Bloomberg to dump $2M into Chicago race to defeat gun advocate Halvorson

Jessica Chasmar
The Washington Times

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken the gun fight to Chicago and is poised to spend $2 million in an attempt to defeat former Rep. Debbie Halvorson in her bid for the U.S. House seat vacated by disgraced Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr.

Most of the mayor’s super PAC cash has financed an air war against Mrs. Halvorson, a one-term Democratic congresswoman and longtime state legislator with an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, Politico reports.

A Bloomberg adviser told Politico that the mayor, an independent, made the decision to spend the money “without blinking.”

“The fact that it’s a special election, the fact that it’s in the middle of a national debate over the president’s plan … [there is an] understanding that it’s both a bellwether and a harbinger.”

Mrs. Halvorson now favors universal background checks and other gun-control measures, but the mayor is determined to derail her candidacy. His super PAC already has spent more than what any of the 17 Democratic candidates have raised themselves…

The article continues at The Washington Times.

Related: Three bills pending to restore the right to bear arms in church

Today’s column is part two in a continuing series on bills in the General Assembly affecting your right to bear arms. Because it is Sunday morning, it is fitting that we discuss the three bills that would restore a Georgian’s right to bear arms in church.

The three bills are:

  • HB 28 Restoring Private Property Rights for Places of Worship Act of 2013
  • HB 335 Restoring Private Property Rights for Places of Worship Act of 2013
  • HB 248…


Update: Gun rights battle reveals irreconcilable differences

…An analysis published today by PJ Media concludes that many Americans are so adamant about their gun rights that widespread civil disobedience may ensue if the proposed gun bans, gun and ammunition control, and registration are approved either by state governments or the federal government…


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