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Bloomberg’s Gun-Control Group Eats Its Own With Ads Assassinating Democrats Who Break Rank

May 9, 2013 by  

Bloomberg’s Gun-Control Group Eats Its Own With Ads Assassinating Democrats Who Break Rank
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Mayors Against Illegal Guns, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity for municipal elected Democrats who view gun control as a palliative for urban violence, is being less than charitable to a few U.S. Senators who helped defeat the Manchin-Toomey gun control bill last month.

Funny thing is, those Senators are Democrats, too. Because, when it comes to social engineering projects that subvert the Constitution, Bloomberg’s grand agenda is too myopic to let party solidarity get in the way.

It’s potentially damaging to Democrats’ control over the Senate — sufficiently damaging, in fact, to prompt Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to implore Bloomberg to back off attack-ad TV spots against vulnerable Senate Democrats in Alaska, Arkansas, Montana and North Dakota.

But Bloomberg doubled down instead. His group already is prepping hit pieces against Democratic Senators Mark Begich of Alaska, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Max Baucus of Montana. Mayors Against Illegal Guns has also indicated it’s not done with Democratic Montana Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who, like all of the Democrats in Bloomberg’s crosshairs, sided with Republicans last month to stop the Manchin-Toomey gun bill.

Never mind the fact that waging a PR campaign, one designed to defeat Democrats who break rank with the party on gun control, can only help the targeted districts elect Republican candidates whose 2nd Amendment views distance them even further from the Bloomberg gun agenda.

The internal party fragmentation, especially because it involves such a well-funded adversary in Bloomberg, is rocking the boat. Congressional Democrats are fuming, with one anonymously telling POLITICO: “How does hurting Mark Pryor help them? I just don’t see how it gets them where they want to go.”

There’s likely to be a gun-control encore in the Senate this summer, with sponsor Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) telling the Sunday talk show crowd he’s prepping revisions to the failed gun-control bill that will, surely, have his Republican colleagues jumping on board next time around.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Don miller

    I don’t think Americans will budge on gun control it’s our only defense against a trynical government and you can’t tell me that this government isnt just that do your job at hand and get the country back to work with a livable wage the government and all it’s laws and regulations is the root cause of violence in this country to many people everybody in every bodies face up on every bodies business lack of decent paying jobs the price of goods gobbling up everything we make what do they expect a perfect recipe to violence

    • jd

      The strategy of “gun control” is to turn law-abiding citizens into criminals.This is already happening to hunters in America,there are so many new laws being created against hunting enthusiasts they might as well carry a lawyer with them on every hunt.

  • KJ

    I find it sad that the very Democrats who are preaching lemming-like anti-gun rhetoric in the name of safety and peace are using crosshairs to “target” their opponents. No responsible gun owner does this in the real world unless we’re at war or unless we are defending life and property. Bloomberg’s commercial is irresponsibly violent in its illusion and its meaning. Maybe he’s been drinking too many caffeinated sugary Big Gulps in his ivory tower behind closed doors.

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