Skip to comments.NRA chief says Bloomberg can't 'buy America' amid $12M gun control ad blitz
Posted on 03/24/2013 9:15:57 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre on Sunday challenged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to spend $12 million on ads meant to pressure senators into backing strict new gun control measures, saying Bloomberg "can't buy America."
Bloomberg confirmed Sunday that he plans to spend $12 million to run ads in at least 10 states, suggesting there could be a political price to pay for opposing the measures.
Making clear he intends to be a counterweight to the NRA, Bloomberg said he wants to make sure the powerful gun lobby is not "the only voice" in this debate. If he can achieve that, Bloomberg said, "then I think my money would be well spent."
LaPierre bristled at Bloomberg's comments.
"He can't spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the American public," LaPierre said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "He can't buy America."
Part of the purpose of the ad buy will be to rally support for comprehensive background checks.
LaPierre, though, said the existing system only serves as a "speed bump for the law-abiding" without catching the bad actors. LaPierre stressed that the NRA will continue to push for enhanced security in schools, better enforcement of existing federal gun laws, stricter penalties for straw purchases and illegal trafficking, and a system for making sure dealers can check gun purchases against a record of the mentally incompetent and dangerous.
"We're 5 million families. We're 80,000 law enforcement families. ... We want to make people safe. That's what the NRA does every day," LaPierre said.
The two ads posted on the group's website, called "Responsible" and "Family," show a gun owner holding a rifle while sitting on the back of a pickup truck.
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Take the spending since the sequester, Biden in London or palnes to Egypt and millions to Pakistan - what will the GOP do to drive home a message? NOthing
Doesn’t Bloombooger have better things to do like run NYC instead of running his mouth on gun control. He’s the mayor of NYC and outside of the 5 boroughs he’s a nobody. Only in his Napolean pea brain is he relevant to the rest of the US.
If we can get Bloomie to run as an independent in 2016, it could be our side that pulls off the “Clintonian plurality win”.
He’s got zero chance of beating Hillary in the primaries.
Gun-grabbing Nanny State PING!
Thanks for the ping!
“If we can get Bloomie to run as an independent in 2016, it could be our side that pulls off the Clintonian plurality win.
That’s a very interesting idea. And he is the one lefty who has the combination of money, connections, and lunatic craving for power that could make it a horserace.
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