No sooner had CNN reported that Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety had announced it is spending $8 million in Texas to elect so-called “gun sense” candidates—make that Democrats—than the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms issued a scathing statement blasting the billionaire for attempting a “leveraged buyout of the Second Amendment.
According to CNN, Everytown “had previously announced that it plans to spend $60 million for the 2020 elections, double what it spent in the 2018 midterms.” This is an effort “to elect a new gun sense president and win competitive races up and down the ballot.”
But CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb was having none of it.
“Michael Bloomberg is spending a fortune on his Johnny-come-lately presidential campaign,” Gottlieb said in a prepared statement obtained by Conservative Firing Line, “but the one prize he really seems to want—a chance to turn America into his kingdom—will prove to be beyond even his financial reach.
“He’s tried to tell us what to eat, he’s tried to tell us how much soda we can drink and he has been unrelenting in his crusade to erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights,” the nationally-recognized gun rights advocate asserted.
CNN quoted Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, a subsidiary of Everytown that Bloomberg bankrolled with $50 million a few years ago when it was launched.
“We believe Texas can be the next emerging battleground with gun safety as a tipping point,” Watts told the news network.
Gottlieb had a comeback that may replay well from the Red River to the Gulf Coast.
“This is the United States of America, not the United Kingdom of Bloomberg,” he said, “and we should be wary of anybody willing to spend so much money in an effort to put people in office at all levels of government who are politically indebted to a single wealthy demagogue.
“Bloomberg can’t buy American liberty,” Gottlieb observed, “because Americans aren’t willing to sell. He has amassed great wealth, but that doesn’t give him the right to say nobody else has any rights. And we’re certain that the more Bloomberg talks and the more he spends, the more people will realize this man should not be trusted with the future of the United States.”
This comes on the heels of Bloomberg’s first participation in a Democratic debate, after which Fox News quoted several liberal pundits, all in agreement, that the former Big Apple mayor’s performance was disastrous.
“They all agreed that he was the evening’s biggest loser,” wrote Fox News’ Brian Flood.
Bloomberg has reportedly spent more than $400 million on his campaign already, and a Drudge Report online poll showed him placing fourth in the field of six Democrats who appeared on stage in Las Vegas.
“If Mike Bloomberg thinks he sees a pricetag on America,” Gottlieb said, “he shouldn’t run for election, he should run to the nearest doctor for an eye exam, because he’s seeing something that isn’t there.”
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