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Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety will spend $3 million just to train people to run for political office

26 Aug , 2021  

From the New York Times:

The gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety plans to spend $3 million to recruit and train its volunteers to run for office, with a goal of having 200 enter races in the next election cycle.

The program is the latest step in a yearslong effort by groups that support stricter gun laws to become politically competitive with the National Rifle Association, which has kept a powerful hold on American politics as mass shootings have multiplied.


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Michael Bloomberg group pours $2.5 million into a low-profile North Carolina’s lieutenant governor race to defeat Black Republican Mark Robinson, ten times what Robinson spent

5 Nov , 2020   Video

A group funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg spent $2.5 million to support the Democratic candidate for North Carolina’s lieutenant governor. By contrast, the Republican who he tried to defeat, Mark Robinson, spent $234,088. Robinson beat his Democrat opponent by 177,883 votes.

The Greensboro native went from factory worker to North Carolina’s next lieutenant governor in less than three years.…



Michael Bloomberg’s Gun Control Groups are Running Ads for the November Elections, but they aren’t focusing on Gun Control

25 Oct , 2020  

Unlike the NRA, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organizations have depended on a few billionaire donors, notably Bloomberg himself. But what is most notable in this election is that while they spent about $26 million by the middle of October, they have stayed away from running ads on gun control. Bloomberg’s gun control groups have felt that the best way to push for more gun control is to gun ads on health care and energy.…



At the Washington Times: How the liberal media, with Michael Bloomberg’s help, are biased against guns

2 Aug , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a piece at the Washington Times on how Michael Bloomberg biases the discussion about guns.

Would Scientific American ever pay an NRA employee to write news articles about gun control? Never. But they and many other media outlets have no problem using articles written by people who work for Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organizations. 

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At Real Clear Politics: News Outlets Turn a Blind Eye on The Trace’s Anti-Gun Bent

22 Jul , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Real Clear Politics.

NPR, Politico, Time, and Scientific American are unlikely ever to pay an NRA employee to write news articles about gun control. But they have no problem hiring people who work for The Trace, a Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control organization. Even in the very hypothetical case that these publications did use an NRA-influenced article, they would undoubtedly include a disclaimer warning readers of the possible bias.

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At Fox News: How Bloomberg’s 2015 Racist Remarks Are Riddled With Inaccuracies

17 Feb , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Harris Faulkner on Fox News (Tueaday, February 11, 2020, from 1:15 to 1:20 PM) about Bloomberg’s claim:

“95 percent of your murders — murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops.

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Michael Bloomberg: “it’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot,” not the “average citizen”

2 Feb , 2020   Video

After the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting near Fort Worth, where concealed handgun permit holders stopped a mass public shooting, Michael Bloomberg warned that the average citizen shouldn’t be carrying guns.

“It may be true that someone in the congregation had his own gun and killed the person who murdered two other people.



New York Times reporter demonstrates the anti-self-defense political bias in the media

19 Oct , 2019  

A New York Times reporter, Ted Alcorn, who used to be the research director for Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown is all excited that there is a big push for more gun control. It is interesting that he secretly subscribes to our email list.

Note political bias:

— Refers to the “gun lobby,” put aside that his old boss spent massively more money on politics

— Personal attack

Are either of these appropriate for a reporter or for someone who is teaching at the Columbia School of Public Health?…



Democratic Pollster Doug Schoen explains why gun control will be the unifying theme for Democrats in the 2020 election

22 May , 2019  

If you ever wonder why Michael Bloomberg is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into gun control research at the same time that he spent $110 million last year on Congressional races and even more on state legislative races, this article by Democrat pollster Doug Schoen provides an explanation. Bloomberg understands that he just can’t focus on politics, but that he also has to focus on changing people’s views on guns.…



Senior staff links their work at Dick’s to gun control advocacy, “Dick’s Sporting Goods Sales Hit by Tougher Stance on Guns,”

17 Dec , 2018  

While other outlets such as Walmart haven’t seen a slow down in gun sales, the same thing wasn’t true about Dick’s Sporting Goods after their decision to hire lobbyists for gun control. During the spring, this became public:

The sporting-goods chain is working with three lobbyists from the Glover Park Group to take on the topic, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing a disclosure form filed late last month.