Bill Gates Backing Gun Control Measure

Photo Credit: Brian Ach/Getty Images for The Lasker FoundationKPLU reported Wednesday that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda have contributed $25,000 apiece to the Initiative 594 campaign, joining a growing list of wealthy Seattle-area supporters of the 15-page gun control measure, as confirmed by Public Disclosure Commission documents obtained yesterday by Examiner and The GunMag.com.

Gates and his wife made the donations Oct. 29, according to filings with the PDC.

The PDC documents reveal a curious array of contributions from people who list their occupations as “retired” or “not employed” along with others whose occupations range from “venture capitalist” to “volunteer,” with attorneys, doctors, investors and other professionals, along with housewives and homemakers. Their contributions range upwards to the $165,000 donated by Nick Hanauer and the $50,000 from Lenore Hanauer. Many of the contributions were for $1,000 or more.

The overwhelming majority of contributors list their addresses in Seattle, with a smattering located in Medina, Woodinvile, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Kirkland, Shoreline, Bellevue, Normandy Park, Lake Forest Park and Issaquah.

KPLU said the donor list, which stretches to about 135 pages, “reads like a who’s who list.”

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  • Charles

    These wealthy nuts are letting their money get in the way of seeing the real facts. I don’t understand why they can’t see what the O’Bumo administration is doing to America.

    The way to capture a nation, is to disarm it’s citizen’s.

  • RonMar

    Rich elitists who can afford hired guns security are prone to want our God-given, affirmed in the Constitution freedoms and rights. I have heard the Gates are also advocates of depopulating the earth significantly and have contributed part of their fortune to promoting that cause.

  • simpletony1

    Gates away from Microsoft is a complete moron and shouldn’t be allowed in public where he contributes far less than he takes. A true American….MORON

  • James

    Bill Gates is nothing more than a lucky SOB. He happened to
    be in at the start of the digital age and his company Microsoft reaped an undeserved fortune. His products are mediocre at best. His internet explorer is terrible and he cannot fix it. Google and the others products are so much better and Bill Gates know it. That is why for all practical purpose he is not active in his own company anymore. It is sad that the people think because he has gained all that money by pure luck that he is smart. He has knowledge but no intelligence.

  • Claudiatvl

    Hey Gates, why don’t you try going to live in Oakland, CA or Chicago, IL., and abide by the gun rules that you advocate, without all your security around you, your family and staff 24/7 and see if you REALLY want GUN CONTROL the way it is being written and being pushed to be the law of the land…. IF YOU TAKE AWAY THE RIGHT TO HAVE GUNS FROM THE HONEST PEOPLE, THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE GUNS WILL BE THE CRIMINAL DISHONEST ONES (who already have them and use them everyday to KILL INNOCENTS).

    • NellieCA

      DON’T FORGET THE FAST AND FURIOUS GUN LOSS AND LOSS OF LIVES BECAUSE OF HOLDER AND OBAMA ON GUNS. THOSE GUNS HAVE KILLED A LOT OF PEOPLE! GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE, DRUG LORDS AND CRIMINALS KILL PEOPLE. WE WILL NEED TO DEFEND OURSELVES AGAINST THE INVASION OF ILLEGALS.
      BILL GATES SENT HIS JOBS TO CHINA!

  • SIRWIZARD

    Wow. This is a great way to promote APPLE computers. You don’t need Microsoft to run a MAC. If we stop buying Windows and other Microsoft products, we wouldn’t be helping to finance our opposition…would we?

  • jdelaney3

    It’s okay to be rich, Bill. Honestly! No need to be an insufferably guild-riddled Progressive elitist out to prove how much you care for the downtrodden. Please don’t try to help. PLEASE! You’ve done enough damage already with your imbecilic Common Core program which will destroy what little remains of our education system. What a self-consumed jerk you are! Go back to tinkering with your ipads and whatnot contraptions, and leave us alone!

  • Linda

    Gates is what my Dad would have called an “educated fool”