15 Mar , 2017

Bloomberg’s push for Background Checks on the Private Transfers of Guns Fails in another state: New Mexico

Michael Bloomberg’s losing streak continues in his push for background checks on the private transfers of guns.  During this last November, Bloomberg’s initiatives in Maine and Nevada failed.  With solid Democrat majorities in both the New Mexico state House and Senate, Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety viewed New Mexico as their most likely success in pushing background checks on the private transfers of guns.  …

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3 Jan , 2017

Michael Bloomberg wasted $20 million on Nevada’s Background Checks on Private Transfers

This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada. He lost in Maine by 4 percent, and won in Nevada by just 0.8 percent. Bloomberg’s initiative only eked out the win in Nevada because of the $20 million spent to support it, amounting to an incredible $35.30 per vote.…

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5 Sep , 2016

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More Details on Michael Bloomberg’s demand that John Lott be excluded from Katie Couric’s movie “Under the Gun”

From America’s 1st Freedom on September 5th:

Shouldn’t journalists who want to tackle the issues related to illegal use of guns in America, and thereby help us find real solutions to violent crime in places like Chicago’s South Side, start by being honest? John Lott thinks so. It is this principled position that caused him to agree, despite his prior experiences, to be interviewed for Katie Couric’s film “Under The Gun.”

As an expert on these issues, he hoped to offer some perspective and balance.

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23 Aug , 2016

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Breitbart: “Claim: Michael Bloomberg Demanded John Lott Interview Cut from Couric Gun Control Film”

This how the article at Breitbart starts:

Radio host John Cardillo claims that interview segments with noted gun scholar John Lott were included in the earliest version of Katie Couric’s gun control movie Under the Gun, but were taken out at Michael Bloomberg’s request following a private screening.

Cardillo is host of The John Cardillo Show, while Lott is an economist, gun rights author and president and founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center.

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13 Jan , 2016

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CPRC in Investors’ Business Daily: “Bloomberg Twists Gun Research To Political Ends”

John Lott’s newest piece is on Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to pollute the academic debate with false statistics.

Michael Bloomberg keeps pouring $50 million into his Everytown organization to push gun control. That’s just a portion of the money he’s spending. Bloomberg is spending money not just on the political battle, but also on funding research that he can use to push for more gun control and training the media on how to properly cover the issue.

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6 Nov , 2015

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Bloomberg spends 1/13th as much money on two state Senate races in Virginia as the NRA spent on all campaigns during the entire 2013-14 election cycle

Between the end of August and the November election in 2014, the NRA spent $14.7 million.  Over the entire election cycle they spent $28.2 million.  By contrast, in just two state senate races in Virginia during just the last couple weeks before the election this year, Bloomberg’s Everytown alone spent a total of over $2.2 million.  …

25 Oct , 2015

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How Bloomberg’s Everytown discusses gun-free zones: unable to debate the facts, they engage in false personal attacks

Gun-free zones are a serious problem. Shannon Watts, the head of Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action, claimed that research that John Lott had done was “wrong and misleading” and that Lott was “debunked.”  When Lott responded with a point-by-point refutation of her claim, she accused him of being a Twitter “troll.”  Watts makes clearly personal attacks, but she feels that it is improper for someone to factually respond to her claims.  …

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29 Apr , 2015

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News coverage on Bloomberg’s research director’s refusal to debate with John Lott



John Lott’s and Everytown’s research director separate presentations on C-SPAN on Saturday highlighted Bloomberg’s groups continued unwillingness to debate. There have been about a dozen instances over the last seven or eight years where producers will call John Lott up to participate in a discussion and then they disinvite him once they realize that Mayors Against Illegal Guns or other Bloomberg representatives.…

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27 Apr , 2015

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Elderly man fortunate Bloomberg’s gun groups didn’t convince Kroger to ban guns



Last year, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organization launched a “six-figure ad campaign” pressuring Kroger to ban guns on its property. The extensive campaign had “print and digital ads in USA Today, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Houston Chronicle. Print-only ads will run in the Tennessean.”

On April 22nd, fortunately a concealed handgun permit holder who was leaving a Kroger had his handgun with him.…

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25 Apr , 2015

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CPRC on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on people’s changing views on guns, Bloomberg’s research director explains why he won’t debate



From C-SPAN: “John Lott talked about the new study put out by Pew Research Center which finds that support for gun rights have increased and, for the first time, protecting gun rights is more important than controlling ownership.”

Lott was originally supposed to be on for an hour on C-SPAN to discuss these issues with Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown.  …

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