New York’s Mayor Bloomberg is Spending $12 Million on a TV Buy Across 13 States. Opposition Says It Will Match That Spending

Mar 25, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City is genuinely passionate about certain issues, and is willing to spend his money to back up those passions.

According the the New York Post, "Bloomberg today [March 25, 2013] is kicking off a $12 million TV ad campaign targeting federal lawmakers in 13 states to back a package of gun reforms that will go before the Senate next month, including universal background checks for all gun purchases."

The article says that according to National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre, "his members will go dollar for dollar with the billionaire New Yorker."

The story says that both Bloomberg and LaPierre made separate apprearances on NBC’s "Meet the Press" yesterday.

The article says that when LaPierre was on the show he said that Bloomberg "[C]an’t buy America. He’s going to find out this is a country of the people, by the people and for the people — and he can’t spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the American public.”

For his part, Bloomberg said on the program — according to the Post — "“We demanded a plan, and then we demanded a vote,” he said.

“We’ve got the plan. We’re going to get the vote.

“And now it’s incumbent on us to make our voices heard.

“There are an awful lot of people that think that this is one of the great issues of our time.

“We have to stop the carnage,” Bloomberg said. “I think we are going to win this.”

2 Comments

  1. The problem is the same laws that govern all of the responsible gun owners – who know what they’re doing and teach their children the proper way to handle and respect guns – are the same laws that govern those who have absolutely no respect for the law. When gun owners are criticized for irresponsibility the responsible ones are genuinely offended because they know that they’ve made a point to do the right thing and be responsible. Just like fit people who have self control and view the cessation of large-sized sugary drinks as an assault on their beverage rights.
    Can you believe this is the shit we’re arguing about?

  2. Don’t worry it won’t be long until Mr. Bloomberg will try and take cars away from people to, “stop the carnage.” He will demand that the peons and serfs beneath him use public transportation while he and the other apparatchik cruise in their armed limousines and private jets. The world will be safer then, for them.

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