Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million of his vast fortune to bankroll grass-roots efforts to build a national network dedicated to passing stricter gun-control laws in America, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Bloomberg said the game plan calls for absorbing the gun control groups that he has funded â€” Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America â€” into an umbrella group known as Everytown for Gun Safety. They will focus enrollment efforts in 15 states, including such pro-gun strongholds as Texas, and seek to land a million new backers this year.
The strategy takes a long view of how to produce change on gun reform, and is designed to beat the National Rifle Association at its own game: developing the political clout needed to get lawmakers to back the groupâ€™s agenda â€” and to punish those who donâ€™t.
Yeah, good luck in Texas….
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