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NYC Taxpayers Helping Pay for Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Effort?

by Jerry Bader

Reports on this have been popping in the last few days and according to this Weekly Standard report , Hizzonor's office doesn't see a problem with it. As the piece points out, the matter of who runs what is rather murky. But logistics aside, it's hard to argue that Mayor's Against Illegal Guns doesn't lobby for a specific political position. And Bloomy has poured millions of his own to the overall cause, regardless of which pocket. He's involved in efforts that have gone after pro-gun democrats. Can't his office see where this blurring would be problematic? Bloomberg has been politically active in the gun debate. It's going to be pretty hard to see how this site is a city function and not a part of that effort.