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Michael Bloomberg Is Starting A Gun Control Organization To Take On The NRA - "Everytown for Gun Safety"

Posted on the 17 April 2014 by Mikeb302000
message from ssgmarkcr:
    Just saw this pop up on the news.  Former Mayor Bloomberg is going to try to adopt tactics used by the NRA to lobby for gun control legislation.  I found this pretty humorous considering how much ink nationwide has been used by these groups maligning how the NRA is a bully because of its lobbying techniques.  This introduces a whole new paradigm suggesting that bullying is ok if your "cause" is just and your heart is pure.  It will be interesting to see how this works for them.
   The former Mayor seems to have no qualms about his standing both here and in the afterlife,
"I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close."
http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/04/michael-bloomberg-is-starting-a-gun-control-organization-to-take-on-the-nra/360728/
   It will be interesting to see where they take this, and it appears I'll get a ringside seat because they are going to be setting up in my home state, among others,
The group will post robust field staff in more than
a dozen states, including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana,
Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
Actually, I find it hard to believe Bloomberg said that about getting into heaven.  It sounds like something one of the Bloomberg-haters might have made up to make him look stupid.  But, if he really did say that silly shit, the point is clear.  He's proud of his philanthropy. Big deal.
The main thrust of the article is the pledge to spend more money on gun control. Does this amount to hypocrisy, as ss suggested?  I don't think so.  If the NRA and the gun lobby has been described as bullies, what's wrong with standing up to them? Isn't that what you're supposed to do with bullies?  In fact, when confronted with equal power and resources, bullies cease to be that.
To me, it sounds like a plan.

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