Today, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is partnering with President Obama to call forth any grassroots they can find to promote gun control. As Pennsylvania residents, you may see rallies, petition drives, commercials on cable and broadcast, and candlelight vigils at night. They are rolling out in every single corner of the state. Some local groups of gun owners are planning to counter with peaceful and quiet protests using signs with phrases like, “They have the First amendment because of the 2nd.”
Bloomberg’s anti-gun group of mayors will use their representative in Easton, PA to partner with Organizing for Action for an anti-gun rally this afternoon. Another MAIG mayor, this one from Chester in Delaware County, is advertising a press event for more gun control. In Pittsburgh, MAIG has recruited three of the Democratic candidates for mayor on this year’s ballot to do a press conference calling for more gun control.
OFA must have heard that Pennsylvania gun owners have been organizing massive postcard and letter campaigns to lawmakers as of late because now they are trying to do petitions for gun control in Democratic strongholds in and around Philadelphia like Media, Center City, New Hope, Ambler, and North Philadelphia.
Joining MAIG on the rally front, OFA has recruited Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro to lead their gun control drive locally. In the Lehigh Valley, OFA is doing a vigil tonight to promote more gun control. Across the state, OFA will hold a vigil outside of Rep. Mike Kelly’s office to pressure him to support more gun control.
After this primary day of action, OFA is setting up in Johnstown to have a hunter to come talk to volunteers and help them write letters to the editors of regional newspapers that support gun control from a fake pro-gun perspective. Also after the main action, MAIG isÂ sponsoring a rally for gun control on SaturdayÂ just north of Philadelphia, alongside a local state representative’s new anti-gun advocacy group,Â Bucks Safe, that will coincide with the multi-million dollar television ad purchase made by Bloomberg.
In addition to calling your federal lawmakers and letting them know that you stand for the Second Amendment and expect the same from them, NRA is encouraging folks to change their social media icons today to the Stand & Fight logo.