Bloomberg to spend $50 million to take on NRA

| April 16, 2014

Could this be another wave of the future—well-financed political action groups slugging it out. While most folks migh focus on the fact that former Mayor Bloomberg is taking on the powerful NRA and focus on the gun debate, more significantly, this could be a signal that more citizens will form and finance a variety of interest groups to do political battle. This battle also could be a case study in just how much impact money can have on a political issue. This is one to watch.

Bloomberg Takes Aim at NRA With $50 Million Campaign

Sam Frizell @Sam_Frizell Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveils a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Report at a press conference with U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan (not seen) on Aug. 19, 2013 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveils a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Report at a press conference with U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan (not seen) on Aug. 19, 2013 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City.Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveils a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Report at a press conference with U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan (not seen) on Aug. 19, 2013 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Andrew Burton—Getty Images

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to challenge the National Rifle Association in a $50 million effort, involving political influence, grass-roots organization and a hard-line stance, to galvanize voters in favor of stricter gun control laws

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to challenge the National Rifle Association in a $50 million effort to galvanize voters in favor of stricter gun control laws.

Bloomberg says he plans to use the tools of the NRA—political influence, organization, and a hard-line stance—in order to build a nationwide grassroots organization and sway voters and lawmakers to support gun control.

“We’ve got to make them afraid of us,” Bloomberg told the New York Times.

via Bloomberg Takes Aim at NRA With $50 Million Campaign | TIME.com.

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