Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety is said to be focusing closely on Arizona and Texas for its political influence operations, hoping to elect Democrats and anti-gun progressives to office in addition to swinging the southwestern and traditionally conservative states to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
The Bloomberg front group is hoping to repeat the successes it had in Virginia in the southwestern states. Everytown was instrumental in winning both the Virginia House of Delegates and the state senate in the commonwealth’s 2019 elections, enabling metropolitan progressives to push a wide-ranging gun control and confiscation agenda in a traditionally southern conservative state. Controversial Governor Ralph Northam’s proposal to forbid the sales of new “assault rifles” such as the AR-15 was stopped at the last minute after mass protests by freedom-loving patriots, but a bevvy of new gun control restrictions were enacted in the state.
Texas and Arizona, in particular the latter, have among the most pro-freedom gun laws in the country aside from some rural mountain west states with smaller populations.
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