A restrictive gun-control measure on Maine’s November ballot is getting quite a boost from the former mayor of New York City. A Michael Bloomberg not-for-profit organization is contributing more than $3 million to two anti-gun groups in The Pine Tree State.
This fall, Maine citizens will vote on an initiative requiring background checks on all gun transfers. Federal law already requires background checks for gun sales by licensed dealers.
Since August, Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety has given Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and Mainers for Responsible Gun Ownership more than $3 million in donations. Those two groups have recently merged into the grossly misnamed organization Mainers for Responsible Gun Ownership, and have reportedly put down $1.4 million to buy television time to battle against law-abiding gun owners.
After Fraud In “Under The Gun,” Yahoo “News” Lets Couric Off The Hook
Earlier this week, struggling Internet firm Yahoo—which lost the search-engine war to Google, saw its stock prices plummet to around a third of their previous levels and recently began looking for a buyout—proved they do journalism … well, about as well as they do everything else.
According to Page Six, an emergency meeting was called after Yahoo’s “global anchor” Katie Couric’s anti-gun pseudo-documentary was revealed as a fraud … and nothing happened. There was no formal investigation into Couric’s actions. There was no postmortem published before they resumed posting her content. And while a Big 3 network senior staffer said that at their network such actions would have warranted “a thorough review and consequences if they’re appropriate,” Couric doesn’t seem to have received even a slap on the wrist from Yahoo. In fact, embattled CEO Marissa Meyer (who does leadership about as well as Couric does journalism) reportedly “expressed support for Couric” during the meeting.
It’s a good thing few people took Yahoo News seriously in the first place, or the revelation that they don’t hold their staffers accountable might have seriously damaged their reputation!
Gun-Banners Brag About Clinton’s Anti-Gun Campaign
You can tell a lot about people by the company they keep, and that fact is no more telling than when considering Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
On Wednesday, Breitbart.com pointed out how Brady Campaign President Dan Gross had recently bragged that gun control is a “central plank” of Clinton’s campaign. “Hillary Clinton has been a great leader and fighter for so many important movements and causes, not the least of which is our shared mission to save lives by keeping guns out of dangerous hands through expanded Brady background checks and by stopping ‘bad apple’ gun dealers,” Gross boasted.
With friends like the Brady Campaign, is it any wonder Clinton, in a presidential debate last fall, pointed to law-abiding NRA members as the enemies she is most proud to have?
Advocates Want Government To Create A “Grassroots” Demand For “Smart” Guns
A Connecticut-based group, Do Not Stand Idly By, wants to start a grassroots effort to spur “smart gun” technology. Ironically, the group wants to use government purchasing power to accomplish it—the very opposite of “grassroots.”
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said, “This has to come from the bottom up; it has to be grassroots. We are the most consumer-driven country in the world. And there will be nothing so powerful as American gun owners and buyers seeking smart technology in the guns they buy.”
Pastor Anthony Bennett was apparently unaware of this contradiction when he called this “utilizing the free market,” and said, “(Government) will create a demand, just like in other industries.”
Pastor, the only way government creates a demand is by demanding we purchase something.
Bloomberg, Buffett Urge Growth Of Small Businesses While Spending Millions To Destroy Gun Industry
A group of billionaires and elitists that include Michael Bloomberg and Warren Buffett penned an editorial that ran in Wednesday’s USA Today. In it, the writers opined that the best way to grow the economy was to grow small businesses. “Helping them expand—to get their ideas off the ground—is one of the best ways to support economic growth,” it read.
Of course, what was left unsaid is that they’d prefer only select businesses get off the ground. In other words, mom-and-pop gun shops need not apply.
For more than a decade, Bloomberg has been throwing his money against the firearms industry, hoping to shut it—and every small-business owner inside of it—down. So while he may lend his name to a letter that proclaims “we must do more to help small businesses drive a new generation of growth” … rest assured he means elitist-approved, liberal-endorsed businesses only.
California Man Uses Gun To Stop Knife Attack
A California man recently used his gun to stop a man who attacked his girlfriend with a knife, seriously injuring her.
According to local media reports, a woman walking in a secured underground parking garage in Koreatown was attacked by a stranger with a knife and suffered a stab wound. The woman’s boyfriend shot and killed the attacker, putting a quick end to the assault.
The woman was taken to the hospital, and police said she is expected to survive.