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Bloomberg’s Big Money Campaign For Gun Background Checks

April 21, 2014

Via NPR/WBUR Boston

bloomberg-500x333The NRA makes American politicians fearful at election time if they’ve voted for any restraints on guns. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to make them quake if they don’t. Americans overwhelmingly want background checks for gun buyers, says Bloomberg. Now he’s partnering with like-minded moms who want fewer guns in the hands of killers. And he’s putting $50 million into a campaign this year to push that change. To try to counterweight the NRA. Will it work? This hour On Point: a billionaire, angry moms and the push to build a gun control lobby bigger than the NRA.


  • Donna Leinwand Leger, breaking news reporter for USA Today.
  • Shannon Watts, co-founder, with Michael Bloomberg, of Everytown for Gun Safety.
  • Steve McMahon, Democratic strategist and media consultant. Co-founder of Purple Strategies.
  • Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America.

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