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Posted:  3/25/2013 10:17 AM #37067
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Subject: NRA's LaPierre: Bloomberg 'Can't Buy America'
( By Amy Woods, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre on Sunday declared that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg “can’t Buy America” when it comes to the national gun debate. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” LaPierre was reacting to Saturday’s announcement by Bloomberg of a new $12 million television ad campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns to help push senators in key states to back gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks. "He can't spend enough of his $27 billion to impose his will on the American people," LaPierre asserted.Bloomberg, appearing earlier in the program, predicted that there would be a political backlash against lawmakers who disregard the will of the people.

"We're trying to do everything we can to impress upon the senators that this is what the survivors want, this is what the public wants," he explained. "If 90 percent of the public want something, and their representatives vote against that, common sense says, they are going to have a price to pay for that."

LaPierre also flashed a newly released study pinpointing Chicago as 90th — out of 90 jurisdictions — in enforcing existing laws against felons carrying weapons...

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