by John Boch
Sometimes World Net Daily can be a little off the reservation, but they’ve done a pretty decent job covering the millions spent by anti-gun billionaires in an effort to influence elections this November.
Only time will tell if voters are swayed by Bloomberg and company’s profligate spending.
I will say that some years ago, Washington or Oregon had a binding gun control ballot referendum of some sort. It was polling dead even going into election day. However, after the ballots were counted on election day, the measure was soundly defeated.
Well, it seems as though in the privacy of a voting booth, a quarter or more of those who stated their public support for gun control voted against the gun control measure.
(World Net Daily) -Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and three other billionaires are bankrolling a controversial gun-control initiative that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot in Washington State.
Even the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Steve Ballmer, has gotten into the act, writing a check for $1 million dollars to help flood the airwaves with anti-gun propaganda.
The strategy in Washington relies on big money supplied by a few ultra-rich elites and, if successful, could serve as Bloomberg’s model for tightening the strings on gun owners nationwide.
Initiative 594 would not only require background checks for transactions at gun shows and over the Internet but also person-to-person sales and loaned guns. Even handing a firearm to a friend for a few moments during a hunting trip would trigger the need for a background check if Initiative 594 were to pass, critics say. The cost of the background check, to be borne by the gun owner, is yet to be determined.
Backers of the proposal are flush with cash, as nearly $8 million has been shoveled in their direction from wealthy businessmen such as Bloomberg, Gates, Ballmer, Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
But Bloomberg and his billionaire buddies aren’t limiting their targets to Washington. He has invested $50 million in similar ballot initiatives in 12 states, reported the Seattle Times. The money moves through his foundation, Every Town For Gun Safety.