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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

1 posted on 03/24/2013 5:54:57 AM PDT by LD Jackson
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To: LD Jackson

Where is the money coming from?


2 posted on 03/24/2013 5:58:21 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: LD Jackson

We need to confiscate Bloomberg’s money. After all, in a socialist/communist paradise, this man should not have money. TAKE BLOOMBERG’S MONEY.


3 posted on 03/24/2013 5:58:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: hadaclueonce
Bloomberg. I thought some people wanted "big money out of politics." They do, except when it's their money. They want to influence politics, they just don't want others to do so. "When the government lobbies the people in a representative country, it pits the government against the people it allegedly represents."
4 posted on 03/24/2013 6:03:18 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: LD Jackson

2A can’t survive dem majorities


5 posted on 03/24/2013 6:05:00 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: LD Jackson

2A can’t survive dem majorities


6 posted on 03/24/2013 6:05:02 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: hadaclueonce

From Bloomy himself.


7 posted on 03/24/2013 6:10:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: LD Jackson

No reason to live in New York. And, sad to say, Democrats are messing up the beautiful state of Colorado as they’ve done in Illinois and California. Sad.


8 posted on 03/24/2013 6:14:48 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: LD Jackson
my pre-written response to all things Bloomberg:

Bloomers is a Crony-capitalist, nebbish, poor little rich boy, self hating jew, tiny buttwipe of a man...the only reason he is probably not a fag (the jury is still out) is that he has the greatest aphrodisiac of all time, billions of dollars....he decries the 2nd amendment, but whines about how the enemy’s first amendment rights to worship are being usurped....even though Islam is NOT a religion but a murder cult.....and dont get me started on salt, transfats, cigarettes and sugar

© Vaquero 2013

9 posted on 03/24/2013 6:14:59 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: hadaclueonce
Where is the money coming from?

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!

10 posted on 03/24/2013 6:16:34 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

Imagine the difference it could make if Bloomberg spent $12 million on GUN SAFETY AND RESPONSIBILITY.

Trying to outlaw guns to stop murder is like outlawing SEX to stop RAPE.


11 posted on 03/24/2013 6:25:16 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: unixfox

“Where is the money coming from?
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE! “


Its a huge difference if there is ANY taxpayer money involved as we would be paying with our own money, extracted by force of government, to have our rights destroyed.

If it is all private money then, while the message is pure BS, it is their right to buy the ads.


12 posted on 03/24/2013 6:31:23 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: unixfox

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!

Always found that money runs the show.

Thanks for the shout out. /s


13 posted on 03/24/2013 6:31:43 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: LD Jackson

14 posted on 03/24/2013 6:34:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Lazamataz

I’d be happy confiscating his bodyguards’ guns, so he can be as unprotected as his subjects (after all, you can hardly call NYC residents citizens).


15 posted on 03/24/2013 6:44:38 AM PDT by white trash redneck (Just one of B. Hussein Obama's "typical white people")
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To: LD Jackson

Bloomberg. Still doing his “happy dance” in the blood of Sandy Hook. What a guy!


16 posted on 03/24/2013 6:44:44 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: hadaclueonce

I think he was referencing Hillary Clinton at the Benghazi hearing.


17 posted on 03/24/2013 6:58:12 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: unixfox

It makes a big difference.....
If I lived in NY and my tax $$ went to pay for an anti 2nd Amnd. ad in some other state I would raise hell


18 posted on 03/24/2013 7:02:55 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Lazamataz

Bloomberg is a greater threat to liberty than Saddam Hussein was.


19 posted on 03/24/2013 7:31:47 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: LD Jackson

Never forget that BloomNazi was once GOP, and I am sure he has a lot of influence among the Liberal Globalist element of the party that is pro-Globalist, pro-UN, and wants to seize all privately owned weapons. Only a fool believes that all GOP are innocent when it comes to Gun Control


20 posted on 03/24/2013 7:44:08 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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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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