Bloomberg Gun Control Group Launches Virtual Voter Registration During Coronavirus Shutdown

A Texas voting location on November 6, 2018. Months after the midterm elections, GOP-controlled states like Texas and Tennessee are considering creating new punishments for errors on voter registrations.. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images
Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images

Mike Bloomberg gun control group Students Demand Action has launched a virtual organizing effort amid the coronavirus shutdown in order to register 100,000 new voters.

CNN reports that the gun control group is “[focusing] on 13 battleground states and marks the group’s first large-scale effort to use online-only tools to encourage young people to head to the polls.”

Students Demand Action has about 200,000 members, which is approximately 1/25 the size of the NRA’s membership. They planned a big voter registration push for the 2020 Spring semester but had to trade that plan for virtual organizing once schools closed.

Two other Bloomberg-affiliated gun control groups — Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety — recently made news by urging governors around the country to ignore Trump Administration guidelines listing gun stores as “essential” businesses.

Breitbart News reported Everytown’s John Feinblatt saying, “It’s shameful and nonsensical that the Trump administration has decided to put gun dealers and manufacturers on the same level as police, first responders, hospital workers, and other Americans who are risking everything to save lives during this pandemic. Governors should feel free to ignore this irresponsible advisory and do what’s best for their residents.”

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 awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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