Michael Bloomberg is spending $50 million to beat the NRA in November. The money is directed toward creating a grassroots campaign that will get out voters who support gun control candidates.
Bloomberg will do so through the auspices of groups he funds like Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and Everytown for Gun Safety.
According to The New York Times, Bloomberg wants politicians to fear such groups the same way they fear the NRA.
Bloomberg said gun control groups need to “punish politicians who fail to support their agenda” in the same way the NRA punishes those who fail to vote pro-gun.
He said the NRA handles politicians by saying, “We don’t care. We’re going to get after you. If you don’t vote with us we’re going to go after your kids and your grandkids and your great-grandkids. And we’re never going to stop.”
Democrat leaders worry that Bloomberg’s efforts threaten their control of the Senate because he has targeted pro-gun Democrats too. Bloomberg “dismissed those fears” and said “he is concerned only with the long term.”
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