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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.
The donation to the Initiative 594 campaign was given Friday, but it was not made public until Monday, when it posted on the state's Public Disclosure Commission website.
I-594 would require background checks for all gun sales and transfers in Washington state, including at gun shows and for private sales. Under the measure, exemptions would exist, including gifts within a family and antiques.
The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.
Other prominent figures who have made large donations to the campaign include former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, who have given $580,000.
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
I'm not certain about this, but does Bill and Melinda Gates use armed bodyguards?
If it's true this is another case of the little people being eaten alive by the big people.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: SloAnPainful
Other ways to look at it:
- they donated $1mil to a psyop program
- they are spending $1mil to convince the mob to suspend the rights of the individual
- they are giving $1mil to marketing and ad executives instead of hungry and homeless people
originally posted by: Daavid
They prefer death by vaccine.
Theres a lot of discussion about keeping religion out of politics, I say we need to keep filthy rich a-holes out of politics too. With all the poverty around, they choose to throw massive amounts of money at this. I thought the US was a democracy, seems to me its just about who has the most money.
Just like the justice system, no justice, just money that buys the best lawyers.