Mayors Against Illegal Guns Still Embracing Extremist Violence

By Larry Keane

Mayors Against Illegal Guns-NSSF
Bloomberg and his cronies may be, “against illegal guns” but they sure love political violence. IMG NSSF

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Sorry, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. We didn’t know you were still here.

Mea culpa. It’s just that no one has heard from this Bloomberg created and funded group in, well… years. Imagine the surprise when a letter signed by 10 mayors with a bone to pick with the Trump administration was published because Americans weren’t rolling over to the looters, rioters, and criminals attacking police and citizens.

What was most surprising about the letter, however, is the complete and utter ignorance of the lawlessness and criminal activity being committed while these same mayors are calling the riots “mostly peaceful.”

The list of mayors and cities is a “who’s who” of failed municipal leadership looking to deflect blame for allowing crime to run rampant in their communities. Now, these same mayors are up in arms that the “peaceful protestors” are being intimidated by Americans who choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Of course, the mayors describe the riots and looting as a “disagreement or a scuffle” and citizens bearing arms as “vigilantism.”

Tolerant Mayors

  • Mayor Rosalyn Bliss of Grand Rapids, Mich., signed first. However, she didn’t raise concerns about the June riots that cost her city $2.4 million in property damage.
  • Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Durkan signed the letter, even after she tolerated the city’s infamous Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) Zone that forced police from a precinct, where six criminal shootings occurred, killing two. A self-declared “Warlord” illegally passed out rifles from the trunk of a car. That didn’t bother Mayor Durkan. It was only after protesters marched on her house that she acted to end the standoff.
  • Albuquerque’s Mayor Tim Keller who just lost a bid to force his city to create its own gun control laws signed on too. That was after his city experienced protests morphing into riots and the city council backed Mayor Keller’s call to ban guns on city properties, including public parks. Riots, though, were not banned.
  • Pittsburgh’s Mayor William Peduto signed on. This is the same mayor who is again taking his state to court so he can enact his own gun bans and strip citizens of their ability to defend themselves. He’s concerned about intimidation of rioters even after federal authorities stepped in to charge rioters there with “throwing IEDs [improvised explosive devices] and bricks at police…” according to federal prosecutors.
  • Madison, Wis., Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway doesn’t see the irony in the fact that she was forced to impose a curfew after riots broke out in her city and state Democratic Sen. Tim Carpenter was attacked and injured. This is also the city where “peaceful protestors” threw a statue of abolitionist Hans Christian Heg into a lake a half-mile from where it stood at the capitol.
  • Mayor Levar Stoney of Richmond, Va., offered his signature. He just banned guns on city properties. Richmond was also the site of more than 20,000 pro-gun rights protestors last January that saw no disturbances and protestors actually picked up their own trash. Clearly, law-abiding gun owners aren’t the problem there.
  • Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler also signed the letter. His city has seen over 100 consecutive days of rioting, attacks on federal, state, and local police, and burning of municipal buildings. The mayor was heckled from the streets and his home was threatened with arson, forcing him to move. Mayor Wheeler thinks law-abiding gun owners are the problem.

Who Embraces Extremism?

The “peaceful protests” that see businesses looted and destroyed, patrons intimidated and police cars burned isn’t intimidation or problematic for these mayors. But Mayors Against Illegal Guns has always had a problem with the truth.

The last time anyone heard from them was when they rolled the branded bus into Concord, N.H. and read off a list of names of crime victims, placing the blame on the gun. That list included the Boston Marathon bomber’s name, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. His brother is still in a federal prison appealing his death sentence for his part in killing three and injuring 264 with pressure cooker bombs and the elder brother killed cops in a shootout before he was killed. And, let’s not forget the long list of MAIG members who have been convicted of crimes earning the group the name Illegal Mayors Against Guns.

The letter is a good reminder, though. It tells everyone where these mayors stand. Maybe Mike Bloomberg should put them back in mothballs.


National Shooting Sports FoundationAbout The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

Subscribe
Notify of
14 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Larry
Larry
1 month ago

In our family, we refer to this as a “dog nose photo.”

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 month ago

Just remember their names and addresses and phone numbers etc. When it starts it’s on. There’s little doubt that if it doesn’t start before the presidential election it will after it. Tyranny is supposed to be illegal. There’s a price for tyranny.

Arm up, carry on

linkman
linkman
1 month ago

All of Bloomberg’s groups claim to be grassroots but in reality they are total astroturfs.

joeb1
joeb1
1 month ago

The MORONS Club with armed security.

Mudhunter
Mudhunter
1 month ago

This group is still around?

They were known as Illegal Mayors Against Guns back when they first started because so many of the mayors were actual criminals.

Seems that much hasn’t changed except this group hasn’t been convicted yet and their crimes are much more heineous.

WI Patriot
WI Patriot
1 month ago

Of course they are, because that’s what they want, thinking all the while that they can reign it in at any time…oh what a surprise they’re in for…

Vern
Vern
1 month ago

Mayors ignorant of history, and too weak to lead, even a dog, in today’s world. Yeah, that’s the kind of people Bloomberg can lead, they are just like him. If he didn’t have money, he would be a nobody.

JPM
JPM
1 month ago

How about “Mayors Against any and all Illegal behavior”?

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
1 month ago
Reply to  JPM

JPM,
They don’t care about stopping illegal behavior, it’s what they do. They’re against YOU having guns.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

“Illegal guns” defined as a gun in the hands of any subject who dares to exercise liberties and challenge the power of the state. Now I understand.

Camotim
Camotim
1 month ago

These thugs enable violence by their protected classes yet want to take away our right to self-defense. But, they are soiling themselves today at the death of Ginsburg and the fact that the President will replace her with a strong 2A supporter.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

Mayors and elected officials owned bought and paid for by Mikey buttburg per the demoncratic debates live on tv. Freudian slip.

Ram
Ram
1 month ago

More accurately. . .Mayors Illegally Against Guns.

Roofuss
Roofuss
1 month ago
Reply to  Ram

Right on !!