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Citing the "grim math" of 86 Americans killed by guns every day, Michael Bloomberg has announced a new $50 million, grassroots gun control initiative that plans to use the same strategic tools so effectively used by the NRA - money, organizing, political pressure and the targeting of single-issue voters, especially women - to take it down.
It's called the "bring your gun to a riot" bill. Sheriffs hate it but the National Rifle Association wants it.
The former New York City mayor pledged $50 million to his new group Everytown for Gun Safety, an umbrella organization for his two other gun control groups: Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
A new gun control effort is heading to Indiana, along with 14 other states, led by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
As most of you know, Otis McDonald passed away last week. He was a true American Hero as well as a friend.
Neil Macdonald is the senior Washington correspondent for CBC News, which he joined in 1988 following 12 years in newspapers.
Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.
Now that he's out of office, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stepping up his efforts to battle the National Rifle Association and expand gun control laws.
Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million in 2014 to build a "nationwide grass-roots network to motivate" anti-gun voters, the New York Times reports.
"Let's make a bet, you and me. Let's say over the next five years - we'll do a Google search, we'll have an independent party monitor it - you keep track of how many good and constructive things are associated with athletes having a gun, and I'll keep track of all the tragedies and criminality and folly.
Frank, 79, who served in the school district for 29 years and for a decade as health-education coordinator, said she doesn't own a gun but she wants to help remove polarization around the subject of gun safety.
The National Rifle Association's political arm has announced its ratings and endorsements of candidates in the May 2014 primary.
On Monday, NRA filed formal comments in opposition to a plan by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to expand the categories of persons prohibited under federal law from acquiring or possessing firearms because of having been "adjudicated as a mental defective" or "committed to a mental institution."
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently accepted a $25,000 check from the National Rifle Association of America to help fund the construction of a public shooting range in Cleveland County.
Just as a reminder, the NRA has asked me to mention again the information about the NRA/ILA Grassroots Workshop that will take place during the NRA Convention in Indy.
The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund has endorsed Republican Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate primary.