Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg reinvents himself as the face of the “gun control” movement. Unhappy with the weak results of his Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action, he tries to create a “grassroots movement” from the top down.
Gun owners’ civil rights advocate Miguel Gonzalez is an émigré from Latin America. He has seen first-hand how registration flows into confiscation and then into tyranny, citing Cuba and Venezuela. His commentary on Bloomberg and the anti-gun movement in general can be found here: http://gunfreezone.net/wordpress/.
My friend Dave Workman at Second Amendment Foundation has well chronicled how American gun owners – being sufficiently technically oriented to qualify as a nerd stronghold – took a quick step ahead of the antis and usurped Bloomberg’s “Everytown” theme. Find one such chronicle here: http://www.examiner.com/article/exclusive-how-true-grassroots-activists-bested-bloomberg.
Backwoods Home’s own Clair Wolfe blogs Bloomberg here: http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2014/04/20/blooming-dishonesty. Be sure to follow the link to her timely essay on the topic for our friends at Jews for Preservation of Firearms Ownership.
I expect the hilarity to continue. Miggy Gonzales put it best, I think, when he explained that even fifty million dollars worth of fake Astroturf still ain’t gonna qualify as “grassroots.”