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Bloomberg Group Poised to Spend $25M to Fight Concealed Carry Law

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By    |   Monday, 10 Apr 2017 08:42 AM

The gun control group founded by billionaire former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is poised to spend $25 million to fight concealed carry legislation being touted by Republicans and pro-gun lobbyists, Politico reported.

With its eye on the 2018 midterms, Everytown for Gun Safety is adding staff and bracing to challenge the reciprocity legislation that would loosen regulation between states on concealed carry permits.

Though not on the front burner for Republicans, separate reciprocity bills are being worked in the House and Senate. Further, the National Rifle Association is pushing hard and President Donald Trump supports it.

Everytown is promoting its efforts in New Hampshire that resulted in former Sen. Kelly Ayotte's defeat — she had $8 million spent against her by gun control groups — as a warning to lawmakers who support the further loosening of gun laws, Politico reported.

"This is a line in the sand on this issue, there’s no question about it," Everytown President John Feinblatt told Politico. "We're putting people on notice today that we're watching … and that we expect to hold people accountable."

Reciprocity — along with approved use of silencers for hunters — are the two big initiatives the NRA is poised to get passed with Republicans in control of Congress and the White House.

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The gun control group founded by billionaire former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is poised to spend $25 million to fight concealed carry legislation being touted by Republicans and pro-gun lobbyists, Politico reported.
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