We all know former-mayor Michael Bloomberg will go to about any extent to rip the guns away from American citizens, but his latest tactic, some are arguing, is a blow beneath the belt. Seeking to hinder the efforts of NRA Bloomberg has announced that he will be paying anti-gun activists to crash the upcoming gun rights convention.
Bloomberg isn’t known for his most honorable methods however, as his group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) has lost quite a bit of traction after if came to light that the underlying goal of the organization was actually complete gun confiscation. Since that time, Bloomberg has rebranded himself with a new name, but the efforts are the same.
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This time calling his gun-grabbing organization Everytown for Gun Safety, Bloomberg has pledged $50 million from his own bank account to help fund the unconstitutional movement. His most recent spending has been announced as he is shipping about 120 anti-gunners (mothers of survivors and survivors of gun violence) to the NRA convention in Indianapolis for one purpose only – to crash the party.
The spokesperson for Everytown has announced that some of the funds personally donated by Bloomeberg are going to fund the hotel rooms for the 100 mothers of gun violence victims and the travel costs for the 20 victims themselves.
Of course, the group is keeping just how much they’re donating close to their chest. Founder of the organization banding with Bloomberg, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Shannon Watts, recently explained that, “The NRA is coming to my hometown of Indianapolis for their annual convention this weekend. And, frankly, I’m furious.”
Boo-hoo – last I checked, it was a free country.
It doesn’t seem likely that the group of party-crashers will put a dent in the efforts of the NRA as they are expecting some 80,000 attendees and the event itself has since been dubbed, “nine acres of guns under one roof.”
NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam relayed, “Everyone thinks our strength comes from money. It doesn’t. Our strength is truly in our membership. We have a savvy and loyal voting bloc, and they show up election after election after election.”
He went on to share, “What we don’t have is billions of dollars,” and as reports claim, the NRA made about $250 million in revenue in 2012.
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