Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s reported $60 billion fortune has many political insiders believing his presidential campaign is an unstoppable juggernaut.
Bloomberg’s wealth has Democrats dreaming of grinding President Trump down to dust under the gears of Bloomberg’s multi-billion dollar TV ad campaign.
But Mike Bloomberg got hit with one big defeat that left him speechless.
Bloomberg’s wealth cannot always buy victories.
Nowhere was that more apparent than the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Bloomberg’s made banning and confiscation every firearm in America a large part of his life’s work.
And Bloomberg’s devoted a chunk of his fortune to disarming every man and woman in America.
Bloomberg’s pumped $270 million dollars into his gun-grabbing crusade since 2007.
And he recently combined his two anti-gun groups – Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns – under the Everytown for Gun Safety umbrella.
In 2019, Everytown pumped $2.5 million dollars into state House races in Virginia that helped Democrats flip control of the state legislature for the first time in a generation.
By comparison, the establishment gun group the National Rifle Association – which often times supports gun control to protect RINO Republicans and some favored Democrats – spent just $300,000 in the Virginia elections.
But all of Bloomberg’s money could not buy total victory.
The Virginia State Senate killed Bloomberg’s prized so-called “assault weapons” ban and confiscation bill in committee.
In a surprise move, a number of Democrats rejected the legislation.
President of Brady: United Against Gun Violence, Kris Brown, moaned about the setback.
“While we are disappointed in today’s vote, we are undeterred. Assault-style weapons, large-capacity magazines, and other accessories designed to heighten the lethality of firearms have no place in our communities,” Brown stated. “In the meantime, the Judiciary Committee and Virginia Senate must swiftly pass the remaining seven, common-sense gun violence prevention laws before them. We need the action that voters demanded in November.”
Three other gun control bills backed by Bloomberg went down in defeat.
It was not a total wipeout for Bloomberg.
Red flag confiscation laws and a gun registration scheme were passed into law.
But the so-called “assault weapons” ban as well as other gun grabs favored by Bloomberg failing to defeat in a blue state like Virginia served as a warning sign to Bloomberg and every other Democrat running for President.
Every Democrat running for President supports these gun grabs.
But swing seat Democrats in a blue state were unwilling to put their careers on the line after thousands of Virginians showed up at the State Capitol to protest the Bloomberg-funded gun ban.
That does not bode well for Bloomberg – or whichever Democrat wins the nomination – to flip states like Michigan, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin running on a platform of banning and confiscating firearms.
And with the 2020 election expected to be a coin flip contest, any movement along the margin by a group of voters motivated by a single issue such as support for the Second Amendment could be enough to swing the election to Donald Trump.
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