Bloomberg Drops $100 Million of Sofa Change for Florida Gun Control

By Larry Keane

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Billionaire gun control crusader Michael Bloomberg must have done some fall house cleaning and discovered spare change between the sofa cushions. The failed 2020 Democratic presidential candidate announced he will spend an extra $100 million towards gun control in Florida ahead of November’s presidential election.

The tenth-of-a-billion-dollar announcement means more gun control spending from Bloomberg, adding to the $60 million he pledged earlier to help Democratic nominee Joe Biden in addition to the $1 billion he burned through on his own fleeting presidential candidacy. Well, in fairness he did win American Samoa and its delegates.

Sunshine State Showdown

Bloomberg believes his checkbook can carry the day for gun control to buy the White House and Congress for his vision of destroying gun rights in America. He’s facing strong headwinds in the Sunshine state though. Florida’s 29 electoral votes are key to winning the White House and President Donald Trump won them in 2016. Biden, with vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), holds a slight advantage by most polls but the margin is narrowing. Biden and Harris comprise the most antigun presidential ticket in modern history.

Less than 50 days from the election, Bloomberg and gun control allies have recognized the shifting landscape and are acting fast. Bloomberg advisor Kevin Sheekey described the dire straits to the New York Post, saying “Voting starts on Sept. 24 in Florida so the need to inject real capital in that state quickly is an urgent need.” They are concerned and for good reason.

The ongoing national surge in firearm sales isn’t stopping. The coronavirus pandemic, rising violence, and rioting in U.S. communities and calls to defund the police have led more than 13.8 million Americans to purchase a gun so far in 2020. More than 5 million have done so for the first time. In Florida, that equates to 3.5 times more firearm purchases this year compared to historical trends and nearly 430,000 first-time gun buyers.

Erin Palette, a Florida resident and founder of the gun-rights group Operation Blazing Sword, summed it up to the Washington Free Beacon. “I’ve long said that gun owners become gun voters. These mass purchases of guns for self-defense indicates an unprecedented level of distrust by the average American of the government’s ability to keep them safe.”

Florida isn’t an outlier. Battleground states Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania have seen similar gun-buying bumps. Bloomberg’s first $60 million pledge aimed to assist Biden and gun control to buy more Congressional seats in those states but gun control groups are even leaving guns out of their TV ads in some of these states. 

Bloomberg Gun Control: A Record Not to Run On

The former New York City Mayor displayed his misunderstanding of the Second Amendment while a candidate and voters noticed. During a Fox News Town Hall, Bloomberg had an infamous “do as I say, not as I do” moment. The billionaire fielded a question about his hypocritical platform to ban guns while employing armed bodyguards, asked “Does your life matter more than mine, or my family’s, or these peoples’s?”

Bloomberg dismissed the questioner, stating “Alright, look… I probably get forty or fifty threats every week…That just happens when you’re the mayor of New York City, or very wealthy, or campaigning for the president of the United States. You’re gonna get lots of threats.” For Bloomberg, it’s gun control for thee and not for me.

Bloomberg’s antigun wish list includes expanded background checks and closing loopholes that are just the Second Amendment, as well as banning modern sporting rifles. MSRs are the most popular-selling centerfire rifle in America with more than 18 million of them legally-owned. He’s openly said Americans cannot be trusted to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

Bloomberg’s priorities are in sync with Biden and Harris and Biden tweeted his desire to ban so-called “assault weapons” and fully half of all magazines this week after a criminal used a handgun to ambush two Los Angeles Sheriff deputies. The Democratic National Committee platform passed last month and included those gun control priorities and more, including the goal of crushing the firearm industry and with it the Second Amendment. 

#GUNVOTE on November 3rd

Bloomberg and his pet groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action continue to pour millions into more gun control ahead of November’s election at the same time millions of Americans are voting with their wallets to purchase firearms in record numbers. Education and action are critical for gun owners both new and old and NSSF launched the #GUNVOTE campaign to provide important resources to voters so they don’t risk their rights at the voting booth.


National Shooting Sports FoundationAbout The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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uncle dudley
uncle dudley
2 days ago

Little Mikey always looks like he has something shoved up his butt, by the expression on his face, do you think that’s where he keeps his money.

Wass
Wass
2 days ago

There is a better, more direct strategy for Bloomberg. Why doesn’t he just bribe every registered Florida voter five hundred dollars to vote Democrat? Oh, I forgot. He cannot do that, it’s too obvious and maybe illegal. In any case, Bloomberg never employs any reasoning to his political efforts other than boiler plate Dem talking points.

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pureamericana
pureamericana
2 days ago

Bloomberg, much like Soros did to Virginia, bought the state Governor and legislature of NC. The sawed-off little puke wants to harm America . Both Soros & Bloomberg should have understood the lessons of WWII, they fail to realize if things get out of control and change for the worse, all their money will not save them. Both seem to think they are secure toppling governments,economies and playing with people that dislike them both.

Oldvet
Oldvet
2 days ago

Personification of size paranoia !!!!

Get Out
Get Out
2 days ago

Florida gun owners need to vote. Show Mikey where he can stick his anti-gun money.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
2 days ago

We heard it during the debates. ” I have bought politicians” and that is exactly what he is doing. It sucks that the money has so much power and that people are so greedy and without morals that they go for it and we get the shaft. If the demonrats get the presidency and both houses and try to push their anti gun agenda and take our fire arms away, I pray that the people that say they will not conform will keep their word and not be like Madonna, mylee tyrantus and a long list of deviates that said… Read more »

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
2 days ago

THE GUY IS SO HATEFUL of the rights we have that he wants them all taken from the people, every time bloombug opens it mouth its in total opposition to the fights of the people. The bloombug creature is a communist from the go he has ptoven this time and again, if the bloombug wants people to give up their guns then he MUST do the same thin( he has like 20 armed guards) yeah he needs to give up his platoon of soldiers and what not to prove he is will to do what he wants the people to… Read more »

nrringlee
nrringlee
2 days ago

Progressive ideology can only be imposed on the American people supported by a mountain of lies. A mountain of lies costs money. Hence Bloomberg. He will destroy this republic at any cost and has a lot of help doing so: Soros, Steyer, Bill Gates………………………….

Rock
Rock
2 days ago

Just a matter of time, till Bloomberg the HUNTER becomes the HUNTED…

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
2 days ago
Reply to  Rock

Wish I could vote more than once.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
2 days ago

Has anyone ever figured out why this little Hitler has such a hardon for firearms and is willing to spend so much money to try and get rid of them?
He could put all that cash to much better ways of helping people instead of trying to take constitutional rights away from law abiding citizens who do no harm with their guns.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
2 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

He is a marksist and hates all,of our rights, he has spoken out several times against not only the 2nd amendment but the he has said many times how the 1st amendment is also bad for the country as well. The communist bloombug wants to see this vountry ruled with an iron fist

macdog
macdog
2 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Agree with Mystic. Little Mikey has a extreme case of little man syndrome. He has a psychotic need to control all those who are ” beneath him”. It’s Mikey’s way or the highway. I hear Venezuela and or Cuba are looking for little man dictators. His big support MDA, is it because he wants to be one of them literally. Hey Mikey take AOC with you.

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musicman44mag
musicman44mag
2 days ago
Reply to  macdog

This all makes me wonder if the small group of the richest people in the world are not trying a take over because they want to run it. I don’t understand why people need to be so controlling and greedy. We all have our lives and we do not exist for very long so what is the point of amassing a bunch of wealth and power when you cant take it with you when you go. I just don’t understand and I think in order for me to I would have to become one of them. I would rather be… Read more »

willyd
willyd
2 days ago
Reply to  macdog

I’d even pay for the tickets, just leave and don’t come back!!!!!

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
2 days ago

A Bloomturd and his money are soon parted.

Donttreadonme
Donttreadonme
3 days ago

This is part of the problem, how can 1 person donate 100 million to a single campaign?

Darkman
Darkman
3 days ago
Reply to  Donttreadonme

Through PAC’s Political Action Committees and paying for AD space on TV, Print and Internet Media sources.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
2 days ago
Reply to  Darkman

Then we need to change the system. I am tired of the rich getting to rule. I would rather tell each candidate, here is your 5 million dollars paid for by the tax payer that you get to spend on your campaign. You don’t get to keep anything left over when you are done so spend it wisely. Anyone caught going over the amount is automatically disqualified. Good luck.

Will
Will
3 days ago
Reply to  Donttreadonme

I think only midgets who stand on a box at the podium can donate $100million to a single campaign.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
2 days ago
Reply to  Will

Lol, unfortunately that’s not true.