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Bloomberg Announces $12 Million In Gun Control Ads
Political Realities ^ | 03/24/13 | LD Jackson

Posted on 03/24/2013 5:54:57 AM PDT by LD Jackson

Michael BloombergIt's been an eventful week on the gun control front. I'm sure Senator Diane Feinstein isn't happy with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, with his announcement that the assault weapons ban would be stripped from the gun control bill that is headed to the floor of the Senate. That isn't to say there are not other things to be concerned about in the fight over gun control, but the assault weapons ban will be standing on its own merit, according to Senator Reid. And then, we have New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He seems determined to implement gun control (and other kinds of control, but that's another story), no matter how much it costs.

There is only one way we are going to lose the battle over gun control and that is if public opinion sways in the wrong direction. That is what Mayor Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns is trying to do with the $12 million in ads that are being purchased. They are trying to move public opinion and with that move, force Senators who are on the fence about comprehensive background checks into changing their votes.

(Huffington Post) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $12 million on a television ad campaign meant to pressure senators into backing gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks.

The national campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns will target states whose senators are on the fence, according to the New York Post.

Bloomberg announced the ad buy Saturday — just days after Senate Democrats touted stronger background checks while acknowledging insufficient support to restore a ban on assault-style weapons to federal gun control legislation.

"These ads bring the voices of Americans — who overwhelmingly support comprehensive and enforceable background checks — into the discussion to move senators to immediately take action to prevent gun violence," Bloomberg said in a statement issued by the group he co-founded in 2006.

The Fox News article goes on to describe two of the ads that will be playing in select states. Both of them feature men who support the 2nd Amendment, or so they say, but are quick to say that our rights come with certain responsibilities. The responsibility they specifically mention are comprehensive background checks. What is implied, but not stated, is that those comprehensive background checks are aimed at the purchases you and I, American citizens who are legally allowed to own and carry a gun, via the 2nd Amendment, would conduct. In other words, we would undergo a background check when we purchase a gun.

While that sounds innocent enough, stop and ask yourself this question. Let's say we submit to a background check and fulfill our responsibility as an American citizen. Who will be doing the background checks on the criminals who have no qualms about not following the law in the first place? Isn't that why they are called criminals? Should law-abiding American citizens be subjected to something that will do nothing to control what the very name of Mayor Bloomberg's group says it is against? Remember, they call themselves Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Does that mean they want to go after illegal guns and the criminals who use them? Or does it mean Bloomberg is more interested in controlling the guns you and I are allowed to own?

The ads are scheduled to run in Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania. These are the states Bloomberg believes are divided on gun control and are vulnerable to the message the ads are trying to send. If you live on one of these states, I would urge you to call your Senators and let them know exactly where you stand on requiring you to undergo a background check to purchase a gun, when that background check will do nothing to prevent illegal guns from reaching the criminals. It's a simple matter, really. Ask them whose side they are on.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; guncontrol; newyork; newyorkcity; nra; secondamendment
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To: hadaclueonce

He’s a rich SOB


21 posted on 03/24/2013 7:46:54 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: LD Jackson

If this guy had to take an oath of office that involved upholding the constitution and since his actions seem to indicate he is using everything at his disposal including his personal weatlth to actually undermine the constition, there should be a way of prosecuting him for breach of oath or even treason for that matter. Of course I have no confidence in the justice system to actually take it seriously.


22 posted on 03/24/2013 8:01:01 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: LD Jackson

How would you like to be a NY Cop who supports the Constitution and specifically 2A and work for this AH.


23 posted on 03/24/2013 8:04:55 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: LD Jackson

24 posted on 03/24/2013 8:20:36 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: LD Jackson

I really hope that someone produces an anti-Bloomberg commercial that airs in the rest of the country, to show everyone what a fruitcake he is. Importantly, it would not be against any campaign laws, because he isn’t running for any national office, and the only way New Yorkers could see the ad is off the Internet.

Also importantly, gun control would only be part of it, to present the idea that “this is how weird people are who want gun control.” That they are “irrational control freaks”, with sick ideas, and represent harm to society, and maybe should be institutionalized.

As is anyone who aligns themselves with Bloomberg on gun control.

The idea that the other political leaders, like Feinstein, are about as mentally ill as is Bloomberg, that embracing gun control is *diagnostic* of mental illness.


25 posted on 03/24/2013 8:25:53 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: LD Jackson

In the communist paradise that he wishes for, his money would be in the hands of the government.

Unless he is a member of the ruling elite that had everything it could wish for.


26 posted on 03/24/2013 8:32:58 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: t1b8zs

Sorry, I left out the sarcasm tag.


27 posted on 03/24/2013 8:54:24 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: LD Jackson

12 mil would go a long way to take care of some of the homeless that populate NY city.


28 posted on 03/24/2013 9:05:45 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: unixfox

sorry too I saw the later ref to Clinton on begazi


29 posted on 03/24/2013 9:55:13 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: LD Jackson
I do not listen to Self-Appointed Coastal Elitists.
30 posted on 03/24/2013 6:32:22 PM PDT by Aglooka ("I was out numbered 5-to-1, I got 4.")
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To: LD Jackson

31 posted on 03/25/2013 10:52:48 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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