Gun Control Groups Putting Millions Into Elections
By Tom Knighton
Remember when the National Rifle Association was awful because it put so much money into elections? Time and time again, we’ve heard how pro-gun officials were bought by the NRA and how they were essentially owned by the pro-gun lobby. It was clear that somehow, the NRA shouldn’t be permitted to do so. Either that or any candidate who accepted NRA money was somehow tainted and should be dismissed out of hand.
But, apparently, it’s only wrong when the NRA does it.
The Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund is spending millions to support candidates in four states, underscoring the extent to which gun control is shaping up to be an issue in the November midterm election.
The fund, the political arm of the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety, plans to spend $8 million to $10 million in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and New Mexico as an initial investment in the election. It will include contributions to candidates, as well as independent expenditures such as mail, television, radio and digital ads.
“This is not a movement of blue states. This is a movement of Americans,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization. “The old third-rail …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms