Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Groups Paid For Protestors to Attend Protest at NRA Convention
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Once again, I don’t think Michael Bloomberg really understands what grassroots means (see my Youtube video on the subject at the bottom of this post).
According to a report on BuzzFeed, Bloomberg’s anti-gun groups, including the newly formed “Everytown for Gun Safety” had to foot the bill in order to get just a few hundred protestors to show up at the NRA Annual Meetings last weekend in Indianapolis, IN.
According to the BuzzFeed article,
Ten days after Michael Bloomberg announced a $50 million investment in gun control and proclaimed the National Rifle Association should be afraid of him, the Bloomberg-backed Everytown for Gun Safety group is taking the fight directly to NRA — picking up a chunk of the tab for hundreds of activists and gun violence survivors to attend the annual NRA convention in Indianapolis.
The group said that more than 100 mothers and 20 survivors of gun violence will arrive in Indianapolis on Friday. Everytown is covering the cost of the mothers’ hotels in Indianapolis, and paying the travel and lodging expenses for a group of 20 survivors to be in Indianapolis this weekend, an Everytown spokesperson told BuzzFeed.
Everytown would not disclose how much it was spending on the weekend, but said funds are from a combination of group’s money and fundraising efforts leading up to the convention.
A fundraising email from Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder and Indianapolis resident, read: “The NRA is coming to my hometown of Indianapolis for their annual convention this weekend. And, frankly, I’m furious.”
To put into comparison the disparity between the anti-gun crowd and the pro-gun crowd when it comes to putting your money where your mouth is – over 60,000 pro-gun Americans spent their own money to attend the NRA event.
This week has seen it come to light that the same executives for Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety enjoy the protection of armed security literally while campaigning for gun control and Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts backpedaling from the group’s extreme gun control positions.
Thanks to one of our readers for sending us the Buzzfeed article.