CCRKBA to Everytown for Gun Safety: Texas Isn’t for Sale

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Dan Z. for TTAG

From the CCRKBA:

Reacting to reports that Everytown for Gun Safety, the group founded by anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is planning to spend millions of dollars to flip the Texas legislature, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms warned, “The Lone Star State is not for sale, Mike.”

“He couldn’t buy his way into the White House,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “so Michael Bloomberg’s surrogates at Everytown are trying to buy the Texas Legislature in Austin. Apparently Bloomberg has forgotten how Texans love their liberty and independence, and how they will fight to protect it.”

Published reports say Everytown’s political arm will spend at least $8 million to turn the Lone Star State blue in November. Gottlieb calls that a warning signal for grassroots Second Amendment activists across the country.

“Last month,” he recalled, “CNN reported that a ‘Bloomberg-aligned’ group was targeting 13 states to register more than 100,000 young voters in an effort to win congressional and legislative seats for anti-gunners. Texas was one of those states, so this big money effort must be taken seriously.”

Other states mentioned in the voter registration scheme were Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin,

“The Citizens Committee is calling on all grassroots activists, not just in Texas but in every other state, to organize and fight back,” Gottlieb said. “Everytown has the backing of a billionaire, but dollars don’t vote, people do.

“Last year,” he recalled, “Michael Bloomberg spent tens of millions of dollars in a failed run for the presidency, and he never got out of last place. His gun control message didn’t resonate, so instead of trying to win support, his lobbying group is now trying to buy it, one state at a time.

“It’s time to remind Bloomberg’s Everytown group that freedom and the Constitution are not for sale,” Gottlieb said.

 

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

 

comments

  1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    drone strike.

    1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

      “drone strike.”

      No, no, no!

      “It was a terrible drone *accident*…” 🙂

  2. avatar I Haz A Question says:

    I’m in lockstep support of CCRKBA’s statement, but as long as a politician has a heartbeat, he/she will be vulnerable to bribes and the shifting sands of public opinion.

    What we need is a return of true statesmen.

    1. avatar LifeSavor says:

      Haz,

      I thought the definition of a statesman is ‘a dead politician’.

      /sarc/

      1. avatar LifeSavor says:

        This is where someone replies by agreeing that we need more statesman.

        1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          …we need more statesmen…but I said that above already. 🙂

      2. avatar Toni Smith says:

        a statesman is the sort of person who if attempted to be blackmailed with some aspect of their past chooses to make it public so it cant be further made use of it against them. They will stand for the right thing being done over wrong no matter what bribes or nastiness is threatened against them or indeed even their family. Sadly there are few such men and women

  3. avatar Biatec says:

    His presidential run must of hurt. Normally he does way more than 8 million if i am not mistaken.

    1. avatar HideousSunDemon says:

      I agree. Texas pols can’t be bought that cheaply. Look for more money.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Do Texas legislators still take down $7500 per year? They did for something like a hundred years and up ’till recently, but I haven’t seen it referred to in years. Used to be Lt Gov also, I think Perry was making that when Bush won the presidency, went from $7500/year to something like $150K.

  4. avatar The Rookie says:

    Were I running anti-Bloomberg ads in Texas, I’d remind voters of what he pulled in Virginia and Washington state. Especially Washington, with the “grocery tax” signs posted up by the anti-2A petitions.

    I’ve found there are very, very few organizations/activists as wholly dishonest and as skilled at disassembling (lying) as the Anti-2A crowd. Put a spotlight on them, and specifically point out the stunts they’ve pulled in the past.

  5. avatar Lil loquito 90039 NE says:

    I’ma be honest with this one
    If women couldn’t vote in America, support for gun control might massively drop.

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      meetya hafway. only married broads.

      1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

        “only married broads.”

        Some of my faves… 🙂

        1. avatar Dave in PTC says:

          … married women, ok, but only ones with a boat. Must send picture of boat.

        2. avatar Darkman says:

          Seriously make Ya question the 19th Amendment. Along with the Founder’s original concept of Land Owners being the only ones allowed to vote.

        3. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

          “… married women, ok, but only ones with a boat. Must send picture of boat.”

          I’m reasonable.

          A blind nympho that inherited an FBO at a midsized airport will do *nicely*… 🙂

        4. avatar LifeSavor says:

          Back to the days when men were men….and so were the women.

          Could you conceive of an anti- gun pioneer woman?

          Soyboys, hipsters, academics…soft, dependent, liberal, and intolerant. When men are strong and independent, women will be so, also.

          Prepare for war, work for peace, set the example. I know, preaching to the choir.

    2. avatar Ron says:

      But if both men and women couldn’t vote, then we could have a leader with absolute authority given by divine right from God, to make all our choices for us.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Like all the countries in Europe used to be? Cool idea, things were so simple, if the sword cut off his head, God did not love him any more.

    3. avatar HideousSunDemon says:

      PIGS.
      These Bloomies are chasing our innocent youth. THEY ARE PEDOPHILES! Make no mistakem they want to pervert our children.

      1. avatar Ron says:

        Agreed. The modern LBGTQRSTUV movement is psychologically twisted. There’s nothing normal or ok about it. It really is mental illness at best, or a disturbing and coordinated campaign of destruction at worst.

  6. avatar Dennis says:

    Dont let up guys! We used to have THE freest state in the country when it came to gun laws. Doomberg and all his lackeys moved in and within 10 years, we could now be part of Mass.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Must be talking about Vermont, right?

  7. avatar Enuf says:

    “CCRKBA to Everytown for Gun Safety: Texas Isn’t for Sale”

    Good god, how naive can CCRKBA get? Of course the state is for sale! All political offices at every level are for sale! Always have been and always will be so long as big money is allowed to do as it darned well likes!

    The thing is, all sides play the same game with massive amounts of money trying to move the votes their way. Money is the key, who has the most of it, who spends the most in district after district and year after year.

    No, Bloomberg cannot in a single year turn an entire state Blue. But, he and others like him can, over a period of years, change the voting balance in a legislature. If that happens in Texas it will be the culmination of a multi year effort.

    Texas never was all that pro gun, it was kind of all hat and no cattle on the Second Amendment until recently. Still has a lot of catching up to do just to come even with, say, Arizona.

    Which also means it wouldn’t be that big a push to tilt Texas back the way it used to be, or worse.

    1. avatar Draven says:

      No, Everytown is trying to buy the TX legislature just like they did VA.

  8. avatar cgray says:

    “Republicans” in the Texas Legislature are mostly San Francisco Democrats anyway.

  9. avatar Draven says:

    heck, Everytown needs to spend a bunch of money in VA again to keep the legislature here, much less get texas… somehow, they dont get that they need to *keep* these legislatures…

  10. avatar ChoseDeath says:

    Fucking North Carolina, great. We’re could absolutely go the way of Virginia, we’re rife with hoplophobic twats in the heavily populated areas.

    1. avatar ChoseDeath says:

      *We could*

    2. avatar GS650G says:

      That’s the consequence of tech jobs. They bring in people from over priced areas.

      1. avatar ChoseDeath says:

        Fair point sir.

  11. avatar Darkman says:

    Make no mistake. It can happen in Texas. Many of the companies moving from Liberal states to Texas are bring their workers and their voting records. A slow insidious attack as has happened in other states. It has already began in some major metropolitan areas. Remember the Socialist/Liberal leadership is playing the “Long Game”. Even when it’s 2 steps forward and 1 step back. It’s still a win. They infiltrated the education system years ago and are now beginning to reap the rewards of their efforts. Along with the needed financial backing the attacks are beginning in earnest. The Frog is slowly cooking while enjoying the hot bath. Keep Your Powder Dry.

  12. avatar I am calling you Dan Zimmerman says:

    But hey- if white people defend themselves against criminals who jog in Timbalands and with a hammer…

    We’ll sell them out. Only overweight, Jewish, Ayn Rand brainwashed open carriers for us. Bonus points if they Murder their husband or allow their 11 yo daughter to open carry an AR15 condition 1 into a government building. Double bonus for trying to argue that democrats are the real racists.

    Oh and let’s trash the NRA and support a gun culture that consists of fat women with unnatural hair colors posing with shotguns with Magpul furniture and detachable magazines.

    Let’s call anyone who likes a super walnut stock or thinks AIWB is dangerous a FUDD. Let’s go to protests open carrying because I need to go see the hair dresser because my prepper cave was just useless crap from China. Let’s support TrumpPence2020 because he build 0 miles of wall, gave Israel everything they wanted, and forced Botswana to legalize gay anal sex. Let’s trash Christianity because we are too cool and smart for that.

    Honestly, at this point: the ethos of TTAG is basically the same as LaVey satanism at this point.

    1. avatar Anon says:

      Lol best post on TTAG. Ever. I busted out in tears from laughing. Hahahaha

    2. avatar Greta van sustren says:

      Moron

    3. avatar Debbie W. says:

      Let’s do stop a pathetic politically inept twerp from putting a sht grin on the face of the democRat Party…Read it and weep…

      TRUMP/PENCE 2020.

  13. avatar Keyword Spam says:

    Everything is for sale. Everyone has a price. They just haven’t come up with the right number yet.

  14. Demography is destiny. With a porous southern border, the demographics of Texas are changing. Many of the people coming from Mexico do not share the Texan vision of “liberty and independence” therefore do not see it as a voting issue.

    That’s why democrats are so giddy about the thought of a purple Texas. The changing demographics are essentially grease on the skids for Bloomberg. That’s why he’s only spending 8 million and not 80 million.

  15. avatar jimmy james says:

    Bloomburg spent $900 million on his failed presidential bid according to the NYT.

  16. avatar Ralph says:

    Texas isn’t for sale? Pardon me while I clean the coffee spit from my keyboard.

  17. avatar Debbie W. says:

    The target is mini mike bloomberg’s Gun Control Garbage. Unfortunately some people cannot hit the broadside of a barn because they are focused on anything and everything but debunking bloomberg spew. That said…I ask you mini mike bloomberg and anyone of your ilk to respond to the following…The facts show the Roots of Gun Control are in Racism and Genocide. Please justify your Racist and Nazi Based Gun Control Agenda or politely stfu.

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