Bloomberg: $25 million to fight national carry.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/everytown-for-gun-safety-mike-bloomberg-concealed-carry-237056

Gun control group vows $25M to fight ‘concealed carry’

Preparing for life with Donald Trump as president and Republican majorities in Congress, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group is threatening to spend more than $25 million in 2018 races.

Everytown for Gun Safety, founded and funded by the billionaire former New York City mayor, is hiring several new top staffers and turning much of its attention to state legislatures, while moving to a defensive posture in Washington as it tries to stop what’s known as “concealed carry reciprocity” from becoming law.

That will include starting to score congressional votes, like the National Rifle Association does, to guide spending decisions more directly.

That measure would effectively loosen gun laws significantly by holding gun owners to the laws of their own state when carrying their weapons in other states, no matter how different the laws are in, for example, Texas versus New York.

A bill to legalize concealed carry reciprocity was introduced last month with the strong support of the NRA, and Trump said during his campaign that he supported it.

Everytown is brandishing its significant spending in the 2016 New Hampshire Senate race that former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost narrowly — the group targeted her for voting against background checks in 2013 — as a warning to other senators up in 2018 and possibly 2020 as well.

“This is a line in the sand on this issue, there’s no question about it. The NRA wants to normalize carrying guns in public. It’s not where the American public is,” said Everytown President John Feinblatt. “We’re putting people on notice today that we’re watching … and that we expect to hold people accountable.”

Between Everytown and other avenues that Bloomberg and gun control advocates used, Ayotte had roughly $8 million spent against her. Bloomberg spent north of $25 million counting money he put into Senate races and into four state ballot measures on gun control, three of which passed.

Brynne Craig, most recently Hillary Clinton’s deputy director of state campaigns, is joining as Everytown’s managing director of external affairs and civic engagement. Kirk Fordham, a former GOP congressional staffer and executive director of the LGBT advocacy group Gill Action Fund, will be the new managing director of partnerships and strategic planning. Matt McTighe, the former executive director of another LGBT group, Freedom for All Americans, will be the new chief operating officer.

And Eric Schultz will advise Everytown’s communications and political strategy while continuing his role as a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama.

In addition to direct donations, Everytown is planning to activate its various networks to hound members at town halls on concealed carry reciprocity.

Americans for Responsible for Solutions, founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, is also prioritizing the fight against legalizing concealed carry reciprocity. It’s also pushing back on efforts to deregulate silencers and expand guns in schools, and coordinating in part with Everytown on those efforts.

Part of what they’re facing, said ARS executive director Peter Ambler, is several Senate Democrats and Republicans who supported concealed carry reciprocity in previous Congresses when it was sure not to be signed by Obama. Now, Ambler said, those lawmakers don’t actually want it to become law now that there’s a president who would sign it. [WTF?]

"Consistency is a crucible for so many legislators, so we have to fight against that,” Ambler said. “But we're making progress."

Leave it to the liberal elitists to know what's best for everyone.

If it were up to liberals like Bloomberg, we wouldn't even have a 2nd amendment. 

Good luck with that

Yeah seriously. Good luck with all that. 

We'll see

It'll never pass anyway. 

I just don't see the link between concealed carry regulation and gun violence. I'd love to see statistics on the issue. There are some issues with gun capacity restrictions though. 

Akward place the Republicans are in.

Do they believe in state rights or federalism ?

Can they logically argue federalism in this case and turn around and argue state rights in others ?


It's a state issue.

Liberals don't get it. They can't see why they're losing elections all over the world and just double down on what they're doing.

Would never pass. At least not with trump. That money could go to something more useful that would actually pass or some kind of charity. 

Zekolas - Akward place the Republicans are in.

Do they believe in state rights or federalism ?

Can they logically argue federalism in this case and turn around and argue state rights in others ?


It's a state issue.

lmfao

what part of keep and BEAR arms dont you understand?

scotus said 2nd amendment applies to states, therefore, the whole whats not reserved for the fed is left ot the state or people thing...yeah, doesnt apply, as 2a is reserved for the fed..

nice try commie

Fuck that piece of shit, and his armed body gaurds.

Zekolas - Akward place the Republicans are in.

Do they believe in state rights or federalism ?

Can they logically argue federalism in this case and turn around and argue state rights in others ?


It's a state issue.

Yepp. Republicans love to skip that part of the second amendment. "Shall not be infringed... unless a state says so"

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It'll never pass anyway. 


This worries me as well.

They couldnt come together to repeal Obamacare...

Seemore Butts - Liberals don't get it. They can't see why they're losing elections all over the world and just double down on what they're doing.

They are going to shove the globalist agenda down your throat whether you like it or not.

 

 

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LiveWire - 

It'll never pass anyway. 


This worries me as well.

They couldnt come together to repeal Obamacare...

It'll happen if we put their feet to the fire. Contact your Rep and Senator and let them know you will vote them out of office if they don't get this done.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/38/cosponsors

Zekolas - Akward place the Republicans are in.

Do they believe in state rights or federalism ?

Can they logically argue federalism in this case and turn around and argue state rights in others ?


It's a state issue.
It's a constitutional right so it is something the states cannot regulate away. It is intellectually consistent.

I've never said anything as vague and pointless as "states rights" but you don't lose that argument by saying the states can't infringe free speech for example.

Zekolas - Akward place the Republicans are in.

Do they believe in state rights or federalism ?

Can they logically argue federalism in this case and turn around and argue state rights in others ?


It's a state issue.


That's a red herring.   



It's not about states rights or federal rights, it's about individual and civil rights.  



The priority should be placed on individual rights regardless of who is trying to violate those rights.