Of course Michael “I have armed security” Bloomberg wants to continue spending millions to fight the 2nd Amendment. This is a multi-billionaire who lives with a different set of rules and laws than the “little people.”
As you already know, Bloomberg has been spending millions since 2006 to push draconian gun control laws across the country. In some extreme left-wing states like California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, his organizations and millions have indeed prevailed. In most states however, Bloomberg and his harpies at Moms Demand, now falsely called “Everytown for Gun Safety,” have failed miserably. Why? Because their gun control laws will enable criminals while disarming law-abiding citizens.
Now they are letting everyone know they plan on spending $25 million to fight against concealed carry reciprocity across the country. From Politico:
Preparing for life with Donald Trump as president and Republican majorities in Congress, Mike Bloomberg’s gun control group is threatening to spend more than $25 million in 2018 races.
Everytown for Gun Safety, founded and funded by the billionaire former New York City mayor, is hiring several new top staffers and turning much of its attention to state legislatures, while moving to a defensive posture in Washington as it tries to stop what’s known as “concealed carry reciprocity” from becoming law. That will include starting to score Congressional votes, like the NRA does, to guide spending decisions more directly.
Politico brings up Senator Kelly Ayotte’s failed re-election bid as a “win” for a race that Bloomberg targeted:
Everytown is brandishing its significant spending in the 2016 New Hampshire Senate race that former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost narrowly — the group targeted her for voting against background checks in 2013 — as a warning to other senators up in 2018 and possibly 2020 as well.
What they fail to understand is that Ayotte was also for gun control, and the deciding reason she lost was because she pulled her support for Trump. There are a slew of other reasons she didn’t garner support, including being too far to the left of conservatives and Republicans. Bloomberg also spent millions to unseat a New Hampshire state senator using gun control — and failed miserably.
All Bloomberg’s millions he spends against law-abiding citizens has done is pushed Americans to fight even harder for their 2nd Amendment rights. Several states have passed Constitutional Carry legislation since Bloomberg started his campaign against law-abiding gun owners, as TFPP has written about previously:
Ordinary citizens who were unassuming gun owners who enjoyed hunting, shooting sports and owned firearms for protection suddenly found themselves demonized as evil criminals who hated children and didn’t care about the safety of their family or neighbors. Bloomberg’s harpies used dead children as props to push their gun control agenda and thought nothing of the children who had been saved thanks to gun owners. The media went along with the agenda and further pushed law-abiding gun owners to react.
Americans have repudiated Bloomberg’s mission to disarm the population and have come out fighting to protect their own rights. This isn’t a random correlation. Based on the number of states that have passed Constitutional Carry laws since Bloomberg started spending millions to demonize law-abiding gun owners and trample on their rights, it’s pretty clear that his push for gun control has only furthered Americans to fight for their 2nd Amendment rights.
Clearly Bloomberg hasn’t gotten the message. The people fighting for their 2nd Amendment rights aren’t paid hacktivists like he employs; they are law-abiding, volunteer citizens who will be damned if they see their rights infringed upon even further. The NRA isn’t the gun lobby; regular American citizens are the gun lobby.
Bloomberg’s harpies can’t even speak with knowledge about any gun control they seek to put into place. They use bogus statistics which are handily debunked; they use dead children as props and they lie, lie, and lie again. While some may fall for their lies, many Americans are much smarter than that, and those are the people who fight back.
It is imperative that all law-abiding gun owners be aware of this threat and educate their friends, family and neighbors accordingly. When Americans fight back with the truth, millions can’t beat them.
Maybe it’s time to send Bloomberg packing to an island where he can live out his life in a gun-free zone (except for his armed security guards) and never have to worry about pushing lies about law-abiding citizens again!