Bloomberg thought that he could use millions of his own dollars to buy support for gun control, but his anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is falling apart as it steadily loses members and supporters.
One thing Bloomberg did succeed at is riling up the leadership and members of the NRA, who have declared war on Bloomberg and Obama’s agenda, vowing to never surrender and to fight against gun control.
Apparently, Virginia Democrat and Congressional hopeful Mike Dickinson is unaware that gun control is a failing issue, and sent out a series of tweets (since deleted) that are disrespectful and disparaging of NRA members and gun owners in general.
@danieljpayne@HustlerMag@NRA that the NRA is a god awful fear mongering group and those who support the NRA are pure trash— DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) April 5, 2014
If you are a member or supporter of the @NRA I don’t want your support. Joining the @NRA is like joining the crybaby association — DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) April 5, 2014
Members of the @NRA have very low IQs. They have a trigger finger mentality. — DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) April 5, 2014
Dickinson has also previously called gun owners “little children” and referred to NRA members as “descendents of the KKK.”
Another thing that Dickinson appears to be unaware of is the fact that a majority of NRA members are in fact intelligent, politically active, and highly motivated to vote in favor of protecting their gun rights. Dickinson has done a good job of alienating and turning against himself a solid portion of the electorate of Virginia by going after gun owners.
Dickinson will likely learn his lesson no later than election day, when Virginia gun owners, and those that support them, decide to send someone else to Congress that will protect their right to keep and bear arms, instead of calling them names, questioning their intelligence, or accusing them of racism simply for rightfully owning a firearm.