12/14/2013

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) says Michael Bloomberg's $12 million push for gun control actually backfired federally

From the New York Daily News:
Blame Mayor Bloomberg for Washington’s failure to pass tougher gun laws, said the head of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee. 
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) says Hizzoner’s strident anti-gun crusade actually hurt his cause.
In an interview to be aired on C-SPAN Sunday, Leahy said, “Unfortunately, you have some on the left like the mayor of New York City, who actually didn’t help a bit with his ads.” 
The billionaire mayor used $12 million of his own money and led the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. 
Leahy, a long-time gun owner, says Bloomberg’s crusade “actually turned off some people that we might have gotten for supporters” of legislation requiring background checks on guns. . . .

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