Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Taking on the NRA with Enough Money To Bury It

Bloomberg (right) with his mayors group.
"Third — and let’s not be coy here — you’re rich. The N.R.A. has an annual budget that is reported to be $300 million. In 2011, the combined budgets of all the groups trying to prevent gun violence came to around $16 million. The best-known of those groups, the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence, has seen its support and its funding dwindle in recent years. Meanwhile, the N.R.A. and its allies have done a brilliant job at pushing through laws that make it nearly impossible to prevent gun violence. There are more than 200 members of Congress who regularly get a perfect score from the N.R.A. It is going to take money to change that because money is what Congress responds to."

--Joe Nocera of the NYTimes telling (here) Mayor Michael Bloomberg what his next job should be (championing gun control)

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