The Michael Bloomberg funded gun control advocacy organization Everytown for Gun Safety has a solid track record of making false accusations and taking positions that “feel good” but go against their stated goal. They openly admitted . . .
to making false statements in their campaigns back in 2015. And Moms Demand Action (their wholly-owned subsidiary) has said that teaching gun safety in schools is “atrocious” — despite the life saving potential of educating children about firearms safety.
And now Everytown for Gun Safety is claiming that the NRA is simply a Russian money laundering front. From the NY Post:
“For years, the NRA cozied up to Moscow, even as Russia meddled in our elections. Now they won’t answer any questions about it,” said John Feinblatt, the president of Everytown for Gun Safety.
“It makes you wonder how much the gun lobby really spent on Trump in 2016 and where that money might’ve come from. The silence raises troubling questions, and it’s time for the NRA to come clean.”
Here’s the thing . . .
According to The Trace, another wholly-owned Michael Bloomberg media company, the NRA spent $36.3 million on the 2016 presidential race. Which is about as much as Everytown for Gun Safety spent on political lobbying in 2013.
It’s a bit hypocritical for one organization with pretty much one sole financier (Michael Bloomberg) to criticize another organization with millions of contributing members (the NRA).
In a world where “one person one vote” is a left-leaning shibboleth, you’d think the ability for one person to influence elections wouldn’t be something they’d want to bring to anyone’s attention. So why are they doing it?
According to recent polls, 74% of Democrats think that the investigation into possible Russian collusion in the U.S. elections is important. 81% of Republicans think it is politically motivated.
Everytown for Gun Safety is trying to tie the NRA to the Emmanuel Goldstein of the moment (Putin and Russia) to appeal to their base: Democrats who believe that Trump is Putin’s b*tch.
Everytown for Gun Safety has not provided one single scrap of evidence to support their claim. They are making wild and unfounded accusations in the hopes that it will make their base even more angry at the NRA, further driving a wedge between the two sides of the debate and ensuring that there will never ever be a compromise.
There’s no other reason for the accusation.
So when the antis say they want a “dialogue about gun violence” it’s just another lie. They’re doing everything in their power to make the NRA appear to be the most evil organization possible, something with which there can never be a compromise. Which of course, there can’t.