NY Mayor Ortt Disavows Belonging to Mayors Against Illegal Guns Group

NT mayor did not sign pro-gun control letter.

NY Mayor Ortt Disavows Belonging to Mayors Against Illegal Guns Group
NY Mayor Ortt Disavows Belonging to Mayors Against Illegal Guns Group
New York State Rifle and Pistol Association
New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

NORTH TONAWANDA, NY –-(Ammoland.com)- The ­City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt has disputed and disavowed an advocacy group’s inclusion of his name among a group of mayors signing a letter to President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders urging new restrictions on gun ownership.

Ortt issued the following statement after discovering his name was listed among signers of the letter, sent Dec. 19 by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun control group founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg:

“I did not personally sign any letter and I am very upset that my name would be associated with this letter or with this organization. While I was deeply saddened and angered by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I am equally saddened and angered by those seeking to politicize this tragedy in order to push a political agenda that restricts our Second Amendment rights.”

“I have sent an email to Mayors Against Illegal Guns and asked that my name be removed from their email distribution list and from any correspondence. I never joined that organization, and I do not share their agenda.”

“I certainly believe that some action should be taken to protect our children and our families from the threat of violence. It should involve a multi-layered response that includes reforms to our mental health systems as well as how our teachers and parents can better take care of our children, both in out of the classroom. However, disarming law-abiding citizens does nothing to make our schools, our streets, or our communities safer.”

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The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state’s largest and oldest firearms advocacy organization. Since 1871, our organization has been dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety, education and training, and the shooting sports. Our membership consists of individuals and clubs throughout the state. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization and the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York. Visit: www.nysrpa.org

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Crotalus Maxximus

He should file a multi million dollar Slander and Defamation lawsuit against Bloobberg and his,= minions..

FX

Let’s applaud this mayor for standing up and calling out the liars! You folks in NY have a gubnatorial candidate right here in Robert Ortt that is in touch with reality.

“While I was deeply saddened and angered by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I am equally saddened and angered by those seeking to politicize this tragedy in order to push a political agenda that restricts our Second Amendment rights.”

Great summation and point. This guy rocks!

Huapakechi

"A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie." – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

"gunner"

mike the limey,

thanks mate, well said. the british let the gun grabbers chip away until now they have nothing of consequence left, except a few shotguns in the hands of the elites. we here need to stop our hoplophobes now while we still have our rights.

Mike the Limey

“I certainly believe that some action should be taken to protect our children and our families from the threat of violence. It should involve a multi-layered response that includes reforms to our mental health systems as well as how our teachers and parents can better take care of our children, both in out of the classroom. However, disarming law-abiding citizens does nothing to make our schools, our streets, or our communities safer.”

That is the message we need to get across: No long-winded explanations; just the truth.