Billionaire progressive Michael Bloomberg has now rocketed up the ladder to be enemy #1 to the 2nd Amendment and all gun owners in the US. He has in fact declared war on gun rights and gun owners by putting $50 mil of his own money into creating a large anti-NRA organization. Bloomberg is doing his part of community organizing by combining all the small anti-gun groups into one large one. Background checks, which are already conducted, is just step one in a larger picture to full on disarmament. You see he like most progressives starts off with something small, simple and easy to get the wind on his back before he goes for the more controversial issues. This monster doesn't believe anyone should have a weapon... anyone but elitists like himself.
If anyone believes he is not for full gun control only wanting to limit access to "criminals, minors, and people with psychiatric problems" you are a fool. Progressives are always about the bigger picture, full control. They introduce policies all can agree on and then branch out. Remember "progressives are nothing more than patient communists."
Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the NRA
by Jeremy Peters | NYT
Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, said gun control advocates need to learn from the N.R.A. and punish those politicians who fail to support their agenda — even Democrats whose positions otherwise align with his own.
“They say, ‘We don’t care. We’re going to go after you,’ ” he said of the N.R.A. “ ‘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.’ ”
He added: “We’ve got to make them afraid of us.”
The considerable advantages that gun rights advocates enjoy — in intensity, organization and political clout — will not be easy to overcome. Indeed, Mr. Bloomberg has already spent millions of dollars trying to persuade members of Congress to support enhanced background check laws with virtually nothing to show for it.
What is more, for many gun owners, the issue is a deeply personal one that energizes them politically, said Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, who dismissed the mayor’s plans...more