Terry McAuliffe Got Nearly $500,000 from Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control Group in September

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) arrives at a campaign event at the JABA Shinin
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Financial reports show that Virginia’s Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe received nearly $500,000 in contributions from Michael Bloomberg-backed Everytown for Gun Safety.

The McAuliffe campaign’s financial report for September shows Everytown gave $400,000 on September 23, 2021.

Another McAuliffe campaign financial report shows Everytown made “In-Kind” donations to McAuliffe of $53,700 and $1,179 on September 30, 2021.

On October 9, 2021, Breitbart News pointed out that McAuliffe was running on a platform that contains many new gun controls for Virginians.

For example, McAuliffe wants to implement an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, and a ban on guns built from parts kits.

President Joe Biden stands with Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe during a campaign event McAuliffe at Lubber Run Park, July 23, 2021, in Arlington, Virginia (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

If he wins the gubernatorial race, he plans to declare gun violence a “public health crisis,” enacting gun control under the auspices of the so-called crisis.

McAuliffe also wants to create a “Virginia Office of Gun Violence Prevention,” which can be used to pursue other controls.

On September 16, 2021, CNN noted that Mike Bloomberg-backed Everytown pledged to put “roughly $1 million into its efforts to elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a TPUSA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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