Washington State Was Tricked by Bloomberg! – Arizona Next? – Alan Korwin Interview SHOT 2015

In an interview at SHOT 2015, Alan Korwin from Bloomfield Press explains how Michael Bloomberg has begun invading gun laws at the state level, and that his state of Arizona is next. He is mistaken that Guns & Ammo is the largest gun magazine. GunsAmerica Digest is now the largest gun magazine heh heh heh! Alan always makes some great points and its a great video to share.

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  • PPs43 January 23, 2015, 2:39 pm

    Arizona is not like the state of Washington . In spite of many attempts to Bloombergize our gun laws we have a very strong, pro-active, gun rights organization that not only defends against 2A attacks, they successfully lobby legislators to restore and maintain individual firearms rights. Check out the Arizona Citizens Defense League’s website to see just what they’ve accomplished and what they’re working on. Very impressive. http://azcdl.org/

  • William Cooke January 22, 2015, 3:39 am

    We weren’t “tricked” by Bloomberg, but he took advantage of uneducated liberal voters and the untimely shooting at Marysville ‘ Pilchuck High School to to pass the bill. Everyone who read it saw what is was-18 pages of restrictioning gun rights behind the premise of a universal background check on private gun sales. The ultra liberal Puget Sound voter base passed the law even though it failed in 22 of the 39 counties in the state. Microsoft Bill Gates contributed 1 million for advertising, as did Seahawks owner Paul Allen. Bloomberg threw in 5 million. The tv ads were extremely deceptive. State and local.law enforcement strongly opposed it, but unfortunately my home state is Uber liberal now. But nearly all gun owners knew it as the poison pill it was, and very few were “tricked”. If Arizona is as liberal as Washington, they have trouble coming.

  • Kimber January 21, 2015, 11:38 pm

    Alan ,brought up the most dangerous things facing our country ;Bloomberg,muslims,and politicians .

  • Dennis January 21, 2015, 8:07 pm

    Larry, what do you mean people out of state put money into Washington Int 594 ? Paul Allen (owner of the Seattle Seahawks) , Bill Gates ( owner of Microsoft). Both in Washington state spent millions, also several other Microsoft managers gave money to defeat Int 594. I will have to admit that pro gun organizations did not do enough to defeat this bill.
    It was the low informed on the west side of the state that voted it into law. ( most of them don’t know what end of the gun the bullet comes from), but it sounded good to them (universal back ground checks). ( end the gun show loophole) . Yea right!!!

    • Larry January 22, 2015, 2:51 pm

      I know about the resident commies but Bloomberg & Soros (his groups) do not live there but they shipped millions into the state also.

  • Jack Hancosky January 21, 2015, 7:52 pm

    My wife and I are in our early eighties. The voting booths are eight miles away. The recent New York State elections were so motivating that we didn’t hesitate to get up early, drive to the booths and vote in a manner supportive of all candidates who were pro 2nd Amendment. No sense of martyrdom, no sacrifice, just simple duty, an obligation motivated by common sense. How are anyone presume to allocate the number of rounds I may expend to protect ourselves? How dare anyone estimate my ability to defend or project the dimension of hostility against which we must respond? All logical, reasonable questions and attitudes. Unfortunately, not as apparent or pressing to those many of us who “slept in”……..jh

  • Just1Spark January 21, 2015, 5:18 pm

    This man is doing some great work. Much needed! And its nothing monumentally hard. WE could all do exactly what he is doing. And should. Take 30min each day after work. Bone up on your local gun laws. And kindly spread the word to friends and family.

    In Wash state, yes, the people did vote for what they got. But to be fair, there were two initiatives. One was pro gun, the other was anti gun. And a large number of people actually voted for both. Showing, there was either confusion, or corruption.

    • Jim Morse January 25, 2015, 10:32 pm

      I was a resident in WA State when these initiatives were before the voters; the heavier populated more liberal westside of the state voted for Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer & Paul Allen’s I- 594 where the rest of the state voted against it an for I-591. Bloomberg’s pro I-594 TV Ads were aired twenty fold to the NRA Pro I-591; I felt the NRA just didn’t care about being out spent for TV ads and were going to concede the state to the pro-gun control. Bloomberg’s entire ad campaign was about stopping the sale of guns to felons through Gun Shows and the internet. Most people who voted for I-594 were mislead thinking a vote for I-594 would keep guns out of the hands of Criminals and was a vote against the NRA; and didn’t care about the encroachment of rights guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment! The other aspect of I-594 passing was it became a tax generating source for the State of Washington: Now every transfer of a gun between private parties will be done through a licensed FFL who will be collecting a fee and Sales Tax of up to 9 % + of the sales price or use tax on every gun transferred. The NRA has an image problem among the Americans who don’t have a value for self defense by owning or possessing a gun; they see us as GUN NUTS, people who are dangerous or questionable because we own a gun. Bloomberg and his buddies are not going away and have UNLIMITED resources as demonstrated in Washington State, we have to find away to approach and educate the unemphatic voter without beating them over the head with the NRA. The $64.00 question is “How do we do that?” Our guaranteed rights having been attacked at city, county, and state levels; we need to take a very proactive united stance on a federal level which will clearly supersede state and local level government encroachments of our Constitutional Rights to own and bear arms! Unfortunately, our Guaranteed Rights are only guaranteed if we stand up united and fight for them! The right to exercise your 2nd amendment rights should not be political volleyball yet the political parties have made it that. There are significant numbers of gun owners who are Democrats and believe in the 2nd amendment, This is perfect timing to push the Federal Legislation for states being required to honor other states conceal carry permits and push to remove any restrictions on mag capacity, etc.. The time is now to educate yourself and others if you want to exercise your 2nd
      amendment rights and stop the infringement of our rights.

      • Aardvark December 30, 2016, 3:36 pm

        While I agree with most of your post, I think we should all be worried about a federal takeover, demanding states honor the feds decisions on gun rights. What happens when another Obama or Clinton gets into the white house? They could easily reverse those federally mandated gun rights, and impose nationwide gun restrictions. We have to be careful what we wish for. The better solution would be to pass federal legislation that imposes federal penalties against those politicians and legislators that try to impose their own regulations that restrict our 2nd Amendment rights as stated in the Constitution. We need new legislation that imposes term limits on congress, requires them to live with ALL laws they impose on us (Obamacare), and forbids them, with loss of their positions and cushy retirements as the penalty, from even proposing any new laws that infringe on our Constitutionally protected rights.

  • Mc Ruger January 21, 2015, 4:19 pm

    EXPANDING OF DAVIDS COMMENTS ABOVE. The only reason we lose any part of our 2A rights is because WE allow it to happen. Working together we could beat back any threat but it seems all we do is bitch.

    • Aardvark December 30, 2016, 3:50 pm

      I am one of the 5 million members of the NRA. I contribute to the NRA-ILA. I have signed up the “NRA Freedom Action Foundation” as the recipient of a percentage of smile.amazon.com purchases I make. I regularly contact my state legislators as well as key figures in congress to express my support or lack of support for pending bills. I also contribute to Judicial Watch, The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College, the GOA, etc. I would love to see some of these organizations grow into the tens of millions of members in the near future. The problem is like you say, many people (especially since the election went to Trump) will become complacent, thinking the threat has passed. Then everyone will be shocked in 4 to 8 years when another anti-gun, anti-constitutional, anti-American “progressive” gets elected. We must gather in force, through some of these groups, and show we will not let our rights be trampled on again. The NRA and the GOA are great starters,, but we must also use the phone and email to keep on our politicians. If you can, show up at their local offices when they will be there, and let them know how you feel (respectfully).

  • EDGY January 21, 2015, 4:01 pm

    Alan Korwin is doing the right thing ,we are lucky to have him !
    It takes money to get the word out about Bloomberg ,how much time and money did you people spend to get the word out !
    Quit being so petty and get out there and do “SOMETHING ” !

  • Larry Wilson January 21, 2015, 3:45 pm

    Arizona would not be a good place for Bloomingberg! It’s very dry here…..

    • John L January 21, 2015, 8:24 pm

      Been here 59 years. Would require a change to the state constitution. Add to that, no Arizonan I know would comply. It would be like Connecticut times 10. And again. add to that, I believe law enforcement would not be all that eager to get involved. Good luck with this one Bloomberg.

  • Larry Hansbrough January 21, 2015, 3:37 pm

    Alan Korwin did NOT say Guns & Ammo magazine was the largest gun magazine during this interview….. You guys need to check the facts before you splatter it all over the web. Just sayin’

  • david January 21, 2015, 3:31 pm

    Washington state tricked? WTF is he talking about? Everybody in WA state had a chance to read the law ahead of time. And while it was ambiguous in places, the folks who took the lead on getting the public to vote against it failed miserably. FAILED.

    • Larry January 21, 2015, 4:42 pm

      The state was bombarded with millions & millions of anti-gun, pro- this amendment money supplied from out of staters like billionaire Mike Bloomberg & George Soros funded groups. Low info voters overwhelmingly voted for it while intelligent, in the know voters, voted no. As in most states in this country, the large city voters carried the day. Too bad as freedom took a hit in Washington because of it.

      • Pete January 21, 2015, 8:09 pm

        Larry: “The state was bombarded with millions & millions of anti-gun, pro- this amendment money supplied from out of staters like billionaire Mike Bloomberg & George Soros funded groups. Low info voters overwhelmingly voted for it while intelligent, in the know voters, voted no. As in most states in this country, the large city voters carried the day. Too bad as freedom took a hit in Washington because of it.”

        Agreed. From WA I-594 I learned, proof positive, that money does buy elections, there is apathy amongst firearms owners & there won’t be anymore ‘gun crime’ (actually it’s interpersonal violence, but that’s not a good, catchy, sell ’em all the Brooklyn Bridge kind of phrase) because WA criminals will now be obligated to do all of their firearms transactions through their local FFL.

    • DaveGinOly January 21, 2015, 6:19 pm

      Tricked. Many of my liberal-moderate friends voted for it. In my conversations with them, I found that they didn’t have the slightest clue what they had voted for, and they thought that what I was telling them about 594 was “NRA talking points,” i.e., something that could be dismissed because of its source. They DIDN’T want to know what was it it, they just felt good about voting for it no matter what it said. They were tricked because they wanted to be tricked – they had no interest in hearing the facts, and denied the facts then they heard them. Anti-594 forces might as well have been talking to brick walls.

  • Larry January 21, 2015, 1:40 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me just how stupid the American populace has become.

    • jimonthebeach January 21, 2015, 8:17 pm

      Washington State voters have become very liberal most likely from Californians moving there to avoid the outrageous taxes in their home state. Until the conservatives retake control the of the Washington legislature, they’ll continue to lose their Constitutional rights. Wake up and pay attention! Votes do matter.

    • Petr Bastar January 21, 2015, 11:34 pm

      What really surprised me is how the NRA rolled over and let Bloomberg and the MicroSoft crowd take Washington state. Despite all the big talk about fighting Bloomberg and their support of the second amendment the NRA’s effort against this has been less then minimal. While the pro I-594 crowd was flooding the local media with TV ads spewing lies the NRA did not put up any ad campaign in opposition. Major fail on their part. Second fail is that they did not even file suit challenging I-594 after, that honor went to the 2nd Amendment Foundation. I am done with the NRA forever now, they will never get one more red cent from me. I did my best to inform my neighbors and other shooters, but it all came to naught. Now we live with badly written and oppressive legislation.

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