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New York Mets pitcher says he was duped into supporting gun control in Bloomberg nonprofit photo

New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee is saying he isn’t for gun control, despite what a picture of him and his teammates distributed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pro-gun control group may indicate.

Breitbart took note of the Mets’ participation in Everytown for Gun Safety’s “Wear Orange” campaign on Tuesday, which the organization declared Gun Violence Awareness Day. Celebrities like Julianne Moore, Melissa Joan Hart and Michael Stipe also participated.

Gee found this article and thought it important to clarify on Twitter, Deadspin reports.

Asked by a fan, Gee later added that he “was told it was in support of raising awareness for gun violence. I don’t support senseless gun violence. That’s all.”

The Bloomberg group began in 2006 as Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in partnership with then-Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. It merged with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to form the new group last year.

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