22 May , 2019

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

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.…

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17 Dec , 2018

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

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.

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25 Oct , 2018

Bloomberg’s Everytown Spending $5.8 million to defeat Congresswoman Karen Handel in Georgia

Congresswoman Karen Handel is facing a challenge from Lucy McBath, but she is facing some pretty incredible campaign spending numbers. Year to date donations by Bloomberg’s Everytown for this race.

Canal Partners Media: $1,840,250.00

Siegel Strategies, LLC: $1,959,907.81

The Pivot Group, Inc.: $1,938,907.81

Bully Pulpit Interactive, LLC: $45,500.00

Total: $5,782,564

This is an incredible about of money for Bloomberg to put into one race.…

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6 Oct , 2018

Who are Gun Control advocates targeting the most in the House of Representatives?

We have previously noted that Everytown for Gun Safety is putting $5 million into 15 House races. The big dollars from Bloomberg are being funneled through Giffords PAC
Giffords PAC Independent Expenditures
 
1) Jason Lewis (MN 2nd Congressional District)
 
First-term incumbent Jason Lewis (R) of Minnesota’s Second Congressional district. His $1.36 million in the bank is matched just by Giffords’ gun control organization, which is putting $1.3 million into the race against him.

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26 Sep , 2018

Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown spending $5 million on 15 Congressional races to flip control to the Democrats

Michael Bloomberg’s gun control Everytown is already investing heavily in the midterm elections, but they announced another $5 million in 15 House races. There is a normal wave for the party that doesn’t hold the presidency. Bloomberg’s Everytown and the media is likely to interpret any pick up by the Democrats as a win for gun control advocates.…

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26 Jun , 2018

Michael Bloomberg moving to run for President?

Michael Bloomberg is giving strong signals he will run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 at age 78. Bloomberg is getting a lot of IOUs from Democrats.  He is putting $80 million this year to help Democrats take control of Congress. He is putting tens of millions to help Democrats take state legislatures and governors.…

20 Jun , 2018

Michael Bloomberg announces pouring at least $80 million in 2018 House elections to make Democrat Majority

Michael Bloomberg “has approved a plan to pour at least $80 million into the 2018 election” to give Democrats control of the US House of Representatives. Note this doesn’t include money Bloomberg is putting in pushing gun control issues.

This reminds us of Robert Reich’s recent claims about NRA campaign spending: “The National Rifle Association is a special interest group with a stranglehold on the Republican Party.

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15 Jun , 2018

UPDATED: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 94% of attacks since 1950

UPDATED on July 6th, 2019: Original title: “More misleading information from Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety on guns: ‘Analysis of Recent Mass Shootings,’ Showing how mass public shootings keep occurring in gun-free zones”  Originally posted on September 9, 2014.

While the first part of the discussion here goes through each mass public shooting from 2009 to 2014 discussed in the Bloomberg report.  …

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22 Apr , 2018

Easily $9 million was spent on the gun control “March for Our Lives” event

.For a rally that brought in 200,000 people, this was a pretty expensive event.  Easily $9 million that we know of was spent on the “March for Our Lives” event, but that is not counting in-kind help and much of the spending that didn’t go through the main organization.  An early estimate of $5 million from the main organization (the “March for Our Lives Action Fund”), $2.5 million in grants from Bloomberg’s Everytown (presumably much more from them in other ways), up to $1.5 million from Lyft, free hotel rooms and food, and for many people free air travel.…

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17 Sep , 2017

Bloomberg’s Everytown announces initially spending of $1 million on Virginia state races this year

In 2015, Bloomberg spent $2 million just on two state Senate races to flip the control of the Virginia state Senate.  The announcement of a new $1 million only includes initial money directly from Everytown and not the side donations that Bloomberg makes directly to Democrats.  One has to be very careful not to automatically assume that just because Bloomberg has previously not gotten a lot of return to his money that he will be in the same position this time.  …

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