“Everytown for Gun Safety, founded and funded by the billionaire former New York City mayor, is hiring several new top staffers and turning much of its attention to state legislatures,” politico.com reports, “while moving to a defensive posture in Washington as it tries to stop what’s known as ‘concealed carry reciprocity’ from becoming law.” And wouldn’t you just know it . . .

The anti-ballistic billionaire bully boy has hired a bunch of Lefty McLefties to continue his civilian disarmament jihad.

Brynne Craig (above), most recently Hillary Clinton’s deputy director of state campaigns, is joining as Everytown’s managing director of external affairs and civic engagement.

Kirk Fordham, a former GOP congressional staffer and executive director of the LGBT advocacy group Gill Action Fund, will be the new managing director of partnerships and strategic planning.

Matt McTighe, the former executive director of another LGBT group, Freedom for All Americans, will be the new chief operating officer.

And Eric Schultz will advise Everytown’s communications and political strategy while continuing his role as a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama.

So let’s take stock . . .

Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America — a wholly owned subsidiary of Everytown for Gun Safety — has apparently had her role reduced to Chief Sock Puppet and Mom-Friendly Media Talking Head.

Fordham and McTighe are veteran advocates for the LGBT community. How do these civil rights campaigners figure it’s OK to defend the Constitutionally-protected rights of the LGBT community but not those of gun owners? And why would they want to work to deny LGBT Americans — a group subject to both predatory assault and tyrannical governments — the ability to defend themselves by force of arms?

Eric Schultz as Everytown’s comms director? Given President Obama’s tearful inability to enact federal gun control after the Newtown massacre, hiring his top aide to block national reciprocity seems a particularly bad idea. In fact the new hire’s like waving a red flag to calm a bull; talk about rallying the pro-gun base . . .

As for Everytown adding Ms. Craig to their roster, the woman who may or may not have advised Ms. Clinton that Wisconsin didn’t merit a single campaign stop, what was that quote about not interrupting your enemy when they’re making mistakes?

Bloomberg’s new guns may be liberal as f*ck, but the organization appears to be taking a page out of the NRA’s paybook to promote Extreme Risk Protection Orders and block national reciprocity.

Everytown is brandishing its significant spending in the 2016 New Hampshire Senate race that former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost narrowly — the group targeted her for voting against background checks in 2013 — as a warning to other senators up in 2018 and possibly 2020 as well.

“This is a line in the sand on this issue, there’s no question about it. The NRA wants to normalize carrying guns in public. It’s not where the American public is,” said Everytown president John Feinblatt. “We’re putting people on notice today that we’re watching … and that we expect to hold people accountable.”

The battle for firearms freedom continues . . .

24 Responses to Bloomberg Spending $25m to Fight National Reciprocity (Adds New Staffers)

  1. One of these days, Bloomberg will drop dead and the funding for all these fascist organizations will dry up overnight.
    What a waste of good money !!!

    • Don’t get your hopes up. He’ll most likely set up a trust fund which will keep giving long after he is dead.

      • With a little luck we might get a “Reverse Ford Foundation,” in which Bloomberg’s trustees end up swinging conservative and supporting Carry Reciprocity and the NRA.

        It could happen…..

  2. “Public safety demands that these types of decisions on firearms should be left to individual cities and states.” That’s their public argument for local restrictions on a protected right.

    Kinda like LGBT issues should be left to individual states? As we like to say, if “Progressives” didn’t have double standards they’d have none at all.

  3. Screw Bloomberg. Even New Yorkers hate this guy. He’s got control issues and about a half a dozen other mental problems created by isolation due to having so much money not wanting to befriend anyone except for the elite period that isolation leads to paranoia which leads to trying to control any and everything around you Littles psychology 101. LOL

  4. [Zarniwoop] smiled a tight little smile which Zaphod wanted to hit with a brick.

    -Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

  5. Let’s hope Bloomberg has as much success with Ms. Craig as Hillary did. Craig probably didn’t think it was important for Hillary to run in WI, MI, or PA, and we all know how that turned out.

    • Beat me to it. I think it’s great that he’s hiring people from Hillary’s campaign. You’re on the right track, Bloomberg.

  6. Everytown didn’t defeat Ayotte, she beat herself by being a wishy-washy RINO who thought she could be a younger Susan Collins and ride that to another six-year term.

    • She got more votes in NH than trump. She lost by 700 votes to the sitting governor and she was hammered non stop for over a year with massive spending on ads. Ayotte was a good senator and lost a close race.

    • Now your two senators are uber liberal Jeanne Shaheen and uber liberal maggie “yellow teeth” hassan. Congrats on two senators as liberal as MA, NY and CA.

  7. I knew this would be the tactic of the Anti’s moving forward: defeat at the Federal level meant they’d move to state and local level to install anti-2A laws and ordinances.

    The fight is going to be local folks, if you think your state house rep and senator for your district doesn’t matter, they do. If you thought the city council didn’t matter, it does.

    I don’t expect southern states and states like Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona to be passing anti gun laws, but states that have a tendency to lean liberal even though 95% of the state is rural, like Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, etc. will be the focus of this move. Northeast states and the West coast are already gone, they’ll just get much worse.

    • A replacement SCOTUS justice will go a *long* ways in slapping a lot of those infringing laws down.

      Here’s to hoping associate justice Kennedy feels the urge to retire *soon*…

    • “Northeast states … are already gone, they’ll just get much worse”

      The entire northern NE area is consitutional carry.

      Sounds good to me.
      .

  8. Red Wisconsin amuses me endlessly.

    Remember: in 1924 the American people were given the choice between the one 20th century’s greatest champions of small government and a small government Democrat. Wisconsin gave their electoral votes to a third party candidate that was an open socialist.

  9. “This is a line in the sand on this issue, there’s no question about it. The NRA wants to normalize carrying guns in public. It’s not where the American public is,” said Everytown president John Feinblatt.

    Tell that to the 15+ million concealed carry permit holders in the U.S.

    • I guess the Left feels they need a $25 million dollar investment to show people who don’t commit crimes in their home states won’t commit crimes in their neighboring states, unless those neighboring states pass laws that infringe on Constitutional rights to make criminals out of everyday citizens.

  10. The more concealed carriers there are, the more those carriers will demand reciprocity, Bloomberg and company know this. They have to nip this bud now or its over for them.

  11. ~325 million United States population (current)
    ~14.5 million concealed carry permits in the US in 2016 (4.5% of the Nation)
    ~13.3 million LGBT population in the US (extrapolated by the 2016 Gallup poll with 4.1% of the sample identifying as LGBT)

    Amazing to this how LGBT rights are “normalized”, but we People of the Gun out number them and are still discriminated against. Last time I checked we have rights too (AND our rights are clearly acknowledged and protected by the Constitution). The numbers I listed above still don’t take into account numbers for 2017 and those who carry without a permit in Constitutional Carry states. But then again, since when has the left ever cared about facts……………

    • The Obama Administration was driven by Pandering to LGBTs.
      That’s also why AIDS, a self-inflicted disease afflicting fewer than 1/3 of One Percent of Americans, gets ten percent of the NIH’s research grants.

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