By: Teresa Mull
Though you wouldn’t know it from watching the mainstream media, a major election is rapidly approaching. Gun controllers are taking this opportunity to do what they do best: dump huge amounts of money into trying to elect candidates who will erode your Second Amendment rights.
Of course, as gun owners, we can never been too vigilant in securing our freedoms, but if you live in the following places, you’ll want to be extra aware of impending legislative threats and work to stop progressives from gaining more power:
From the Philadelphia Inquirer:
The political arm of an anti-gun-violence group cofounded by the billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg says it will spend at least $1 million to help Democrats try to gain control of the Pennsylvania legislature in the November elections.
Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund said Wednesday it would aim to oust Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg who “have refused to take action on common-sense gun safety legislation” like strengthening background checks.
From MPR News:
A major gun control group with ties to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday it plans to spend at least $1 million to try to flip the Minnesota Senate to Democratic control and keep the Minnesota House in the hands of lawmakers who back its positions.
The Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund has targeted the state Senate because Republicans hold just a three-vote majority there. But GOP senators have blocked legislation supported by the Democratic-controlled House and Democratic Gov. Tim Walz for universal background checks on gun sales and a “red flag law” that would allow courts to temporarily confiscate guns from people judged to be an imminent threat to themselves or others.
From The Washington Free Beacon:
One of the country's leading gun-control groups received up to $350,000 from taxpayers to deal with the fallout from coronavirus, but that has not affected its political arm's plans to spend millions on the 2020 election.
Giffords PAC, one of the largest gun-control political action committees in the country, told Colorado Politics that it would spend $1.25 million on television ads to support Democrat John Hickenlooper's 2020 Colorado Senate campaign. The announcement came just two months after the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence took a Paycheck Protection Program loan worth between $150,000 and $350,000 in order to meet payroll for 16 employees, according to the Small Business Administration.
The Hill also reports Everytown “plans to spend more than $20 million on campaigns in Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas…”
Teresa Mull (firstname.lastname@example.org) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.