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Sunday, December 23, 2012

That curious anti-gun marketing effort on the Washington Post's website this weekend: Why do they call it "Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund" when it's really NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 7 other very affluent non-mayors funding it, albeit mostly Bloomberg?; Laurel Bentley, Eli Board, Ann Hawkins, Judi Krupp, Henry Lord, Helen Raiser, Brad Reiss;

Above, my screen shot of The Washington Post's website Saturday night, December 22nd, 2012, completely surrounded by the marketing efforts of a group that calls itself "Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund." Nope, I'd never heard of them before, either. They probably don't call what they're doing above capitalizing on a tragedy, but rather taking advantage of a crisis. And we all know how Obama supporters hate to waste a crisis. But it's exactly what it looks like. An anti-gun only approach won't sway the majority of this country or Congress, but they don't seem interested in multi-prong solutions, only guns, guns, guns.
I first noticed this anti-gun marketing effort on the exterior of The Washington Post's website Saturday afternoon, saw that it was still there later in the night when i went to get an early look at sunday's columns; it's still there on Sunday afternoon.

The Center for Responsive Politics seems to have about the most recent information on the group, such as it is, though I think that the FEC info might just be for sometime short of Election Day.

Here's the first page of two of the financial contributors to the group, which totals only eight
people giving a total of  $3,380,238 in 2012Laurel Bentley, Michael R. Bloomberg, Eli Board, Ann Hawkins, Judi Krupp, Henry Lord, Helen Raiser, Brad Reiss

Just so you know, these are not just activists of the sort that every community has, but rather the sort that actually host President Obama fundraisers -with him there- instead of various celebrity surrogates. 

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