Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans a $50 million challenge to the N.R.A., reports the New York Times.

Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, said gun control advocates need to learn from the N.R.A. and punish those politicians who fail to support their agenda — even Democrats whose positions otherwise align with his own….

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