Bloomberg Coalition Runs the Table on Homicide Cities

U.S.A. – -( “’It’s just crazy’: 12 major cities hit all-time homicide records,” ABC News is reporting. “‘It’s worse than a war zone around here lately,’ [a] police official said.”

“At least 12 major U.S. cities have broken annual homicide records in 2021 — and there’s still three weeks to go in the year,” the article elaborates. “Of the dozen cities that have already surpassed the grim milestones for killings, five topped records that were set or tied just last year.”

So things are going from bad to worse. Welcome to the “Brandon” Administration’s era of “unity and healing.” That’s the one with the attorney general and FBI director who tell us the real problem is with “white supremacists,” with that term reserved for anyone to the “right” of Antifa, anyone against Taliban-style destruction of historic-cultural monuments, any parents protesting their tax dollars being used to race-shame their children in public schools, anyone who questions if they are being told the truth about the 2020 election and about Covid, and especially anyone who believes uncompromisingly in the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

In other words, anyone whose beliefs are at odds with the politics that get people elected in the leading homicide cities. And while much has been made of the cities being run by Democrats, there’s another common factor shared by all.

Each of them is run by a member of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition. You can verify this for yourself by going to the MAIG website, selecting “Who We Are” and scrolling down. Open up each state and a list of member cities will drop down. (Incidentally, you might want to see if yours is on the list and if there’s anything you can do about that in terms of publicly objecting. Some of the towns aren’t that big  or solidly Democrat, and they may wish to avoid angry attention and controversy, or the prospect of an open-carry sidewalk gathering coinciding with a community fair, and quietly drop out, as happened in my hometown.)

Here are the “winners”:

Albuquerque, NM:

“Mayor Tim Keller has been a strong gun sense champion who always puts the needs of his community and public safety first,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action.

Austin, TX:

Austin Mayor Steve Adler speaks at the Texas State Capitol for Austin’s #MarchForOurLives.

Baton Rouge, LA:

A march for gun control was held in Baton Rouge in conjunction with the national rally in Washington, D.C. … Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was among those who spoke at the event.

Columbus, OH:

Today, City Council President Shannon G. Hardin, Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and City Attorney Zach Klein announced eleven comprehensive changes to local laws to reduce gun violence.

Indianapolis, IN:

[Mayor Joe] Hogsett’s proposal for spending the federal dollars, then, is “aimed squarely at addressing the gun violence epidemic,” he told the crowded room at the city-county building.

Louisville, KY:

As murders in Louisville skyrocket, Fischer hosted the two-day U.S. Conference of Mayor’s summit to help mayors, councils, police chiefs and other public servants share ideas and gain insights into how they could tackle gun violence plaguing the entire country.

Philadelphia, PA:

Mayor Kenney acknowledges Philadelphia has ‘a gun crisis’ but sidesteps questions about DA Larry Krasner’s crime comments.

Portland, OR:

PORTLAND MAYOR TELLS STUDENT RALLY HE’LL SEEK CITY-WIDE ‘ASSAULT WEAPON’ BAN … Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, promised a group seeking gun control that he would work to both institute local regulations and overturn a state ban on such laws.

Rochester, NY:

Rochester Mayor James Smith has extended the city’s state of emergency order on gun violence first issued by Lovely Warren last month. The order allows the Rochester police chief to shut down businesses where there’s been a shooting in the past month.

As an aside, regular AmmoLand readers will remember Mayor Lovely Warren. She was  (yet another) criminal gun-grabber who had to resign as part of a plea deal over drug and gun-related charges.

St. Paul, MN:

Join us as the Mayor of Saint Paul, Melvin Carter signs the Wear Orange Proclamation to declare June 8th as National Gun Violence Awareness…

Toledo, OH:

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz today announced the next stage of the Mayor’s Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, which includes the launch of the Cure Violence program locally, and introduced the city’s newly hired violence interrupters.

Tucson, AZ:

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero Thursday joined the Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) alliance and announced a new local gun safety task force.

All 12 mayors of the highest homicide cities are Democrats. All 12 are members of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

There’s a line in Ian Fleming’s classic Goldfinger that seems more than appropriate here:

“Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action’.”

What’s the twelfth time?

It’s true that correlation does not equal causation, and that saying it does is a logical fallacy. That said, 12 out of 12 not once, but twice, is one hell of a correlation. And breaking it down further to examine how utterly useless every one of the mayors has been in even making a dent into their signature issues suggests none of them knows what the hell he/she (zie?) is doing.

This should hardly be a surprise. About six years ago, this column demonstrated how Bloomberg cities made the “Top 50” list for the world’s most dangerous:

“As for the U.S. cities that made the list, they also share undeniable commonalities. For instance, they’re all dominated by Democrats. They all champion “progressive” policies.  And every single one of them has been an enthusiastic member of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns.”

Blame guns, blame gun owners, blame “systemic racism,” blame Republicans, demand and then squander placating grant money, point fingers at everyone and everything except those committing the violence and those who enable and make excuses for them. Maybe hold a gun “buyback” just for show. Then lather, rinse, repeat, as nothing changes except increased lawlessness and violence.

Every one of these collectivist frauds is guilty of oath-breaking and government malpractice to further their own ambitions. And they’ve got enough of a constituency of self-interested wealth and power transfer recipients and delusional useful idiots built up to where their dynasties are assured.

At least until everything collapses, which is starting to look like the plan…

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. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Let’s face it mini Mike is just another elitest , communist dictator that wants to buy your rights to freedom . Strip him of his money and he is nothing more than a low life scumbag !

Dubi Loo

Better yet strip him of his Armed protective detail.


The American Progressive Movement was the intellectual seedbed of European Fascism. It is no wonder that these frustrated micromanagers are resorting to increasingly oppressive measures to control their populations. NYC has a virtual occupying army to control its population. The NYPD rivals many third world miltaries in size and capabilities. And that is a necessity. Collapsing cultures need to draw back their imperial forces from the occupied colonial outposts and suppress the restless natives on the home front.


Let’s be honest.

Illegal Mayors Against Guns.


Mud – glad I’m not the only one that remembers that a LOT of the maig members are criminals………………..

Elisa Delaurenti

All 12 mayors of the highest homicide cities are Democrats. All 12 are members of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

This list will make for some fantastic “ammo”. Can’t wait to use it. Thanks, David. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


Elisa – and shy-congo is also noticeable absent at well but they do have several more weeks to catch up and likely will.


They want high crime be cause that is their leverage to push/pass gun bans.


“But you better not complain, boy, you get in trouble with the man”

Now, avert your gaze, explain yourself, and listen to armed government employees lecture you about range safety and local economics. Act interested. Thank him for the unrequested advice.

Show your papers when they are demanded.

Thank him for his service and for not finding cause to arrest you.

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If he moves his vehicle so you are no longer blocked-in, show your appreciation.

If he thinks you respect his authority, he will not escalate a minor infraction and light you up. Just don’t give him any lip.


Will it be Robert Francis that arrests you?

David Hogg?

Michael Bloomberg?

Mystic Wolf

War is peace, slavery is freedom! From the book 1984
This is where we are heading at full speed.


Many things can be learned by asking questions: Who wants unconstitutional gun control laws enforced? Who has demonstrated their willingness to use their power as an enforcer to retaliate against someone who does not share their views? Who thinks it “would be so fine” if a poster was banned? Who objects to the use of profanity, uses profanity, and then accuses another of writing the profanity they themselves wrote? Who has a set of standards for federal enforcers, but gets angry when those same standards are applied to local law enforcement? Who refuses to condemn egregious use of force by… Read more »

uncle dudley

I would wager that everyone of the towns shown on the list has more drug deaths by illegal drug overdose’s than they have in gun related crimes.
But they ignore that, they also ignore the fact the gun deaths are not by lawfully purchased guns by the owners doing crimes.
They just won’t admit they have a democrat leader problem.

Mystic Wolf

The c it they did not include on that list was los angeles, a city where the police chief just said do not come here it is too dangerous.


Good point. I’ve read recently that the annual death toll to misuse of fentanyl and olesser opioids has reached 90,000. NINETY THOUSAND. Deliberate killings by the use of firearms hovers around one eighth that figure. And most of the tagged cities have “safe injectioni zones” where individuals can go and “safely” inject such drugs into their bodies. Amusing they establish such areas and approve of the misuse of such chemicals, on the one hand, and nearly universally rise up in destructive anarchy when George Floyd ingests a 4X lethal dose of that same chemical and “offs” himself, incidentally as he… Read more »


In other news today the Mayors of major cities on the East Coast have blamed rats and roaches for a massive outbreak of garbage. Film at eleven……….. When you live life in a fantasy world facts become nebulous things. The Progressive New Left has been a fantasy world of magical thinking since the early 1970’s. Old habits are hard to break. I note the decline of the City of Tucson as a prime example. Long a refuge for burned out hippies and trust fund babies Tucson has been on a steady decline since the 1970’s. Once a thriving ranching and… Read more »


“That’s the one with the attorney general and FBI director who tell us the real problem is with “white supremacists,”

Does those metric statistics include False Flags by DHS/FBI COINTELPRO & agitprop/propaganda/gaslighting ?

Asking for a friend.

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They do not want to stop the “gun violence”. They want to use the “gun violence” to justify passing laws that outlaw LEGAL GUNS! They are MAYORS AGAINST LEGAL GUNS! Everything they do is incrementally disarming LEGAL GUN OWNERS! Criminals remain unaffected by their laws and the “system” goes easier than ever in charging “gun crimes” and violent crime in general. Their efforts are toward ENFORCING GUN AND MAGAZINE CAPACITY BANS TO DISARM LEGAL GUN OWNERS! (In addition, Bill DiBalsio declared today that NYC is much safer today than it was 8 years ago!) Democrat politicians have gotten so used… Read more »


The majority of the problem is at the neghborhood level.

Those neighborhoods with a high crime rate are inhabited by a much higher percent of criminals.

Each criminal is responsible for their actions.

The exceeding high perecentage of criminals in those neighborhoods is due to the dysfunctional micro-cultures in those specific neighborhoods.

The dysfunctional micro-cultures can only be improved by the people living there.

A mayor can’t do it.

More redistribution of wealth can’t do it.

More discriminatory policies related to education and employment can’t do it.


I agree. Totalitarians are using the dysfunctional cultures to their benefit.

By claiming the problem is poverty, they can redistiribute more wealth and overload the system (Cloward-Piven).

By claiming poverty is due to lack of jobs they can increase the number of discriminatory practices related to education and employment.

By increasing the discriminatory programs, they can increase resentment by Whites.

By increasing the resentment by Whites, they can claim racism.

By cliaming the violence is due to firearms, they can implement more gun control.

Almost like a plan.


quote: “By increasing the discriminatory programs, they can increase resentment by Whites”

news flash: “whites” in the main care not a fig for such things. Most are qilfully uninformed, the rest simply don’t care .


News flash:

Many Whites from low income families work their asses off to save money for college, borrow money for college, are discriminated against when applying for college, are discriminated against in terms of obtaining financial assistance for college, are discriminated against when applying for jobs, are discriminated against when being considered for promotion, and are discriminated against in terms of retention.

Many Whites are resentful (as they should be).

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Interesting how so many open-border LoLibertarians despise “whites”

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Mayors and their selected crones in any given city are the ones responsible for NOT doing what needs to be done. Yes, the “microculture” locally IS an issue. But ANY mayor and his government can and MUST deal with the fallout of those “microcultures”. I am all too familiar with the messes in Portland and Seattle (astounded Seattle did not make the cut… maybe they’re #13?) Wheeler infamously stood by, ordered “his” police to stand down (as if he’d been paying their yoooooge salaries out of his own money poke) has sat on his fat tush while homeless overrun many… Read more »


I’m all for LE arresting criminals, the criminals being prosecuted, and the criminals being given appropriate terms of incarceration (and, except in rare cases, remaining incarcerated until their full sentence is served).

That can be done at the same time work is being done to improve the dysfunctional micro-culture so:

  • There are not so many victims in the future;
  • The cost of LE can be reduced;
  • The cost of lawyers can be reduced; and
  • The cost of incarceration can be reduced.

Absolutely brilliant column.


Any bets that if just the 12 cities listed are eliminated from the mix that the overall murder rate nationally – and likely the overall violent crime rate has dropped. And likely drastically It is like claiming that ALL of kalypornia is totally polluted because of the smog in LA.


Notice something else about this list? Every town on it is a college town where Tom Steyer’s Next Generation organization has been busily registering nonresident university students to illegally vote in local, statewide and federal elections.


“Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action’.”

And not a shot fired, not a single Socialist head on a pike at the DC Reflecting Pool in defense of the Republic. Sad commentary on today’s keyboard “Patriots.” Our Founding Fathers would already have been finished shooting a second time. They are ashamed of what we have relinquished of what they pledged their all to hand down to us.

And, how did you overlook St. Louis on the list???

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It does look like the slave owning, racist “south” dixiecrats have taken over northern cities to destroy the union. They dont even hold the old ideals it is now just greed


Ignorant of history, you are! There were jus5 as many Slaves in the Northern tier of States. Perhaps maybe more. White slaves(mostly young women and children were kidnapped in the British Isles. Those mostly ended up on the Sugar Plantations in Jamaica and Barbados. The Black Slaves were hunted by Arabs and other tribes and were then sold to the Non Religious Jews who transported them to the Americas. Oddly enough, the largest Slave markets were in South America and and in the Northern States in America. The largest Slave market was in Rhodesia Island and was ru; by Non… Read more »


Damn Computer! Tha5 should read Rhode Island!


Slavery was a key component of the human condition world wide until the US and European powers imposed self-control and eventual elimination of the same. Slavery is still a reality in much of the developing world. Corporate America knows that and exploits that reality.


Do you believe American corporations use slave labor?

If so, which corporations do you believe own people or rent people from their owners? All American corporations?

Do you know what a comparative advantage is (without looking it up)?

Wild Bill

Nike shoes are made by Urger slave labor in China. Many products in China are made by people that are imprisoned just for opening their mouths. China also practices organ harvesting of prisoners.


Nike has denied claims that products with their brand are being produced with slave labor.

Many people in China are arrested by armed government employees for criticizing government and guarded in prisons by armed government employees and forced to work by armed government employees. I have not seen any confirmation that they are being forced to work for American corporations.

Wild Bill

Perhaps not directly. Where do you get your information? I’d like to read up on the subject.


Regarding NIke: I suggest you put “Nike Urger Slave Labor” in your search engine. You will see Nike’s denial: “Nike is committed to ethical and responsible manufacturing and we uphold international labor standards. We are concerned about reports of forced labor in, and connected to, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Nike does not source products from the XUAR and we have confirmed with our contract suppliers that they are not using textiles or spun yarn from the region.” Regarding China’s abuse of human rights: I’ve read many books on the topic. Regarding TEDA: Dozens of personal walk-throughs of several… Read more »


When you have an opportunity, travel to the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area. Go to an American manufacturing plant and speak with some of the American expats and some of the locals.

You will see brightly lit, high tech manufacturing lines that produce products using the exact same high tech equipment as is being used in the United States. The products produced are largely sold into the Chinese market. It’s called market-based manufacturing.

You will learn the people working there receive better pay, better benefits, better training, and better career opportunities than the other options that are available to them.

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Wild Bill

I can not speak to that. When did you travel there?


I’m not going to provide that information.