Bloomberg targets NRA with big money

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

RT.com
April 16, 2014

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be out of office, but he’s just starting to make some noise if his latest investment is any indication: a new organization intended to take on the National Rifle Association.

In a report by the New York Times, Bloomberg announced plans to spend $50 million this year in order to establish a grass-roots network of gun-control advocates across the United States.

Bloomberg already funds a couple of groups, known as Mayors Against Illegal Guns in addition to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Through his new initiative, these groups will be pooled under one banner called Everytown for Gun Safety.

According to CNN, the group will advocate for an expansion of background checks, stricter laws on gun trafficking, keeping weapons out of the hands of domestic abusers, and gun safety education.

At the same time, Bloomberg said the organization will directly challenge the NRA while using similar tactics to attack politicians who oppose its agenda, regardless of their party affiliation.

“They [the NRA] say, ‘We don’t care. We’re going to go after you,’ ” he told the New York Times. “‘If you don’t vote with us we’re going to go after your kids and your grandkids and your great-grandkids. And we’re never going to stop.’”

“We’ve got to make them afraid of us.”

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