Bloomberg to Spend $60 Million Promoting Gun Control Candidates in 2020

Michael Bloomberg

Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a campaign event, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Michael Bloomberg cleaned out his couch last weekend and found a spare $60 million for Everytown for Gun Control Safety to spend this November. At the same time, everyone can rest assured that the non-partisan Everytown will exhibit scrupulous fairness in issuing its endorsements for the fall elections.

Last we heard, Everytown enjoyed about $50 million in funding each year from Bloomberg. Now, in committing another $60 million for the election, Daddy Blooombucks is showing he’ll spare no expense in pursuit of civilian disarmament.

From The Hill:

Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Monday its plan to spend at least $60 million in the 2020 election, which is nearly double what the National Rifle Association (NRA) spent in 2016.

Billionaire former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a co-founder of Everytown and is the organization’s largest donor.

Bloomberg has put gun control at the forefront of his campaign, but Everytown has said it will treat him like any other candidate in terms of endorsements.

Sure they will. When your organization’s owner founder and primary funder is running, even Stevie Wonder can see who Everytown will endorse. Not that Everytown’s endorsement ever won anyone a competitive political race.

Of course, Shannon Watts, the mythical housewife-turned-activist, giggled like a schoolgirl all the way to Twitter to share the great news about the windfall.

Bloomberg’s money bought some races in Virginia in last year’s election. And this year, Virginia’s narrow Democrat majorities in their General Assembly seem hell-bent on passing radical gun control restrictions. This despite how little gun control resonates with the vast majority of Virginia, given the turnouts at meetings and legislative meetings.

Speaking of a positive message, when Michael Bloomberg announces an event, he usually has huge throngs of supporters attend, including the media.

Image via Twitter (@MikeBloomberg)

 

 

comments

  1. avatar Miner49er says:

    And there you have it, the success of the Republican supreme court’s citizens United decision, opening the door for unlimited money from wealthy people to sway our elections.

    The conservative court said money is speech, and therefore cannot be limited. Effectively, it’s no longer one man, one vote.

    Now it is one dollar, one vote.

    And I can assure you, the wealthy really appreciate the power the supreme court gave them to control our elections.

    Which is the way you want it, well, you get it.

    1. avatar GS650G says:

      Wait until RBG departs and well see how one person one vote plays out as in 6 to 3.

    2. avatar Stamos says:

      Before Citizens United he could donate to groups already. This has nothing to do with that decision. That decision also denied the F.E.C. from banning digital material it deemed to close an election. Stuff like documentary movies and books on Kindle etc etc.

      1. avatar Kroglikepie says:

        Citizens United has become a boogeyman to the ignorant rubes who never bothered to learn the political process. The bigger issue at hand is the low standards of education in this country that people like Bloomberg ride on top of into power.

        1. avatar Chris T in KY says:

          ^^^
          This!

        2. You will see here that Trump knows how to create New Jobs for $60 million should create a lot of New jobs period and let me tell you if you take away people guns Crime would go up a thousand % too for people that are crooked would not care that guns were taken away period and will go worst too that from the Desk in Coon La too

    3. avatar Ing says:

      One dollar one vote? I dunno about anyone else, but my vote is going for a lot more than a measly one buck.

    4. avatar jwm says:

      bloomberg certainly bought you socialists cheaply enough. Rich white guys. The very people you hate are now running your group.

      Fascinating.

      1. avatar GS650G says:

        They always think they will be spared for some reason. Like a forest fire out of control it burns all.

    5. avatar hawkeye says:

      “Effectively, it’s no longer one man, one vote.”

      Hmm, we’re relatively ok then. Makes sudden turns of the ship of state less likely. Maintain an even keel and all that. Do away with the Electoral College and all bets really are off.

      1. avatar GS650G says:

        “Do away with the Electoral College and all bets really are off.”
        They want the advantage many cities have in states. New York lives under whoever NYC selects. PA is controlled by just 8 counties. Illinois is another example.

        The middle of this country is hollowed out and ignored by the coasts.

    6. avatar Jerry says:

      Well there you go. Democrats have done more to arm Americans than the Republicans can ever do. One million dollars by Bloomberg probably increases gun sales by 10 million. Keep up the good work Mike.

    7. avatar Craig in IA says:

      Spend all he wants, if we can get gun owners up off their dead butts to vote it won’t matter. Maybe Virginia will teach a few of the cynic “nothin’ matters” whack-os to organize their pals and make sure everyone goes to the polls. Make it important.

  2. avatar Steve says:

    Already seeing it on the internet and YouTube and Roku, every commercial bashing gun owners

    1. avatar Void says:

      It’s a lucky thing for him that the majority of the technology and telecommunication companies are willing to censor messages that counter his message.

    2. avatar Thixotropic says:

      The really scary thing is that people are STUPID enough to believe his slick looking ads no matter how many lies and half truths he spouts.

      These sums of money are mere pocket change for Bloomy and his NGO’s. The sawed-off little Napoleonic bastard is worth 50+ Billion…

  3. avatar GS650G says:

    Shame he won’t spend that on homes for people, factories, or even healthcare. Imagine Dale Carnegie being so anti gun.

    What a tool.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      GS650G,

      You highlight a simple fact which makes it absolutely obvious that the really high rollers in our nation don’t give a rat’s @ss about the populace.

      If you combined the annual income of everyone worth more than $50 million, it is an astronomical number. If those people donated a paltry 20% of their annual income (which would have ZERO impact on their lifestyles) to charity causes that were actually constructive, our nation would be a powerhouse the likes of which the world has never dreamed of, much less seen.

      Caveat: when I used the term “constructive” to describe charity causes, I mean charities that would help people acquire the education and training necessary to run a business or work for life-sustaining annual incomes, help build quality housing ala Habitat for Humanity (which never just gives away free housing), and help teach people basic life skills such as home economics, parenting, and (gasp) civics.

      1. avatar PM in Fl. says:

        Best post of the day ! maybe of the month.

    2. avatar GS650G says:

      The DuPonts built most of the schools and roads in Delaware with their riches. It’s not unheard of for rich people to finance the betterment of society but it is rare a wealthy person would spend so much money oppressing others. Bloomberg lives in his own world where he knows better and he decides what needs to be done. Having 8 billion or more gives him big head.

      By contrast Biden donated less than 3000 one year to charity. He actually dropped his underwear off at a Goodwill in a bad of clothes, that charitable fella!

      1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

        “The DuPonts built most of the schools and roads in Delaware with their riches.”

        And the root of that *monster* fortune?

        Gunpowder, and later, explosives :

        “The du Pont family has been one of the richest families in America since the mid-19th century, when it founded its fortune in the gunpowder business.”

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du_Pont_family

        Same as it ever was…

        1. avatar GS650G says:

          And nylon. Teflon. Paints. Etc.

          DuPont powders fought every war for this country since 1812 and powered battleships in WW2. Their history is long and not completely angelic but I believe DuPont did more good than bad for society as a whole.

        2. avatar Miner49er says:

          Teflon? Mmmmm…

          Many folks in West Virginia who now have contaminated water, high levels of cancer causing C8, have a different opinion about DuPont.

          C8? Great for growing things, builds bones three different ways, kids love it!

  4. avatar former water walker says:

    Just saw the bloomturd midget popup on a GUN VIDEO on YouTube…satan needs to be stopped😩

  5. avatar NH Guy says:

    Increasingly, this Country is being run by, and in the interest of, a small group of fabulously wealthy or politically well connected people like Bloomberg. They view the rest of the country with contempt and disdain and think they have the right to force us to live our lives in a manner agreeable to them. How long are ordinary people are willing to put up with it? We’ve got several generations of kids who are now of voting age who have been propagandized by leftist teachers, and they don’t share my views on American history, individual liberty, or individual responsibility. Additionally, we have imported tens of millions of legal and illegal immigrants who haven’t assimilated and who cling to the belief systems of their home countries. So it looks like people are going to continue to be willing to give up their personal autonomy to a handful of billionaires and bureaucrats so long as they keep getting “free stuff”. I pray I’m wrong about this, but the trend certainly doesn’t look good. I strongly believe we are more highly taxed, more highly regulated, and less free than we were when we were subjects of George III.

    Bloomberg, Soros et al – with the connivance of the Supreme Court – have hijacked this Country.

  6. avatar Nanook says:

    Bloomturd can spend all the money he wants, he won’t change anything. Look at the number of people that show up at his rally! The old socialist Bernie is getting more attention…

  7. avatar jeff says:

    Bloomberg will buy any election that he can. He is proving that one idiot can outspend millions of grassroots Americans. We have our freedom and liberty only as long as we can hold onto it.

  8. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    I would like to personally throttle the next Democrat who promoted the Constitutional Amendment to outlaw Citizens United to keep big money out of politics. As this ass calls Trump a demagogue! I guess dictators are okay if they are “leftist” or “progressive”?

  9. avatar David Bradford says:

    I seldom watch TV out side of the 11:00 local (NBC affiliate in Detroit) news to check on the (weather and local political ) climate before heading off to work. But lately I can not turn on the tube without seeing a Bloomberg spot on how he is going to get gun control under HIS control in 2021. Ruins my day every time.

    1. avatar PM in Fl. says:

      Ain’t that the truth ? ! even running spots on the internet, ads between jigsaw puzzles and game levels. Money can buy anything !

  10. avatar Anymouse says:

    Sounds like he’s trying to buy the Dem superdelegates that are incumbents running this year.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      If he’s not going to be the presidential candidate, he most certainly will be the power behind the throne.

  11. avatar Mirgc says:

    Now that he is running, can we start requesting his tax documents, and those of the groups he personally finds?

    If he has nothing to hide, he has nothing to fear, rigjt?

  12. avatar PM in Fl. says:

    As I have previously posted, Bloomberg is spending 500 to 700 MILLION for the super Tuesday primary alone. Here in Fla his campaign has been running ads, sometimes three in a row on ALL tv channels. Even some that one would not think support him ie “cable channels” History, Science, A&E, FOX!!, even Military History channel .When you are worth 56 BILLION, that’s chump change. Wait until the general election…money can buy votes from eneducated voters. Please be aware, our rights ride on this election and truth be known I’m NOT a Trump fan, just not a democrat any longer! (shame showing)

  13. Then Herr BloomingIdiotBerg needs to be charged:

    Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 – Conspiracy Against Rights

    This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).

    It further makes it unlawful for two or more persons to go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another with the intent to prevent or hinder his/her free exercise or enjoyment of any rights so secured.

    Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to ten years, or both; and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years, or for life, or may be sentenced to death.

    And according to the D.O.J. it is enforced.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      We can hope for he and Shannon are found dead in a locked room with a kilo of primo Columbian White on the table.

  14. avatar Scott says:

    He’s making his own US constitution. Second amendment is wrong. He’s also trampled on the first amendment of his own employees because, that’s right, he pays them.

  15. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    Get off your lazy A$$ and get a $20 “I will not comply” shirt. And “Guns save Lives” sticker. Then go with 10 or 20 of your friends to the next council meeting.

    If you get on the Every Town e mail list you can get their local schedule for your area. Then show up and take over the seats in the room.

  16. Bloomburg is out again to buy his way. This guy plans to buy his way to anything. He is not going to buy me. He is out to destroy America. He does not care about the American people. He wants to take away your right to protect your family, while he has his armed body guards. This man has to go. They don’t want him back in N.Y. City so maybe Iran could take him.

  17. avatar TraceFree says:

    You can bet he will want to promote (and expand) the 2 proposed bills that require all gun permit requests to provide 3 years of their browsing history. If you are looking at anything gun related online. do NOT use a regular browser or VPN. your browsing history can be traced to you, your device and your IP address.

    Use a virtual private browser. You surf using a server in a different location. Your browsing history (device and location) can not be tied back to you.

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