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Bloomberg`s Phantom Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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New York, NY --(AmmoLand.com)- Billionaire anti-gun zealot Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, recently appeared on “Meet the Press.” Host David Gregory asked him, “How can you muster the clout and the power to take on the NRA?” Bloomberg raised some eyebrows with his response.

“If you look at what the real numbers are, I think that we can pull together here and raise enough money . . . to take on this issue and explain to Congress this is just an outrage,” said Bloomberg.

Having called your Second Amendment rights an “outrage,” Bloomberg went on to add, “I`m going to not only do that myself, I`m going to ask plenty of other people to do it. If you want to beat the NRA, you have to go out and get your message out. And it costs money to do that.”

But not all is well in the ranks of Bloomberg`s supporters.
His anti-gun lobbying group, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG), is in a state of turmoil. That may explain why Bloomberg has had to provide more than 95 percent of the funding for his anti-gun crusades from his personal fortune.

Bloomberg proudly cites the number of mayors in his group. But at least 25 members of his group are not mayors at all. Another five members have already lost their re-election campaigns or have retired.

The superstitious might wonder if joining Bloomberg`s group brings bad luck to its members. But read the rest of this column before you decide, because that`s just the beginning. There`s more. Much more.

Nine members of the group–all of them actual mayors, at least for the moment–were arrested or indicted on criminal charges. These include the perennial misdeeds of corrupt politicians at the lowest levels of government–bribery, corruption and money laundering. The list of charges hanging over Bloomberg`s members also includes conspiracy, tax fraud, possession of child pornography and sexual assault on a child.

Criminal cases involving five other members of the Bloomberg corps have already been completed, with the mayors in question convicted of the charges against them. Again, we have the garden variety of government corruption–bribery, extortion and conspiracy. But we also see charges for assault and even assaulting a police officer.

That particular ex-mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick of Detroit, faced 10 felony charges in two cases before he made a plea deal. He has been erased from MAIG`s official membership roster, but is still counted when Bloomberg proudly states that “over 450 mayors from more than 40 states have joined” his group. He doesn`t talk about how many have left his group (and political office) in disgrace.

But corruption charges and criminal trials aren`t the only reason mayors have resigned from MAIG. More than 40 other mayors have resigned from the group when they were made aware of its true legislative agenda.

Oldmans Township, N.J., Mayor Harry Moore resigned his membership in a letter to Bloomberg, which said in part, “I joined your coalition because of its purported purpose to combat the criminal acquisition and misuse of guns, which is a goal shared by all Americans. Regrettably, it has become abundantly clear to me that you are using this coalition of mayors to advance a hidden agenda of bringing lawsuits against members of the firearms industry and spreading anti-gun propaganda.”

Moore also protested Bloomberg`s illegal “sting” operations, which jeopardized the safety of actual law enforcement personnel.

“The Department of Justice warned you to refrain from these actions … I do not want the blood of a police officer on my hands so that you can advance your anti-gun litigation campaign,” wrote Moore.

Another resignation came from Mayor Marlene Anielski of Walton Hills, Ohio.

Her letter forcefully stated, “Mayor, you and your coalition of allies have misrepresented yourselves to the mayors of America and its citizens,” and closed by saying, “I can only hope that you will see my departure and the recent departure of other mayors from your coalition as a sign that things must change. We are all on the same side when it comes to stopping criminals from getting guns. Where you lose me is in your true quest–to end lawful firearms ownership and destroy a lawful American industry.”

One current MAIG member, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., actually reinforced our point when he said,

“I`m not concerned about law-abiding citizens having access to guns. Not one shooting in my city last year was by somebody who went, had a background check, bought a gun and shot somebody in my city. Does not happen.”

Bloomberg apparently did not hear Booker`s wisdom, despite the fact that they were sitting next to each other on the same Sunday show when Booker made the comment.

Is your mayor on Bloomberg`s list? You can find out by visiting our website at www.NRAILA.org/mayors, or by calling us at (800) 392-VOTE. If so, we have seen that polite protests from local voters do have an impact.

Don`t let your city`s or town`s good name be used against your Second Amendment rights. Check the list today–and if your mayor is on it, it`s time for City Hall to hear from you.

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  • 6 User comments to “Bloomberg`s Phantom Mayors Against Illegal Guns”

    1. Is it any wonder that so many of Bloombergs’ Comrades have been sought after for some type of criminal conduct? Birds of a feather sound familiar? Any way you stack it, they are all criminals.

      It would be in his best interest to drop off of the radar and never be seen or heard from again. Ever. But we all know that is just wishful thinking.

      People like him never give up with their push for power. No matter what truths or factual statistics are brought to their attention. Heck, I’ve sent I don’t know how many e-mails to Mrs. Pelosi reminding her that it is against what the Constitution clearly states to act and promote the Liberty strangling legislation that passes before her, but yet, no reply.

      They just don’t get it. Never will. I’d like to say a whole lot more but I can’t afford to go to jail for any certain amount of time… you know, since the things I’d like to say would be considered a threat to National security(?)

      Bunch of useless, irresponsible, bed wetting, empty headed wastes of oxygen. Later y’all.

    2. I couldn’t agree more Clint. I could say more but there’s not enough
      space, or time in the day to spell out the shame of these practices
      we have running our government. After-all this is a mayor that
      voted to a two term limit for mayor’s, and then became mayor and
      scraped it to have a third term for himself. It just goes to show not only how corrupt these rats are, but how dumb people are to reelect them.

      P.S. GOD BLESS AMERICA

      And good luck.
      God help us all.

    3. Isn’t it strange that they want to take away our weapons,while, they run around with ARMED SECURITY to protect themselves and their family’s.

      Somehow I see another double standard here. I seem to recall not long ago Michelle Obama went to the local grocery store and they had to close down the streets in a three block area and refuse to allow other shoppers in the store, while, she shopped for organic food. She with an organic garden right on the White House grounds.

      They had the Sec. Ser. the bomb sniffing dogs, F.B.I. helicopters, and other Federal Lawenforcement Agencys on hand so that she could shop.

      Of course I am most certain it was protection from the legal gun owners that she was being protected against. The only solution they seem to have on any problem is to pass another law to take away from the rights of the law abiding citizens.

      They need to enforce the laws they have on the books now. They are trying to say the problems we are having on our Southern borders are created,because, of our gun laws. I am sure there are plenty of laws they could enforce to stop illegal guns going to Mexico.

      One of ,which, would be to quit allowing the Mexican citizens from running back and fourth to get their monthly aid from the United States and then return to Mexico to spend it.

      Of course if they stopped border crossings the Tuna Company Mrs Pelosi’s husband works for would have to hire Americans at a decent wage to work for them.

      Ms. Pelosi would not stand still for that. It would infringe on the money her husband makes by hiring illegals to work for the company. They have so many illegals on State aid in California it is breaking the rest of the country.

    4. Charlie Brinkmeyer on November 25, 2009 at 9:36 AM said:

      WIth all the efforts to eliminate “assault weapons”, I never hear any of the anti-gun advocates define “assault weapon”, or act as though they understand what one would be. Rifles that appear to be military style are generally referred to in this category, but to my understanding, it is illegal for those individuals following the laws to purchase a rifle with full auto capability – the only possible “assault weapon” definition. Just beause a rifle appears like a military weapon does not make it such. Nor does it make it more deadly than a lawful hunting rifle built in traditional form. Ownership of semi-auto military-style weapons should continue to be available to citizens who follow the laws of the land for purchase.

    5. Verne Jenkinson on November 25, 2009 at 4:01 PM said:

      You all miss the point. Always follow the money.

      Identify those corporations and individuals who contribute the most to the anti-gun agenda and refuse to buy their products or services with your money.

      Want to hurt the politicians? Identify who contributes to their campaigns and refuse to buy their products or services with your money.

      In America, cash is king and the only way to swing the opposition to your way of thinking is to deprive them of the cash to contribute to those who don’t share your way of thinking and upset their shareholders.

      It’s as simple as that, my friends.

    6. Bloomberg may have to cover all his “mayors”!But the NRA has 4 million plus and going up mebers and we are organized and fighting!!Go -NRA GO!!!!!

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