Obama, Bloomberg Groups Are Teaming Up for Dallas Gun Control Rally This Weekend

Categories: Guns, Politics

Etiquette question: Is this what you're supposed to bring to an anti-gun rally?
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the advocacy group funded and founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is struggling to stoke the kind of grass-roots passion for gun regulation that has made its arch-nemesis, the NRA, such a political force. Organizing For America, the post-electoral version of Obama's campaign machine, is seeking to translate the energy that twice propelled the president to victory into support for progressive causes.

Those twin goals will converge Saturday in Dallas when Mayors Against Illegal Guns and OFA join forces for an event titled "We Have Not Forgotten and Demand Action."

In other words, a gun control rally.

A press release describes it as a "community event to call on members of Congress to support gun violence prevention measures." As a for instance, they cite the bipartisan bill expanding background checks recently introduced in the U.S. Senate.

"With 92% of Americans already supporting commonsense measures like background checks for all gun sales, it's time Congress stands with those Americans instead of the gun lobby to support reforms that will save lives and protect our communities."

Of course, neither of these groups want gun control measures to stop at background checks. In January, Obama urged Congress, ineffectively it seems, to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Bloomberg's group is behind those measures, with particular focus on the assault weapons ban. And we all know by know that the push for tougher gun regulations is really cover for the inevitable attempt to bust down Ted Nugent's door and confiscate his large collection of firearms.

The event Saturday is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church in North Dallas. If you go, you probably shouldn't expect any cameos by Bloomberg or Obama. These events are taking place across the country.

That still leaves the question of what one should bring to the rally. It doesn't take a Second Amendment zealot to decide what prop is appropriate for a pro-gun demonstration, but what about an anti-gun rally? Do they make anti-guns? Ant guns? That one you'll have to answer on your own.

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There's a gun show at market hall tomorrow, wouldn't it make more sense to have the rally there?


Well Bloomberg supporters could take small 6 ounce soda bottles as a prop.  Another nanny state cause near and dear to Bloomberg.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

We now have four-year-olds blowing peoples heads off with their mummy and daddy's guns.  America is America's own worst enemy.


If they were serious about their cause they would take this little protest to Texas Motor Speedway to discuss at the NRA 500.


@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz And yet that little Kim Jung Un thinks he wants to tangle with us, with 'Merica!!  Our four year olds are killers, killers I tell ya.  Kim Jung Un threatens to bomb Tokyo like that's a threat to us.  I mean that's so 1940's.  And remember the man that OK'd the decision to bomb Hiroshima used to own a haberdashery.  'Merica is so 'Merica our haberdashery owners are killers. 


@monstruss @WhiteWhale Nope, I have not had one of those for decades.  I know if I choose to drink a soda I am able to decide the size.  I don't need to pay for a government nanny to decide for me.

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