Republican donor launches gun control group

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(CNN)Republican donor Al Hoffman Jr. announced the launch of an advocacy organization on Saturday that will push Congress to pass comprehensive gun control legislation.

The launch of the group -- Americans for Gun Safety Now! -- was timed to take place against the backdrop of the March for Our Lives demonstrations unfolding in Washington, DC, and across the country in support of stricter gun control.
"Americans for Gun Safety Now! is honored to stand in solidarity with the thousands of students, including survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, to rally for change in our nation's capital," Hoffman said in a statement.

According to the organization's website, Americans for Gun Safety Now will call on Congress to take a number of steps that would tighten gun control as part of a legislative package. Those include eliminating bump stocks, limiting high-capacity magazines and armor-piercing ammunition and expanding universal background checks. A press release publicizing the new group says it has support from a diverse range of stakeholders, from elected officials to business leaders.

Hoffman, a Florida real estate developer, served as the US ambassador to Portugal under former President George W. Bush and was a Republican National Committee finance chairman. Last month, he told CNN's Ana Cabrera that he planned to withhold money from politicians who will not support an assault weapons ban, an ultimatum he issued in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that left 17 people dead.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/24/politics/march-for-our-lives-gop-gun-control/index.html

Good for him!!!!
 
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(CNN)Republican donor Al Hoffman Jr. announced the launch of an advocacy organization on Saturday that will push Congress to pass comprehensive gun control legislation.

The launch of the group -- Americans for Gun Safety Now! -- was timed to take place against the backdrop of the March for Our Lives demonstrations unfolding in Washington, DC, and across the country in support of stricter gun control.
"Americans for Gun Safety Now! is honored to stand in solidarity with the thousands of students, including survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, to rally for change in our nation's capital," Hoffman said in a statement.

According to the organization's website, Americans for Gun Safety Now will call on Congress to take a number of steps that would tighten gun control as part of a legislative package. Those include eliminating bump stocks, limiting high-capacity magazines and armor-piercing ammunition and expanding universal background checks. A press release publicizing the new group says it has support from a diverse range of stakeholders, from elected officials to business leaders.

Hoffman, a Florida real estate developer, served as the US ambassador to Portugal under former President George W. Bush and was a Republican National Committee finance chairman. Last month, he told CNN's Ana Cabrera that he planned to withhold money from politicians who will not support an assault weapons ban, an ultimatum he issued in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that left 17 people dead.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/24/politics/march-for-our-lives-gop-gun-control/index.html

Good for him!!!!
Yup. Little to no difference between establishment Republicans and Democrats. This is what I've been saying all along.
 
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I love it when people want our rights to be limited. (what kind of freakin statist are these people?)
Really makes me understand why we left europe in the first place. And it REALLY makes me understand how many americans wish this was Europe.
 
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(CNN)Republican donor Al Hoffman Jr. announced the launch of an advocacy organization on Saturday that will push Congress to pass comprehensive gun control legislation.

The launch of the group -- Americans for Gun Safety Now! -- was timed to take place against the backdrop of the March for Our Lives demonstrations unfolding in Washington, DC, and across the country in support of stricter gun control.
"Americans for Gun Safety Now! is honored to stand in solidarity with the thousands of students, including survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, to rally for change in our nation's capital," Hoffman said in a statement.

According to the organization's website, Americans for Gun Safety Now will call on Congress to take a number of steps that would tighten gun control as part of a legislative package. Those include eliminating bump stocks, limiting high-capacity magazines and armor-piercing ammunition and expanding universal background checks. A press release publicizing the new group says it has support from a diverse range of stakeholders, from elected officials to business leaders.

Hoffman, a Florida real estate developer, served as the US ambassador to Portugal under former President George W. Bush and was a Republican National Committee finance chairman. Last month, he told CNN's Ana Cabrera that he planned to withhold money from politicians who will not support an assault weapons ban, an ultimatum he issued in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that left 17 people dead.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/24/politics/march-for-our-lives-gop-gun-control/index.html

Good for him!!!!
I don't see this getting much support among Republican politicians, who rely upon anti-gun regulation single issue voters as part of their cobbled together single issue voter electoral base.
 

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I don't see this getting much support among Republican politicians, who rely upon anti-gun regulation single issue voters as part of their cobbled together single issue voter electoral base.
Well he is a really big DONOR

And you know how the GOP loves their big donors - in fact, that was the only reason why the passed their "tax cut"

I do know plenty of GOP people who support sensible gun laws btw.
 
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Well he is a really big DONOR

And you know how the GOP loves their big donors - in fact, that was the only reason why the passed their "tax cut"

I do know plenty of GOP people who support sensible gun laws btw.
Me too, if, by "sensible gun laws" you mean expanding the blacklist for retail sales of guns via licensed dealers. Beyond that, you won't find much public support for gun regulation among Republicans. Even those who don't really give a rats ass about guns will support their fellow Republicans who do. The only ideological purity test Republicans care about is support for tax cuts.