Halperin added that, while there are many Democrats in the Senate up for reelection this year, they all enjoy some advantages; including strong fundraising, weak Republican challengers, and incumbency itself. These incumbents, he insisted, may hang on in November in spite of six-year midterm headwinds, but attacking these Senate Democrats from the left could imperil them by reducing the base’s enthusiasm.The Dems are asking Bloomberg to hold off on Dems in red states (Like our own Senator, Mary Landrieu, who enjoys a good rating from the NRA), go silent for now on the gun issue, and try to keep the Democrats in their seats. So, it's a political consideration. Keep the Dems in power and hope for better headwinds on gun control later.
I don't think for a minute that Bloomberg is giving up on gun control. However, I'd like for someone to ask him if his bodyguards are armed. Bloomberg's not against guns, he's just against my guns.