Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is once again taking aim at one of his favorite targets — the NRA.
In his first major political investment since leaving City Hall, he plans to spend $50 million of his vast fortune to bankroll grassroots efforts aimed at influencing women to push for stricter anti-gun violence laws.
The cash rollout will fund a new group, Everytown for Gun Safety, to serve as an umbrella organization for the existing efforts he has already launched — Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
But Bloomberg insists the investment "isn’t gun control," in a "Today" show interview on Wednesday.
"Nobody’s going to take anybody’s gun away. Nobody’s going to keep you from hunting or target practice or protecting yourself. It’s just making sure that a handful of people, who we all agree shouldn’t have guns don’t get their hands on them,” he added.