Gun Control Spends Bigly. What Are They Buying?

By Larry Keane

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun control groups are spending not just big, but “bigly.”

Open Secrets’ Krystal Hur reported, “Spending on gun control lobbying surged about 21 percent from January through March, compared with the same period in 2020, to $630,000. Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit largely funded and co-launched by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, topped the list of industry lobbyist spenders for the 10th year in a row with $380,000. Gun control group Giffords came in second with $150,000.”

That’s on top of the nearly $25 million Open Secrets reported gun control groups spent to get their favorite politicians elected in 2020. Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety topped that list with $17 million.

Paid Actors

The coincidental spending by gun control groups and the insistence on restrictive laws by gun control politicians is too obvious. The U.S. House of Representatives passed two gun control bills within days of Congress convening – one to require so-called “universal background checks” (a necessary precursor to national gun registration) and the other to endlessly delay background check determinations. They were passed on near-party lines and with no committee debate. Both bills went straight to the House floor and were rubber-stamped and sent to the U.S. Senate.

President Joe Biden recently took to the White House Rose Garden to demand Congress pass gun control measures. He spewed half-truths and complete fabrications about the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) and background checks for gun sales at gun shows.

At the same event, President Biden announced he would propose rules to change the definition of what is a firearm, to allow government control of nearly every aspect of selling firearm parts, and another proposal to reclassify AR pistols as short-barrel rifles and regulate them under the 1934 National Firearms Act.

Then there is the litany of gun control bills that have been introduced. They cover the spectrum, from national gun registration to outright bans on commonly owned firearms. The political spending in the first quarter, however, raises serious questions as to what the gun control groups are trying to buy? If those groups already got the White House and Congress in their pockets, what more do they want?

Fire Sale

They’re looking to buy a directorship. They need their guy at the helm of the bureau that regulates the gun industry. That guy is President Biden’s nominee David Chipman. He’s literally a paid gun control lobbyist who is still collecting a check from Giffords gun control group and serving on an advisory board to Everytown. He’s been nominated to be the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Follow the money, as the saying goes. Gun control made large campaign contributions to elect candidates to Congress and to put their guy in The White House. They grabbed both chambers of Congress, but not by the margins they needed to enact their gun control agenda.  President Biden ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to rework the definition of a firearm, giving the ATF, the regulatory bureau for firearms and ammunition, greater latitude in deciding what can and cannot be sold.

That’s what an extra $630,000 gets you. It’s an insurance policy on the $25 million “investment” already made to make sure it pays off.

It’s costing them pennies on the dollar, but it may cost Americans their Constitutional rights.


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Arny
Arny
5 months ago

Yeah I’m spending bigly too on AMMO. lol

swmft
swmft
5 months ago

1934 illegal act was put in place to stop gang warfare ,which was fueled by 19 amendment which was about power and control of others by majority(tyranny) posted in constitution repealed after reason set in , and still unlaw that was posted ;used to control blacks and native peoples has not had those groups shout it down,rules used to protect jim crow into the 1970s fbi attack on wounded knee https://socialistworker.org/2009/07/28/fbi-war-on-indian-radicals https://www.nytimes.com/1975/06/28/archives/16-sioux-sought-by-fbi-in-the-slaying-of-2-agents-16-sioux-sought.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_Occupation government tells a different story just like ruby ridge yet the government is the violator of all the treaties, and is guilty of theft of monies from… Read more »

nrringlee
nrringlee
5 months ago

Corporate America is bonded at the hip with the political classes in Washington DC. They are bonded for one purpose. Power. All power. They will use the hapless perpetual progressive activist classes populating the Progressive New Left to undo the Constitution and create a fascist state in their image. The activist class will fall in to line and march gleefully in to that fascist utopia chanting ‘hey hey, ho ho’ chants and not even notice the terminal measures being employed until it is far too late. We are up to our necks in public school indoctrinated, propagandized fools who march… Read more »

Boz
Boz
5 months ago
Reply to  nrringlee

In truth, not ANYONE’s president.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
5 months ago

Please stop referring to the liar and thief as President. He is joe kamalotoe obiden and nothing more. Don’t give them the satisfaction of reading your writings and seeing that you bought into that this POS won anything. It was and is a stolen election, period.
Every time I see his name with president in front of it, I want to puke.

NOT MY PRESIDENT

Last edited 5 months ago by musicman44mag
Get Out
Get Out
5 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Meh, no proof of voter fraud unless you have some you’d care to share.

Montana454Casull
5 months ago
Reply to  Get Out

We would like to see it exposed but the fake news media and corrupt Democrats and liberal judges buried it like a cat covering shit in a sandbox. Joe is not our president and 80 million people do not accept the election results of 2020 nomatter what you think clown !

BigJim
BigJim
5 months ago

I think he was using sarcasm.

macdog
macdog
5 months ago

No proof. Maybe G.O. resides in Venezuela and works with the Dominion management team who suddenly went silent post election of illegit Uncle Joe Stalin. Or perhaps a good union member of USPS; where no discrepancies were seen there.

Get Out
Get Out
5 months ago

Yah, and once the GOP ballot recount in Maricopa County in AZ finds the bamboo slivers in the rice paper ballots from Asia it’ll break your fraud case wide open too.

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
5 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

mm – one small correction if you please, last line should read:

NOT PRESIDENT

Finnky
Finnky
5 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Does this mean I have to stop referring to him as “toddler in chief?”