Ex-New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's putting $50 million into his latest project pushing deeper, more restrictive gun control laws.
But somebody beat him to claiming the name on Facebook.
BuzzFeed Politics notes:
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Tuesday the creation of Everytown for Gun Safety, a major gun-control campaign that will combine some of his previous efforts.
But a pro-gun group has already reserved that page on Facebook. The first post the group made proudly stated that it stole the name of Bloomberg’s group.Here's the pro-gun site's Facebook link. The Bloomberg team has thus far failed to have it permanently banished.
It features real gun safety messages, like this:
And yes, it does take a dig at the Bloomberg anti-gun campaign:
According to BuzzFeed, Bloomberg's "Everytown" team vows to get the pro-gun site eliminated, or at least separated from the name:
“Maybe they’d like to duel for it,” said Mark Glaze, the executive director of Everytown for Gun Safety.Odd suggestion coming from a group that claims its intentions are to end gun violence.