presidential election years are the moment when we see the greatest numbers of people moving onto the registration rolls.”

This raises the question for grassroots Second Amendment activists and organizations: What are you doing to register voters, and turn them out in November? “Nothing” would be the wrong answer.

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About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books #add on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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StLPro2A
StLPro2A
10 months ago

Tried to become Lifetime Member at GOA. Have become disillusioned with GOA. Began the Lifetime Membership for 10 quarterly payments plan. Made the four payments in 2019. Come 1Q2020….no statement. Attempted to contact GOA multiple times via their website “Contact Us” link….CRICKETS. Called their phone per web site multiple times…NO ANSWER…CRICKETS. Finally, woman at last answers. Explained problem. No interest in taking ownership of member-to-be’s problem. Seemed irritated that I might suggest she should help. After much pleading for help, she said she would call “accountant”. CRICKETS. Multiple additional phone calls…NO ANSWER…CRICKETS. They keep sending pleas for donations, but won’t… Read more »

Degforyou
Degforyou
10 months ago

I hope blumturd is not buying these young voters, which he may be doing just that. He needs to be put under the jail and seal the hole up never to be opened.

Ej harbet
Ej harbet
10 months ago

Couldn’t agree more! All hands on deck! If Virginia wasn’t enough of a warning shot for us i don’t know what to say! Fsa is a arfcom term.some of those neighborhoods aren’t fit places for pillars lof the community to be seen! So go stealth into GD,LOL . That place has elicited more than a few luaghs from me.

TEEBONE
TEEBONE
10 months ago

MOMMY! Make them S-T-O-O-O-O-O-P!

joefoam
joefoam
10 months ago

When you can’t fool the older and wiser generations (as he failed to do in his campaign), try going after the younger and more foolish generations.

a.x. perez
a.x. perez
10 months ago

A. Vote 3 Nov. to elect pro-gun candidates.
B. Recruit pro gun voters.
C. Believe it or don’t, guns are not the main issue to most people. We need to convince these folks that protecting gun rights do matter.

nrringlee
nrringlee
10 months ago

Democratic Socialists are marching under the banner “We are the Future” and do so in concert with wanna-be totalitarian thugs like Bloomberg. Your liberty is evaporating at the rapid rate while most Americans are asleep. Look at the history of the past 45 years and please tell me I am wrong. The Republican Party and NRA have been parties of negotiated surrender and not liberty. Very few stand for liberty. We are paying the price now.

Capn Dad
Capn Dad
10 months ago
Reply to  nrringlee

And that train has left the station and is due to arrive very shortly.

Black Powder 26
Black Powder 26
10 months ago

Ok, ok so we know what Bloomberg and the “demorats” are doing. The question is where are the pro gun groups? What are they dong? Are they out there trying to bring more young people, minority, and women into the 2A fold? If they are I don’t see it? I belong to GOA and yes even the NRA and I do not see well funded pro 2A gatherings, or press releases or anything tat would amount to fighting back against all the anti-gunners. WE post rants (all justifiable) on forums like this and rant on gun oriented sites, but where… Read more »

Black Powder 26
Black Powder 26
10 months ago
Reply to  Dave Workman

Actually yes to all your questions. I live in Maine and belong to Gun owners of Main and the Maine Sportsman’s association in addition to NRA and GOA as well as one of the largest ranges here in Maine over a thousand members strong we have made our presence know at gun shows trade shows and have lobbied our local politicians on behalf of Maine Gun Owners. So everything you said is correct and we as individuals need to get in and fight. We can’t wait for others to fight for us. If we each do a little we can… Read more »

gunnerdd517
10 months ago

yo ! little Mikey ain`t nobody turning over their guns to YOU !.

BigJim
BigJim
10 months ago

These types have demonstrated their disdain for freedom loving americans. Made fools of themselves for years on end now. What i think is we need to hold the Trump Administration’s feet to the flame on being Pro-2A. Having the BATFE write up edicts that are blatantly unconstitional is not a law. The Don believing he will gain more votes or respect from left leaning twits is borderline insanity. Whomever advised him to be a president for all, missed the point of the 2016 election. End gun-free shooting zones that draw in crazies. Pass Constitional Carry for all, yes teachers too.… Read more »

Wass
Wass
10 months ago

The Democratic.Party has the support of more upper income, millionaires and billionaires than the GOP. Why is that? Simple answer. These persons have their wealth, comforts and privileges already, and want to keep it that way. They really, don’t care about the future of America and have never imbibed the principles which built this country. Bloomberg, Steyer and Pelosi are just a small sampling of them. By contrast, advocates of liberty, ie. Republicans and real liberals desire for all persons to have an equal opportunity to achieve one’s highest potential. Denying rights as ascribed in our constitution, is anathema to… Read more »

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
10 months ago
Reply to  Wass

You are spot on. In all forms of governments or dictatorships it doesn’t appear to affect the ones at the top, except when the bullets start flying and we all know a disarmed populace is easier to control.

TEEBONE
TEEBONE
10 months ago
Reply to  Wass

“The general upshot of my observations, however, was to show me that whether in the hands of Liberal or Conservative, Republican or Democrat, and whether under nominal constitutionalism, republicanism or autocracy, the mechanism of the State would work freely and naturally in but one direction, namely, against the general welfare of the people.” – Albert Jay Nock, “Anarchists’ Progress” (1927)

Ej harbet
Ej harbet
10 months ago
Reply to  TEEBONE

Lost me at anarchy! Ill take constitution controlled government. We havnt had that in a long time.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
10 months ago

Bloomingidiot needs to take his billions of $$ and go live in a COMMUNIST COUNTRY!!!