When former Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his intention to plow tens of millions of dollars into his civilian disarmament campaign through Everytown for Gun Safety, it was clear the ballistic bully boy was playing political hardball. So far so bad. Bloomberg made a major misstep when he reacted to the recall of pro-gun Colorado Dems by portraying Colorado Springs and Pueblo as “roadless” rural outposts. In fact, Bloomberg’s support has become political fodder for his chosen candidates’ opponents. Everytown’s announcement of their “Gun Safety Champions” won’t motivate anti-gun voters (if such a thing exists) but it will help get out the pro-gun vote (which exists). Click here for the drop down list of Bloomie’s 16 faves, all of whom are lauded for supporting . . .
“commonsense gun violence prevention laws, including comprehensive background checks for gun sales.” None of whom are ID’ed by political party. Guess how many Republicans? One. All will be blessed with bloody shirt waving TV ads like the one above.
Meanwhile, gun control lovin’ usatoday.com reports Everytown’s 2014 campaign to elect politicians committed to curtailing Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms is hitting the road.
The campaign includes what supporters call a “Gun Sense Voter” road show with stops in Oregon, California, Illinois, Minnesota, Maine, Maryland and Connecticut over the next three weeks. The tour, led by Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, also will visit Seattle where Everytown is pushing a state initiative that would expand background checks for firearms purchased online and at gun shows.
“We want gun safety to be an issue that people vote on,” said John Feinblatt, Everytown’s president.
If ever there was a perfect example of “be careful what you wish for,” that would be it.