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PACs and money to punish pro 2A lawmakers

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by hso, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
    Good article on how the strategy of Bloomberg's PAC. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles...l-be-used-to-punish-pro-gun-lawmakers-in-2014

    In addition to trying to flood the contest with outside money to directly influence elections their strategy is to try to keep the national focus on firearms and owners instead of it loosing the momentum it is expected to shed well before 2014.

    How do we as the targets of this attack respond to the double threat of outside money influencing elections AND of continuing to stir the emotions of voters when they'd be more likely to be stirred against the outrageous legislation restricting our rights?
  2. ThorinNNY

    ThorinNNY Active Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    3 hours North of Syracuse, 2 hours west of Lake Ch
    Flooding the contest with outside money and a influx of out of state activists was tried back in the 1850`s in a place that became known as "Bleeding Kansas". Some people said it led to a little unpleasantness:eek: known as The War of Northern Aggression by people living south of the Mason-Dixon Line,and known as the Civil War by the rest of the country :uhoh:
    Supposedly there is an ancient Chinese curse:" May you live in interesting times !"
    I don`t know all that much about Chinese curses, ancient or modern, BUT it seems to me that The times we live in , they are gettin Verrry Interesting. :scrutiny:
  3. VVelox

    VVelox Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    As a Kansan, I will chime in here. The flooding of KS with supporters was done by the anti/pro slavery groups both.

    There is also significant difference between Bloomberg throwing money around and this. In the case of KS the people were actually immigrating to have a stake in the future of that state. While it was driven by a singular issue, by putting down roots they took on all other stakes as well. In the case Bloomberg, he has no stake in the state outside of his own singular cause.

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