Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bloomberg's "Everytown" bungles at the start

"Everytown for Gun Safety"

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:

Via Facebook

And yes, it does take a dig at the Bloomberg anti-gun campaign:

via Facebook

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.

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