Billionaire Leftists Attack Your Gun Rights
By Matthew Vadum
Gun control advocates hoping to capitalize on the tragic incident this weekend in Santa Barbara, California have a powerful asset in their corner this year: Second Amendment-hating billionaires led by George Soros are gearing up for a fresh assault on your constitutional right to defend yourself, your family, and your property.
The Democracy Alliance, a donors collaborative of well over 100 far-left venture capitalists, heirs and heiresses, Hollywood moguls, and unethical bankers, is throwing millions of dollars at left-wing gun-control groups in hopes of preventing the increasingly likely Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate this November.
Soros and other progressive plutocrats plan to send upwards of $175 million to leftist organizations this year to push gun control and the rest of the Left’s agenda, according to documents left behind at a recent Democracy Alliance meeting in Chicago.
Some of the left-wing groups slated to receive hefty donations from Democracy Alliance members include: America Votes ($4 million); American Constitution Society ($1.5 million); Brennan Center for Justice ($2.7 million); Catalist ($750,000); Center for American Progress ($5.5 million); Center for Community Change ($3 million); Center for Budget and Policy Priorities ($2.5 million); Media Matters for America ($3 million); New Organizing Institute ($1 million); Organizing for Action ($1 million); Progress Now ($1.9 million); and State Voices ($2 million).
The mentally unstable head of fake watchdog group Media Matters, former journalist David Brock, himself reportedly has paranoid fantasies that conservatives are trying to kill him. Brock, whose group beats the drum loudly for gun control, also flouts the District of Columbia’s tough gun restrictions. Brock armed his assistant with weapons to protect him from would-be right-wing assassins, a felony in D.C.
Other groups, many of which focus on the Second Amendment, were listed in a found document called “Democracy Alliance Progressive Infrastructure Map.” The document contains a roster of groups that have previously been approved for funding by the Alliance or that appear to have been deemed eligible for such funding.
Among them are Advancement Project, Alliance for Justice, American Bridge 21st Century, BlueGreen Alliance, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Gamaliel Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, J Street, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, National Council of La Raza, National People’s Action, People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood, Project Vote, Southern Poverty Law Center, USAction, and Young Democrats of America.
Funded groups support so-called mandatory so-called gun buyer background checks, firearms registration, and a litany of regulations aimed at making life difficult for would-be gun purchasers and gun owners.
Clinton administration official Rob Stein founded the Democracy Alliance with the aim of creating a permanent political infrastructure of nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups—a kind of “vast left-wing conspiracy” to battle the conservative movement. The donors group has channeled its members’ funds to fairly well-established pressure groups, watchdogs and think tanks, get-out-the-vote operations, and political action committees (PACs).
It was created following the 2004 elections, which brought stinging defeats to the Left in battles for the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives. Leftist blogger Markos Moulitsas has called the Alliance “a vast, Vast Left Wing Conspiracy to rival” the conservative movement.
George Soros, the preeminent funder of the Left in the United States, was a huge player in the formation of the Democracy Alliance. Quite appropriately, “Saturday Night Live” has mocked the octogenarian Gordon Gekko as the “owner” of the Democratic Party.
Soros is morally flexible. At one time he was a Nazi collaborator in his native Hungary. Now he openly favors American decline and has said European-style socialism “is exactly what we need now.” The radical philanthropist praises Communist China effusively, saying the totalitarian nation has “a better-functioning government than the United States.”
As an NRA brief notes:
Soros, who in 2005 was convicted of insider trading in France, has previously donated millions of dollars to MediaMatters and MoveOn.org, both of which support gun control, the International Action Network on Small Arms, which promotes gun control at the United Nations, and Ready For Hillary, in support of gun control advocate Hillary Clinton’s possible campaign for the U.S. presidency in 2016.
The new push to crack down on firearms comes after anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg unveiled plans to spend $50 million to help elect pro-gun control candidates in November’s congressional elections.
The Democracy Alliance’s preparations come as the ghouls of the Left try to cash in once again on a mass shooting. On Friday Elliot Rodgers, son of a Hollywood director who worked on The Hunger Games, reportedly killed six people by means of firearms, knives, and his automobile.
Spouting the standard feminist drivel, Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday blames the massacre on white men in Hollywood promoting “escapist fantasies” that “revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment.”
When left-wingers are attacking each other, it is best to stand back and watch.