Michael Bloomberg and his corrupt, anti-gun cronies are literally trying to purchase gun control for every state in America…
Via the Washington Times:
Opponents of a Maine ballot initiative that would require background checks for all firearms sales and transfers have raised less than 2 percent of the money that supporters of the Michael R. Bloomberg-backed gun safety measure have collected.
It’s a bitter pill to swallow for Todd Tolhurst, president of Gun Owners of Maine, who is hoping to drum up enough opposition to persuade residents to reject the ballot measure in November.
“There’s a quite a bit of disparity there,” Mr. Tolhurst said of the lopsided financial support. “The massive amount of money that the other side has available to them to buy staffing, to buy advertising, to get the message out, makes this very much a David and Goliath contest. And the smart money is on Goliath.”
But it’s also why Mr. Tolhurst likes to point out the source of the money donated to support the initiative, in hopes that independent Mainers will cast aside the background check measure as they did a 2014 initiative to curtail bear hunts that also received the bulk of its funding from out-of-state interest groups.
“Mainers are an independent people, and they don’t like outsiders coming in and dictating how we should do things,” he said.
The group supporting the initiative, Mainers for Responsible Gun Ownership, has raised $2.3 million this year — with Mr. Bloomberg’s group Everytown for Gun Safety directly providing $1.7 million of the funds.
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