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Michael Bloomberg Aims To Rival NRA With New Anti-Gun Violence Group

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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks in New York. The former New York mayor was the No. 4 philanthropist in 2013, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Bloomberg made gifts totaling $452 million in 2013 to arts, education, environment, public health and other causes. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.

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