In short, this is a test case (although an expensive one) and proving ground for Bloomberg and gang on how to push thru these initiatives by educating the public on fear and lies. If it is stopped in Washington, it will certainly curtail their efforts in other states. It gives a bit of different meaning to the MOMentum training that Bloomberg sponsored last month. Note: These types of classes are also available for the pro 2nd amendment groups as well. "Bloomberg plans to run a similar ballot measure in Oregon in 2015 and in a dozen or more states in 2016. One of them is Nevada, where the 2016 campaign is already in progress. Bloomberg’s Nevada operation calls itself “Nevadans for Background Checks” and is operated by Melissa Warren, the managing partner at the Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations & Government Affairs lobbying firm." http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/a...un-control-debate-in-the-evergreen-state.aspx Keep a sharp eye out for the ballot initiative next year. If it starts, I think we will need to be better organized than ever before.