Bloomberg-Funded Group Pledges $60 Million to Elect Gun Control Candidates

AURORA, CO - DECEMBER 05: Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during an event to introduce his gun safety policy agenda at the Heritage Christian Center on December 5, 2019 in Aurora, Colorado. The event, which was closed to the public, was held with survivors …
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Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety is pledging $60 million to elect gun control candidates in 2020.

The group makes clear its main goal is to defeat pro-Second Amendment President Donald Trump.

The Washington Post reports that the $60 million pledge represents an effort “to double spending over 2018 levels.”

Bloomberg surrogate Shannon Watts commented on the financial commitment, saying, “The gun safety movement has never been stronger. We have millions of supporters, and we are going to seize the moment. We are going to compete at every level.”

The spending campaign will be overseen by Charlie Kelly, who suggests that gun control “is going to be one of the most powerful issues in the election this year.”

Overlooked is the fact that Democrat presidential hopefuls did not broach the topic of gun control in their most recent debate, and Pete Buttigieg, specifically, only gave it a passing mention in his January 26, 2020, Fox News town hall.

Moreover, presidential candidates who ran hard on gun control–Cory Booker, Eric Swalwell, Kamala Harris, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke–all dropped out of the race after failing to attract sufficient public support.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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