'Gun Control' Spends Bigly.
What Are They Buying?

By Larry Keane. May 12, 2021

'Gun control' groups are spending not just big, but "bigly."

Open Secrets' Krystal Hur reported, "Spending on 'gun control' lobbying surged about 21 percent from January through March, compared with the same period in 2020, to $630,000. Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit largely funded and co-launched by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, topped the list of industry lobbyist spenders for the 10th year in a row with $380,000. 'Gun control' group Giffords came in second with $150,000."

That's on top of the nearly $25 million Open Secrets reported 'gun control' groups spent to get their favorite politicians elected in 2020. Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety topped that list with $17 million.

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The coincidental spending by 'gun control' groups and the insistence on restrictive laws by gun control politicians is too obvious. The U.S. House of Representatives passed two 'gun control' bills within days of Congress convening – one to require so-called "universal background checks" (a necessary precursor to national gun registration) and the other to endlessly delay background check determinations. They were passed on near-party lines and with no committee debate. Both bills went straight to the House floor and were rubber-stamped and sent to the U.S. Senate.

President Joe Biden recently took to the White House Rose Garden to demand Congress pass 'gun control' measures. He spewed half-truths and complete fabrications about the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) and background checks for gun sales at gun shows. .....

Be very aware of the large sums being thrown around by such groups as Bloomberg and Giffords - this is all used to further anti 2A efforts within congress and at the state level - anything in fact to disseminate continued distortions of truth and warped statistics. It is important that we collectively make efforts whenever possible to set the records straight.


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