The same gun control advocacy group that has endorsed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has also just endorsed Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), citing her support for gun control.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “Gun Sense Voter” group endorsed Landrieu last night because she voted for the Manchin-Toomey gun control amendment back in 2013 that Bloomberg, himself, lobbied for.
Republican National Committee spokesman Ben Voelkel called Landrieu out-of-touch with the state, opting to vote with President Obama and Bloomberg on issues like gun control.
“Law abiding Louisianans deserve to have their Second Amendment rights protected, not attacked like Senator Landrieu and her anti-gun allies have made it their mission to do,” said Voelkel. “Mary Landrieu has lost touch with Louisiana, which is why she keeps supporting Washington, D.C. mandates like ObamaCare and gun grabbers like Michael Bloomberg.”
Besides Pelosi and Landrieu, Bloomberg’s group has also endorsed New York Governor Andre Cuomo and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).
Bloomberg’s other gun control “Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” has recently had issues with keeping its members and helping candidates win elections.
Worse for Bloomberg, who has become one of the faces of the gun control movement: the people replacing his lost comrades aren’t particularly eager to sign up with the organization, a rare group battling in the trenches against the well-organized and deep-pocketed National Rifle Association. Some appear not quite to have signed on for that level of political heat.
The group has come under fire because they have been using New York government web servers, as well as compiling a list of “gun violence victims,” which included cop-killer Christopher Dorner and Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.