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.

23 May , 2018

UPDATED: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 97.8% of attacks since 1950

UPDATE: 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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16 Jul , 2017

So how many people were at the Women’s March against the NRA?

Going from a reported 2.6 million who attended the march in January to “hundreds” is quite the comedown.  One would think that drop in crowd size would be a headline is some of the stories.  But if you were looking for such comments in any of the news stories, you would be greatly disappointed.…

16 Apr , 2017

On the Steve Gruber Show to discuss Bloomberg’s latest gun control push: Stopping concealed carry reciprocity

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about Michael Bloomberg’s latest push on gun control.  The billionaire former New York City Mayor’s  “Everytown for Gun Safety” is hiring several new top staffers and primarily turning its attention to state legislatures, but that doesn’t mean Bloomberg is ignoring what is happening in Washington.  …

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10 Apr , 2017

Mike Bloomberg vows $25 million in 2018 to fight “concealed carry”

Michael Bloomberg continues pouring tons money into pushing gun control.  Last November he spent $28 million on his two initiatives in Nevada and Maine.  From 2013 to 2016, Bloomberg donated a total of $48 million to candidates running for federal office. The NRA contributed a measly $2.1 million.  Now Bloomberg is going to spend $25 million going after concealed carry laws.  …

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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. Given the supposed 90% support that the media tells us that there is for these polls and the massive financial support provided by Bloomberg, one would think that these initiatives would be slam dunks.  Yet, Bloomberg lost in Maine by 4 percent, and won in Nevada by just 0.8 percent. …

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