The Anti-Gunners Are ‘Spending Millions’ in Midterm Elections

Handgun on top of a pile of U.S. Currency

If you though the anti-gunners were beat with election of President Trump and one or two nominations to the Supreme Court, think again. The Washington Post has reported that anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety “plans to spend $8 to $10 million in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and New Mexico” to influence the midterm elections, via its “Action Fund.” And that is not the full extent of expenditures by the gun prohibition group’s fund, either.

Handgun on top of a pile of U.S. Currency
Anti-gunners are reportedly spending millions of dollars to influence the midterm elections, according to the Washington Post.

So far in Washington State, the Action Fund has contributed $250,000 to the Initiative 1639 political campaign, and another $59,500 in-kind contribution, according to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission.

The newspaper noted that these multi-million-dollar expenditures underscore “the extent to which gun control is shaping up to be an issue in the November midterm election.”

That much became evident earlier this summer when a sociology professor at Bryant University penned an Op-Ed for the Baltimore Sun that bluntly advised gun control proponents to vote for Democrats this fall.

“But the most important and serious action you can take, if you really want serious federal gun control successfully legislated, is to vote Democratic in 2018 and 2020,” counseled Gregg Lee Carter, who authored Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook.

Conversely, he advised people who wish to protect their gun rights to vote Republican.

Ar-15 rifle and Ruger 10/22 Rifle
Under Initiative 1639, both of these are “semiautomatic assault rifles.”

For whatever reason, many gun owners always seem to be behind the political curve when it comes to who or what to vote for. For example, one concern among the grassroots activists now working against adoption of I-1639 in Washington is that large numbers of people contacted at gun shops or gun ranges seem oblivious about the measure, a 30-page document that covers a variety of subjects including raising the minimum age for purchasing a semiautomatic rifle to 21, mandatory training, registration with a fee (allegedly a sort of “poll tax,” say critics), consenting to allow release of one’s medical records to law enforcement, so-called “secure storage,” and designating all semi-auto rifles as “semiautomatic assault rifles.” That would include popular .22-caliber rimfire models.

How did that happen? Seems pretty simple. Initiative crafters appear to have cut and pasted the federal definition of a semiautomatic rifle into the initiative, and simply inserted the word “assault.”

Anti-gunners are pulling out all the stops. Another Washington Post story, picked up by the San Jose Mercury News, reported that “Student organizers nationwide are planning to display chilling, life-size statues depicting a panicked student crouched under a school desk during a mass-shooting lockdown drill as part of an effort…to sway voters to support candidates who back gun-control measures.”

Fox News identified the cities as Parkland, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Denver, CO; Minneapolis, MN; Irvine, CA; Milwaukee, WI; Houston, TX; Sarasota, FL; Spokane, WA; and Philadelphia, PA. That happened over the weekend.

Between now and the November election, expect the rhetoric to intensify. All it takes is money, and the gun prohibitionists have plenty of that.

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Comments (4)

  1. My opinion is that people who do not pay the $35 per year to the NRA for membership are cheating. I say that because, they are the single most important group to protect gun rights in the US, period. In 2009 they got us CVCW carry in national forests, BLM land, national parks, etc. They id that through a now retired Congressman from Oklahoma., forgot his name, but he was also a medical doctor who battled cancer 3 times. The NRA pushed and got concealed carry now in 38 states and other now have some form they did not have. The NRA pushed and paid for the Heller case, which now says your local city cannot ban you from keeping a loaded pistol in your home for self defense, before they did that it was a crime to even possess any handgun in your home in Wash DC. If you look at their results, they have brought the Constitution back into gun rights, and we can support them for just $35 per month. I finally broke down and paid out the life membership and glad I did. Finally, if you want to really do something valuable for your grandkids– take some of their future inheritance and buy them two things, (1) a lifetime hunting license in your state, and (2) a lifetime NRA membership. Best money you will ever spend.

    1. I could not agree more … if we allow any freedoms to be taken, all freedoms can be taken … support the NRA, enough said.

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