Mayors Scapegoating Guns for Failed ‘Progressive’ Policies and Own Criminality

All you need to know about how America's urban “leaders” feel about your right to keep and bear arms…

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “The bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a series of resolutions calling for more gun control measures during the group's annual meeting in Boston this week,” Politico reported Tuesday. “The conference is advocating measures to strengthen the regulation of gun sales and dealers, as well as ban assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.”

“Bipartisan” is a euphemism for overwhelmingly dominated by Democrats and RINOs, used so they can give the impression that citizen disarmament is an American value. And of course this is all political theater, as nothing they demand will have the slightest impact on the violence that their own policies and edicts make inevitable.

Who thinks doubling down on FFLs will be successful at impeding the urban black market for guns? As for “assault weapons” (aside from “weapons of war” in the hands of the People being precisely what the Founders had in mind), the mayors have the numbers to know they’re blowing smoke.

It’s curious that Gary, Indiana, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, chair of the conference’s criminal and social justice committee, pretends that prior restraints and ignoring due process on “legal” purchases would make a difference in her city. “Ranked #1 in the worst places to live in Indiana and “#6 in the most dangerous cities in Indiana,” the contention that “red flag laws” would make a bit of difference is a fraudulent diversion, and a transparent one at that.

Known by the company they keep…

So naturally, Everytown President John Fienblatt is out there claiming ““Mayors are on the frontlines of America’s gun violence crisis, so it’s no surprise they’re also leading the charge to pass common-sense, life-saving laws.”  When it comes to mayoral frauds, the Bloom-Borgs have plenty of experience, what with so many of their commie-sense members wearing prison jumpsuits in support of the #WearOrange campaign.


About David Codrea: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.

  • 25 thoughts on “Mayors Scapegoating Guns for Failed ‘Progressive’ Policies and Own Criminality

    1. KD read your comment and I could go n for hours with you on much of what we both said I am not p/c and never will be so I guess we’ll just have to hag in there and hope they finally get it right before it’s to late!!!!!!!!!!

    2. It really is amazing how open the criminal psychopath criminals in politics are about disarming their potential victims.

    3. 22 shot in Trenton. At an “arts” festival. Arts in a cesspool? What did the politicians expect? The armpit of New Jersey. The shooter was a convicted felon. Convicted of Homicide. Gov nutjob Murphy responded, need more gun control. It’s the gun’s fault.

    4. I will keep posting my thoughts on the school security until somebody picks up the ball and runs with it, take all of the security and bodyguards away from all of the politicians until they come up with a program to secure all of the schools, after 9-11 they came up with the TSA for all of the airports in 30 days!!!! the politicians have kicked this down the road since 1999 Columbine and nothing changes all they keep doing is pass more laws and lip talk a good story to get reelected My Case is WHAT PRICE DO YOU PUT ON A CHILDS LIFE?????????? As far as I say is THEY ARE PRICLESS!!!!!!! IS Anybody out there listening???????

      1. Willy d a lot of people listen,but to the wrong thing.Everyone keeps talking about what you can do,then you have liberal communist wanting to make up BS laws.NOBODY wants to get to the truth because it might offend or hurt someone’s feelings. Me myself,if it is the truth I don’t give a rats ass who I offend or feelings hurt.As I have said before when I was going to school started in the 60’s You actually had teachers that would teach history. You screw up you get your ass busted,then get it busted again when I got home.Now as I was starting to get the right education,in college the left wing liberal communist professors started to their own BS.when I got to High School depends on what I was hunting it could be a shot gun or 22 LR hanging in back window.Had a knife on my belt.By time I graduated (76) the left had really started their agenda.Pray anything to do with God was removed from schools.To put it Right a bunch of smart ass kids were in schools. You couldn’t bust their ass when they needed it.They became very much disrespectful to their elders and their parents.Most left wing parents didn’t give a shit. You have one parent families.There has been one parent families that have raised their kids right,me being one of them so I know it can be done.Kids these days,cellphones attached to their ears.So you want to do something,let’s get God back in the schools.Have some prayer being thankful for what you have.People always ask after a tragedy where was God.Better question Where have you been. I could go on an on

      2. Florida justpassed a law that all schools will have an armed person on campus at all times.
        Broward County, where the Parkland school is located, will now reverse themselves and pay for an armed guardian.
        Other counties are taking advantage of the new law to allow coaches administrators and janitors (but not full-time teachers) to take the 132 hours of training and conceal carry in the school. That is low cost to the school district.

    5. Here in Australia it’s illegal for anyone with a criminal conviction to run for public office at local, state or federal level.
      Why doesn’t a 2nd amendment friendly congressman put forward a bill to make it the case over there?
      Also, the last time I looked, anyone who takes up office swears an oath to protect the constitution. So why aren’t these pricks being charged with treason???

    6. Alfanso and Hogg; A pair of ignorant little indoctrinated thugs and idiots. Someone should lock them away until they gave brains implanted somewhere besides between their butt checks.

    7. Good article. Nice expose’ on the commies. These people still on office that make laws against the 2a are traitors. They all took an oath and I am not aware of any oaths that do not include following laws and the constitution. Maybe I just missed them, but if not, they have violated their oath of office. These are lower than sedimentary whaleshit in the marianas (sp) trench. The first amexit was because the British were attempting to seize guns, powder, cannon, and other community martial supplies. The tax was a sore spot, but the fight actually started because of the seizure order. These scum hide in gated communities and send their police henchmen to do their dirty work. I hope those police 1: remember their oath and 2: know what a lawful order is and isn’t. And 3: are not the bubba’s I see that dont know the law or constitution. There are too many that lack legal knowledge and training. When I was a cop, I had hundreds of hours of legal trainng but that was as a fed. I see too many that are thrown out in to the fray without knowledge or skill and it is not good for the cop or the citizenry. If there is h.an order like the Concord one. Let the politicians put on their big boy and girl panties show us how big they are and be at the front of the line.

      1. I am a California gun owner. I have openly accused Gov Brown and other politicians of violating their oaths of office which is right there in the CA Constitution: : ‘will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of California against all enemies foreign and domestic’.

        I have accused them of lacking honor, ethics, patriotism, etc., and of being criminals for their violations of their oaths, and violations of the rights of the citizens they have sworn to represent.

        During the midterms, conservatives actually made some progress in state politics. That shows that liberals in the state are getting sick and tired of how the state has been run.

    8. From what i hear, Wyoming is starting to have liberal problems too. Nip it in the butt now or forever be dammed.Liberals are a weed that keeps coming back and it keeps spreading.

      1. @rich, Yep, every state that has a big city is going to have libtard problems because it is really an urban versus rural issue. The people that congregate in cities to live and work and raise their family become libtards over the generations because the follow on generations know nothing of rural life or what it takes to raise their food.
        In the city if a van full of thieves drive up to their house, they can dial 911. If a semi-tractor trailer and its accompaning thieves pull up to my place to kill me and steal my cattle at their leisure, my dialing 911 would get me police response about next Christmas. Note: the county sheriff deputy stops by around Christmas each year for community relations purposes.

    9. Have you ever been driving and be passed by a teen going 90 and texting? On average, 11 teens die each day from testing while driving! This does not include their victims! If this is not politically motivated, why don’t they focus efforts to get teens to stop texting while driving?

    10. I’ll say it again. Guns aren’t violent. People commit violence. The ignorance of Liberals is pathetic. And how many armed guards does Bloomberg have surrounding him?

      1. Yep – some of us have been saying that for decades – but the hoplophobes continue to try to demonize tools, also known as inanimate objects. OTOH, they simply HAVE to try to take away individual responsibility and accountability from individuals.

    11. Gun grabbers like increased violent crime. The liberals and progressives are responsible for the violence. Statistics show the effect gun free zones and the increase in violence in those areas. There agenda is making sure that the citizens are dependent on government. They represent the same group that we fought against to secure freedom and liberty in the beginning of this country. I salute them with my middle finger pointing upward!

    12. Hypocrite gun grabbers who surround themselves and their families with heavily armed body guards. I want to see “no gun zone” signs on their front lawns. How do these mayors afford homes with property taxes that are more than their salaries? Oh I forgot, it’s ok to take gifts from “friends” . All those convictions and no prison time? Oh I forgot, they are Democrats and RINOs. Above the law.

    13. Here in Texas you will still see a flag with a cannon on it and the words “Come And Take It”. That’s our message to New York and others of the same ilk.

      1. Unfortunately you folks in Texas are fighting for your freedoms from Liberals just as hard as some of the rest of us. Reports from Austin, Houston, Dallas and other large cities suggest you guys have a real problem with people fleeing high taxes in California and then, when they get to Conservative States like Texas say “oh look, virgin ground, let’s make it into just what we left”!

        Stupidity knows no bounds but that’s beside the fact that Texas is no longer the Conservative Mecca it used to be. In fact, one of the best States (unless you want to move to the frozen tundra) for low taxes and personal freedoms is Wyoming. If I was 45 years younger I’d be looking there to spend a lot of time, like the rest of my life. Cold I can put up with for a few months, Liberals not so much.

        1. Vanns 40 You said a mouth full there.If you remember,that’s what happened to Colorado.They used to be a red state and now they are communist blue.Libs are moving into Montana,it’s not near as bad as it can get.I have friends there and he (was) old time democrat.After obama it finally sunk in there are no old time democrats,all so far left they are pure communist. I keep telling him,they have to watch who they vote for in local elections.They need to find out if they are imported from a communist state and don’t vote for them if they are. You have very few that are good coming from them states an it would take me years before I would trust them.That is the only way to keep a lid on the communist.

        2. Better listen to vanns40. He is right. These leftists are a virus, they move into a host, use up all of the resources and ruin everything then move on to another host. The sad thing is that they don’t have the brains to realize that they are the damn problem. F^@&’ing sad. They always think someone else is the problem when it’s them and their ideas, and their ideals. They, like most immigrants and all migrants, don’t want to assimilate to an area or culture, they want to bring the exa t same BS with them that they’re escaping not realizing it’s them and their ideas.
          Sad. They ALL need gone

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