Bloomberg-Funded Everytown Spending $1 Million on Virginia Elections

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Everytown for Gun Safety is dropping big bucks on the Virginia elections this November, pledging an “initial investment” of at least $1 million reports The Washington Post.

Around $700,000 is going to be spent trying to get the Democratic nominee for governor, Ralph Northam, elected while the other $300,000 will be spent on the campaign of Attorney General Mark Herring, who is running for re-election.

“We are making this initial investment because Ralph Northam and Mark Herring have been forceful champions for gun violence prevention in Virginia, while their opponents subscribe to a dangerous ‘guns everywhere’ agenda,” Brynne Craig, a senior strategist for Everytown, said in a statement.

The money will come from the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, which is just another way of saying right out of Bloomberg’s pocket.

Virginia has been ground zero for the battle of over gun rights in this country. It’s one of few states that hasn’t really made up its mind on whether it’s pro-gun or anti-gun.

Current Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, has done his best to play both sides during his tenure in office. While McAuliffe is clearly no fan of the Second Amendment, he did strike a deal last year to reverse a policy change that revoked concealed-carry reciprocity with 25 other states.

SEE ALSO: Virginia Governor’s Anti-Gun Veto will ‘Likely cost innocent lives’

In exchange for reciprocity, McAuliffe extended the reach of the state’s police to enforce existing federal laws that prevent people convicted of violent domestic abuse from buying or owning guns (something gun owners wanted anyway).

McAuliffe was chastised by John Feinblatt, the president of Everytown who said at the time, “Gov. McAuliffe should reconsider this dangerous gift to the gun lobby.”

Everytown is hoping that Northam, who is the current lieutenant governor, will not wavier in his commitment to doing the work of the dark lord.  According to his website, Northam will push to enact universal background checks, a one-gun-per-month rule, a ban on “assault weapons,” and “smaller clips.”

A screenshot from Northam’s website.  “Smaller clips” — LOL.

All of that should be please Bloomberg, especially the “smaller clips” part.  Before you get too worried, don’t forget that the National Rifle Association also has a sizeable war chest and lineup of GOP candidates it is going to back, Ed Gillespie for governor, Jill Vogel for lieutenant governor and John Adams for attorney general.

All three have “A” ratings from the gun lobby and Chris Cox, chairman of NRA’s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF), sang their praises when the NRA officially came out in support of the trio last month.

“The team of Gillespie, Vogel, and Adams will ensure that law-abiding Virginians have the ability to protect and defend themselves,” said Cox. “We need to elect leaders in the Commonwealth who will support our rights. Voters need to send Bloomberg a strong, clear message — that his gun control agenda is not welcome in Virginia.”

The battle for Virginia is on!  If you live in the Commonwealth, make sure you do your part to ensure the good guys come out on top.

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Mike Watkins September 22, 2017, 6:48 pm

    Would not be terribly sorry to hear Bloomberg has expired at the hands of a loony with a dull butcher knife. Along with Pelosi, Schumer, and a host of others of their ilk.

  • Winston September 22, 2017, 12:54 pm

    The US system is open for purchase by the neo-liberal Oligarchy that created it.. VA is screwed. NC will be next. The Confederate statues aren’t the only things being removed.

    • Beachhawk September 23, 2017, 12:28 am

      The Democrats supported by Michael Bloomberg and George Soros have been pouring tons of money into the Beltway communities and Richmond at the expense of conservative, southern Virginia. Those northern cities are thriving and have become the bastions of liberal Democrat government employees, lobbyists regulators, and lawyers. The southern cities cannot even get their transportation, water, and electrical service infrastructure repaired.

  • Larry September 22, 2017, 12:16 pm

    The midget, Bloomberg, is an enemy of the Constitution &, therefore, an enemy of the country & should be treated as such.

  • skipNclair September 22, 2017, 12:12 pm

    Won’t it be nice when this piece of human excrement dies, and gets out of others lives? This scumbag puke is nothing more then a man with to much money and a giant agenda to further the cause of slavery to all, and that includes every race and color. He is so full of pig poop and a giant hypocrite, (example) he wanted to help the people of NewYork with their weight so he gets an idea to ban certain size soda’s, not thinking hey they will just by two of the smaller ones, but here is the hyprocrisy he sanctioned the Nathan hot dog eating contest held yearly at Coney Island and could not wait to stick his face in the camaras that were there. Now who would trust anything this scum said?

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