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NRA chief says Bloomberg can't 'buy America' amid $12M gun control ad blitz
Fox News ^ | Mar. 24, 2013 | news staff

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; bloomberg; bloomingidiot; bloominidiotberg; bloomturd; guncontrol; michaelbloomberg; newyork; newyorkcity; nra; rkba; secondamendment
A spokesman for the National Rifle Association blasted Bloomberg and the new ads, saying NRA members and supporters would be calling senators directly and urging them to vote against proposed gun control legislation.

"What Michael Bloomberg is trying to do is ... intimidate senators into not listening to constituents and instead pledge their allegiance to him and his money," said spokesman Andrew Arulanandam.

1 posted on 03/24/2013 9:15:57 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Bloomberg: go crawl back under your rock and leave us alone!


2 posted on 03/24/2013 9:19:51 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Minutemen

Let the fool pump millions into the economy; it will be to no avail.


3 posted on 03/24/2013 9:25:54 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: EXCH54FE

If Bloomberg 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.


4 posted on 03/24/2013 9:26:39 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: EXCH54FE

He bought Colorado.


5 posted on 03/24/2013 9:27:44 AM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box"- Tosin Abasi)
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To: EXCH54FE

sorry wayne, worked for soros and he’s not even american


6 posted on 03/24/2013 9:36:03 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: real saxophonist

Certainly looks like it.


7 posted on 03/24/2013 9:36:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: real saxophonist

People bought a Edsel too.


8 posted on 03/24/2013 9:39:17 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: EXCH54FE

Nanny Bloomers is trying to buy national exposure and increased recognition in preparation for a run at the presidency in 2016.

That’s what is at the core of all his whacko schemes lately.

He knows the more controversy surrounding his proposals and pronouncements the more press coverage he will get.


9 posted on 03/24/2013 9:43:13 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: EXCH54FE

Hey Bloomberg. Spend all 12 million in Arkansas. You’ll get your monies worth there. I know, I know, Texas and Oklahoma wants some of the dough too. Ok, 4 million in each state.


10 posted on 03/24/2013 9:44:58 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: EXCH54FE
[Bloomberg] intends to be a counterweight to the NRA . . . .

NYC police can tell the mayor exactly where the armed criminals are.

But he like all the gun-grabbing pukes does not have the courage to go after the real problem. Instead he "bravely" goes after law-abiding citizens all the while hiding behind heavily-armed police to "protect" him from Joe and Sally Citizen.

The criminals too are safe hiding behind the gun grabbers as the gun grabbers "bravely" try to disarm law-abiding citizens.

11 posted on 03/24/2013 10:18:34 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: EXCH54FE

NOT ONLY should they attack the Bloombastard for his anti-Second Amendment Propaganda, they should SHOWCASE this pint-sized NAZIs’ views on “formula” milk, large sodas, and salty foods and his Hitlerian tactics to enforce his value system on the people of New York.

If THEY choose to listen to this megalomaniac, fine, its THEIR choice. But THEIR choice is NOT America’s choice.


12 posted on 03/24/2013 10:35:31 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: EXCH54FE

Where are all the liberal clowns decrying the infiltration of MONEY into the political process?


13 posted on 03/24/2013 10:37:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
14 posted on 03/24/2013 10:40:09 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Minutemen
Bloomberg: go crawl back under your rock and leave us alone! <\i>

unfortunately that rock from under he crawled is better known as the MEDIA

15 posted on 03/24/2013 10:53:21 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: real saxophonist

And LaPierre failed to notify voters against HB197 (outlawing firearms possession for people accused of domestic violence), although he did give a heads-up on some other bills. Oops. We’ve seen some otherwise very prosperous professionals go down hard and robbed of all that they had for no more than false accusations with that kind of law (the VAWA—also supported by Republicans).


16 posted on 03/24/2013 11:03:31 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: real saxophonist

Oops. That’s SB 197.

SB 197 Sen. Evie Hudak/Rep. Beth McCann Restrict Gun Access for People Accused of Domestic Violence

http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2013a/commsumm.nsf/IndSumm/3FFF3E3EB113849887257B240072F9D3


17 posted on 03/24/2013 11:08:54 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Bloomburg wants to be a dictator. From the puny position of mayor, he likes telling people what they can and can’t eat and drink, that they can’t have guns, etc. I would look for a steady stream of prohibitions from him over the next few years. Simply being a good administrator and managing the fire dept., police dept., streets and utilities is just way too boring and mundane for a megalomaniac who wants to be king.


18 posted on 03/24/2013 11:21:57 AM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Joe Brower
Yeah, that'll go over like the guy in the picante commercials....

Noo York City???

19 posted on 03/24/2013 11:25:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: EXCH54FE

I never realized just how much of a flaming leftist Bloomberg was until now. 12 million dollars to campaign for an unconstitutional policy to be imposed upon everyone else?

Why is it that most all the news titans are flaming leftist?


20 posted on 03/24/2013 12:48:54 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: EXCH54FE
What conservatives and the NRA forget is that the Left is relentless, they never stop findingan ANGLE to use to get one more tiny bit of POWER over the majority of decent law abiding citizens.

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

21 posted on 03/24/2013 3:09:38 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


22 posted on 03/24/2013 4:32:42 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Iron Munro

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.


23 posted on 03/24/2013 4:37:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: EXCH54FE; SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; ...

Gun-grabbing Nanny State PING!


24 posted on 03/24/2013 5:04:27 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


25 posted on 03/24/2013 8:37:16 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: nascarnation

“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.


26 posted on 03/26/2013 8:31:43 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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