Doubling Down

Bloomberg's Ready to Fight the NRA

Michael Bloomberg is ready to put his money where his mouth is. Following last night's debate, the New York City Mayor called both candidates' explanations for civilian access to AK-47s "gibberish." Now, Bloomberg is set to donate between $10 and $15 million to the campaigns of six to 12 anti-gun candidates in elections across the country. Bloomberg has provided a variety of candidates with hefty sums of money before, but this summer's movie theater shooting in Colorado turned his focus back to one of his greatest passions: cracking the NRA's political influence.