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Enforcement is the Solution to Gun Violence

The tragic surge in murders that struck Chicago over the July Fourth weekend has brought forward gun control advocates who want to hype the political battle between Michael Bloomberg and the National Rifle Association (NRA) yet again. The situation in Chicago is a tremendous tragedy, and gun control supporters are acting upon Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s famous advice to never…

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Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

DENVER — In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads.Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control laws, but added that their districts were so “rural”…

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Michael Bloomberg Isn’t Afraid of the NRA

From the street outside, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ stately, gray headquarters looks like any other brick-and-stone building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side: an upscale apartment building, maybe, or a bank. Once you’re buzzed through the unmarked entrance, you find a space that most closely resembles a brightly sparkling modern art museum. Paintings and sculptures, all labeled for visitors, line the spacious lobby…

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Bloomberg vs. the NRA

Over an 84-hour period during the July Fourth weekend in Chicago, 82 people were shot in gun violence — virtually one every hour — and 16 of the shootings were fatal. As stunning a statistic as that represents, it once again seems unlikely that gun control legislation of any kind will be considered or passed, especially in this, an election…

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Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.

Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.

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Democrats Lag in Voter Registration

Before Barack Obama’s razor-thin victory in North Carolina in 2008, new Democratic voters flooded onto the rolls there. For every Republican who registered to vote, more than two Democrats did the same, fueling Mr. Obama’s win in a state that hadn’t backed a Democrat for president in 32 years. Today, far fewer people are registering, and the enormous Democratic advantage…

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