Another Bloomberg Mayor against Guns Arrested (Again)

By David Codrea

A good illustration of how the former Bloomberg mayor treated the Constitution when entrusted with political power. [Anthony Silva/Facebook]
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Adding to a long list of mayors supporting Michael Bloomberg’s citizen disarmament agenda who have been arrested for criminal activities, former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was taken into custody at San Francisco International Airport Sunday, KCRA News and other outlets are reporting.

“According to jail records, Silva was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges of money laundering, embezzlement by a public officer, grand theft and embezzlement worth more than $400,” the report notes. “His bail is set at $1 million.” [Log in to see inmate information.]

The charges add to a list of legal issues Silva’s conduct has placed him at the center of, including:

Silva “was arrested … for playing strip poker with minor and giving them alcohol while at a youth camp … [He] was … charged with one felony count of making an illegal recording and one misdemeanor count each of providing alcohol to a minor, cruelty to a child by endangering their health and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.”

A gun stolen from Silva’s house and used in the killing of a 13-year-old, and also involved in two other investigations, was not reported stolen until two months after the killing. It was the second gun stolen from his house.

When presented with fact that few people have one gun stolen from one home, let alone two from two different homes, his response was, “I know.”

The company they keep… [The GunMag]
His gun ownership and apparent carelessness in securing them are all the more damning because Silva, a Republican (like Michael Bloomberg when he ran New York City, and Sarah and Jim Brady), was a proud member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. He’s also the latest in a long list of mayors accused over the years of crimes that have resulted in many convictions. So true to form, he joined with a “California Coalition” of Bloomberg mayors to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to sign so-called “Gun Violence Restraining Orders” into law. GRVO’s ignore due process and deny guns and the fundamental right to possess them to citizens who had not been convicted of any crime, but merely accused by “a family member or law enforcement, not even of being a danger, but of showing a subjective “substantial likelihood” of being one, as determined by the accuser.

If that’s the case, what is that person doing being allowed to wander unhindered among us, with free access to things like box cutters, fuel oil and fertilizer, and gasoline and matches? As demonstrated time and again, anyone who can’t be trusted with a gun can’t be trusted without a custodian.

And anything less than full due process to establish that is unconstitutional and un-American.

It’s revealing how many who can’t – or won’t – control themselves are so bent on controlling the rest of us, and it’s telling how many of those gravitate to “public service.”

Is your mayor a member of Team Bloomberg, committing your citys support for disarmament without your consent? If so, what are you going to do about it?

Also see:Gun Owners Against Illegal Mayors

Update:And Yet Still Another Illegal Mayor Against Guns

David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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    trumped
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    trumped

    Why do so many of the bloomberg gun banner mayors get caught doing sick perv stuff with underage kids?!?!!?

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    Proving once more that SOME pigs are more equal than OTHER pigs. Scum like this would disarm we who obey the laws, whilst they not only have guns themselves, often in clear violation of rules they helped pass into law, but also break other serious laws with inpunity.
    Glad to see this scumball is being charged with his perverted crimes.

    trumped
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    trumped

    Sociopaths do not like dealing with someone who can fight back. Thus the need to ban means of self defense and maintain control. A shorter list would probably be which bloomberg mayors against guns members were not arrrested!

    Ricochet007
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    Ricochet007

    I’ve often said that gun control doesn’t protect anybody except criminals and tyrants. Many politicians who pursue gun control belong to both groups.

    Bob
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    Bob

    Excellent article as usual. A Point you make near the end of the article really needs addressed in law. “Anyone who can’t be trusted with a gun can’t be trusted without a custodian. ” We have many people who have incarcerated, yet despite good behavior and lack of community supervision; they are still forbidden an enumerated right. On the flip side, there are those that are constantly incarcerated who still retain that right as it is only misdemeanor crimes. I would like to see automatic firearm restoration for individuals that are completely “off paper.” If we can’t trust them with… Read more »

    Paul Franklin
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    Paul Franklin

    Is there a list of these anti-gun mayors and governors I’d like to know which ones are

    Dave in Fairfax
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    Dave in Fairfax

    If you follow the link in the graphic above to Gun Mag,
    http://www.thegunmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/MeetMayors.png
    and then click on the graphic, then expand the graphic, you’ll be able to see the information you are looking for.

    S.G.
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    S.G.

    Turds of a…..wait, that’s birds of a feather go down in flames together. Its about time their home addresses/phone numbers etc be published. They find it humorous to publish Concealed Carry Permit holder’s personal information.

    Peter Parker
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    Peter Parker

    Perhaps his new cell mates will be Ben Dover and Phil McCracken…