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Bloomberg Wants to "Counter" the NRA

Friday, August 14, 2009

It is old news to gun owners that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not a friend.  As one of the leading proponents of new gun laws, Bloomberg has already earned his place in the Second Amendment rights hall of shame.  But apparently, Hizzoner does not believe he is doing enough to destroy our rights. 

On an appearance on "Meet the Press," Bloomberg announced that he would raise money to counter the influence of the NRA.  Bloomberg was on the show to trumpet the 39 votes he was able to muster to squeak out a narrow defeat of national Right-to-Carry reciprocity. (To read more about the Thune/Vitter amendment, click here.)  He took the opportunity to lament that the NRA has so much influence -- and took upon himself the role of countering that influence. 

Of course, as anti-gunners regularly do, Bloomberg ignores the fact that the NRA only has clout because we represent the beliefs of tens of millions of Americans who oppose the anti-gun agenda.  Recent polling has repeatedly shown that the majority of Americans support the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms. 

And though it must be very frustrating to mayor Bloomberg, that support is growing.  A recent poll by Zogby International revealed that 83% of Americans support Right-to-Carry laws.  Bloomberg will no doubt continue to trumpet the 39-vote procedural "victory," but the reality is, the American people are on the side of Second Amendment freedoms. 

Perhaps part of the problem is the inherent dishonesty of Bloomberg's position.  He claims to be opposed to "Illegal" guns, but his latest effort targeted the rights of law-abiding people who already carry a gun legally. To Bloomberg, any gun he does not like is an "illegal" gun. 

Mayor Bloomberg and his group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" represent a serious threat because of the attention the media will give them and the resources a billionaire like Bloomberg has at his disposal.  That's the money he is once again promising to use to fight against our Second Amendment rights. 

Fortunately, America's law-abiding gun owners know how to fight the misinformation and anti-gun rhetoric of Mayor Bloomberg and his allies.  NRA will continue to closely monitor Bloomberg's anti-gun activities and will keep you informed about his efforts.

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