The mouthful acronym-named CCRKBA, which stands for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, released a list of the “Top Ten Anti-Gunners” for 2014.
At the top of the list, which is no surprise, is Michael Bloomberg who poured $50 million into the group, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund.
The remaining nine on the list are:
- Paul Allen – The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and principle owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers, he dumped a half-million dollars into the I-594 gun control campaign in Washington State.
- Steve Ballmer – Another Microsoft alumni and owner of the L.A. Clippers who added more than $1 million to the I-594 effort to criminalize perfectly legal activities in the Evergreen State.
- Hillary Clinton – The former First Lady and Secretary of State suggested earlier this year that gun owners “terrorize” people by vigorously defending the Second Amendment. She also supported the unratified UN Arms Trade Treaty.
- Andrew Cuomo – The New York governor who championed that state’s Draconian SAFE (for Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act, which is responsible for job losses in addition to penalizing every gun owner in the state.
- Rahm Emanuel – The vehemently anti-gun mayor of Chicago whose administration has stubbornly resisted adoption of rational gun policies that would allow citizens to defend themselves against out-of-control violence in the Windy City.
- Bill Gates – This billionaire Microsoft co-founder and his wife contributed more than $1 million to the I-594 gun control effort, thus helping to pay for one of the most insidious political campaigns in the United States.
- Nick Hanauer – Another elitist Seattle-area billionaire who launched the I-594 gun control campaign and poured more than $1 million into the effort. His deplorable effort to exploit the Pilchuck High School tragedy by sarcastically suggesting that, “We need more school shootings” was an offensive new low in anti-gun politics.
- Eric Holder – The outgoing U.S. attorney general fought to stall release of thousands of documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, final losing his battle in federal court this past fall.
Shannon Watts – As founder of the Bloomberg-supported Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Watts has spread disinformation about gun crime and campaigned against laws that bolster personal protection outside the home.
Notably, half of CCRKBA’s list honorees made the list due to their contributions to Washington State legislation (I-594) which voters approved in November. The new law closed the fictitious loophole requiring background checks for every firearms purchase regardless of the source.
The Seattle Times gloated on the passing of I-594 stating, “I-594 represents a restatement of the compact gun owners have with society: The fundamental right to keep and bear arms is not absolute.”
They continued, “Some members of society lose that right, due to mental illness or criminality, yet can easily buy firearms via unregulated online gun bazaars.”
The Seattle Times failed to point readers in the direction of these “unregulated online gun bazaars.”