90 Miles From Tyranny : Bill Gates Donates $1 Million to Gun Control Campaign

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bill Gates Donates $1 Million to Gun Control Campaign

Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have donated a total of $1 million to a campaign attempting to get Initiative 594 passed in Washington State.

Initiative 594 is a “universal background check” initiative that would require background checks on private gun sales. Currently in Washington State, as in most states in the country, no background check is required when a gun transaction occurs between two individuals.

The donation was made to The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a group that is seeking to campaign heavily in order to see the initiative pass.

So far, the group has raised just over $6 million, with the majority of donations being made by multi-millionaires and billionaires including Bill and Melinda Gates, Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Balmer (who just bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion), entrepreneur Nick Hanauer, Seattle multi-millionaire Ann P. Wyckoff, Microsoft’s former president Jon Shirley and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Michael Bloomberg also indirectly donated $30,000 through his Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization. Those individuals account for $3.61 million in donations to the campaign according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. Only $54,392.19 of the group’s donations are considered ...



Glen Filthie said...

Bill must be looking for a tax write-off. The man is smarter than that - so obviously there is something else in play here.

Follow the money. Who is he paying off?

Hacksaw said...

......and I will NO longer buy ANYTHING from micro soft. FUCK that four eyed geek asshole.

Jselvy said...

It would be funny if his armed guards walked off the job in protest.

FrankC said...

Naah! He's going to shoot the iPod (and his hand, silly sod).